January 31, 2011
It’s always fun to get new yarn lines here at The Loopy Ewe. We’re picky about what we add in, and we’re always on the lookout! Tonight’s Update includes two new yarns that I’m particularly excited about.
First, Cascade Ultra Pima. This DK weight cotton yarn has been on my “must get” list since I got lost in the color palette at our industry market last summer. With Spring knitting coming up, it was time to get it in. This is great for summer tanks and cardi’s, as well as lightweight scarves, wool-free hats, mittens and gloves, and machine wash/dry baby items, year round. Click on the photo to make it bigger. Can you see why I was so taken with it? Do you have any great ideas for a short-sleeved summer cardi pattern that you want to share with me? I’m looking!
The other new yarn line is Kollage’s Riveting, made from recycled blue jeans. You know how you want to wear your softest, most comfortable jeans on your stay-at-home-and-relax day? Now imagine knitting with something like that, and wearing it. Check out the patterns that they have for this line, as well. I like the Tabitha top (shown here in the adult size and the Baby Tabitha size) and the Saturday cowl. Actually, I’m taking the Saturday cowl home with me tonight, so watch for the finished photo on my blog soon-ish.
In addition to those two new lines, we also added in BFL and Lambkins roving from Enchanted Knoll Farm, new colors in Cascade Fixation, Gingher Scissors for your accessory bag, Brittany Birch Straight Needles, and re-stocks in Perfect Notions Cases, Knit Lights, Baggu Bags, and Tulip Crochet Hooks. We had a fun week, getting this Update ready for you!
Since tomorrow is February 1st, watch for the new Dream in Color Dream Club yarn to go on sale. (And remember, we continue to add more skeins in during the week, as our pre-order people make decisions on buying it or not.) I liked this new pattern so much that I’ve already knit it up. Photo on Wednesday’s blog.
We’re under a Winter Storm Warning here in the midwest. It’s supposed to deposit an inch of ice during the evening tonight, and then snow 6-12 inches on top of that, tomorrow and Wednesday. We’re planning on being here at the shop to get your orders packed up and out, but if your status says “pending” for an extra day or two, you can bet that we’re iced under and stuck at home. If that happens, we’ll get back in here asap! If you’re tempted to come shop in person on Wednesday, call first to make sure we made it in.