Friday, September 21, 2012

southern adirondack and a reveal!

Been very busy this week getting ready for the Southern Adirondack FiberFestival. My stock was pretty low, I haven't done a fiber fest since last year's Rhinebeck, and so I was scrambling a little.

With the help of a dear friend all the skeins are now labeled and packed, well a few batches are still on the drying racks and I may yet be labeling at the festival tomorrow!

The weather is supposed to be good, sunny and warm for Saturday and then a bit of rain on Sunday, nothing to worry about, so come on out everyone. I'm in barn #32, booth number 13. Same spot as last year.

It'll be great to see you, it's been a while for me for sure, me being out of commission from November '11 til April '12. Then a busy summer with some traveling, and here we are! Fall in the Northeast, and fiber festival season kicking off.

I'll have a new yarn for you to see:

a sock yarn with donegal tweed-effect neps.

I'll have it on the website next week.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

and the winner is....

We have a winner! I lined up all the comments from this blog and the comments on the Periwinkle Sheep Facebook and the winner of 2 skeins of merino sport is....

Kristina K! Congratulations Kristina.

Thank you everyone for playing along!!! It was so much fun reading your comments. I really honestly cannot take credit for Allyson's fabulous design of the New Girl skirt so all the kudos must go to her. I felt very honored to be included in the Holla Knits collection and want to thank Allyson for the exposure she's given me.

Tomorrow we will have a reveal. New yarn and colorways. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Holla Knits Blog Tour

Long story short:

there is a lovely new pattern out using Periwinkle Sheep yarn!
It is part of the Holla Knits Fall/Winter 2012 collection of garment patterns - accessories will follow next month.

I can't believe it myself, but if you subscribe to the collection NOW you will get all 6 patterns for only $18!!!

Never in a million years would I have thought that my merino sport yarn would be featured in such a cute garment as the New Girl skirt. If I was a few years (well, a lot of years...) younger, I would make this skirt in a jiffy and wear it too!

Here are some shots that Allyson, mover and shaker over at Holla Knits, has let me use:

The pattern showcases two different yarn combinations, one from Knit Picks and the other, merino sport. Colorways are "dirt" and "coralicious", available on the Periwinkle Sheep website. Of course you may choose any color combination you like!

And last but not least, here's a sweet deal: if you go and leave a comment over at the Holla Knits blog, you will get into a drawing to receive this pattern for free.

If you leave a comment here and/or on the Periwinkle Sheep Facebook page, you will get into a Periwinkle Sheep drawing and become eligible to win two skeins of merino sport. Leave your comment in both places, and your name will be entered twice.

Have fun, and good luck!

Monday, September 17, 2012

let's see....

Tomorrow is a big day.

Tomorrow I get to be part of a blog tour which Holla Knits is hosting this month.

How, you may ask, did I get to be part of a blog tour?

Well, it kinda went like this.

Last October, I was at the Vermont Sheep and Woolfest and met a lovely young knitter and designer, Becky Herrick. We talked yarn and knitting and patterns and before she left, I gave her some of my Sock Dream yarn.

She published Gifford Woods.

Then she went on and designed Lime Sorbet and Jubjub Bird, using Periwinkle Sheep merino sport.

The mitts, the cardi, and the socks will be on display in my booth this weekend, at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival. Along with the yarn to knit them, of course. ;) I will also have hard copies of the patterns there.

All the while, there was a bit of tweeting going on amongst the knitters and designers, and Becky let me know about Holla Knits. and Allyson Dykhuizen, who was looking for yarn support for two designs coming out this fall.

Long story short,

you will have to read the rest tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012



9/11 memorial in New York City, on our recent visit