Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twice Sheared Sheep and Giveaway!






I will freely admit it. I've been bitten by the lace bug. Is it because of the summer heat? The challenge of the stitch patterns? The romance of being wrapped up in something intricate and delicate?
I am excited to share with you a shop that has yarn for every budget and great goodies too!
The Twice Sheared Sheep specializes in luxury upcycled yarn. Wrap yourself in Cashmere at a fraction of the cost.
Dawn's July samples were very pretty yarns- I would honestly not know were recycled if you didn't tell me so- with a beautiful Ostrich Feather Kerchief pattern. Lace on a small scale- thank goodness!
She also sent in some of her famous moebius stitch markers! I truly adore these things! Flip them front or back they turn and move with complete ease (and are pretty to look at as well!)

Dawn has generously sent in a hank (500 yds) of 85% Silk and 15% Cashmere laceweight yarn in the most gorgeous denim color. Please visit The Twice Sheared Sheep, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below! We'll draw for a winner this Saturday!!
Remember to twitter, facebook, blogpost etc about this giveaway for extra chances to win!

Dawn, thank you so much for sending in these beautiful samples for us. We love your shop!

93 comments:

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Holy jeez, Turquoise Infinity Ring markers!!!! I wear SO much turquoise jewelery, my knitting should too! RT'ed @millarca

Anonymous said...

Moebius markers! Fantastic!

SpringSplndr said...

I fell in love with the African Violet Merino Laceweight. I'm a purple person and love and shade.

Andrea aka SpringSplndr on Ravelry

wickedsharp said...

I love the Sand and Surf merino/nylon recycled yarn!

tweeted: @lachatdelarue

trh said...

I love the african violet laceweight and her yarn prices are really good. I've never tried her mobious or infinity stitch markers but would like to - can anyone tell me what the different between the two is? I also love her row counters and have looked at the make your own gift set before.

Nightphoenix said...

I mean, with all the lovely choices, clearly you have to do the 3 month Top Secret yarn club. There is nothing in the shop that I wouldn't get, and she clearly has lovely taste in yarn - so why not?

Lizbert on Ravelry

TheClayMuse said...

Loveing this shop, had to add to my faves, thank you so much for sharing! Had a real tough time picking a favorite item but I think Flamingo Pink Wool Cashmere Angora Blend Recycled Yarn wins!
RT'ed @claymuse

nifty crocheter said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27818688

that is my favorite bc it is super earty and i love earthy colors again plurking will happen

veggietubble

JC said...

I love the Infinity Ring Markers. As for the yarn, the African Violet Merino laceweight yarn is just yummy!

mostcurious said...

I've been lucky enough to get several stitch markers from dawn - I think I have a couple infinity and a couple moebius ones - as part of a yarn club I'm in, and they're great.

The notecards with the little sheep I just noticed today though. So cute!

Rachel Suntop said...

I really like the tweeded shamrock yarn. Part of it is probably because I just came back from Ireland. Beautiful!

Ľubaša said...

My fav is Sage Cotton Ribbon Recycled Sport Weight Yarn. Lovely color. I am curious how the final product made of it can look like. Thanks.

Brody Knits said...

I love the African Violet Merino Laceweight. I also love the stitch markers the are lovely.

Katharine said...

I've bought some of her stitch markers before and they are honestly some of the best hand made ones I've used. Love them. Maybe I should get some more sock/lace markers..

RTed @ssailorss

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

Beautiful stuff! Just love the color and look to Campfire Shetland Wool Recycled Fingering Weight Yarn!

volkat said...

I love the Sock or Lace Patriotic Flowers Mobius Ring Stitch Markers and the Shawn the Sheep Magnets. Too cute! As for yarn, I love the Sand and Surf sport weight Merino/Nylon, Twisted Shamrock Silk/Wool blend, and the African Violet Extra Fine Merino lace weight wool. What a lovely shop =)

volkat

carolknits said...

Love the blue Sodalite stitch markers! Also, I've been eyeing those row counters for a while...

Turtle said...

moss heather wool and the pastel striped infinity ring markers. I do love to have a lace project always in the works along with other knitting. It is a different kind of knit relaxation!

Knitmomma said...

So many things I like! I think my favorite is the Amethyst Infinity Ring Stitch Markers

The Spinning Daisy said...

The African Violet yarn is really pretty! As a crocheter, I also appreciate the crochet chain row counter.

Sally said...

TwiceShearedSheep is one of my FAV phatties! I am in love with anything with Shawn the Sheep, and the candy apple yarn...

MuddyMooseAK on Twitter (RT'ed)
MuddyMoose on Rav

EverImprovingMe said...

I really love the Bubble Gum Silk Angora Blend Fingering Weight Recycled Yarn

dinahsaurus said...

The Bubble Gum Silk Angora is so gorgeous!

AmIAKnitterYet said...

pick me, pick me.

twisted shamrock has really terrific colors within. And I love the stitch marker design. they look like they would slide so easy--and they are all so pretty.

Kenyetta said...

Her stitch markers are so pretty! I love the Bubblegum and Flamingo yarns

Lycanthrophile said...

The Candy Apple Red lambswool looks delicious.

Ann Ryan said...

What a great idea! I love the stitch markers.....especially the pearl ones!

cnuland said...

This denim looks scrumptious! So does the Flamingo Pink Wool Cashmere Angora Blend. I can even begin to think how wonderful that would feel!

Cozy Knitting said...

I love everything! The Shamrock yarn is beautiful. I love the infinity stitch markers. I think the notecards,etc. are so cute. What else can one say?

Ginny said...

I love all the stitch markers, but I fell in love with the Sand and Surf Merino Yarn. It's gorgeous!!!

Carlin said...

I could definately use some row counters and hers look great!

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

Really love those peacock freshwater pearl stitch markers!

Cathy said...

I am not normally a pink person but I love the pink Bubble Gum Wool Angora.

ANd those stitch markers are AWESOME

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JuliaA said...

the campfire shetland wool fingering is pretty.

juliaa on rav

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

I love her yarn but.. I am even more in love with the Twice Sheared Sheep friends! The magnets, the notecards.. soooooo cute!

Eileen said...

I love the lace weight violet yarn. The stitch markers are a great idea, no more getting caught on the finest yarn.

Jan L said...

I especially liked the infinity stitch markers. (all of them). It would be so nice to have snag free markers.
The little sheep tags are adorable too.

K said...

The denim laceweight is my favorite. The markers are cool, too.

DENISE said...

The african violet lace weight merina is calling me.

Anonymous said...

Recycling the yarns is a fantastic concept. I fell for the African Violet Extra Fine Merino Wool Recycled Lace Weight Yarn and a Silk Angora blend. I agree about mobius and infinity stitch markers. Having tried to make jewelry (and learned that I need a lot more hours at just making the infinity loops), I was very happily suprised by not just the wire work, but that she was using pearls, turquoise, adventurine, quartz, and other stones. I skipped on the markers, because I found another store and bought more yarn and silk fiber (or will once I get a question answered). Fiber, ah the Joy of it all ...

ikkinlala said...

The Australian Jasper Infinity Ring Stitch Markers are so pretty!

The Mully's said...

Flamingo Pink of course! (And the pastel stitch markers)

BeckyS said...

I love the twisted shamrock silk and the carmel merino lace. And don't get me started on those stitch markers!

Tweeted too. :)

Joanna said...

AAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ayeeeeeee I want cashmere blend laceweight! pant pant pant

Bejeweled said...

I think there is something about summer and lace :)

I love the candy apple!

Spinnergirl said...

Flamingo Pink, looks lovely!!

katerina said...

I love the color of the African Violet yarn and the green and yellow crackle mobius stitch markers are really pretty!

Anna B said...

I love the candy apple yarn. mmm...

Lisa said...

Oh my! I love the Tweeded Shamrock yarn..beautiful!

Babbs said...

The stitch markers and row counters will make wonderful gifts for my knitting friends. I am looking forward to ordering some.

Sharon said...

Well, except for the magenta cashmere that I bought, my favorite thing is the Caramel Merino Lace. I think it is just lovely. I love the whole idea of recycling sweaters and making them into new, beautiful things. Thank you for all of this.

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

My favorite yarn is the Sand and Surf Merino Nylon. But I am truly head over heels for any merchandise with the adorable Shawn on it!

theonlyevidence said...

I just love the color of the African Violet Merino Laceweight. And the Shawn the Sheep merch is adorable!

Sarah said...

I love the african violet extrafine. It's gorgeous!

Kristen said...

I love the Shawn the Sheep art cards! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, there was so much there to like. The recycled yarns are gorgeous, particularly the soft merino blends in fingering and lace weights. And the sodalite stitch markers, and the glass ones, lots and lots of lovely bling.
nolaboard on Rav

Rois said...

I love those row counters...and all of a sudden I know what the little present you sent me is! I'm such a goon.

Buckette said...

I think that the name of her shop is so clever and cute. My favorite item in her shop is the Bubble Gum fingering weight recycled yarn. It looks so soft. And it's so affordable!

stpaulangel said...

Love the Bubble Gum Silk Angora. And I'm not normally a pink fan.

CindyD said...

I really love the idea of recycled yarns, all of the colors are nice. The row counters are a super idea!

Angeliner Mediner said...

I'm intrigued by the dragonfly row counter. I've never seen anything like it before but I can definitely see how it would come in handy. (And it ain't bad to look at either!)

heather said...

I don't see anything I wouldn't be happy with but I love the shawn the sheep notepads what a great way to keep track of things and smile at the same time.

Jen and Jake said...

i LOVE all of dawn's yarn! she's one of my favorite etsy sellers! it's too hard to pick just ONE of them - they are amazing - especially the lace. but if i have to.... i'd pick the caramel merino lace weight recycled yarn.

RT @jaykayknits

HeatherD said...

I love, love, love the African Violet extra fine moreno recycled lace weightand the blue and yellow millefiore flower infinity stich markers. If they are still there on payday, they may be coming home to me!!

MarieAngel said...

The Flamingo Pink wool, yummy!
or
The Cranberry Red cotton blend, Drool!!!

Gorgeous items in your shop. Love the stitch markers as well :)

Thank you for the giveaway.

MariAngel on Ravelry

Heather Wardell said...

I've bought green silk laceweight and lavender cashmere laceweight from Dawn, and they're both like brand new and amazing to work with.

Dawn is amazing to work with too!

And that African Violet yarn is so high on my wanna buy list. :)

Kristina said...

I have rarely seen so many comments! understood, as her shop is my favorite - I love her yarns and markers and row counters ... and mascot, too!

PenelopeRose said...

I absolutely LOVE her stitch markers! I got one in a phat box and it's the one I reach for when I'm working on my socks. I need more. Lots more. So, I'm going with any one of her stitch markers.

Heidi said...

Everything in the shop is stunning. It's hard to pick a fave...

Rox said...

I have a stash of Dawn's yarn! I usually get something new every month (yarn stitch markers note cards) I love it all, If only I had the money to buy everything i WANTED from there.
I have a set of her orignal stitch markers, They were great, the mobius and infinity ones are even BETTER.

Sara said...

I am loving the stitch markers, especially the turquoise infinity ring ones, and the green millefiori flower ones...

The Flamingo Pink Wool Cashmere Angora Blend is gorgeous, as well.


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AK Zamudio said...

Dawn's things are gorgeous! Her yarns so yummy and her stitch markers are exquisite!

Jessica said...

I have some of her stitch markers & I love them! The bubblegum silk angora blend looks really yummy!

fringies

Tracy said...

Recycled yarn! Yay for the environment!! : )
that Flamingo Pink recycled yarn rocks my boat!
Ooooooh! I think I might have to join the top secret project of the month club!!! FUN!

Girl in Red Shoes said...

I like her Peacock Freshwater Pearl sock or lace Mobius Ring knitting stitch markers!

Aubrey said...

This is one of the BEST etsy shops I've visited (and I've visited my fair share)! I love the Shawn the sheep stuff, especially the gift tags. I totally want to join the Top Secret Project of the Month club,too. One other thing I really like are the infinity stitch markers. My favorite set is the Australian Jasper.

Camo said...

I ever saw sucha thing as the Infinity Stitch marker was on a Phat Fibers preview video and I so amazed! What an truly inspiring idea. And the Yellow Turquoise in the shop is absolutely stunning. I think they are the prettiest things I have ever seen.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

This Moss Heather Wool and Nylon Sport Weight Recycled Yarn is such a luxurious color.

I've posted to my blog

DG said...

Torn between the Candy Apple Red Lamb/Angora and the shell pink cotton ribbon.

Brat said...

The sock stitch markeys with the green aventurine beads are so pretty. I love the coppery color against the green!

Kelley
aka BratKnits

One Sheep said...

Since I was a kid I've loved Tiger Eye, so the Tigers Eye Infinity Ring stitch Markers are my choice.

Silverstah said...

Definitely the Caramel Merino Lace Weight. So pretty!

Ashley said...

I'm actually considering buying the cranberry chunky weight yarn. it would be perfect for a purse I'm getting ready to knit!

rebelhousewife said...

Not generally a stitch marker fanatic, but I love the white fresh water pearl ones. I think they would look so great, on a nice dark piece of lace knitting.

mamakin said...

It hurts me to say this but my favorite is the PRIZE-the 85%silk,15% cashmere lace weight yarn in Denim!!! I'm dying to get it on my needles! Aside from that, I had to buy her Twisted Sister Hat & Fingerless Gloves pattern since it was perfect for my DD. I also love the Flamingo Pink wool, cashmere, angora blend & the Caramel merino lace weight yarns. It's a hard place to tear yourself away from without buying something-oops, did that!
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

Cranberry Cotton Blend Chunky Weight Recycled Yarn is so pretty! as are all those stitch markers

Bronwyn said...

Those stitch and row markers are so neat! And I love the idea of upcycled yarns. Those laceweight yarns are gorgeous!

zot said...

The Shawn the Sheep magnets are so cute! Also the cranberry cotton and the bubblegum silk angora are yummy.

adioskitty said...

I love the Tigers Eye Number Chain Knitting Row Counter. Such a clever idea and so beautifully made!

Denise Koster said...

Not only is the yarn wonderful, this is a business model we should support. Denise

deedee said...

Lovely lace and an abundance to stitch markers!!
Anke