Saturday, October 25, 2008

How cute is this dress? This is the Wiggle Dress and Bolero designed and knit by Kate Atherly aka wisehildaknits. It is made with Luxury Superwash DK and Crystal Palace Squiggle yarns. This is an exclusive pattern available at the store. What a great Christmas gift, non?

Wiggle Dress & Bolero

It is even cuter and a sweeter on this cutie:


The patterns are $5.00 each and we care a wide range of colours in both yarns.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good news - The Naked Sheep is now open on Mondays! Come browse or knit with our newest team member - Kim! She is very friendly and has a great eye for colour.

We are now carrying Tahki Donegal Tweed! This yarn is so wonderful, words don't do it justice. The price is $16.99/skein and has 183 yards. You can make a 43" sweater with just 6 skeins. We have the Cobblestone sweater on display at the shop, so if you are not sure about this yarn, take one look at the sweater and you'll be in love.

We have been very busy beavers scouring our suppliers' pattern libraries to bring you some great ones. We now carry a large quantity of Pure & Simple Patterns, Fiddlestick Knitting Lace Patterns - from easy to extremely difficult, toy patterns, felted purses, mittens, hats, blankets.

In the very near future, Zephyr Style patterns will arrive! These are all made knitting from the top down using any worsted weight yarn.

Our newest book arrivals are Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines, Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn Clark, Magic Loop how to book, Fitted Knits, Debbie Bliss - The Baby Knits book and oh so much more!

We hope to see you soon!

Monday, October 6, 2008

With the weather turning cold on us now - what a great time to learn how to knit socks to keep them warm and toasty! We have a workshop on October 10th and 17th to help you work your way through to a finished sock. Emily our great instructor will lead you through knitting the cast on, leg, gusset, foot and toe decreases. At the end you will have completed a mini sock to get you prepared to make a pair to fit your footies!

The cost is $50.00, the sessions are 2 hours each and we include 4.5mm needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn. Call us or come in to the store to register.

Your feet will love you!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eco Wool!

Yes, two blog posts in one day today! I just couldn't wait to telll you all that the Cascade Eco Wool, and Eco + have arrived in the store! Apparently, we are the first in Canada to be carrying this yarn, so do come in and have a look!

Eco Wool is a 14-16 st / 4 inch wool comes in beautiful right from the sheep colours and has a whopping 437m per skein!
Eco + has the same yardage, and comes in some wonderful non-sheepy colours!

That means that you'd only need 3 skeins for a sweater!
Just look at this comparison... a normal size skein vs. a ball of Eco Wool:

It's HUGE!

We've got lots in stock, so come on in, and check it out!

Fleece Artist is In!!!


It's always an exciting day at the Sheep when the big boxes from Nova Scotia arrive. We are now burtsting with colourful and smooshy soft sock yarn and roving!

Also, we've got a bunch of great Moebius Capelet kits, with a fantastic pattern from Cat Bordhi in beautiful colours,

And, some super warm thrummed mitten and sock kits for those cold winter nights, after snowball fights!

Come and get them fast, because Fleece Artist tends to fly outta here!