August 6, 2007
My Sockret Pal socks are on the way, so here is the photo which I promised to share! My pal requested “fall” colors and since I was really wanting to knit up some Scarlet Fleece, this color seemed perfect. (That’s sunlight and shadows on the socks – there really aren’t light and dark spots to them.) I love how this yarn blooms and softens when it is washed. The colorway is “Easter Basket” and the pattern is from More Sensational Knitted Socks, called Open Twisted Ribbing. I hope she likes it! I have a skein of Red Velvet Waters caked up and ready to go for myself out of Scarlet Fleece. And more knitting went on this weekend, too. I finished a sock of Urban GypZ (out of Curry with Raisins) using the Waffle Rib pattern out of Sensational Knitted Socks. (Ohmygosh easy, and I really like how it came out.) This Twisted line from Urban GypZ is really pretty up close because of all the lights and darks and blends going on in the yarn itself. We have more on order and I’ve already decided which other color I’ll keep the next time. (The Tomato Salad – loved those colors in person.) I will admit to starting another new sock yesterday, though. We have three or four new colors of Interlacements Tiny Toes to put up in the next Sneak Up, and one of them is called Colorado Treasures. You all know how I feel about Colorado – how could I not cast that one on?
I thought I’d fill you in on what will be coming in next week’s Sneak Up. Since we’re not doing one this week, I knew I’d at least have to give you some “scoops” of coming additions. So next week we’ll have: Duets Skinny, Woolly Boully Softie, Fleece Artist Somoko, J. Knits Anniversary yarn/pattern, and a few others as well. 300 skeins of All Things Heather arrived today – that box about broke the UPS guy’s back getting it into the house. 97 pounds. We’ll hopefully have some of that up, too. And remember that I told you about a new bag line? This is from indie-crafter Dena of Ham’s Jam and her beautiful work arrived today. She is doing exclusive fabric combos for us and we will get her Totes, Yarn Cruisers, and Needle Rolls in as often as she can sew them up for us. Her workmanship is absolutely top notch. Another brand new indie line arrived today – Lime & Violet’s Sasquatch Sock Yarn! We’re thrilled to have this yarn here (you know how much we love L&V at The Loopy Ewe) and the colorways are beautiful. (The names are fun, too.) So any or all of those different lines will be up next week.
Brand new lines coming sometime soon:
Schaefer Heather – this is a new silk blend sock yarn from Schaefer. I first heard about it at market this June and have been looking forward to getting it ever since.
Trekking – Many of you have asked for this, and I’m so glad we are able to finally get it. We’ll let you know as soon as it arrives.
Sockina Cotton – 55% cotton in the blend – wonderfully soft.
Austermann Step – the one you’ve heard about that is treated with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil. It’s wonderful on your feet, but you can imagine how nice it is to knit with as well.
Addi Turbo Needles and Addi Turbo Lace Needles – Another item that has been requested over and over from all of you and we’re happy to have gotten an account with Skacel to make this possible now.
Classic Elite Alpaca Sox – 60% alpaca, 20 % merino wool, 20% nylon. This is a brand new sock line for them.
Fiesta Baby Boomerang - which I already told you was coming, but it bears repeating!
Oceanwind Knits – an indie dyer out of Canada with beautiful colorways and yarn.
Of course we have big orders from our regulars coming in this month as well – more Dream in Color, Wollmeise, Yarn Pirate, Zen String, Chewy Spaghetti, Cider Moon, Lorna’s Laces, Perchance to Knit, and Seacoast Panda. The other lines we carry will have more coming in September. We’re keeping UPS, Fed Ex, and the mail system busy.
We have definitely outgrown The Loopy Room. Actually, it hasn’t been a “room” for a long time now, but I still think “The Loopy Room” sounds nice, so I’m sticking with it.