Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Twice Sheared Sheep



I love things that have dual purposes. I also love beautiful things. Perhaps that is why I love Twice Sheared Sheep's new shawl pins! Her heavy wire pins double as stitch marker holders (and who wouldn't want to display her infinity stitch markers?).

Dawn has been busy creating all sorts of wire shapes (check out the shawn the sheep ones!) for her pins. They might just be the perfect touch to top off your shawl! Speaking of shawls... some of you may have noticed I am on a huge shawl kick lately. I just can't stop knitting them! Shawls could just be the most perfect accessory ever invented. Feminine, functional, looks good on every body type, and I doubt anyone would mistake your knitted or crocheted shawl for some mass-produced big-box garment. My personal goal for the Ravelympics is to spin 8 oz of fiber and then knit that yarn into a shawl- if you're looking for a group to join, check out the Team Phat! Whew, I think I have convinced myself I am in desperate need for one of Dawn's shawl pins.

We're giving away this shiny copper shawl pin and stitch markers to a lucky commenter. Just visit Twice Sheared Sheep, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner this weekend, so be sure and twitter, facebook, plurk or blog about your favorites!

Thank you Dawn, for creating this lovlies for us to enjoy!

70 comments:

Elisabeth said...

It has to be one of the Marker Buddy Shawl Pins. Or any one of them, actually. It's such a neat idea!
And I were in the shop anyway, it wouldn't be difficult to convince myself to let a pair of earrings slip into the cart either ...

Patience Ann said...

OH!!! I just love the Cotton Candy Row Counter!!! So much prettier than chunky plastic turny things! RTed @millarca

Chris said...

The bunny marker buddy shawl pin! Go bunnies!

Natalie said...

I LOVE the crochet row counters with numbers. Being a journalist, I'm not so good at numbers... Any kind of help during knitting or crocheting is awesome!

Sara said...

Since I absolutely love sheep - it has to be Copper Shawn the Sheep Marker Buddy Shawl Pin! What's not to love about that one!!!

PenelopeRose said...

Her stitch markers are my absolute favorite so I'd have to choose any one of them!

tom said...

I love the Sterling Silver Swan Marker Buddie Shawl Pin.

Renee J said...

Shawn the Sheep is perfect! And Kitty cat too!

ikisti said...

The kitty shawl pin marker buddy is super cute. Now I'm not normally have cats on my clothing person, but when I were my knits people give me the funny looks so I might as well represent with a stylish kitty.

Amanda said...

I like the Crochet Chain Numbered Row Counter and of course the adorable Copper Shawn the Sheep Marker Buddy Shawl Pin!

Carla said...

I love the sheep shawl pins.

Annette said...

This was a tough call. She has so many goodies! I'd have to decide on the aluminum horse or unicorn marker buddy/shawl pin.

jessecreations said...

I think the swan marker buddy shawl pins are beautiful!!!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

Sharon Rose said...

Oh I love the Sterling Silver Swan Marker! I drew one just like that about a year ago but no way to make it. The copper heart is lovely, too! Thanks for a chance to win!

Nightphoenix said...

I know it's not fiber, but the first thing that caught my eye were her Tree of Life necklaces. Particularly, the Bare Winter one.

Lizbert on Ravelry

Mara said...

Definitely the Copper Shawn the Sheep Marker buddy. How practical and adorable!

dixiemaiden said...

I like the sterling silver heart pin!

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I really love the Aluminum kitty cat marker buddy! I am such a cat lover!

Kenlynn said...

I love your Aluminum Bunny Rabbit Marker Buddy Shawl Pin, actually I like all your pins and stitch holders.

Kim R. said...

My favorite is the French Braid Cabled Purse Knit Kit - love this bag!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Elaine said...

Shawn the Sheep is just too cute!

Elaine said...

And blogged about at
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

knitting fool said...

Who would not love any of the shawl pins. Particular love the silver swan.

Cozy Knitting said...

I like the Bluebird recycled yarn-pretty blue tweed. Really nice. But the Roberta gloves are nice too. HMMM!

Sylvia said...

Shawn for shawls! 'nuff said.

Jersey said...

I love the Sterling Silver Swan Marker Buddie Shawl Pin.

purple said...

Bunnies are nice, sheep are nicer! I love the sheep shawl pin

EJ said...

The Copper Shawn the Sheep is my pick.

Rachel O said...

Shawn the sheep is so cute. I love him.

Emily said...

So many pretty choices! I like the green & gold infinity ring stitch markers, and the white freshwater pearl bird's nest pendant...beautiful work.

(jenniem on Ravelry)

InJuneau said...

The Swan Shawl Pins are beautiful!

Quilting Pansy said...

I like that there is recycled yarn, and these super cute tags:
Recycled Yarn Gift Tags

Jan said...

WOW! I thought I had found the best stitch/row markers available but I am blown away by this site. I've been looking for a crochet row marker and will definitely be getting one. I'm also in the market for a shawl pin to pair with my current in-progress gift project and will order it from here - they are so beautiful. The bead quality and color selection is stunning - just my style. Thank you so much for introducing this fantastic Etsy shop!

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

i was just remarking to 'the Postman' this morning that I needed a "real" shawl pin - having been using my "Oh Shiny" pin from KIPing it Real on my shawls.
The Aluminum bunny rabbit is so cute - I like it!

elendir said...

I really can't decide between the Shawn the Sheep and the Kitty Cat shawl pins...

Kristen said...

I love the Sterling Silver Shawn the Sheep Marker Buddy Shawl Pin. Does she make any dog pins?

carmela said...

I love the sterling silver heart shawl pin. Her row counters are cool too!

burnt rain said...

hmmm she has some emerald recycled laceweight merino which is just the perfect shade of green.. but I also really like the silver heart shawl pin. Really nice store.

KnitCave said...

Oh my, I totally love her work, I'm so excited and if I don't win will definately be asking for a Sterling Silver Heart Marker Buddy Shawl pin - or the copper one as that is as beautiful too.

The infinity and mobius stitch markers are so pretty and different too.

Julie said...

You know, I think I'm going to have to go with the Twisted Sister Hat and Gloves pattern. Normally I'm kinda "bah humbug" about paying for patterns and just wing it, but that's really pretty badass.

Campbell said...

I love her Tree of Life pendants...beautiful work!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

PJS said...

I love the chained numbered row counters, so cute and such a good idea, though there are also some lovely knitting kits on sale.

knittingdancer said...

I love the Peacock Freshwater Pearl Infinity Ring Stitch markers.

Anonymous said...

i love the aluminum bunny rabbit marker buddy pin. how clever!
knitmit on rav

RC said...

I want http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37243217

so so cute!

skaro964 said...

I love the Sterling Silver Heart Marker Buddy Shawl Pin I will tweet about it.

Justin said...

I really like the kitty shawl pin but they are all adorable!

Mallory said...

The tree of life shawl pin was definately my favorite.

Turtle said...

gotta be the sheep marker buddy! i love things representing our fluffy friend!

Turtle said...

lol, k, i just bought the copper one!

Ruhammie said...

OOH!! She has a twisted hat kit and french braid purse kit. I LOVE KNIT KITS!!

eclecticitee said...

So many beautiful things to love! I would have to choose one of the shawl pins, they're lovely and that's what I need the most... I think the kitty pin would be my first choice, in salute to my cat who "helps" me knit my shawls (mostly by trying to sleep on the yarn...)!
chana

JulieD said...

Love the Fair Isle Knitted Gloves Pattern! Love the idea of recycled items . . . great shop. =)

Jackie Z said...

I love their Black Ice Number Chain Counter. What a great idea to have a little chain with numbers to count rows (for example in a lace pattern). I always muddle up my rows and have to start counting/guessing.

Melanie said...

I love the Shawn the sheep. As a matter of fact I think I will order one next payday. I also really like the pearl earrings. You do such great work.

Annette said...

Blogged about the giveaway. =) http://the-wardhouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/gardens-chickens-and-knitting-oh-my.html

ashley0607 said...

I really like the bunny rabbit marker buddy shawl pin. SOOOO cute!

ash0607 on Ravelry

trh said...

It's been entirely too long since I visited her shop! I love these shawl pins (have always loved the mobious & infinity stitch markers). But what I really love, and must have (as soon as finances allow again) is one of her tree of life beaded pendants. I wonder if I could get one made for Mom with stones in the colors of the birthstones of her six children - hmm, must convo . . .

heather said...

I am crazy about the marker buddy shawl pins but it is incredibly hard to choose.

Meadowlark said...

The Marker Buddy Shawl pins. Which solves the problem of keeping those things settled on my shoulders. You'd have thought I'd have known... :)

Romelda McKee said...

I think the Knit Green Gift tags are the best. What a lovely way to make a comment and very appreciated by those who would care

Bumble said...

Okay, I absolutely love everything! So hard to choose, but if I must I would choose the silver heart shawl pin--just stunning and I wear shawls most of the time.

quinn said...

Twice Sheared Sheep has been one of my "favorited" etsy sellers for quite a while now - I check the recycled yarn stck often! Have also bought stitch marker/row counter sets for myself and as a gift - so pretty!
The shawl pins are a lovely addition...the horse's head would be a nice gift for a dear friend.

|chee-uh| said...

The beaded tree of life pendant if beautiful.
monkalicious on Ravelry

Elena12 said...

Wow! So many beautiful things! I really love "Shawn the Sheep Marker" though...sooo cute!! :)

Little Miss S. said...

Love the Rainbow Numbers Stitch Markers. Lovely colors...

RoamingKnitter said...

Everything I saw screamed "Get Me!" but the total WOW factor went to the Sterling Silver Heart Marker Keeper Shawl Pin. That is beautiful.

Thanks for sending me to this shop.

morgaine24 said...

I love the aluminum cat shawl pin vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Ann Ryan said...

The infinity stitch markers are so graceful, I love them!

twins2005 said...

I love the Shawn the sheep shawl pin in copper, very cute!