February 16, 2007
Well, as you might imagine, Knitting Daughter absolutely loved her custom-dyed colorway. It was so fun to see her read the tag and realize it was all hers! She is in the middle of a pair of socks in Yarn Pirate’s Hydrangea, but says as soon as she’s done with those, she’s casting on her Sweet Jules. I can’t wait to see them knit up. Here is the photo of the colorway. Do you like it? I ordered it in the Merino/Tencel, which is coming in an order from Yarn Pirate and will be up next week. Knitting Daughter gets to keep it for herself in the BFL, which was special for her. (That BFL? You all loved that right out of here in about a day. We’ll get more of that when Miss Yarn Pirate gets more of that yarn in. She was so wonderful to share those skeins with me.) Knitting Daughter also thought it was so fun that you all left wonderful birthday wishes for her on Wednesday!
I’m heading out for the day and won’t be back until tonight …. but I will be packing your orders up from today, when I get home. I promise! Remember, there is no mail on Monday, so although the orders will go out tomorrow, you won’t get them until Tuesday. Hard to wait an extra day, I know. Next week I expect to be putting more yarn up from: Yarn Pirate, Zen String, Lorna’s Laces, Cherry Tree Hill, and Claudia Hand Painted, as well as some new accessories. Keep checking in with us. And hey – have you checked the photo galleries lately? We have LOTS of Socks on Trees up there! (Have you also seen how the photos pop up under that product when you’re shopping on the website? Web Guy is so great.) Please keep adding your photos to the galleries. You can do that easily from your Loopy Ewe account. It won’t appear right away – it comes to me first for verification and approval – but it will be up as soon as I click the ok. I am working on getting the Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge gallery up, because I already have Frank and Martha photos from some of you to go in there. You all are so great about sharing and encouraging and inspiring each other! No wonder I think you’re wonderful. And speaking of wonderful, do you ever read our Testimonials section? You’ve have been so good about sending those in regularly, too, and I love having them up there. I know that sometimes people stumble upon our website and wonder if we’re ok to do business with. Those really help. Like I said – you’re just plain wonderful.
Today’s recipe is the best pork roast I have had in a long time! Diane in Massachusetts sent me this, and it was SO easy that we tried it right away. It turns out incredibly tender and delicious. The whole family liked it. (Do remember that I’m not a food stylist and while it may not look absolutely wonderful in the photo – trust me. It is.)
1 Boneless Pork roast
1 envelope dried onion soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup DR. PEPPER…….
Throw it all in and do the crock pot thing…….8-10 hrs on low. SO GOOD. And of course crockpotting buys you more knitting time. That’s the end goal in all of this. Diane – thank you again for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us! Next week’s recipe will be Cherry Pecan Cookies because someone (and I told her she’s my new best friend) sent me a whole batch of them in the mail yesterday. YUM! You will definitely want to make them. I need to get a photo before they are all gone.