A Quick & Cozy Knit for Baby, Knit One Crochet Too & A Daylily Deal
JUST OFF THE NEEDLES!!
Woo Hoo, things are actually making it off my needles rather than on. Wow, this is a fun, quick and cozy knit. We've had plenty of knitters coming into the shop the last two months looking to make a baby blanket, and this has been our Go To pattern. I don't know what is going on here in Texas, but procreation seems to be at an all time high! Whitney at The Purl Bee Blog has generously offered this pattern free to her readers and we are big, big fans of her designs. This simple blanket takes 4 skeins of Spud & Chloe Outer and 2 skeins of Spud & Chloe Sweater, a 40 inch US#13 needle and a 24 or 32 inch US# 15. Did I mention quick and cozy? I think this will be YOUR Go To blanket each time you hear that yet another friend or relative is Preggos.
Some new arrivals at The Sheep
Knit one Crochet too!
The Shabby Sheep has carried a bit of Knit One Crochet Too's offerings over the years, but three of their yarns really impressed me this season. I picked up Ty-Dy, a colorful, machine washable in fingering as well as the worsted weight version. The patterns they offered for these yarns were equally impressive. Last year Leahe knit up a pair of gloves in the fingering weight and taught a class using one of their patterns, there has been some interest in another class for this glove since the new yarn arrived, so I think we'll offer an encore of it soon, give us a call if you'd like to try your hand (haha) at glove knitting. I immediately thought of an adult version of the Zig Zag baby pram blanket when I saw the Ty Dy worsted, so keep tuned in for more info on that once I get some of the other gazillion projects off my needles, which has been happening at an alarming and unusual rate!
Crock-o-Dye is the other yarn that has arrived from K1CTand it is gorgeous! This is also a fingering weight wool but has the added luxury of silk, making it so soft and billowy with a subtle silky sheen. The colors are monotoned, rich and clear. We have three great patterns, Texas Hold 'Em socks, Fern Scarf, and Diagonal
We just can't decide which one to knit up first !
Keep checking here for updates on what we find in all those big boxes Jeff, our UPS man carries into the shop each day. This time of year is always exciting at the Sheep and we love sharing that excitement with y'all!!
Porch Sale Additions
Just a little update on another yarn that made it to the porch sale today, Nashua Daylily. This is an interesting, transitional yarn, which would be great for a sleeveless shell, scarf or wrap with some added subtle texture. Daylily is a cotton blend that knits up at 4-1/4 stitches/inch, so it will move quickly on your needles, and with this heat, you might want to make a sleeveless shell this week that you can wear next weekend! At 25% off and 30% if you buy 5 or more it's a bargain to boot!
Well, stay cool, outta trouble, and keep knitting!