Thursday, December 24, 2009
We all brought an amazing food dish, a secret santa gift and wine! I can't wait for it to happen next year!
Thank you all to the Naked Sheep Knit Night folks! You are the best and I really look forward to knitting with you in 2010 and beyond. Like 2009, next year should be just as fun and we are planning some really great events to keep us together.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
We also have the drop spindle for $11.99 without the roving and instructions!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Take sometime for yourself after the holidays and learn how to spin yarn on a spinning wheel. Our class is designed for the absolute beginner! Spinning is so relaxing and therapeutic and like knitting totally addictive.
We have three wheels for you to borrow during the class if you don't currently have one!
Spinning On A Wheel 101 - $125, includes roving.
January 9th & 16th & 23rd & 30th 9am to 11am (4-two hour sessions)
Maximum Participants: 6 - 3 spots left!
If you have a wheel, please bring it in good working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, solid-coloured apron or lap cloth .
Our instructor, Julia Lee has been knitting since she was a child and spinning for close to 20 years. She is a graduate of the 1994-2000 OHS Spinning Certificate course offered at the Haliburton School. She is an amazing, patient extremely knowledgeable instructor and would love nothing more than to put her spinning knowledge from her head into yours, er, hands!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
If you are not sure which yarn to use to knit these up, come in and we can show you which yarns to use.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Laura and Tanis = awesome combination!
Each kit contains the pattern and enough hand dyed yarn to knit this awesome scarf. Kit cost is $60.00.
If you buy the needles with the kit, the needles are 10% off.
We also have a whole bunch of Fetchings around the store in different worsted weight yarns.
Come in - get ideas - and make someone special happy at the holidays. What is better than a handknit gift to keep your loved ones warm?
Nothing I say!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Each skein is $30.00 and is enough for a small shawl, socks, hats - any pattern uses fingering weight yarn, this can be used for.
Next up - the Painted Fleece Merino/Nylon blend sock yarn. Each skein is $24.00 and these beauties, are well, beautiful. I think I might want to use the orange colour with Viola's sock yarn in light purple to knit helloyarn.com's new squirrel pattern.
Edited to add - this is Missy's Merino & Cashmere yarn - 575 yards @$25.00, all hand dyed soft goodness!!! We have a beautiful scarf knitted with this scumptious yarn. Come on in and feel it for yourself!
Hopefully by the time this post hits the internet, the pattern will be available to purchase. I will be stalking her site until it is
Monday, December 14, 2009
Come on in and get inspired!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I used four colours of Cascade 220 Superwash on 4.5mm circular needles. The colours are:
I've also knitted one using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece for Neice (btw - we don't have this yarn nor these colours as substitutes!) I just want to show you different colour combos I've come up with.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
So if you need a quick gift, this is the yarn for you!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Next up - Patricia knit one of a pair of socks using Regia 6 ply yarn - colours are great, knitting is impeccable and now she only has to knit the another one.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
On to knitting. One of Naked Sheep Peeps, Erica knit Opart from knitty.com using Cascade 220 superwash. She used three balls of each the cream and the purple and 4.5mm needles. She started this project in the summer with hopes of finishing it before the baby was due to arrive in November - and she did it! Go Erica Go!!!!
I totally love knitting blankets and when someone wants to knit one I am all over it! Hint, hint - I love them so much that one is about to make an appearance on the blog soon.....
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Naomi used three balls of Big Wool, 10 mm needles and used the Scrunchable Scarf.
This scarf is so squishy to the touch and would look equally good of both men and women.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thank you all for taking the time to write and pop in to say how much you appreciate us updating our blog - we now know you read it! Woot!
Now on to better things - look what we received last week:
Ewe Dye It Sock Kits:
Description from the website:
What if you could dye yarn in your choice of colors with NO big (or small) messy dye pots ?
Our Ewe Dye-It Kit makes it possible! Now you can create your own beautiful hand-dyed yarn using just your microwave oven and common vinegar.
Our Kit includes 6 blend-able primary & secondary color dyes, a skein (100g) of fingering weight 75% wool / 25% nylon yarn, 3 dye dispenser bottles, protective gloves, easy-to-follow instructions and more.
Our Kit contains enough dye to color from five to six 100g skeins of yarn. And, since all the other supplies are several times re-useable, our Kit is eco-conscious.
Each kit costs $45.00 and we can get our hands on more bare sock yarn to dye up more. Each kit has enough yarn to dye 5-6 skeins of yarn!
Friday, December 4, 2009
I am sure you can tell what Emily is thinking here, but just in case. "Yippee, I am done knitting this beautiful sweater!"
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I just finished Ysolda's Grown Up Booties, and once they are all seamed up, pictures will be shown and a new sample is born! Woot!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
To ease her pain, she started a scarf on size 10mm and knit through one ball of Jo Sharp Aran in 30 minutes! Nothing like knitting a chunky scarf!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
In the Naked Sheep group, Dunskins (ravelry link) just finished a few pairs of fingerless mitts. Check out her Finished Objects page in Ravelry.
Gretel, knit with 2.5 skeins of Mirasol Miski:
Ripley, knit with 1.1 skeins of Baby Alpaca Sport, one of the softest yarns we have!