October 3, 2008
“We’ve got the spirit, yes we do, we’ve got the spirit, how ’bout you?” Remember that cheer from your school days? (Do they still do that one?) It went back and forth from one team to the other team and eventually degenerated into both sides chanting “we’ve got more, we’ve got more”. Well, we have Team Spirit around here, too. We have teamed up with Lorna’s Laces to bring you an exclusive line of Team Spirit colorways, for all of your favorite teams – professional teams, little league teams, high school teams, college teams, etc. So many of you have loved our Loopy Ewe red/white colorway (and we keep having to order more), that it got the wheels turning. We’ll start with team colors for the two baseball teams that reach the World Series (and Lorna’s Laces promises to have it to us within days of finding out which two teams will go), and then we’ll add in many other team colors. Here’s your job – leave your suggestions for YOUR favorite team colors in the blog comments. We’ll take suggestions until next Friday, October 10th, and then we’ll randomly draw a winner from all of the comments for a Loopy Ewe gift certificate. Then, we’ll go through and get the most popular two-color combinations into production and have them here asap. Just think of all the people who would love socks/scarves/hats out of their favorite team colors!
Speaking of socks, we have more yarn barreling down on us by the case-full. Yay! Here’s a sock that I knit up using Sereknity (I knit it this summer while on vacation, but I forgot to share it with you when we received our first order of Sereknity and put it up. It knit up very quickly, making me think that’d I’d do the matching sock right away. But … I haven’t yet. Seemed like I had plenty of time to get it done before sock-wearing weather came back to St. Louis this fall.) I love the yarn base and also thought it was fun the way the stripes swirled up around the ankle. The colorway is Cowgirl and we do still have a few skeins of that in stock. There are actually quite a few colors of Heather’s yarn that I love. (It really IS a problem to be surrounded by all of this beautiful yarn, day in and day out, but I know that I will garner no sympathy from any of you.)
Next week’s Sneak Up – fun stuff. We’ll have: Noni Patterns (felted and children’s clothes), Fleece Artist Casbah, Beanie Baggies (including a new red/white one), Creatively Dyed Roving and Luxury Sock, Sanguine Gryphon Silk/Merino Roving, Gales Art Black BFL Roving, Lawre’s Laine bags (new fabrics), Lorna’s Laces Supersock and Roving in Amy’s Vintage Office (the Amy-blend yarn base will be here shortly), Sanguine Gryphon Eidos, Chewy Spaghetti, Scarlet Fleece, and another exclusive colorway from Dream in Color – “Don’t Be Blue” in the Classy weight. (We said we’d keep that colorway in Smooshy exclusive to the Don’t Be Blue Kit people, which we will, but we thought you might like it in Classy for scarves and sweaters. It’s gorgeous!) And coming the week after that (so far) – roving from Zen String and more Harry Potter yarn from Opal. They’re shipping it to us today.
“5 Minutes to Chocolate”
4 Tbl. flour
4 Tbl. sugar
2 Tbl. baking cocoa
3 Tbl. milk
3 Tbl. oil
3 Tbl. chocolate chips
dash of vanilla
Add dry ingredients to your favorite large coffee mug and mix well. Add in egg and mix thoroughly, then add in milk and oil and mix well. Add chocolate chips and vanilla.
Bake at 3 minutes in the microwave. (The cake may rise up above your mug, but it will back down as it cools. The blue Loopy Ewe mug – from our Second Anniversary Kit – will allow just enough room on top to add a scoop of ice cream. You know, if you were so inclined.)
Don’t forget to leave us a comment with your favorite team color combinations. We’re looking forward to getting started on that for you!