Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I am happy to announce I am now putting together kits!

Almost all of the patterns I sell now have a kit option. When you buy a kit you get the pattern and a 10% discount on the yarn! Simply write in the color choice for the yarn and add it to your cart. If the yarn is in stock then it will ship out immediately. If it isn't then it will be dyed up specifically for your project and shipped within 1-3 weeks. There are lots of pattern and yarns to choose from, including the Ivy Shawl (pictured above) in Silky Sock, color Moss. So, make sure to check out all of the kits available today and don't forget to use the coupon newblog10 for an additional 10% discount if you use Google Wallet!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Color Affection!

For everyone who guessed Color Affection (rav link), you are correct!

I know this shawl is all over the internet right now. The Yarn Harlot and Brenda Dayne have both posted about it! In my defense I actually liked this shawl before either of them posted about it. Then everyone seemed to fall in love with it. Well I was shopping my own store when I came up with 3 of my favorite colors in Cashmere Blend Sock: Summer Sky, Pear Blossom, and Berry Pie. I am totally in love! I am almost to the end of the first section. One more row and I can add a second color!

I love how this pattern is simple, but interesting so far. It combines garter stitch with increases at both sides to keep it interesting. My goal is to get this done in time for Oregon Flock & Fiber at the end of September. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoons. So this will be perfect to keep me warm in the mornings. Besides, I think it will look really awesome with a Plover Shawl Pin!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Google Wallet!

LavenderSheep is proud to announce that we are now accepting Google Wallet!

So, for those of you who dislike Paypal, but still want to checkout through the website this is the answer for you! 

We still accept Paypal, as well as credit cards via Paypal, phone orders, and mail orders. Check out our new fancy cart in the shop today! Use coupon code newblog10 to save 10% off your order when you use Google Wallet by the end of September!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Photo Friday: Panorama

X has been experimenting with panorama mode on my phone. The round yellow thing is actually a tennis ball. I think the camera distorts the photo a bit!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Fixation Socks

These are bitty fixation socks (rav link). I knit them out of some leftover cascade fixation yarn. The only downside is because they have such short ankles F gets them off super quick! So I just have to be happy with this photo of them laying flat.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Strawberry Booties

I knit these for baby F right before she was born: 

Tiny strawberry booties (rav link). I simply love them! The yarn is Dale of Norway Baby Ull. They knit up pretty fast. Though I probably would change some things if I were to knit them again. For the bottom of the foot it has you knit back and forth on half the foot sts then sew to the opposite side and then sew up the other side sts. I changed this so when I knit back and forth I k2tog with 1 side st at each end until I ran out of side sts. Then I used a kitchener st to sew the bottom of the foot to the opposite side. Next time I would simply continue in the round decreasing at all 4 corners and then kitchenering at the center if the foot. 

Either way I think the booties are adorable on F's little feet. This was the clearest picture I could get because she kept kicking her cute little feet all over the place. She does make an adorable model. Once the weather cools down I'll have to see what other woolies I can put on her!