August 20, 2010
Thanks for all of your sweet comments about the Loopy Tumblers that we sent out in the Anniversary Kits this year. So many of you have fond memories of growing up with Mary Hadley Pottery (or you have collected it yourself for years). It was fun to work with them on the tumblers this past spring. Of course, we couldn’t just leave it at tumblers, now, could we? (Because Loopy looks too darned cute, “Hadley-fied”). So we have a few more options coming in late September for you. We’ll fill you in as soon as they start arriving.
I did want to show you one new piece now – our new Loopy Ewe Yarn Bowl! We’re taking pre-orders on it, starting today. I have a good number of them currently being made (due in stock in mid-September) but I know that many of you like to pre-order things like this, so that you’re sure to get one from the first batch that comes in. We will continue to have these made – it’s not a one time deal. But if you want to get in on the first shipment of them, you’re welcome to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get your name on the pre-order list.
What IS a yarn bowl, anyway? Well, it’s great for yarn management – for containing yarn balls/cakes while you’re knitting. You set your yarn in the bowl and thread it through the hole, and it keeps your yarn in one spot, unwinding smoothly as you go. No more cakes and balls rolling around on the floor or jumping out of your lap as you knit. (Of course this does take some of the fun away from your pets, if they’re prone to want to chase the moving yarn balls. So you might need to think about this.) Each bowl has been hand-painted by one of the Hadley artists, then glazed and kiln-fired at 2100 degrees fahrenheit. You could also eat a very large bowl of ice cream out of it, but you’d have to eat fast, before it starts to melt and drip out of the yarnhole….
Our Loopy Ewe Yarn Bowl is approx. 3″ high and 7″ across. I’ve shown it with one skein of worsted Dream in Color Classy caked up. It’s a great size for all weights, from laceweight to Aran. The cost of the bowl is $40, and it does need to ship on its own, so that we can pack it up safely for travel. We will let you know just as soon as they arrive. I hope you like them as much as we do. I love knitting with mine!