December 2, 2009
It’s Romney Ridge Calendar time again! We have fun partnering with Kelly on this calendar every year, and we know that you have fun getting them. With her beautiful photography and unique look into the Romney Ridge sheep, goats, and angora bunnies, Kelly makes us all wish that we could pay her a visit in person. In this 2010 calendar, you’ll read about what the sheep do when people are sledding on the farm, which sheep was calmed with tortilla chips on a car ride home, Lyra the Superbowl Baby (and why she is now known as “Lyra the Pest”), Sprout, Pixie, Mellow Yellow, Thomas, Angus (and why he had to wear a coat), Mable, Vespa, and Katie Dumplin’. Reading through the calendar always makes me wish that Kelly offered year-round tours. Calendar size: Open – 8 1/2 x 11 Closed – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 We will be sending one free to each Loopy Groupie in your first order between now and January, while supplies last – our holiday gift to you! Not yet a Loopy Groupie? Or wanting extra copies for your knitting friends? You can order your copy here. If you are becoming a Loopy Groupie in December, you’ll get your free copy in your Loopy Groupie Gift Bag. We hope you enjoy it as much as you have in the past years. So many of you have emailed to ask if we’d have this again, so I know you love them as much as I do!
I finished a sock over the weekend. This is Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock in the Fondant colorway. (I used Anne Hanson’s Lacunae Sock Pattern, modified. Meaning that I always knit toe up and do my own short-row heel, but I like using different stitch patterns and this one featured the very easy Lacunae from Anne.) I continue to love Felicia’s Sweet Georgia yarn (and her brilliant colorways), and am so glad to have it back in the shop after an almost 2-year absence. Next, she’s working on a big batch of lace yarn for us.
I also did what I said I might do in Monday’s post – I started another pair of fingerless mitts. I thought of a friend that I wanted to make them for. I’m using this yarn (which actually would have enough yardage for about 3 pairs of mitts, I think.) Photos when I finish….
Did you catch the new things we put up yesterday? New Indie Dyer Black Trillium (another Sock Summit find – yay!), more Malabrigo lace and sock (including some in Ravely Red), Namaste Buddy Cases and Cali Cozy’s in red, a re-stock of Louet Gems, and roving from The Dyeing Arts. (Tara’s roving is always such a temptation to me, when it comes in. I love her colors.)