I'm so excited to be a part of Vickie Howell's blog tour for her new yarn, Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) with Caron Yarns. Vickie is a knitting/crochet queen, a fellow crafter mom who I admire for all the great things she has contributed to our craft community. Austin-based Vickie brings a Rock n' Roll spirit to her stylish designs and the same goes for her new yarn line featuring 21 amazing colors. The colors are punchy, vibrant, and majorly drool-worthy! Definitely the perfect choice for this year's vibrant color trend in fashion.
Right now, I'm making Chloe this Cloverfield cardigan (modeled by her daughter Clover) that is free on the Petite Purls site using teal (instead of green) and turquoise. I started this project in early May and have been taking it around everywhere I go so I can knit a row or more whenever I get a chance. Every time (yes literally every time) I take my project out of my bag, everyone remarks at how vibrant the colors are and asks me what kind of yarn it is. I love the feeling of knitting with this yarn!
The little flower baubles were so much fun to make! I seriously got addicted. (The baubles were done while watching a few episodes of Ally McBeal via Netflix on my iPad.) This is a great bottom up sweater pattern so you can make sure it fits as you knit along. I have about two more inches to knit stockinette stitch before I can start shaping the arm holes. Almost there! I will post up photos of the cardigan when I'm done.
After this cardigan, I'm making the knit ladybug sweater + skirt for Chloe that will be featured on CRAFT on June 10th. If you are looking for another cute toddler cardigan pattern, Vickie just whipped up another cute one yesterday, the Swiss Miss Toddler Cardi.
Sheep(ish) Yarn Details:
Weight: Worsted Roving Yarn
Content: 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool
Yardage: 167 yds, 153 m in a 3oz (85g) ball
Suggested Hook size: H-8 US
Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Dry flat
You can buy Vickie Howell's Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) yarn online at buy.caron.com or find it at a Jo-Ann super store near you. At $3.99 a ball, this wonderful yarn is going to be your best friend!
Hear more about Vickie Howell's Sheep(ish) yarn from Vickie herself!
Here is the full Sheep(ish) blog tour schedule:
May 25: BlogHer.com (Kathy Cano-Murillo)
May 26: LindaMade.com (Linda Permann)
May 27: Kitschy Digitals (Danielle Thompson)
May 28: CraftyChica.com (Kathy Cano-Murillo) + JustCastingOn.net (Deb Steenhagen)
May 29: Susan B. Anderson
May 30: CrochetbyFaye.com (Robyn Chachula)
May 31: CathieFilian.com (Yarn Wreath Project by Cathie)
June 1: Craftzine.com (Review by Sister Diane)
June 2: Knitgrrl.com (1 Skein Project by Shannon Okey)
June 3: CraftyisCool.com (Allison Hoffman)
June 4: Coquette Blog (Natalie Zee-Drieu)
June 5 About.com (Sarah White)
June 6: Manhattan Craft Room (Brett Bara)
June 7: BetzWhite.com
June 8: TheCrochetDude.com (Drew Emborsky)
June 9: Naughtysecretaryclub.com & Ilovetocreate.com (Yarn-wrapped mobile by Jennifer Perkins)
June 10: Craftzine.com (Ladybug Outfit Pattern by Vickie)
June 11: StephanieJapel.com