Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Summer Knitting

Baby it’s “hot” outside, but don’t neglect the urge to knit! There are plenty of cool and lovely summer fibers and trendy patterns to choose from!

I’m currently working on the Diminishing Ribs Cardigan using Panda from Universal Yarn. I love the drape and sheen of this 100% bamboo yarn!

I’m also knitting Something Red by Knit and Tonic for our Saturday Knit-A-Long at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop using Cable Cotton from Elsebeth Lavold. I love this super soft cotton yarn!

And I just cast on stitches for the Cable Sampler Scarf I'll be teaching this fall using Bambool from Elsebeth Lavold. Guess which color I'm using in this super shiny, squishy bamboo and wool blend?

Pick up those sticks and create! What are YOU knitting?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Night Ride 2009

What an awesome ride we had last Saturday!!! Several of us from The Naked Sheep Knit Shop participated in The Night Ride. It all started at Union Station with costume judging. Then we traveled across the Broadway Bridge and up Interstate/Mississippi (this is where I caught up with our group)/Albina to Ainsworth and then along Willamette Blvd to the Peninsula Crossing Trail. There was entertainment all along the way, and lots of support and encouragement from the sidelines!

The first stop was at the beginning of the trail with Filmed by Bike movies and popcorn. Then we were off to the Columbia Slough Trail. This was the part of the ride that really freaked me out last year, but this year I was better prepared with more light (including one on my helmet) and my support team!

Jenn and Dan

Bunny and Craig

And Brad, of course!

Our second stop was a Disco Party and All-You-Can-Eat Candy at Schmeer and Vancouver. My favorite part at this stop were the girls with the glow-in-the-dark hoola hoops! Then up Vancouver and back to the train station for our final stop, All-You-Can-Eat Donuts!

Thanks everyone for a fun ride! And thanks for representing The Naked Sheep!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So many prizes, so little time...

We have received so many fabulous and generous donations from our vendors and neighborhood businesses! We have over $1500 in prizes to give away during our big 4th Anniversary Sale and Celebration at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop!

Make sure you stop by to see us this Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5. Besides all the goodies you'll have a chance to win, we are having a gigantic sale! You do not want to miss it! Come CELEBRATE with us! We made it 4 years!

A great big THANK YOU to our wonderful neighbors:

Atomic Pizza
Beaterville Cafe
DiPrima Dolci Italian Bakery
Pause Kitchen and Bar
The Hop & Vine
Trixies Beauty Bar

And also much thanks to our generous vendors:

Bryson Distributing
Cascade Yarns
Knit, Sew, Purl, What?
Lantern Moon
R&M West Coast Enterprises
Stitch Jones
Universal Yarn

And thanks to you, for your support of the sheep; and for stopping by this weekend to help us celebrate our big anniversary!