November 25, 2009
I love this new Mara Shawl. In fact, I’m such a fan that I have wound up another color of Madelinetosh DK/ Light Worsted (Thunderstorm) to make another one. You know, in between all of my other knitting that I want to get done. My favorite part of this shawl is the pleated edge (which I did as a K3, P2 instead of what the directions say. Because I can’t leave well enough alone. But I do like it like this.) The color is Cedar and will be perfect for the holidays. That’s another thing I have decided – shawls of varying colors are needed for different seasons.
Here’s Susan modeling her very first shawl! She did the Multnomah and it turned out beautifully. (Please note, Susan has been a scarf and hat knitter up until this point. I have yet to get her to do socks. So this shawl was a first step towards other things!) She did try to tell me “not for the blog” when I took her photo but I just laughed. (And watch – someone will leave a comment saying, “Sheri, I didn’t know you had colored your hair black and were wearing it short.” All of you blog-picture-scanners crack me up. This is Cute Elf Susan. —->)
We will be taking Thursday and Friday off this week for Thanksgiving (that means no in-person shopping hours this week), but of course the shop is open online, 24/7 as always. In fact, not only is it open online, but we have some fun things going up on sale for you as well. From late Thursday afternoon through Saturday at 11:59 pm (Central), you’ll find 30% off all Cherry Tree Hill, Creatively Dyed, Indie Dyer, J. Knits, and Opal. You’ll also find 20% off all Earthly Hues, All Things Heather, Sknitches, Sugar Bunny Blvd, Noro and Schaefer. *The prices will all change to reflect the sale, so when you see those prices go from black to colored, you know the sale has started.
We have a full team of Elves working on Monday and Tuesday of next week, to make sure that we can get all of your weekend orders out. We’ll also be adding the Monday Update/Sneak Up sometime later than usual on Monday evening.
Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in the U.S. When I make my list of things I’m thankful for, all of your names appear there. We love partnering with you on great yarn, fun patterns, and much encouragement, inspiration, and support. You all keep us on our toes and there’s no place we’d rather be. So consider this a big HUG and thank you to each one of you from each one of us here at Loopy Central. We think you’re just the best, and we wish we could sit down with you in person tomorrow afternoon for some pumpkin pie and knitting!
This month’s contest: Tell us one (or two or three) things that you’re thankful for, whether you’re in the U.S. and celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, or not! We’ll draw names from the comments for fun prizes next week.
Back to shawls – how can you not love those pleats? Just too fun. I hope you make one of these for yourself.
andmoviewatching.aaaahhhh…. Happy Thanksgiving!