I'm so excited to be a party of Vickie Howell's blog tour celebrating her first line of yarn! It's called Sheep(ish) and it's made by Caron. You can find it in Joann stores now! You can also buy it online.
When Vickie contacted me I was a bit floored and crafty-star-struck because I used to watch her show Knitty Gritty on the DIY network many years ago. I loved her fresh take on knitting and I of course loved that she was a redhead. Because I'm obsessed with redheads. : )
She sent me some yarn to play with in the prettiest colors and also a sample hoop with all of the yarn colors. I love how saturated and vibrant they are! It's 70% acrylic and 30% wool and it's washable! For me that is a must. It has to be washable when you have kids. But if you love the look and feel of wool better than cotton or acrylics, then you have the best of both worlds with this yarn.
The pattern I used it this one from Etsy seller Speckless. I ended up making it too small, so it will be going to a little girl (not sure who yet!). The pattern reminded me of all the butterfly images you saw in the 60's/70's and I want to make one for me maybe in green hues and really big! Maybe with some big chunky yarn. I think it has a very 70's vibe to it. The pinks and purples from Vickie's yarn line ended up being more suited for a little girl. I love how it turned out and I made it in two days - a super easy pattern. I think it would help to line it with something so nothing goes poking out through the crochet. The fabric button is the closure.
Vickie also has some new FREE crochet patterns! Check those out here. I love this little poncho.
She also has a new online crochet course for beginners! Find that here.
Be sure to follow the rest of the Sheep(ish) Blog Tour! Some of my favorite crafty ladies are on the tour.
Thank-you Vickie for letting me a part of it!
May 25th: BlogHer.com (Kathy Cano-Murillo)