September 13, 2006
I discovered something new last week. Knitting podcasts. Where have I been? Good grief. I find that I knit WAY faster when listening to podcasts (or audio books, which is the next thing on my list) than when I am trying to watch tv and knit. Now that Knitting Daughter is spending a significant amount of time working at Starbucks, I am knitting by myself more often. Knitting podcasts are wonderful for that. Does anyone have any good knitting podcast suggestions for me? And what other things do you do while you knit?
It was sure exciting to be mentioned on the Lime & Violet podcast yesterday! Miss Lime discovered The Loopy Ewe and loves our yarn selection and Frequent Buyer Program. (Where we give you a $25 Loopy Gift Certificate, every time you accumulate $250 in orders from us.) How fun to be passed on to all of their listeners. (Thank you again, Miss Lime!)
I love having a knitting blog. Why? Because I feel responsible for getting some knitting done in order to keep you entertained. Therefore, “I have to knit tonight” sounds like serious “work”, instead of the relaxing and wonderful activity that we all know it to be. (Don’t tell Wonder Husband.) I finished up another WOOPs project. I made this rainbow bag last spring and loved it as my beach bag on a trip to St. John. A friend of mine saw me knitting this same bag in a blue/brown/moss colorway and admired it, so I thought it would be a good birthday gift for her. She takes a beach vacation every year, so I’m putting a Barnes & Noble gift certificate in there for a good beach-read book. I hope she likes it. (I think that takes my WOOPs list down to 6. Yeehaa!) I have another bag like this on the WOOPs list – in blues and purples. I think I will finish it for a Christmas gift.
I’m also knitting away on my Fall Socks. (This is Fleece Artist in Jester, using the Fleece Artist pattern that comes on the inside label of all of their sock yarns.) Several of you have ordered your fall yarns for your seasonal socks. I’m so proud of you! I’d love to see the finished products when you are done. Send me photos via email. One of our “to be added” features on the website will include photos from YOU. We’d love to showcase the things that you have made with yarns from The Loopy Ewe. We’re also getting our “What Our Customers Are Saying” section up (hopefully later today, right Web Guy?) You all have written me the NICEST emails, after receiving your orders. Seriously, it’s just impossible to have a bad day, when you keep sending me emails like that. I just love it.
No one has taken the
Heather yarn hint and figured it out yet, although I have had some of you email to say you Googled it and couldn’t find it. You know we’re always on the lookout for wonderful new sock yarns that you can’t find all over the place. (But we also love the tried and true beloved favorites as well – so you’ll find both at The Loopy Ewe.) We are excited about being able to offer you this great sock yarn that is hard to come by and earning quite a reputation. (Watch for it mid-October). So here’s a hint …. if you read Yarn Harlot’s blog, you will be able to figure it out. (But no, I’m not going to give you the exact entry date – what would be the fun in that?) Anyone want to figure it out?