Monday, August 22, 2011

The Cascade Sheep is Getting Ready to Head to Chicago

The Cascade Sheep is getting packed and ready to head to Chicago tomorrow.  He is very excited because the Chicago area Yarn Crawl will be in full swing and Stitches Midwest starts on Thursday! He is looking forward to spending the next week surrounded by fun, creative people and tons of yarn!  He is hoping to see lots of WIPs and FOs!
First stop will be at Gene Ann's in Barrington, IL tomorrow afternoon after getting off the plane from Seattle.

On Wednesday, he will be hanging out at Loopy Yarns from 11 am - 3 pm and is hoping to meet lots of fiber fanatics!

Thursday marks the set-up and preview for Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL.  He will be hanging out at the Cascade Yarns booth during market hours all weekend - please come say 'Hi!' and he will help you find what you are looking for on the market floor.  He loves to get his picture taken with people and their projects.  He is planning to go to both the Fashion Show on Friday night and the Student Fashion Show on Saturday night.  Probably by Sunday evening, he will be a very tired sheep.

Stay tuned for his adventures in Chicago!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

60 More Quick Knits Preview - Convertible Mitten Gloves by Yoko Hatta

Convertible Mitten-Gloves
Designed by Yoko Hatta

Published in 60 More Quick Knits - 20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens in Cascade 220 Sport - available later this fall

Fingerless gloves and mittens in one fun, quick project.  Pick 5 of your favorite colors of Cascade 220 Sport and make a pair for yourself (or someone very special).  We just received our preview copies of this book and decided that these will be perfect for a knit along this fall.  Keep posted to see our color selections and progress - feel free to join in!