July 11, 2011
Wow – so many things went up in tonight’s Update. The boxes have been pouring in here at The Loopy Ewe! (We like to keep the UPS guy and the FedEx gal really really busy in the hottest weather possible. Today’s heat index – 115. Don’t you want to come visit?) Just up:
The Sanguine Gryphon – not only did we get our monthly order of Bugga, but we also added in their Mithril laceweight line. Same beautiful dye technique, but on a lighter base. At just $20 for 750 yards, it a great deal, too. (Shown here in My Sweet Rose.)
Dream in Color - more Smooshy and more Everlasting in fingering weight.
Dragonfly Djinni - the merino/cashmere/nylon base that I continue to love so much (and I know you all do, too)
Done Roving Yarn – a new indie dyer that we added in at market this summer. Brilliant colors on a fingering weight base.
Malabrigo Lace – re-stocks
Alchemy Juniper - re-stocks and new colors in multi-colors and semi-solids
Mountain Colors Crazyfoot – re-stocked and new colors
Lots and lots of patterns. New lines and re-stocks in Westknits, Ysolda Teague (including her awesome new sweater book), MimKnits, Knit and Tonic, Grace Akhrem, Cosmic Pluto Knits, Connie Chang Chinchio, French Press Knits, Designs by Romi, The Shetland Trader, and Tiny Owl Knits.
Need some ideas for new patterns? Check out the Project One Camp Loopy Photo Gallery. There are over 350 photos in there, and I have 50+ more awaiting approval. I am so proud of everyone who has risen to the challenge and knit a beautiful two-color shawl. We’ll continue to add the photos as they come in. The official due date for Project One is this Sunday (with the project done on Friday and two days to wash/block it.) I’ve decided to knit a Cladonia and have pulled a skein of Bugga and a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport for it. (Thanks to all of you who knit that for your camp project and inspired me!) And I know, I know – Camp Loopy Project Two is starting this Friday as well. I’ve always been one to have multiple projects going at one time. You know that about me. I did finish my Project One shawl. Photos on Wednesday’s blog.