Friday, November 14, 2014

Local goodies: Crazy Rumors lip balm

Chilly weather chapping your lips? Treat yourself to some of these little lovelies, available now at our checkout counter.

Crazy Rumors lip balms contain 100% natural, vegan ingredients, and are made by a small company based in Kennesaw. You know we always like to support local folks!

Let's take a look at the flavors we have in stock.

The "A La Mode" collection features these four delectable options:
  • Orange Creamsicle - a classic combination of vanilla cream & orange indulgence
  • Raspberry Sherbet - delicious fresh raspberry with a touch of citrus tartness
  • Mint Chocolate - soothing peppermint meets irresistible chocolate
  • Banana Split - sliced banana swirled with delicious chocolate, vanilla & strawberry
Photo and descriptions via Crazy Rumors

And just in time for mistletoe season, you can soften your smooches with these "Candy Cane" flavors:
  • Peppermint Twist - cool & refreshing lip tingling mint
  • Pear & Peppermint - juicy pear perfected with cooling peppermint
  • Pineapple & Peppermint - tropical pineapple swirled with soothing peppermint
  • Plum & Peppermint - succulent plum partners with rejuvenating peppermint
Photo and descriptions via Crazy Rumors

Stock up now and you'll be all set for cold, windy weather. These will make great stocking stuffers, too!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We put the "craft" in craft beer

Are you the kind of knitter or crocheter who enjoys a nice adult beverage with your yarn? Then join us this Saturday, November 15, at 2:00pm for a beer share!

Bring a few bottles or a growler of craft (or home brewed) beer to share. Then we'll all enjoy samples of what everybody's brought, and maybe discover some new favorite brews. Snacks are also welcome!

Of course, bring a project to work on while you hang out and sample these tasty beverages (this might not be the time to tackle that complicated lace pattern, haha). And if you're interested in other social outings that combine yarn and beer, be sure to join the Pints & Purls group on Facebook.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Foster kittens #35 - 38

Can you believe we've helped 34 kitties find homes since we started fostering in June 2013? Meet our latest fosters, who just moved in today. One or both of their parents must have had funny tails, because these babies sure do!

These are the names they were given at the shelter.

Derby is a pretty girl with classic tabby markings. Doesn't she look like she's smiling? She has a distinctly crooked tail.

Deacon is a handsome little tiger fuzzball. He's a very happy, playful little guy. His tail is shaped just fine, but it's unusually short. So cute.

Denver might appear to be solid black at first glance, but some of his fur is more of a dark gray, making him look like a tiny silverback gorilla. He has an adorable little stub of a tail.

Diego has a boy's name, but she's actually a girl. We just love her serious, fox-like face and pretty white paws. She's the only one of the bunch with a "normal" tail.

These babies are about six weeks old, so they're not big enough to be adopted yet. But you can apply to pre-adopt them, and now's a great time to do it because adoptions are FREE throughout the month of November. That includes spay/neuter, vaccinations up to date, and microchip.

To inquire about adopting one (or more) of these kittens, contact Dekalb County Animal Services at or 404-294-2165.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Maxima--new colors and patterns

It's always a happy day here when a big box of yarn arrives from Manos del Uruguay. Most recently, we've received our fall shipment of Maxima. Take a look....


It's easy to see why Maxima is one of our best-selling yarns. The hand-dyed colors are gorgeous! We have a nice mix of old favorites and new colorways in stock. And the softness and warmth of this 100% extrafine merino make it a great choice for cold weather accessories.

If you need pattern ideas, Manos del Uruguay has you covered! Here are some brand new patterns they've just released. All of these call for Maxima, and they're all available here at Sheepish through our Ravelry pattern service.

The Antuco cowl comes in three different sizes, calling for one, two, or three skeins of Maxima. Part rib, part basketweave, this would be a great simple project for the new knitter who wants to practice working in the round and combining knits and purls.

Tromen is a stylish cowl knit in a brioche stitch, using two skeins of a neutral color and one skein of a bright to achieve a dramatic look.

And here's Calbuco, a cabled earflap hat that's equally cute and cozy with the pom-pom (two skeins) or without (one skein).

Buy these patterns through us, and your purchase will count toward your Sheepish reward points!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A very Sheepish Halloween

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Halloween party last night. Delicious munchies, fun costumes, plenty of rum punch...good times! If you didn't make it to the festivities, here's a look at what you missed.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New: Perfection Lights

You asked for it, and we heard you! Customers have been asking for yarn with a bit of sparkle in it, and we think you'll really like this one.

Kraemer's Perfection continues to be one of our all-time most popular yarns, so we're really excited to be able to offer you Perfection Lights Worsted. Like its non-sparkly cousin, Perfection Lights is an easy care, classic worsted weight blend of superwash merino and acrylic, but with the addition of a tinsel-like polyester thread.

Here's a closer look at the colors we have in stock. The rich palette is, well, perfect for fall and winter knitting. What will you make with this yarn--a festive hat? elegant evening shawl or cowl? blinged-out Christmas stocking?

Perfection Lights Worsted comes in a 200-yard ball for $7.50.