Yarn review: Sheep(ish), by Vickie Howell for Caron

Workshop Yarncraft

We’re glad to be a stop on Vickie Howell’s blog tour for her brand-new yarn line with Caron, called Sheep(ish). It’s an acrylic/wool blend (hence the “sheepish”) with a nice handspun texture and softness. It’s a great choice for projects you need to be washable.

I love the retro-inspired color range! Those browns and oranges are especially warm and pretty. I’m definitely making a nice, cheery afghan with this stuff soon.

As Vickie says on her website:
“As a working mom of three children-ranging in age from toddler to tween-I get what it means to be busy. Every day is a balancing act of family, career, and living creatively. When designing Sheep(ish), the first yarn in my new line, Stitch.Rock.Love, I kept those things in mind. I wanted a versatile (and washable) fiber, in rich colors, but affordably priced. I’m thrilled to say that thanks to Caron, Sheep(ish) is all of those things!”
I was a little unsure if I could really do a yarn review justice, because I can’t knit, and I’m only moderately competent at crochet. Then I realized: what a great opportunity to see how Sheep(ish) stands up to repeated frogging! Because if there’s one thing I do often, it’s frog.
This little bag’s first ten rows or so were frogged four times before I got this pattern right. And as you can see, the yarn handled it beautifully. And it feels lovely in your hands.
If you are a knitter, do check out Vickie’s pattern page on the Caron website. There are lots of pretty free patterns there.
You can find Sheep(ish) at Buy.Caron.com, and at Jo-Ann stores nationwide. In fact, Vickie has a finder app on her website to help you locate the Jo-Ann nearest you.
If you’d like to check in on the rest of the blog tour, here’s the schedule and links. We’ll have an original pattern from Vickie soon!
May 25th: BlogHer.com (Kathy Cano-Murillo)
May 26th: LindaMade.com (Linda Permann)
May 27th: Kitschy Digitals (Danielle Thompson)
CraftyChica.com (Kathy Cano-Murillo) + JustCastingOn.net (Deb Steenhagen) 
May 29th: Susan B. Anderson 
May 30th: CrochetbyFaye.com (Robyn Chachula)
May 31st: CathieFilian.com  (Yarn Wreath Project by Cathie)
June 2nd: Knitgrrl.com (One Skein Project by Shannon Okey)
June 3rd:  CraftyisCool.com (Allison Hoffman)
June 4th: Coquette Blog (Natalie Zee-Drieu)
June 5th About.com Knitting (Sarah White)
June 6th: Manhattan Craft Room (Brett Bara)
June 7th: BetzWhite.com
June 8th: TheCrochetDude.com (Drew Emborsky)
June 9th: Naughtysecretaryclub.com & Ilovetocreate.com (Yarn-wrapped mobile by Jennifer Perkins)
June 10th: Craftzine.com (Ladybug Outfit Pattern by Vickie)
June 11th: StefanieJapel.com 

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