Sockret Pal Socks and some SCOOPS!

DSC00988.JPGMy 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. DSC00989.JPGI 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.

Sheri theheatindexwillbeover100degreeshereallweek.WhydoIlivehere?


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68 comments on “Sockret Pal Socks and some SCOOPS!

  1. I do LOVE those fall colors (my favorite season). It’s been so cold at night that it feels as if we are definitely on our way to autumn.

    I think I’m going to have to pick up Sensational Socks and More Sensational Socks. I seem to love everything that I see made from it.

    WOW – 97 pounds of yarn? Can I redo my skein estimate? (just kidding…I’m sticking with my pathetic, way too low, guess)

  2. I am so excited about the Ham’s Jam bags!! I have one of Dena’s bags that she custom made for my son and her work is incredible!!

  3. First of all, I just want to say I LOVE the Fall Sock Club package that I got yesterday! And on a Monday – what a way to start the week! Thanks for such a great package. :0)

    And – oh boy am I in trouble with the upcoming Sneak Up! I may have to wake up every hour during the night so I don’t miss it. I’ll just HAVE to have some of the Colorado Treasures yarn since I am a Colorado native and resident! And then there’s the anniversary yarn and pattern. . .. And then there’s the Wollemeise. I’m still despondent that I missed it last time. .. . .And Woolie Boulie Softie. . ..And Lime and Violet. . . . “Temptation thy name is The Loopy Ewe”!

    I can’t wait!

  4. So glad the Addi Lace will be coming, pretty soon you will be the only place I need to shop for anything…can you start stocking food items as well? heehee

  5. I’m really glad that you will be carrying Addi Lace Needles. I do wish they made them in size 0 and sizes 7 to 9, at least, though!

    I’m using Addi Lace 1′s for my toe-up Monkey socks. I’ve ripped them out a bunch of times, and I’ve finally started the heel part. You’ll get a chuckle out of this part: when we picked up our youngest son from summer music camp on Sunday, after 12 days, he asked me if that was my second sock? I told him no, that I’d ripped out & redone this much a ton of times! He just shook his head. Thank heavens Lorna’s Lace sock yarn withstands all of that reworking! And, yes, I still like the yarn & my pattern that is hybridized in my head, which does include purls, unlike other toe-up Monkey’s that I’ve seen!

    I hope we all stay cool this week in the heat! Take care, Marianne

  6. Beautiful socks! Love those colors… I’m sure your sock pal will love them! Oh, so many new yarns and colorways…. so little funding! ;-)

    Hear you on the heat! I’m only about 1 1/2 hours away from you. Can’t we get a little rain?

    Jenn

  7. And I was so expecting a sneak up this week…glad to hear that you are spreading L&V joy. And wow another pair of completed socks…you go girl. Also just want to let you know that I’ve tagged you for the Blogging Tips Meme…I know that you definitely have a great tip or 10 to share to the masses about blogging.

  8. Ooooh drool! More fun yarn to look for next week. I’m intrigued buy the Step yarn for sure. I’ve got to get some stuff finished or I’ll start to feel guilty about shopping for more yarn. And we can’t have that, can we?

  9. Sheri, Sheri, Sheri,

    I’m at a loss for words to say how utterly extreme outstanding is the Fall Sock Club that arrived at my doorstep.

    Everything in it is so cool. The yarn is delious for fall.

    Well, I’m not going into everything one by one because it might spoil it for someone who hasn’t received their kit.

    But, IT’S THE GREATEST! LOVE IT!

  10. Sheri, Thank you! Thank you! My sock club pack arrived yesterday. [Happy dance in the kitchen] You are fantastic! Love all the special touches and the yarn and pattern are fabulous. Can’t wait to get it on needles. We’re sweltering here in SE Mich. too, but relief in store for the weekend – just in time for on-the-patio knitting. Thanks again for all your specialness.

  11. Love the new socks, Sheri – Who woulda thunk that “Easter Basket” would be fall colors? HA! Okay, I am really salivating over the new lines of yarn coming in soon, as well as some of the “regulars” that will be back in stock…I am afraid one of these days my hubby is going to say that “I” need an intervention for my sock yarn addiction!! I am also salivating over the vague descriptions of the sock club packages…I didn’t find Loopy Ewe in time to get in on this year’s club, but that is on the top of my agenda for next year for sure – Can’t wait!

    It is HOT, HOT, HOT here is southeast Texas as well – especially when you factor in the humidity…YUCK! Although we had an unusually cool and wet May, June and July, I believe August is going to make up for it…Okay, I am ready for fall now…

  12. Pretty pretty socks!

    You’re not alone…when we got back from Colorado (gotta love the mountains!) and from California (gotta love the central coast…it was FREEZING!), I kept wondering “Why do we live in Texas??” But we just got a brand new A/C last week, because apparently the one that came with our house wasn’t big enough for the house… this is much more comfortable!

    And I just got my Loopy Groupie care package the other day… thank you so much! You are so fantastic!

  13. hi sheri! belated happy anniversary! my guess for number of skeins of yarn on your anniversary – 645? best wishes for continued success and more fun along the way!

  14. If it’s a million degrees here in Chicago, I know it’s 2 million in St. Louis. Poor Sheri! My pile of Loopy yarny goodness has finally gotten to me, and socks are in progress. Because even though you can cut the humidity with a knife out there, snow is just around the corner.

    Socks are such great summer knitting, aren’t they? Much better than that afghan I need to start. Anyway, one question for you…have a couple of friends with a wool allergy and wondering if you’re going to be carrying more stuff that’s wool-free? Maizy, for example?

    And thank you so much for Duets!! I’m completely and ridiculously addicted. Or is that a sub-addiction to the sock yarn dependency?

  15. YEAH!!!!!!!!
    jumping up and down doing the happy dance!!!!!
    ALPACA SOX!!!!!
    WOOO HOOO!!
    I am a little bit happy about that – can’t you tell!!!!!

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