September 19, 2011
Happy Monday! It’s a beautiful day here in Colorado. The air has a definite fall scent to it, and the temperatures require warmer wear. That makes for a perfect night to pick up some new yarn and contemplate a new pair of socks! (Or a new shawl to keep your shoulders warm.) We had lots of beautiful things arrive at The Loopy Ewe last week, now up for your enjoyment. Pop over and check out:
Madelinetosh Merino Light - 110 (that’s one hundred and ten – woohoo!) colors just up, shown here in Terra. Seventeen of theses are new colors for us. This one-ply fingering weight yarn has been used for everything from shawls to cowls to gloves to socks. I made a Whippoorwill Shawl out of it and really enjoyed working with it. Or how about Kleio? With all of these color options, it’s a great time to pick some out for holiday gifts. It’s also a good time to pick your favorite patterns from Camp Loopy’s Project One, because many were made in fingering weight yarn just like this.
Done Roving Yarns – more wonderful colors of Frolicking Feet, hand-dyed by Paula and Stephen in Maine. Two of my favorites from this batch are Summer Sky (beautiful whites and purples) and Starry, Starry Night (which has intentional white spots in the midst of deep purple, to represent tiny stars in the sky when you knit it up.) I love the color combinations that they come up with at Done Roving.
Alisha Goes Around – this is a new indie dyer that we picked up at market this summer, and I know you will love Alisha’s work, all hand-dyed from Texas. We’ll be getting more bases from her in the future, as well. This batch is in her Panoply of Peacocks fingering weight in the popular 80/10/10 Merino / Cashmere / Nylon combo that we all love. We have it in 24 colors for you to choose from (shown here in Thrace). One of my favorites from this batch is Marc Antony, which I can see as a pair of cool socks like the Sunday Swing Socks orMojo (love the texture in that pattern).
Lorna’s Laces Solemate – Four more colors in this awesome temperature-controlled yarn base. Beverly (blues and greens), Navy Pier (teals and grays), Mixed Berries (reds, blues and purples), Rockwell (purples, pumpkins and olives), and Skyway (pines and grays). I’m always drawn to teals, so my favorite in this batch is Navy Pier. This is a great sock yarn base to wear on these in-between temperature days. (You know, cold in the morning, warmer in the afternoon, then cool again at night.)
Atenti Bags – 17 different colors/fabrics of Overnighter Bags arrived last week, 12 of which are new fabrics to us (shown here in Festa). I have had one of these bags for years, and I love how much I can fit into it. It’s great for taking a week of projects on the road, for storing a project or two (or ten) at home, or for using as an overnight bag to a friend’s house. The inside is lined and has a pocket.
When you’re done shopping, pop on over to my friend Monica’s blog. Today, she featured the perfect fall breakfast treat for you to whip up. (Or we could call it a Fall Afternoon Snack or a Fall Light Dessert.) Whatever you call it, I know you will want to make it and enjoy it. YUM!