Monday, May 31, 2010

Tanis Silk is in the House!

We just received some wonderful new 100% hand dyed silk yarn from Tanis Fiber Arts. Wow, is this yarn freaking fantastic. 550 yards of silky goodness for $42!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

We should be receiving this lovely set of Patterns from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas any day now. Each pattern is designed to use one to three skeins of yarn, all easy however the results are beautiful. The photos are taken by the ever famous Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and we have 12 copies of each pattern.

I am hoping to put a few kits together with yarn, pattern, needles all in a great plastic see through project bag. When I saw the linen stitch scarf pattern, I fell in total love with it. I am using three different colours of Louet Gems and I am about 2" into the scarf. Only 3 more inches to go and I;ll be done!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Firefly Sample!

I finished this great tank a while ago and forgot to blog about it. Man, the heat must be getting to my brain!! I knit this tank with 4.5 balls of Classic Elite Firefly on 3.5mm needles. I made minor modifications -

Knit 1x1 rib for four rounds to prevent edges curling up. Knit an extra 1/2 inch to the body. Knit only 6” icord straps instead of the 10 and 1/2 the pattern states.

Certainly didn’t want to show off the girls that badly!

Here are all the awesome colours we have. You could certainly wear this tank in the winter, pair it with a blouse or under a blazer or cardigan and you have yourself a year round garment.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Swallowtail Shawl!

I don't think I ever posted about my Swallowtail Shawl. This was my ravelympics project, which I finished before the closing ceromonies, thank you very much.

I knit mine with one ball of Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace on 4.5mm needles. This was a very fun knit.

I knit in beads using the crochet method instead of knitting the nupps. Looks better, I think.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Viola Sock and Fancy Sock!

We just received a new batch of Viola Sock, a merino/nylon blend hand dyed in beautiful colours.Each skeins is $24 and has enough yardage to make a man's pair of socks!

We also received Viola's Fancy Sock - an aplaca/silk/cashmere blend yarn that frankly isn't used to knit socks, but usually cowls, shawls, hats....small accessories. Each 427 yard skein is $44.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Madelinetosh Yarn!

We are a very excited yarn store - we carry Madelinetosh Sock Yarn! Woo hoo! We brought it the Frolic with us on May 8th, and sadly we have less than half left at the shop. The texture and colours are so amazing, I love each and everyone one of them. Each skein contains 395 yards and cost $26.

I have just placed another order for more sock yarn and their Pashmina DK/sport weight yarn, which should arrive hopefully in time for the TTC KAL, scheduled 10th. As we receive more details about the TTC KAL event, we will blog about it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Books!

We received two new books that are out of this world awesome:

Veronik Avery's new book - Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects To Knit, Wear, And Enjoy, On The Go And Around The Clock:


Anne Budd's newest title - Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whisper Cardigan now Available Online!

The Whisper Cardigan was all the range when the IK Knit's Spring 2009 issue arrived on newstands and at yarn stores. Heck, I knit one myself with a yarn called Cadenza:

So many people wanted to get their hands on this pattern, but it was only available in that issue, until NOW!

Hannah Fettig re-designed this sweater for better fit and is now called the Wispy Cardi! You can find the pattern HERE.

I think I like the new and improved version, which includes tapered sleeves, ribbing at the sleeve cuff and bottom of sweater. The newly written pattern is knit with Malabrigo Lace, which we have a tonne of and is so awesome to knit and wear.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gretel Sample

We are on a roll people! Here is another sample we knit using Noro's new lace weight yarn, Sekku. A 50% Cotton,17% Wool,17% Nylon,16% Silk blend with 400 meters for $10!!! Holy cow.

Here is Gretel from We used 1.5 balls of Sekku on 4mm needles and this fits a 39" bust perfectly. The pattern is written with alot of ease, however I wanted mine to be a bit more form fitting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Playful Stripes Sample!

Our latest sample - The Playful Stripes Cardigan byAlana at Awesome designer, thrilling podcasters and all round sweet person. She has other designs that are just as awesome, check them out on her website.

We used three balls of Debbie Bliss' Baby Cashmerino, and a four contrasting colours. With all the contrasting colour left overs you can knit her free baby leg warmies pattern or a matching hat.

We love DB baby cashmerino so much at the Sheep - can you tell with all this beautiful colours to choose from:

Each ball is $10 with 125 meters. Have choosing the colours for your playful stripes cardigan.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sock Blockers!

People are always coming in and asking for sock blockers and now we have them! All complete with our logo. One of our naked sheep knitters brought a prototype by a few weeks ago and I fell in love with them. Use them after you have washed your socks and are waiting for them to dry. They can be hung on a shower rod or outside. Another great idea is to give them as gifts along with the hand knit socks.

Here they are modelled with a pair of recently knit socks by our very own Lorraine:

A close up of the handle and the logo:

My attempt at fancy photography, I fail miserably, but I tried none the less!

And last but not least, a full body shot without socks!

Each pair is $20!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beginner's Crochet Night! May 20th, 6-8pm

Calling all new crocheters! We are introducing a night just for you. Each month we offer this workshop to help you increase your crochet skills.This monthly workshop is suited to beginner crocheters who need help starting a first project, understanding a pattern, help with anything to get you going or just want to crochet and socialize with other beginner crocheters in a warm welcoming environment.

Price: $20, please bring your pattern, yarn and needles

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

DKC Knitters' Frolic 2010

The Frolic this year was freaking awesome! There were so many knitters at the Naked Sheep's booth that I could believe it! Woo hoo! I loved seeing you all. I've created a set of pictures in flickr - FOUND HERE if you want to go through them.

Here is our booth:

Here are some of the folks that dropped by:

Amy from

Glenna - have you seen her latest design? Non? Then GO HERE to see it. I want some patterns at the shop - how do I get my hands on them?

Rochelle - who I met years ago at a Scarborough Stitch n Bitch! Hee hee - just noticed Suzy peeking in from behind.

Friends from out of town - Wendy and Suzy:

Sheep knitters - Suzy:



Monday, May 10, 2010

Beginner's Knit Night!

Calling all new knitters! We are introducing a night just for you. May 13th is dedicated to helping you increase your knitting skills.This monthly workshop is suited to beginner knitters who need help starting a first project, understanding a pattern, help with anything to get you going or just want to knit and socialize with other beginner knitters in a warm welcoming environment.

Price: $20, please bring your pattern, yarn and needles
Instructor: Lisa Farmakovski

Friday, May 7, 2010

Learn To Crochet!

Join Lorraine on May 18th and 25th to
learn how to crochet!

Want to expand your fiber habit to include the wonderful world of crochet or just want to learn the basics? This two session class will walk you through the foundation chain, single and half double crochet, double, triple crochet stitches and slip stitch.

During the 2nd class, you will learn how to crochet granny squares, crochet in the round & understand basic crochet terminology.

Price: $40-Includes yarn and hook to take home
Class Length: 2 – two hour session

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Shop Closed on May 8th!

Hey knitters!!! We are closed on Saturday May 8th as we are at the Downtown Knit Collective's Annual Knitter's Frolic.
Please join us there - we are in booth # 11 in the Kobayashi Hall.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2nd Learn to Knit Lace Class Added!

Due to popular demand, we added a 2nd learn to knit lace class scheduled for May 9th and 16th, 10am to noon with Kate!

There are only 3 spots left - hurry if you want to sign up!
We have a class coming up to teach you how to knit lace! Join Kate on May 30th and June 6th from 10am to noon to learn how to work lace stitches, how to read and understand lace patterns in both chart and written form.

Kate Atherley will provide tips, tricks and techniques to make lace knitting easy and fun. We’ll also talk about properly blocking and finishing your lace to show it off properly. By the second class, you’ll be well on your way to completing your first rectangular lace scarf or shawl!

Price: $40 + materials,Includes Leaf Lace pattern. Bring or buy at least 500 yards of worsted weight yarn & 5mm or 5.5mm needles.

This is the scarf/shawl you will be making. We knit ours in with 5 balls of Classic Elite Princess!