August 17, 2009
In honor of our Third Anniversary Month, I’m doing a special contest blog on three different Mondays in August. Today’s blog starts with a mini photo history of Loopy Central.
We started in a little corner of the basement and this was just going to be a little thing I did “on the side”. It was going to be “on the side” because I already had a fun scrapbooking business that I had been doing for 14 years. After Loopy took off, I retired from the scrapbooking business to put all of my time and effort here, instead. (This is one of the first Knitting Groups to come shop in person! Honestly, our space was not a whole lot bigger than what you see in the photo. I had to move out of the little corner so that they’d have room to move around a wee bit and shop.)
We packed boxes and left them on the porch and in our front hallway for the mailman.
Soon we had to expand the shelves into the rest of our basement, to fit more yarn and accessories in.
Then we gave up and moved it out of the house and into our own space.
After a year in the new space, we added the space next to ours so that we could double the size again.
Since we still have plenty of room to add more shelves in our current space, I’m hoping we won’t have to expand any more! (And I have no desire to get to the “warehouse” size. I want to work in a colorful, fun, inspiring-looking shop. I love walking into Loopy Central every morning. It’s bright and cheerful and happy here!)
Today’s blog contest question: How did you first find out about The Loopy Ewe? Leave your answer in the blog comments, and we’ll draw for winners next week. (And it’s ok to say “I don’t remember” if you don’t remember.) We send out one prize package for every 250 comments and last week we gave out 5 of them. (What’s in there? We sent 3 skeins of yarn and 3 accessories in each package, because we’re kind of into 3′s this month.) We’re ready to send out more, so leave your comments and we’ll use the random number generator to draw new names sometime next week.
This week’s Anniversary Special: we have all Cherry Tree Hill yarn, all Heartstrings patterns, and all GoKnit accessories for 20% off. Enjoy this special until midnight Friday. The final Anniversary Week Specials (and our last Anniversary Contest) will be announced in the blog next week.
Also – we just added new things to the website! Under What’s New, you’ll find: Numma Numma Toasty and The Usual, String Theory, Prism Merino Mia, Schoppel Wolle Zauberball (including the new Crazy colors), Yarn Pirate, Intentions Yarn by Miss Violet, Hand Maiden Swiss Mountain Super Sock (brand new!), Perchance to Knit/Spin Roving, 3 AM Emily Bags, Loopy’s Carabiner Tape Measure, Loopy’s Red Sticky Book, and a Lorna’s Laces re-stock, including the Sock Summit colorways (Hydra Pool Party, Lorna’s Lazers, Frankenstein’s Cotillion, Hobgoblin Hoedown, Ghoul’s Gala, Nightmare’s Night Out, and Medusa’s Masquerade.) Next week we’ll also have Whidbey Island, which is the special colorway they did for us to have exclusively at the Summit. Zombie BBQ sold out at the Summit, but we’ll get more for you. Also next week, the special colors that Dream in Color flash-dyed for us to have at the Sock Summit, and several other fun things as well.