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Loopy goes lace-y!

Photo: Sheri Berger
Friday, April 13th, 2007 in Shop News

We have been busy around here the past couple of months, secretly collecting the most beautiful lace yarns that we could find. Solids, variegateds, silk, cashmere, merino – you name it, we have found it. We were going to wait until it ALL came in to tell you about it, but we’re simply bursting at the seams with wonderful lace yarn and we wanted you to know about it now! We’re targeting the week after next to put it all up on the website. In the meantime, I thought you might want to start planning some of your next lace projects and these teaser pictures might help.

We will be stocking all of the colors of Rowan KidSilk Haze (half are in-house already, the other ones on backorder and hopefully coming soon), many many colors of Cashwool by Baruffa (simply the softest solid-colored extra-fine merino I have ever held), Helen’s Lace by Lorna’s Laces in 10 gorgeous colors, 2-ply cashmere by Hand Maiden (that I am SO making bed socks out of, too), Schaefer Andrea (100% silk, 100% amazing), and Sea Silk by Hand Maiden in limited edition 150g hanks. Plus – we will be adding in even more lace by some of your favorite indie-dyers in the weeks and months to come. It has been fun searching out wonderful lace yarns for you, and hard keeping it a secret! A huge thank you goes out to Wendy, who has acted as my lace consultant on this whole project. You KNOW that she knows lace! So take a look at these photos:

rowansilk farebarsilk
lornasilk handmaidsilk
schandreasilk1 handmsilk

DSC00627.JPGAnd just so you don’t think we’re moving even a SMIDGEON away from sock yarns (because we aren’t in the least), here is a picture of another indie-dyer that we are delighted to have coming to The Loopy Ewe in June. Angela has created the wonderfully popular Duets Sock Yarn line, where she pairs beautiful colorways with coordinating solids for the toes and heels. I’m hoping to cast on with this one over the weekend. We have lots and lots of Duets on order, just for you. :-)

More yarns doing a Sneak Up next week – Chewy Spaghetti, Scarlet Fleece, Yarn Love, Lorna’s Laces Sport and possibly more. The boxes keep getting bigger as they are delivered here. This week, the UPS guy came and I opened the door just as he was getting back into his truck. There were several boxes on my porch, but one of them was the size of a washing machine. I tried to lift it and it would.not.budge. I yelled out to him, “I can’t lift this!” He said, “Yeah it’s really really heavy – over 120 pounds. Do you want me to put it inside for you?” “Ummm…. yes. I do. Definitely.”

Heading our way: Seacoast, Zen String, sKNITches, Yarn Pirate, Yarntini, Apple Laine, Perchance to Knit and of course new surprises. Keep a watch on our “Coming Soon” section of the homepage for clues on future Sneak Ups.

Sheri wholovesshoppingfornewyarnsforallofus

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