So....This is definitely a thing, and I'm doing it. Elliebelly is coming back in January 2017.
It's exciting and nerve wracking! There is lots and lots (and lots and lots more) work to do on the Elliebelly Website, which is pretty bare bones at the moment. The fun part, of course, is the dyeing, which is happening at full speed right now. And, a little bit of plotting: those of you who remember the old Elliebelly know that it contained a lot of guidance on yarn selection and "What Can I knit With It" kind of help. I'm going to amp that up. A lot. And, I have a special collaboration with one of my favorite designers in the works too. Knitting brings a lot of joy, friendship, and support into my life and I hope the new site will do that for you too! Please make sure to sign up to receive the newsletter in the box at the top right hand corner of the page, so you'll know when we're ready to reopen.
One of my favorite parts of the new site is the photography of sample knits. If you're not sure whether you're a yellow person, meet Oryx. Pretty in the skein, but amazing knit up in this Andromeda shawl. Oryx also looks great paired with other colors, like Crake and Lady Mary, in Ashburn.
The last sample knit I'll share with you today is Isabel Kraemer's Lemmy K Shawl. It's knit here in the heirloom rose colorway in Elliebelly Cloud Soft DK, a cashmerino blend. This is a fluffy scrumptious shawl.
As I work on the new site and prepare to reopen, I'm incredibly grateful to the cohort of knitters who worked with my yarn and supported my ability to select the best base yarns and tweak colorways. The community of knitters is a wonderful place and each and every one of the sample knits makes me think of a friend, sometimes a new friend who I have never met in real life, but a friend nonetheless. For me, knitting is all about community. I'm excited about reopening Elliebelly and helping to give to that community, and I hope you'll come along with me and be a part of it!