Monday, February 9, 2009

The Unique Sheep and *Giveaway*







Laura of The Unique Sheep has sent in some wonderful mini hanks of her sock yarn for us to enjoy.

I must tell you, if you haven't experienced the beautiful colors Laura offers in her shop, please do yourself a favor and purchase something today!

The Unique Sheep is home to many very popular yarn and fiber clubs- I know some of you who read this have been involved in these- We'd love to know how much you enjoyed them. I plan on purchasing a club soon too!

I really enjoy the layout of Laura's website. First, you go pick a color and then you pick your base yarn- every color in every yarn she offers!
Speaking of yarns, she now offers a wonderfully scrumptious looking "Green Sheep" Yarn which is all organic!

One of the many things I appreciate about The Unique Sheep, is her collaborations with other artists. To me, this is probably the most exciting part of The Unique Sheep!

Laura has sent in a little mini key chain sock blocker and mini hank of her yarn for a giveaway prize! One lucky recipient will be randomly chosen from the comments section below! Please visit The Unique Sheep store, find something you love and talk about it here. Make sure you leave a way for me to find you on Friday when our mass drawings will be held. Tweets, plurks, posts all get second entries so help spread the word!

Laura, thank you so much for sending your absolutely beautiful samples in to Phat Fiber this month! We would love to have you participate in future boxes!

46 comments:

BeccaH said...

Long have a I window shopped at the Unique Sheep - love the green sheep yarn!

Lady O said...

I like this pattern: http://www.theuniquesheep.com/patterns/springvines.htm, as a top I could never wear it, but as a vest... now I'm tempted (too bad... or good thing... it is under revision and not available)

I also love the idea of the Rams Club and the Color Co-op Club.

Rav: LadyOctavia

Crys said...

I'm wondering if the mini-sock blocker, pattern and skein might be the perfect thing to use for teaching socks this summer at the slvfest.

LilChickadee said...

I am in love with the Gradiance yarns - particularly the Sea Shells and the Heart Burn colorways. Such beautiful colors! I may just have to break my yarn diet and buy some... :)

Rav ID: LilChickadee

Mary Beth said...

Oh, I could spend hours on the Unique Sheep website, but alas, I'm at work and the boss is watching. The Sock Sushi yarn looks amazing- I love bamboo and the colors are so rich. I crochet socks that are wonderful and I dream of working with that yarn.

Ballee said...

Love these:
http://www.theuniquesheep.com/patterns/babyskimmers.htm

as a pattern or kit, choose colour!

joeyshouse said...

I have a custom Gradience sock yarn set from Laura and I just love it! I havne't had a chance to knit it up yet, but I'm really lookingforward to it.

jennifer said...

First, I have to say I love her logo. That rainbow sheep is so cool! Next, I'm in love with the Autumn Sky colorway. Especially on the Silk Twist yarn. To Dye For!

desertgarden

Claire said...

Just love the Tussah silk/merino roving in the "Azalea" colorway. It looks like spring to me! Beautiful!
Claire

http://chooksiniowa.blogspot.com

sunnie fairy said...

the sushi sock yarn looks really glamorous. :]

Anita said...

Love the Bamboo/Merino roving here:
http://www.theuniquesheep.com/bases/bamboomerinoroving.htm

Although I love all of her sock yarns too!! All of it is just soooo pretty! :)

Yarndemon

Turtle said...

i have long loved Laura's yarns! Her new fav (that i am saving up for) is the new fiber fetish yarn club she is starting!

CinderLisa said...

I'm learning to spin, so the Bamboo Merino Roving is definitely calling my name! I actually just love the colors she uses in the main picture, too, that pink and yellow! Fabulous. =)

Rav = CinderLisa

Lissette said...

I am totally addicted to knitting itty bitty socks, and love the Unique Sheep!

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AmyJ said...

I am just blown away by the gradients (gradiance)... http://www.theuniquesheep.com/Colors/gradiance.htm

GORGEOUS!

knitfrogrepeat said...

Love, love, love the yarn on the site! Beautiful colors! I really liked the Crochet Baby "Skimmers" Mary Janes pattern as well. I'm thinking I might have to try that one!

knitfrogrepeat said...

I put the contest up on my blog as well, hoping to increase my odds of winning this great little giveaway!!

http://knitfrogrepeat.wordpress.com

Chad said...

I love The Unique Sheep's clubs. They are varied and interesting. There is really something for everyone. I'm currently signed up for two!!

danidocrafty said...

oh my goodness! her Tussah silk roving looks so soft and beautiful. I love the Beach Sunset colorway, it's so vibrant!

I have some Unique Sheep Pima Cotton in my stash that I really need to knit up, I love her stuff!

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Wow what a great shop!! I love the shawl pins and the assorted Roving sampler. Lovely patterns too!
mommyslittlesweetie(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

I love the color "Lights" and the photo that inspired it.

Rav: lovemesomeyarn

tanya904 said...

I would love to try the Human Soap... Tropical Swirl , Pumpkin Ginger Cookie YUMMMM I love handmade soap

Gina said...

I have been looking for one of these sock blocker keychains!! Now I know where to find them.

I love the gradience collections. I am secretly yearning for the Lime n violet colorway in sock yarn! maybe the tinsel toes version... mmm, yummy!

Carissa said...

Oooh. I like the roving sample kit. It's like a spinning buffet!

(CarissaMarie on Ravelry)

Amybel said...

I'm amazed at all the beautiful colors. It is so hard to choose only one, but even though the colors are all so wonderful, natural colors really speak to me. I am in love with Lichen Gradiance!

MamaMay said...

Oh please what is there not to like from her shop! I want ti all... in fact I want her to live in my house and dye yarn solely for me... don't think it will happen but I wish.

Kristen said...

What a cute prize! I really like the Eos laceweight in Sangria on the Unique Sheep. But there is so much to love on the site!

Jean said...

I love their collection of "purple" colors, especially "Impassioned" and "Blackberry Sauce."

Jean in Maine (Rav)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

These are really cute!

memarcierenee said...

Those sockblocker keyrings are just the cutest. And the idea of having a little sock on it is darling.

Bohoknitterchic said...

I pretty sure the name alone "Unique Sheep" is right up my alley! I really want to try out the roving sampler kit! The colors are so bright and look like so much fun!

NoviceKnitter said...

I love all the pretty shawl patterns and those cute little baby skimmers. My favorite part about this site is that you can get any weight yarn in any of her colors!

alittleweirdo said...

The unique sheep logo is adorable! Also like the holiday inspired colorways (Sugar Plum Fairy and Punkin look great!)

Amber/Rayne said...

The Annas Yarn in Gems is so PRETTY!!! I must have it!!

Amber/Rayne said...

The Annas Yarn in Gems is so PRETTY!!! I must have it!!
Random note the word that you have to enter to post a comment is "fanism" and i find it amusing.

cksknitter said...

My favorite Unique Sheep item is the worsted weight Singularity in Wool in the Autumn in the City colorway. I'm using more and more worsted weight yarns lately and I love the Autumn colors mixed with a little green and pink. Very Unique!
--Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I just bought the waltz of the socks sock keychain kit the yarn is so gorgeous and I just couldnt resist.lol (((Hugs))) Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

rebelhousewife said...

I have been a long time stalker of Unique Sheep for a while now, her stuff is great.
I particularly like her roving sample kit, it is a great to try your hand spinning some more exotic fibers without having to committee the big money to any particular roving.

Rav ID: rebelhousewife

I also posted about the Phat Fiber Box and all of your contests on my blog : Rebelhousewives Unite
http://pixiefashions.worsndpress.com
Looking forward to buying a Feb. Box.

yohopaulie said...

i love this place!!
i purchased several of these mini sock kits and everyone loves them the yarn that you recieve with the kits is gorgeous; ive bought several skeins of the tinsel toes also.

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Blogged about it here http://letsknitit.blogspot.com
mommyslittlesweetie AT gmail DOT com

mamakin said...

Every year on my birthday we took our 2 little ones to see the local Nutcracker Ballet.It became a family tradition until I was in a car accident in 2000. I had 5 surgeries in 5 years, started recovering and ended up with CRPS-more bed time. This year, for my 58th birthday my "babies" took me to Lincoln Center on my birthday to see the Nutcracker performed by dancers I'd never dreamed of seeing. My babies took me.Everything in The Unique Sheep is magical but my heart stopped when I saw the Nutcracker Collection. I thought it would be a perfect way to thank both of them with a pair of socks in The Land Of Snow

mamakin on rav; mamakinz on Etsy

CarrieM said...

Drooling over Daybreak Gradience! Or, heck, just about any of the Gradience lines! But especially Daybreak!!!!

Stephanie said...

The Green Sheep Worsted was my favorite.

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

Angie said...

One of my favorite shops! I love the daybreak colorway in superwash merino/tencel

trh said...

I love her mini skeins and the keychain - use it all the time and have to change the socks on it regularly!

Kelly said...

Hi,

I am Kelly, the other half of The Unique Sheep dye team. I just want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments. We look forward to providing lots more beautiful products to the fiber-loving community.

Warm, fuzzy, hugs to you all.