Mini-Skeins for Your Many Moods

If you’ve been keeping abreast of yarn trends here in Broward County and all over the world, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed the proliferation of enchanting mini-skeins! I have a suspicion that mini-skeins became very popular largely because of the great hexipuff craze of 2011 (and 2012, and 2013)… In my mind it really took off with the famed Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.  The pattern sparked a craze, with knitters finally finding an amazingly addictive use for their leftover sock yarn.  Because the hexipuffs which compose the cozy quilt are adorable, easy to make, and customizable, the trend took off and the demand for smaller amounts of sock weight yarns was increased.  People started swapping mini-skeins with their friends and indie dyers started releasing mini-skein sets.  Not long after, larger yarn companies followed – first in sock weight, and then in thicker weights.

Fab color patterns by Lee Meredith
Fab patterns by Lee Meredith, designing color work way before hexipuffs! 😉

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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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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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Recap: Warm Days, Cool Knits Book Signing & Trunk Show with Corrina Ferguson

Although it was rainy in the late afternoon, nothing was going to keep this stitch fan from braving the Broward County weather and making my way to Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop!  This was the event we were all so eagerly anticipating! As a fitting finale to our fun fiber festivities during Socktacular September, author, knitwear designer, and strong, independent businesswoman

Corrina Ferguson shared her expertise with us!  

Corrina displayed her beautiful samples from Warm Days, Cool Knits & signed copies of her book for us. Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Broward County 4725 N University Drive Lauderhill FL 33351 Corrina Ferguson Book Signing

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