SHEEP THRILLS News http://www.sheepthrillsknitting.comhttps://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:37:21 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Useful Links http://www.sheepthrillsknitting.comhttps://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8553 <h4 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h4> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><span style="font-size: 18pt;">&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/classes.htm">Class Schedule&nbsp;<br /></a></span><br />&nbsp;See Perks for&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/weaving-and-knitting-at-sea-2020.htm">Weaving and Knitting at Sea</a></span><br /><br />Become a&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/newsletter-signup.htm" target="_blank">Thrill Seeker<br /><br /></a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Shop&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/YARNS-BY-MANUFACTURER/Shibui-Knits.htm" target="_blank">Shibui Yarns<br /><br /></a></span>&nbsp;Shop&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/YARNS-BY-MANUFACTURER/Manos-del-Uruguay.htm">Manos del Uruguay</a></span><br /><br /><br /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/YARNS-BY-MANUFACTURER/Noro/p/Noro-Silk-Garden-Sock-Solo-x33835050.htm">&nbsp;</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Deluxe Designer Canvas Bags from See Design http://www.sheepthrillsknitting.comhttps://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8411 <p>We&rsquo;re having a <a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/BAGS--CASES/p/deLuxe-Designer-Canvas-Bag-x26037212.htm " target="_blank">sale on these gorgeous tote bags</a>. Carry your projects in style this summer with these made to travel totes in a variety of bold and bright colors&mdash;all at spectacular savings.</p> <p>All Donna Gorman&rsquo;s totes are made from 100% heavy weight cotton canvas, which is printed on both sides from contrasting hand painted designs and have heavy duty zip top closures.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our <a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/BAGS--CASES/p/deLuxe-Designer-Canvas-Bag-x26037212.htm " target="_blank">Sheep Thrills stock</a>&nbsp;features two styles: Medium Square Tote and The Weekender.</p> <p><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/BAGS--CASES/p/deLuxe-Designer-Canvas-Bag-x26037212.htm" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/3991/421x632_see_design_bags_1png.png" alt="" width="421" height="632" align="" /></a><br /><br /></p> <p>The Medium Square Tote measures 12"L x 12"D x 7"W (excluding the handle) and has an inside pocket.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Weekender measures 25"L x 16"D x 9"W (excluding the handle) and is large enough to hold a small loom.</p> <p>As <a href="https://www.seedesignshop.com" target="_blank">her website notes</a>, Donna Gorman began See Design in 2008, combining her vision, her love of pattern, her passion for travel, and her pursuit of beauty in accessible, everyday objects. She custom prints her colorful, hand painted patterns in India and has them sewn into basic designed lifestyle products.</p> <p>Trained as a photojournalist, Donna has kept her photojournalist&rsquo;s instinct for connecting with details of everyday life. Her designs are often born in the images she captures with her camera during her travels to exotic locales. The photographs serve as inspiration- visual field notes- to be transformed with brush and vivid colors into paintings that are ultimately reproduced into her patterns.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="https://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/shop/BAGS--CASES/p/deLuxe-Designer-Canvas-Bag-x26037212.htm" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/3991/416x625_see_design_bags_2png.png" alt="" width="416" height="625" align="" /></a></p> Knitting Nurses http://www.sheepthrillsknitting.comhttps://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8369 <p><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/3991/nursesweek_1.png" alt="" width="1178" height="774" align="" /><br /><br />On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, our own Patti Jacobson taught a Beginning Knitting Class at <a href="https://westcoastuniversity.edu/campuses/miami.html" target="_blank">West Coast University</a>'s newest campus is located in Miami, Florida. The class was part of Nurses Week festivities for the college and its students</p> <p>Sheep Thrills taught administrators and nursing instructors knitting up a storm&mdash;lots of learning and laughter for all participants. Everyone had a great time!<br /><br />Check our album on Facebook for more photos of this fun event.<br /><br /></p> <iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmedia%2Fset%2F%3Fset%3Da.2310115239203157%26type%3D3&amp;width=500" width="500" height="621" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Three Reasons Why I Created Sheep Thrills by Patti Jacobson http://www.sheepthrillsknitting.comhttps://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8360 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="img-responsive" src="https://media.rainpos.com/3991/patti_jacobson.jpg" alt="" width="750" height="470" align="" />&nbsp;</p> <p><em>by Patti Jacobson</em><br /><br />When I retired from a career in education a local knitting shop closed its doors. I&rsquo;ve been knitting and sewing for long time and thought this to be an opportunity to open a new door in my life.</p> <p>1. <strong>Creating for the Next Generation</strong></p> <p>Knitters, crocheters, and weavers are all active crafters and makers. I wanted to create a place that not only served my community in South Florida&mdash;with <a href="/classes.htm" target="_blank">robust classes</a>, guest teachers, and trunk shows&mdash;but offer an online store featuring our quality goods as well.</p> <p>2. <strong>Offering the Best Supplies</strong></p> <p>With our store, once you come in, you see our extensive selection of lush yarns&mdash;in every color way, avant-garde patterns, pre-assembled specialty kits, and industry-leading notions. The best supplies surround you. And everything we carry in the store, you will <a href="/shop.htm" target="_blank">find online</a>&nbsp;as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>3. <strong>Shaping a Tight-knit Family</strong></p> <p>When you are here, you&rsquo;re family. Makers and crafters are by nature communal and happy to share their knowledge. We have a huge round table in the center of our store for that very reason. You can come in, shop the yarns, visit the needle room, and have a cup of coffee while you dream up your next project.</p> <p>For all these reasons, my second home is Sheep Thrills. All of our customers are family&mdash;and we all share the same dog, Ralphie.<br /><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/3991/ralphies_party.jpg" alt="" width="960" height="880" align="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> MLK Day http://www.sheepthrillsknitting.comhttps://www.sheepthrillsknitting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8091 <span style="font-family: comic sans ms, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">On January 15, 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 90 years old had he not been assassinated on April 4, 1968. In 1986 the third Monday in January was made a federal holiday to honor his memory and achievements. Most of us remember Dr. King as a civil rights leader.&nbsp; He was in fact much more. He was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.&nbsp; He was a voice for poor people, who had no other voice. He took the baton from Gandhi and was the icon for non-violent activism. During his life Dr. King was beloved and despised. Making his birthday a federal holiday was not without considerable controversy.&nbsp; But with each passing year is memory grows brighter. His personal shortcomings have become irrelevant</span>