October 6, 2008
….. chances are, it’s not good news. Who wants to drive up and find a fire truck and an ambulance?? Fortunately in this instance, it was for a good cause. All of the kids from the Montessori school (we share a parking lot with them) were having a firsthand look at all of the trucks. Whew. They put on a good show, including all sirens blaring as they left. (I was trying to sneak a quick photo through my office window, and the cute little girl in pink turned around and caught me!)
I have another Loopy Limelight for you, but I decided to do it on Wednesday of this week. I had a few things I wanted to tell you about today, instead! On Wednesday, we have Claudia from Claudia’s Hand Painted Yarn in the Limelight. You’ll get to see photos of Bitsy and Alice, who accompany her to work each day. (Only one is a dog, and the other one is not a cat. Curious?)
Many of you have been emailing to ask about upcoming products and their availability, so I wanted to address this in the blog in hopes that it will help. Yes, we’ve heard about the new Namaste Zuma Bag and we have it on order in all of the colors it will come in. It will come in: Hollywood Pink, Turquoise, Olive, Saddle, Charcoal, Lime, Eggplant and Peacock. They expect to start shipping these bags in November and we’ll get it quickly! Feel free to email me if you want to pre-order it in a certain color. (sheri AT theloopyewe DOT com) We’ll make sure you’re taken care of. (Right now, they’re not planning on offering the Eggplant color in any of the other styles of bag. If that changes, I’ll let you know.)
We’ve also been getting emails asking if we’ll have the Schaefer Yarn “Sock the Vote” limited edition colorways. Yes – we ordered them last week when we first got notice of them! No matter what your political affiliation, it sounded like a fun way to put a positive spin on the elections. You’re also welcome to email me if you’d like to pre-order any of these colorways so that we can make sure to get you what you’d like. This is a limited dye-run, so it’s not something that we’ll be able to continue to carry once they are done dyeing it.
On Friday’s blog, I told you about our exclusive “Team Spirit” colorways that we will be carrying from Lorna’s Laces. I asked for two-color combos, but many of you have asked for more colors than that to be included. The two-color combos will be striping, but we’re also looking into doing three-colorway combos for you that will not stripe but will instead knit up similar to regular Lorna’s colorways. If you held back from mentioning teams with more than two color combos, go ahead and leave another comment. Beth at Lorna’s Laces is up for the multi-color challenge, too!
When are we getting Wollmeise back in? (I think we get about 15-20 emails/phone calls a week with this question.) We will probably have it back up sometime in November. Claudia hasn’t sent another shipment to us yet. Fall is a very busy time for her with markets and things, so the fall order is usually on a bit of a delay. We are thinking about just adding it in quietly without any pre-announcements on the blog or anything. Would you shoot us if we did that?? (You have to admit, it would help with the 24-hour stalking of the site, once the announcements are made …) Pre-orders and pre-notifications aren’t available with Wollmeise. But I know you all already know that.
Will we have Malabrigo Sock? Yes, absolutely. We’ve had all 24 colors (14 semi-solids, 10 multi) on order for what seems like forever! (Their stock of this new sock yarn was one of the casualties of their warehouse fire this past summer. Otherwise it would’ve been out a few months ago.) They’re planning on November for U.S. distribution, and I promise that we’ll have it as soon as it ships out. I finally got a sample skein of it from my yarn rep last week and it’s a gorgeous 3-ply fingering weight superwash merino (very soft and smoosh-able), with 440 yds/3.5 oz. per skein. We’ll let you know when it arrives here and is in our photo room. (Will we have more Malabrigo Lace and Worsted? Yes to that, too. We had to wait until the new space opened up, as we had run out of room. But we’re working on filling all of that back up now.)
We have more Atenti bags and more GoKnit bags arriving later in the week, as well as a big order of those beautiful Celtic Swan Forge Sterling Silver DPN’s that are the ultimate “spoil yourself or a friend” item.
Lastly – we just did this week’s Sneak Up, and it was big. Did you catch it?