This is the first weekend I’ve been home (without a Fling or anything) since early April, and it’s the last weekend I’ll be home until Father’s Day. So – it’s a Happy Weekend! There are other things making me happy, too:
My Mini Challenge summer cardi is coming along and I am having fun knitting it up. I’m using Universal’s Cotton Supreme in Aqua. Love it. And I haven’t let myself knit on anything else since I started it. I consider this true progress in my knitting maturity. I did take a look at my wardrobe this morning and was wishing that I had a short-sleeved red sweater, so that may be next on my list. (Note – if you haven’t gotten in on the Mini Challenge yet, the special discount expires tonight – Friday, May 14th. See the details here.)
The tag on this yarn is a happy one – I like the bottom: Knit, Relax, Smile, Repeat!
The construction cones and mess are still right outside my window, but no one has been here making noise for several weeks. Yay! (I did have to laugh during the Fling when one of the buses of knitters pulled down our street and someone said, “There’s Loopy! And look – there’s Sheri’s construction!” Maybe I’ve complained about it a wee bit too much?)
In Loopy news: The Loopy Line continues to arrive and we’re so looking forward to sharing it with you soon! So far, 50+ colors have arrived, but we’ll wait until all 90 are on site before putting it up. Would you like the email address of the dyer to put a little loving pressure on them? (Just kidding. Sort of.)
We do have a new yarn from Cascade to put up next week, and it has alpaca in it. You know that alpaca is my very favorite, right? Also, we hope to have the Puppy Snips back in stock next week, as you quickly cleared out the big batch we had initially!
Have a great weekend. Are you doing anything happy?
Today is an important day – the birthday of my firstborn. This one made me a mom and made WH a dad, and the second one (Knitting Daughter) sealed the deal! WH and I were happy to have both of them join our family, way back when. (I’m still not sure how that time flew by. It seems like just yesterday that he was having birthday parties in the back yard.) I’m pretty sure he will think this photo of him at 18 months was totally (totally) unnecessary in the post, but it’s my post and this is one of my favorite photos of him when he was little.
You all know how vital his skills are around here. We couldn’t run The Loopy Ewe without him. But as much as I love having him as our Web Guy, I’m even happier to have him as a son. Happy Birthday, Danny!
Remember that song by the Carpenters? (Well, many of you won’t. You’re not old enough. And to tell you the truth, I wasn’t THAT old myself at the time.) It’s a rainy Monday here, but there are too many fun things going on to let it “get us down”. We drove up to Iowa to visit WH’s mom for Mother’s Day Weekend. It was a great trip and we had a relaxing time. I figured out that I have been visiting that house ever since WH and I started dating as Juniors in high school. Since my parents have moved twice during that time, and my grandparents are gone, that is the house that has been in my life the longest (and still available for me to visit.) It has a nice feel of “home” when we go there. And the bonus? The lilacs are blooming up there. Ours bloomed a few weeks ago and are now a pleasant (distant) memory, so it was fun to have a second chance at enjoying lilacs again. My mother-in-law told me about a new lilac bush that will bloom all summer long! (Except not in hot climates. I think that rules St. Louis out, considering the lovely heat we enjoy all summer. Oh, well.)
Today we’ve been working on the Monday Update and there are a lot of things you’ll want to check out. We put up:
- String Theory Caper in 25 colors andDK in 12 colors
- Malabrigo Lace in 19 colors
- The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in 15 colors
- Hiya Hiya new Puppy Snips
- Knit Girl in Idaho in a new 2-marker custom set, as well as a re-stock of the 4-marker custom set
- And added re-stocks in: DC Baby, Blue Sky Alpacas, Namaste (still backordered on a couple of Circular Case colors, though), Hiya Hiya needles and Dumpling Cases, and one color of Zauberball.
In knitting news, I’ve been working on my Mini Challenge Sweater and not veering from that project into others. This is quite the breakthrough. I’m usually pretty bad about having too many projects going at once. Well, actually, there are other projects “going”, it’s just that once I started in on my sweater, I stopped working on all other projects. I’m so determined to finish this in time for a couple of upcoming out of town trips. I’ll show you an in-progress photo on Wednesday. How is your Mini Challenge sweater coming along?
These three. They did it. I walked into one of the classrooms on Saturday night at the Spring Fling, and found “The Adventures of Loopy” drawn out on the easel. Since these three had been in there preparing Cakeball Trays, they are the ones to blame. Or credit. I think K-the-Cakeball-Maker on the left was the artist, while the others no doubt gave input and spurred her on. (Personally, the whole wordless comic strip made me laugh. But then again, I’m partial to Loopy and felt a little sorry that he had lost his fourth red sock….)
Loopy’s Lost Sock
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who have a mother, are a mother, or know a mother.