great new yarn: Sheep(ish)

Today I’m welcoming Vickie Howell and her new yarn, Sheep(ish) to Manhattan Craft Room for a stop on their blog tour!

I first met Vickie a million years ago, back in 2005, when I was a guest on Knitty Gritty. Where, apparently, we took the opportunity to immerse ourselves in piles and piles of metallic gold eyelash yarn. What was going on there? I have no idea. I’m just glad it’s not 2005 anymore.

Because there are much better things happening in 2011, like Sheep(ish), Vickie’s brand new yarn! Which is decidedly not metallic eyelash yarn (thank goodness).

This yummy, yummy acrylic/wool blend has just hit stores and is available now at Caron and at JoAnn stores nationwide. (Vickie even has a find-a-store app on her website, to aid you in finding the nearest Sheep(ish)-selling store!

Don’t you just love the colors?! I’d like to get my hands on one skein of each and make a technicolor crocheted chevron afghan – how great would that be?

In addition to afghans, Sheep(ish) is amazing for everything from garments to accessories and more. There’s a great batch of free patterns over on the Caron website, so hop over there to check out the goods and get your Sheep(ish) on! And while you’re at it, swing by Vickie’s blog for lots more inspiration.

PS: And if you want to check out some other great crafty blogs, visit some of the other stops on Vickie’s tour:

May 25th: (Kathy Cano-Murillo)

May 26th: (Linda Permann)
May 27th: Kitschy Digitals (Danielle Thompson)
May 28th: (Kathy Cano-Murillo) + (Deb Steenhagen)
May 30th: (Robyn Chachula)
June 1st: (Sister Diane)
June 2nd: (Shannon Okey)
June 3rd: (Allison Hoffman)
June 4th: Coquette Blog (Natalie Zee-Drieu)
June 5th (Sarah White)
June 6th: Manhattan Craft Room (Brett Bara)
June 7th:
June 8th: (Drew Emborsky)
June 9th: & (Jennifer Perkins)
June 10th:
June 11th:
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  • Miss Julep

    Love the single twist & the colors are amazing!

  • Cora

    I still have some of that gold eyelash yarn and some silver…lol.

  • Pamela

    You both look like you're having lots of fun even if it is with gold metallic eyelash yarn! Time does fly when you're having fun!

  • Z of ZKNITZ

    Hi Brett!!!

    I didn't even know you had a blog. I can't wait to see the new episodes of knit and crochet.


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