Saturday, August 29, 2009

Simple Style

One of the projects I'm currently knitting up for myself is the Offset Raglan Cardigan from Simple Style. First of all, this is a really great book! Ann Budd has done a fabulous job of compiling a group of very talented designers! There are 19 designs in all, and quite a few that I'm interested in making for myself.

Secondly, I am in love with the yarn that I'm using. It's Venezia Worsted from Cascade Yarns. This blend of merino wool and silk is so easy to knit with. The silk gives the yarn a really beautiful sheen and drape, and the merino wool is so soft and squishy! I'm using color #112, Pink Lady...are you surprised?!

We have both the book and the yarn at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. Stop by and check them out!

I'll post a picture soon...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall Knit-A-Long

Hey all you Portland Knitters…we’ll be kicking off our Fall Knit-A-Long at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop on Saturday, September 12 from 12-3pm. Our theme for the fall is “gotta love those cables”; and here are the 3 choices…

Twist and Shout
Nubby Cardigan
The Cable Sampler Scarf

Purchase your yarn for the knit-a-long at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, and get 25% off the needles and accessories for your knit-a-long projects!

I've already started The Cable Sampler Scarf using Bambool in hot pink. It's lovely.

I'm going to start Twist and Shout on the 12th...just have to decide on the yarn...too many choices!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Naked Sheep has a new sign!

The Naked Sheep Knit Shop has a beautiful new sign! Stop by the shop and check it out!

Atomic Pizza got their new sign at the same time; and it looks great, too!

I think it's a good day for pizza and some knitting...see you soon!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sock Summit is here!!!'s been fun building up to Sock Summit. Now that it's here, it's super fun just listening to all the buzz from my customers at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. People seem to be really enjoying the classes, as well as wandering around the marketplace.

We just received new sock yarn from Aslan Trends...Santa 11 beautiful colorways. This merino wool and polyamide blend is machine washable, and super soft!
And JUST THIS MORNING, we received new kettle-dyed sock yarn from Datura Fiber Arts. 12 vibrant colors in superwash merino wool and 3 more subtle colors in a merino wool/silk blend. Oh my...this is some really lovely yarn! Thank you Bob and Meghan for sharing your incredible yarn dyeing talents with us!