Happy Presidents Day! A US national holiday for our many international readers. It is an interesting holiday created to celebrate the birth of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two of our most famous presidents. We used to celebrate each of their birthdays separately and then it was combined into one holiday. Hope some of you are having a long relaxing weekend.
We have a lot of new products this week at One Planet and many more coming in the following weeks. Every week, I'll try to post a few photos about the products and also tell a bit of history about each company.
Sheep Shop Yarn Company
First, Sheep Shop Yarn Company. I mentioned them last week, but now that all the new colors are updated, I thought you should know a bit about them. I first read an article about the founder of Sheep Shop in the weekly Knitters Review newsletter. You can read this same article by clicking here: About Sheep Shop Yarn Company. This article really is worth reading and it is part of what turned me on to this company. Sheep One is a single ply worsted weight wool. Sheep Two is a double ply bulky wool and knits up fast. Both come in a huge variety of amazing colors. We will have Sheep Three, the new yarn, in a few weeks. The owner, Fonnie, sent us a skein of Sheep 3 and I fell in love. It is a lovely soft DK weight yarn that is 70% merino and 30% silk. it comes in many of the same incredible colorways and the silk adds a really nice shine.
What can you do with Sheep One and Sheep Two? Well Sheep Shop has some lovely patterns for both the worsted and bulky weights. They are also releasing another dozen or so patterns. The most popular patterns are these shown below.. Using Sheep Shop one, the bag (which I JUST LOVE) and also the Cabled Rib Pullover - look at that color!
For Sheep Shop Two, the most popular patterns are the Seamless Chunky Raglan Sweater (the yarn for this G43 sells out on a consistent basis) and also the Shawl Cardigan-look at the colors! This yarn is color F31 and if you like green, this is your color.
We stock all the colors now of Sheep Shop but in quantity, many have to be special ordered, but that is ok, it doesn't take long. Just order the items and we will let you know the estimated time of arrival.
There is a special offer for the next month on Sheep Shop Yarns-and other items :) You still can use the discount code BLOG to get 10% off your order.. See what you get for being a faithful reader? Last week, many people took us up on this offer! Hint...the coupon is good for the whole month!
There are other patterns that work really well with the Sheep Shop Yarns. Make sure to check out our patterns sections for worsted weight yarn patterns and bulky weight yarn patterns for many other ideas. HINT-I am going to make Ariann by Chic Knits with colorway G148, an incredible new Sheep Shop Color. Sheep One would also work great for Wendy Bernard's Flair pattern.
This next company, Woolpets, really deserves an entire blog post of its own but we have so many new things it is hard to do. I first heard about Woolpets from my friend, the Yarn Pirate. She was raving on her blog about their needle felting kits. I just looked and she has photos up too!! I fell in love with them too, being a pet lover and fiber lover and all . I think I am going to make every one of them because I want to learn how to needle felt and I want to have my own little collection of Woolpets right here next to my computer while I work. One of the most interesting facts about Woolpets is that Laurie and her husband, the owner (gosh I don't know his name, sorry to refer to him as the husband! HAHA) raise their own sheep!! So all of the fiber for the Woolpets kits come from their own sheep. These make the cutest presents for just about any fiber lover including yourself. Make a sleepy sheep or a penguin..!
Lots and lots of yarns from Yarn Botanika including tons of handpainted miscellaneous yarns (cashmere, silk, wool, etc) and the introduction of our new Radiance line of yarns. More about that later including a special pattern release and very cool kits designed by Gina House of Sleepy Eyes Knitting. We also have new shipments coming from Marions Sock Yarns in Germany (these are amazing) and the entire line of Hipknits Yarns and patterns from England. Within a few weeks, Llamajamas products will be here and also lots and lots from Fleece Artist and Handmaiden of Canada! These will all get their own special blog posts so keep an eye out!
Thanks for reading......And don't forget the BLOG discount code, just for you!