April 22, 2009
We added a few things in to Loopy Central this week (just in time for the Spring Fling) and I promised you photos! You can see more photos about what it looks like around here in our Loopy Central photo gallery. Today, I’m just showing you a few new things.
I love quotes and had fun finding the perfect knitting quotes to add to different spots here. (Fortunately, my husband can make all of these at work for me.) This is our entryway and we added an Elizabeth Zimmermann quote in a space that definitely needed something. (Click on the photo to read the quote.)
You’ve seen the row of socks before (this is in our packing/boxing area), and I thought this quote was a good one to put above the socks.
In our couch area, we have a new room divider that WH made. (The kitchen is open and behind the divider. There are lots of shelves and open cubbies on the other side of this piece and it’s where we keep our stock of Namaste bags. I’m so glad to have Janice here today to help! I couldn’t do the Fling without her. (I made her pose for this photo. She’s actually running around Loopy, pitching in and working today.)
Also in the knitting area, opposite the Sit and Knit Divider, I had this photo blown up for the wall. This is a special photo to me, as it shows the hands of Knitting Daughter, Janice, her Knitting Daughter, her Knitting DIL and me, sitting around the table, knitting. When I blogged this photo awhile back, several of you mentioned that we’re all Continental knitters. That’s because that’s how I learned it, and then I taught KD how to knit, and then we taught Janice and her KD how to knit, and then Janice taught her DIL.
The Wall of Cascade needed a longer quote - and isn’t this one so true??
We also have “street signs” put up, so that people know where to find what they’re looking for around here.
In addition to having Janice here today, I also have Claudia from Germany. She arrived last night with her husband Andreas and her two dear friends Dani and Maria. It is so fun having them here! Those of you who know Claudia, know that she doesn’t get in photos – otherwise I’d have her sitting and knitting with Janice.
Now we’re anxious to have all of the Flingers here for shopping and knitting!
Before I close for today, I have contest prizes to award. The voting is in for the First Quarter KAL. The Reader’s Choice award goes to Samantha, who knit the Tiefer Sea Clapotis. The randomly drawn winner is Allen for her Meat and Three Clapotis. (I like how both colorways rhyme with the pattern: Tiefer Sea, Meat & Three, Clapotis…) Both winners received a Loopy Ewe Gift Certificate. Thanks to ALL of you who participated in that KAL! I hope you’re all picking out Challenge Socks for this quarter’s Challenge.
Thank you to those of you who left your Dreams on the April Blog Contest. I was thinking we’d probably only get a couple hundred of you participating in this contest, because writing your dream down can be a big deal. You surprised me with almost 500 comments! I’m still reading through all of them. The Random Number Generator drew two names to win a skein of Wollmeise – Sarah in Oklahoma, and Eunice. Both have been emailed, so check your email if you think it might be you.
I’ll be back blogging on Monday, with news and photos from the Fling. Have a great rest of your week!