Friday, February 24, 2012

Yarn Crawl Activities at The Naked Sheep!

The Rose City Yarn Crawl is officially "just around the corner"...

Stop by The Naked Sheep Knit Shop during the crawl to participate in some of the fun activities we have planned; you can also sign up to win big prizes! We'll have daily giveaways, as well as the gigantic basket of goodies to give away at the end of the weekend. (Picture to follow soon!)

Jill from Bar-Maids will be here each day during the crawl (Thursday through Sunday) from 10-4pm. Stop by to sample, smell and shop their amazing products!

Candace from One of a Kind Buttons will be hosting a Trunk Show on Saturday from 10-2. You will definitely want to stop by and see all of her lovely ceramic creations! Buttons, Pins and Pendants...Oh My!

We will have Yarn and Needle Tastings going on all weekend! Stop by to sample some fun, new yarns!

And our Back Room Sale Shelves will be well stocked, with items 25-75% OFF!

We're getting very excited, and we can't wait to see you!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Yarns from Cascade!

Just in today... Pacific Chunky, Pacific Chunky Multi and Pacific Multi. We've had Pacific for awhile, and it's been wildly popular! Pacific is a nice blend of 40% Superwash Merino Wool and 60% Acrylic. So soft, and available in a lot of colors! Perfect for children's garments and baby blankets, as well as adult items! And Cascade has lots of nice Free Patterns available on their website for these yarns.

And we're happy to order any color in these yarns that your little heart desires. Just let us know!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kim's Cozy Cowl 2/52in52-2012

Here's my second completed project of 2012...a super soft and cozy cowl for my friend, Kim; who graduated from a very important program.

I chose Paloma (Debbie Bliss) for the cowl, because it's so incredibly wonderful! We have all 16 amazing colors at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. Stop by and check it out!

Dave's 70th Birthday Scarf 1/52in52-2012

Here's my first completed project of 2012. A scarf I made for a friend of the family for his 70th Birthday. I used 3 skeins of Eco Cloud...delicious yarn! My new favorite, I think! The pattern is a simple to knit.

I better get busy on this challenge! 1 down...51 to go!


I signed up for a group on Ravelry called 52 in 52 -2012. Here are the group details:

Up to the challenge of a year long knit-along? (All crafts welcome!)
This is a simple and easy challenge...really, it is.
The only rule...knit, crochet, spin or weave at least 52 projects between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2012.
That averages to one a week.
Those small projects give you time to work on some big things.
Think you can do more...then show us!
Don't forget to tag your projects: 52in52-2012.

Sounds like fun, huh? Who's gonna join me?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Coming Soon...Rose City Yarn Crawl!!!

Mark your calendars NOW for Portland's 3rd Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl! This year, the Crawl will last 4 whole days, Thursday-Sunday, March 1-4. All participating shops will be open from at least 10-6 on all 4 days. The Naked Sheep Knit Shop will be open 10-9 on Thursday, the first day of the Crawl, so we can have a Knit Nite Extravaganza! Fun, Food and Fiber will definitely be involved. More details to follow on this!

A fun, new feature to the crawl this year is a Passport that participants can print out and use to collect stamps from each participating shop. Your Completed Passport is your entry to win the amazing Grand Prize Basket.

As in years past, each shop will have a huge basket full of awesome donations from our Generous Sponsors. Enter for your chance to win a prize basket at Each Participating Shop!

Each shop will also be offering a Free Pattern designed specifically for the Crawl. The patterns will be available with any yarn purchase.

Each shop will also be hosting different activities during the Crawl. Visit The Naked Sheep to experience Bar-Maids wonderful products; as well as daily Yarn and Needle Tastings. Oh, and we'll be giving away our own Daily Prize Packages! That's 4 additional chances to win big!

So let me summarize...

4 Days of Fun-Filled Activities!
19 Shops to Visit!
20 Chances to Win an Incredible Prize Basket!
4 Additional Chances to Win Amazing Prizes at The Naked Sheep!
19 Free Patterns!
1 Really Fun Fiberlicious Weekend!

See you then!