Archives from April 2011


Photo: Sheri Berger
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s hard to know what to expect out of the weather around here. One day we have this:

and the next day the flowers are blooming:

and the Rhubarb and Hosta leaves are in a battle for control of the soil.

Then we go back to a day like this (cold rain):

Craziness. I keep thinking it’s time to pack up the wool socks and then we get a day where I really want to be wearing them. Is it officially Spring (and warm) where you are? Have you packed up your wool for the season yet? (I know some of you are heading INTO the colder seasons now, too.)

Sheri Shawls.It’salwaystherightweatherforshawls,right?

New Loopy Wear!

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, April 18th, 2011 in Shop News

Well it’s clear that I need a whole new top row of buttons on my computer. Thanks for weighing in with your one-click suggestions on Friday’s blog. There are 14 buttons on the top row of my keyboard (the one that starts with the ESC button), so I figure I could easily add 14 more just above that. After reading your great ideas, I have decided that my 14 buttons will be:

Coffee Break (which I started with), Dinner Delivery, Nap, Stop time for 1 hour, Bonus Money, Fast Forward to Quittin’ Time, Chocolate, Knit, No Interruptions for an hour (Diane said a half hour, but I’d need an hour), Sample It, Oh Shoot (to recall an email that you sent by mistake), Swatch It, Grocery Shopping, Automatic Bill Pay, and Instant Masseuse. That ought to do it. Makes life and work much easier.

(And I laughed at Pat’s response: “My husband already thinks I have a Loopy Ewe button that brings me yarn!” Loopy would look cute on a button.)

Do you know what else Loopy looks cute on? Sweatshirts. We have a new color/style for you in today’s update. This time, we ordered Navy Zip Up Hoodie Sweatshirts and had Loopy embroidered on them, for a nicer look. They turned out so cute and the sweatshirts are a substantial weight, so they cozy you right up. They come in sizes Small through 3X and are uni-sex sizes, so they run a little big. Although I like my sweatshirts a little on the big size, especially ones that I wear as a jacket.

In addition to Loopy on sweatshirts, we also have new short sleeved t-shirts. We put one of our favorite knitting quotes on there (found on an old sampler) that says: “In the rhythm of the needles there is music for the soul.” (We also used that quote on the Baggu Bags in the March Club Loopy Kits.) We got these in chocolate brown (mmmm, chocolate ….) and they also come in sizes Small through 3X. This is ladies sizes, slightly fitted, 100% pre-shrunk cotton.

Also up in today’s Update you’ll find:

Universal’s Cotton Supreme Batik (in fun new colors)
Spirit Trail Fiber’s Sunna (that gorgeous blend of 75% superwash merino, 15% Cashmere, and 10% Bombyx Silk)
Dream in Color’s Smooshy (re-stocks of your favorite colors)
HiyaHiya Dumpling Cases
(which have been on backorder for a long time. Sorry about that!)

Lastly, as many of you have already discovered, our third and final Spring Club Loopy kit went up for sale at the end of the week last week. I’m waiting on posting photos just because so many of you have them en route and I know you like to be surprised. But if you click here, you can see photos and you can order one for yourself. We do still have a few kits available from February and March. Each kit contains the exclusively dyed yarn for that month, two patterns, and a different size/color of Baggu Bag with a different knitting quote. We’ve had fun with this Spring Club Loopy Trio, and thank you for all of your nice emails about them. I’m glad you’ve liked them, too!

Sheri wearingmynewLoopysweatshirtasItype.Officeiscold.:-(

Sometimes I wish …

Photo: Sheri Berger
Friday, April 15th, 2011 in Uncategorized

Sometimes I wish there was a tab like this on my computer:

And every so often, when the day turns extra busy and overwhelming, I would hit that button and someone would bring me this:

Wouldn’t that be handy? What kind of tab would you like on your computer?

Sheri whocanthinkofseveralmoreusefulcomputertabs,actually.

Color at Home

Photo: Sheri Berger
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 in Around the House

There is never a lack of color here at The Loopy Ewe. Every day I come in to work and color pops off of every nook and cranny. I’ve been bringing more color into our house, too. It’s spring (actually it feels like summer here – we bypassed spring) and it’s always nice to lighten up the house in this weather. So I have color:

In the pillows on the couch (flowers from Pier One and turquoise from Crate and Barrel).

In the pillow on the chair (also from Pier One, although someone in the house – and you know it’s just me and WH in there now – thought it was a silly pillow, so it will be coming to Loopy to sit on the red couches. How could I not buy it? It’s crochet!).

In glass jars (from Home Goods, mostly. Now that these are full, I need another one. I like having my extra sock yarn balls in jars.)

In more glass jars (from various antique stores).

In candles on the mantel (which are not this green at all. Remember when I said it’s hard to get a good picture of teal? It shows in this photo.)

Certainly lots going on in our house this spring. What’s the most colorful spot in your house right now? Or do you need to add some in?

Sheri whoseknittinghastakenarestforthepasttwoweeks

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