October 17, 2011
The wind is whipping itself around today and it’s bringing down a whole bunch of leaves. It looks like someone is going to have to sweep off the back deck. (Or maybe if we wait awhile, the wind will blow the leaves all the way back to the common ground? One can dream.) One thing I know for sure, a blustery cool day calls for knitting, new projects, hot cocoa, and a fire in the fireplace. Or at least that’s what a blustery fall day means to me!
Fortunately, it’s Monday and you know what that means? More new things at The Loopy Ewe! We’ve just added:
Dream in Color Classy – in all 11 new colors and lots of re-stocks. We’ve had to wait awhile for this yarn (wool shortage – have you heard? EEEK!!) and we couldn’t get enough to get it in all colors, but we re-stocked as many as we could. I used Classy for my Mr. Greenjeans Sweater way-back-when and it still looks great. We actually have a photo gallery of sweaters done in Classy, since we used it as a knit-a-long. You can see them here. (Classy shown here in Fierce Scarlet. I really wanted to show you Aqua Jet, but I try not to force my teal obsession onto you too often.)
Lorna’s Laces Solemate - the temperature-controlled yarn in new colors and re-stocks. I have two skeins of this in my stash and can’t decide on which sock pattern I want to make. I’m thinking this one or this one. What do you think?
Sweet Georgia’s Cashsilk Lace - pure luxury in a skein. Seriously. This heavy laceweight/light fingering weight yarn is 45% Cashmere and 55% Silk, with 400 yards per skein. I’d like it around my neck (think cowls) but it’s also beautiful in one-skein shawls that have some stitching interest (like 22 Leaves or Taj-Mahal). Shown here in Coastal.
Amy Butler Belle Organic – re-stocked in DK and Aran, as well as 3 new colors in each. This is a great yarn for sweaters (adults, kids, and babies) as well as scarves and hats.
Austermann Step – the yarn with the Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera mixed into the super wash merino and nylon. Feels good knitting it up, and feels good on your feet or hands (for mittens and gloves).
Schoppel Wolle Zauberball – the long color changes in this yarn make it a fun one to knit up. Here’s a stunning shawl to try – Crowning Glory Lace Shawl. I’ve set aside a ball of this to make the Lazy Katy for myself. Shown here in Fuchsia. (And why is Fuchsia not spelled Fuschia like it sounds?)
Zitron Filigran – single-ply lace weight with a generous 656 yards per skein, perfect for those larger shawls that don’t work with the typical skein of sock yarn. How about the gorgeous Echo Flower Shawl or the open weave Easy Lace Stole?
Trendsetter Cashwolle – 16 new colors, which makes 32 in stock. The yardage is great (1650 yds.) and the price is great ($19.00). This used to be Lane Borgosesia Cashwool, but has been rebranded and packaged into a larger skein, balled and ready to knit.
Three Bags Full - a variety of Project and Tall Mia bags in cupcakes, monkeys, sheep, and peonies, handmade by Michele in Maine. Shown here in the Sock Monkey Mia bag.
I think that’s it for tonight. It was a busy week of photoing (thanks, Sharon!) and checking in and stocking (thanks, Sue!) and we’re already working on those same tasks for next week.