Sheep LogoThe Naked Sheep...Don't Just Imagine...Create!

2144 Queen St E
Toronto, ON
416.691.6320
June 2010
Downtown Knit Collective's Knitters Frolic
I had so much fun at the Frolic!  Seeing all my knitters I don't get to see on a regular basis was truly the best part.  I tried to take pictures with all of you and you view them here-  Click HERE  
 
The Booth:
    
       booth 1           booth 2
 
 
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Upcoming Events! 

The Naked Sheep is hosting a World Wide Knit In Public event!

Join us on June 19th to celebrate and share your love of knitting, crochet or spinning.

 

Location:

On the beach at the bottom of Glen Manor, just south of the shop!

Time: Noon til ??

Bring: your knitting, chair or blanket, hat and sunscreen.

map link 
 

We will provide water, pizza, watermelon and some fruity drinks!

 

Please RSVP to

lisa@nakedsheep.ca so I know you are coming and ensure there is enough food for ya!
 
 

Feel free to forward this invite to your friends.  ALL are welcome.

 

Upcoming Classes
Project Class - 3 spots left!
Want to knit a sweater but don't know where to start? Tackle a new project?  Increase your knitting knowledge? Let Kate help you through from beginner to end: from reading the pattern, understanding gauge, increasing, decreasing, fit for YOUR body, and seaming!  This is class is suitable for newer knitters and will increase your confidence to tackle any knitting challenge.

 

Price: $100 + materials.

Class Length: 5 - two hour session.  June 13th, 20th, 27th, July 11th & 18th from 10am to noon. No make up classes.

 
 
Learn to Make YARN on A Drop Spindle!

Want to learn how to make yarn using a drop spindle? The spindle is one of the oldest tools used for making yarn.  We include all you need to get you started - a drop spindle, some roving and an excellent instructor!

 

Price: $50.00, includes all you need

Class Length: 2 - two hour sessions. June 17th & 24th from 7-9pm. No make up classes.

Instructor: Missy Westgate

 

Painted Fleece Lace New

 

Our class schedule is posted here!

New Stuff!
What's Hot @ The Naked Sheep!
 
Madelinetosh Sock
A delicious new yarn at the shop that is to "dye" for!  MMMM.....so nice to look at!  Although more than half the skeins are in the hands of good knitters, we still have quite a bit left. I've ordered a tonne more and the yarn will arrive at the shop the first week of July.  In the meantime, come on in and check this yarn out.
 
Each skein is hand dyed 100% superwash merino, 375 meters for $28    

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Viola Sock and Fancy Sock
Restocked!  Viola Sock yarn, 80% superwash merino & 20% nylon, 420 yards of hand dyed goodness. Yummy. Look at these colourways:

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Lets not forget about Viola's Fancy Sock - 80%alpaca/20%silk/10%cashmere, 437 yards of yummy yarn at $44!
 
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The Painted Fleece OMG - new colours of our Merino/Cashmere/Nylon lace weight yarn arrived. Each skein is hand dyed, contains 575 yards of scrumptious fibre you will not be able to stop touching!  $25 

painted fleece

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino- most colours restocked.125 meters of yarny goodness for $9.95.  This yarn contains 55% wool, 33% mircofiber and 12% cashmere and is machine washable.  A sport weight yarn that is great for all baby items and can be used to knit/crochet hats, mitts or whatever your heart desires.

 
 See our great little girls sweater down below!

cashmerino

Sock Blockers
A great tool to help your handknit socks dry. They have a nice big handle that easily hangs off shower rods or on your outside clothes line. Each set is $20 and available only at The Sheep.
 
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Namaste Bags - 10% off for the month of June!                                  
We received the new Monroe bag, laguna and zuma bags from the ever popular knitting bags from Namaste. 
 
Laguna and Zuma bags are $75 and the Monroe is $85 before sale price.
 
        laguna    monroe
 
There is so much more that has arrived that I couldn't include everything in this newsletter. Please check out our blog over the next week!
 
Newest Samples!  Come on in and get some inspiration!
What just came off our needles?  Check out these awesome samples!
 
Gretel
From cocoknits.comGretal is a great shell that can be worn year round.  Lisa knit this super sample with 1 and half balls of Noro Sekku on 4mm needles.  Easy peasy, and surprisingly a very fast knit. 

gretel

 
Splash
Another fast knit - Splash is a top down vest knit with heavy worsted weight yarn. Lisa knit this sample with another one of Noro's newest yarns, Shirakaba on 4mm needles.
 

splash

 
Playful Stripes Cardigan 
Alana Dakos of the nevernotknitting podcast fame, gladly allowed us to sell her delightul patterns.  The playful stripes cardigan is super cute and knit with one of our favourite yarns, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, that we quickly cast on to knit this cute baby cardigan. 
 
We used 3 balls for the main colour and four different colours for the stripes for the 9 month old size. There is more than enough of the contrasting colours to knit a matching pair of leg warmies, one of her free patterns. 
 
You can find this pattern at the shop or on her website.
 

playful

Cedar Leaf Shawette 
Another nevernotknitting pattern, knit with two skeins of Nashua Cotton/Linen blend on 5mm needles. This pattern incorporates short rows and a bit of lace.  
 
If you want to tackle this project, but need help along the way, join Kate on August 8th and 15th. The cost of the class is $40, includes the pattern - plus materials.   
 
 

cedarleafshawl

          

            
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Lisa 
  
Hours: 
 
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 6pm
Wednesdays - Our Knit Nights! Please feel to drop in and knit - open late until about 10:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
 
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