Yarn Crush – Anzula Luxury Yarns

I am very excited to introduce you to the latest yarn crush we have at Sheep Thrills in Broward County.  Patti introduced me to Anzula Luxury Fiber at the store one Saturday and I could tell she was truly enchanted with the line.

image property of Anzula Luxury Fiber and used with permission
image property of Anzula Luxury Fiber and used with permission

Looking at the above photo, you can see why.

Patti was truly excited because Anzula is a really special yarn line.  The fibers are pure luxury and the colors are rich, vivid, and heavenly.  Patti stocked the shop when Anzula came around with their trunk show.  Two yarn bases featured today are Vera and Cricket.  You can find both now at Sheep Thrills!

This is a woman after my own heart! Image property of Anzula and used with permission.
This is a woman after my own heart! Image property of Anzula and used with permission.

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Choosing Colors for Your Projects

We’re surrounded by inspiration all around us in Broward County.  With the breathtaking landscape as our guide, we can make beautiful garments that embody our love of color and our natural surroundings.  Working with yarn is a versatile medium but sometimes it can be hard to know exactly which colors to put together in order to make your project express what you want to communicate.  In this post we’ll explore a few ways to choose colors and I’ll also share a few sources for predetermined color palettes.

Images via flickr by Abby Lanes, Matthew Howarth, Elaine, Andrew Beeston, Pop H, Renate Dodell and Quinn Dombrowski (links to licenses)
Images via flickr by Abby Lanes, Matthew Howarth, Elaine, Andrew Beeston, Pop H, Renate Dodell and Quinn Dombrowski (links to licenses)

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How to Make a Fabulous Yarn Tassel Free DIY Tutorial

I am really enjoying my exploration into crafting with yarn in different ways.  Since last week I showed you a few ways to craft with yarn without existing skills, this week I thought I would go further in depth about how to make a fabulous yarn tassel.

In this free, photo tutorial, you will learn how to easily make a tassel out of yarn and you’ll see one way to use it!

How to Make a Fabulous Yarn Tassel Free Tutorial by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Yarn Shops Broward County Knitting FL @sheepthrillsfl 1

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Five Fun, Free Ways to Craft with Yarn with No Special Skills Needed!

If you love yarn, you should come to our shop in Broward County to visit.  I know you’ll be inspired!  We are much more than just knitting supplies.  Did you know you don’t have to have any special skills to enjoy yarn crafting? Do you love yarn but find the crochet hook intimidating? Do you need to build up some confidence before making magic with the knitting needles? Do you love the look of weaving but don’t know your way around a loom yet?

Five Fun, Free Ways to Craft with Yarn No Special Skills Needed by Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Yarn Store Broward County Florida Caissa McClinton @artlikebread @sheepthrillsfl

Rest assured that you can definitely use yarn to craft things that are fun, useful, and decorative whether or not you already know how to knit, crochet, or weave. Today I’m sharing five fun, free ways to craft with yarn with no special skills needed!

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10 Free Crochet & Knit Patterns for Instant Gratification

Yay! I am excited to have something very special for you today!

I have hand-selected ten free crochet and knit patterns.  

I found these patterns on Ravelry, and each is crafted in either DK or worsted weight yarn and can be made with between 150 and 300 yards of yarn.  They are perfect stash busters or 1-2 skein projects.  I love these projects for instant gratification.  Making a perfect gift by hand doesn’t have to take a long time!

Ten Free Crochet & Knit Patterns RoundUp Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Store Broward County @sheepthrillsfl by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Read on to find out more about these patterns and add them to your favorite and queue on Ravelry.  If you decide to make one, please let Sheep Thrills know!  It’s so exciting!

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Evanthe: A Sheep Thrills Exclusive Knitted Shawl Design by Corrina Ferguson

On the second day of our Socktacular September event, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson taught a class on how to make Evanthe, which is a beautiful, crescent shawl she designed exclusively for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop in Broward County!

Evanthe Shawl by Corrina Ferguson @picnicknits Exclusive Pattern for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Broward County buy the kit only from Sheep Thrills call 954-468-5577 855-YARNS-U 5Add This Pattern to your Favorites and Ravelry Queue Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Broward CountyAdd Evanthe to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites!

The pattern has gotten some great attention on Ravelry, so we know people are interested in making it!  If you’d like to buy a kit so you can knit this shawl now, click here!  For more details & tempting images, read on!
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Free Pattern Download: -UPDATED- Crochet Viva Glitz Fringed Scarf by Janice Krauser for Sheep Thrills

There is so much talent in Broward County and Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop embraces and celebrates your creativity!  We are lucky to have a particularly talented crafter on our advisory board, yarn crafter Janice Krauser.  Janice is accomplished in both crocheting and knitting.  When the FEZA Viva Glitz Neckpiece became all the rage at Sheep Thrills, Janice stepped in and wrote a pattern for a crochet version as well.

Viva Glitz Crochet Fringed Scarf Free Pattern by Janice Krauser for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Yarn Shops Broward County Knitting FL @sheepthrillsfl Caissa McClinton @artlikebread 107

Like the knitted neckpiece, the crocheted neckpiece is easy to wear, a beautiful addition to your wardrobe, and makes a great gift.  Every time I wear my knitted version, I get compliments and I am excited to whip up my own crocheted version as well!

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