Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hi Knitters,
There's a new sheep in town. The wonderful Vickie Howell asked me to be a part of her blog tour and I happily agreed because anything she puts her name on has to be something good. Vickie has teamed up with Caron Yarns to create a wonderful new line of yarn called Sheep(ish). The colors are sharp and saturated and a bit retro with a modern twist. I am always smitten with color names and Vickie has a way with being clever so Sheep(ish) does not disappoint.
There are 21 color names including Magenta(ish), Espresso(ish) and Chartreuse(ish). I love the (ish) added to the end of the names.
The colors range from natural shades of white, gray and browns to saturated colors that really pop. Sheep(ish) is a blend of 70% acrylic and 30% wool and it is machine washable. One interesting note is that it is a roving-type yarn which means it is a single ply with a gentle twist. It has a sheen to it as well.
The publicity pack shows the commitment of Caron to produce something new and catchy and just plain fun! The kit came with a little project bag that includes a removable sheep charm. The embroidery hoop with the color samples is clever and cute.
Also included is a copy of the publicity video and a button and a skein of the Sheep(ish) yarn. I think this team is off to a great start. The yarn is soft and lofty. Best of all it is affordable and can be easily found at craft stores everywhere.

Here are a couple of fun links to check out to find out more:

Vickie has started posting a bunch of fun free patterns to use with Sheep(ish). Click here to check out the patterns!

Check out Vickie's promotional video below:

Also, there is a gigantic blog tour going on for Sheep(ish) with some excellent blogs involved. I love blog tours because usually there are one or two blogs I am not familiar with that I get to learn about. Check out the schedule below.

I wish Vickie warm wishes and the best of luck with her newest venture. She is always so positive and it shines through in her crafty endeavors. This is one busy woman and mother so let's make sure we all support her as she continues to spread her love of craft to the rest of the world!
best, susie
Blog tour schedule:
May 25th: (Kathy Cano-Murillo)

May 26th: (Linda Permann)

May 27th: Kitschy Digitals (Danielle Thompson)

May 28th: DOUBLE POST DAY: (Kathy Cano-Murillo) + (Deb Steenhagen)

May 30th: (Robyn Chachula)

May 31st: (Yarn Wreath Project by Cathie)

June 1st: (Review by Sister Diane)

June 2nd: (1 Skein Project by 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: & post on the same day. Yarn-wrapped mobil by Jennifer Perkins)

June 10th: (Ladybug Outfit Pattern by Vickie)