October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! After seeing a lot of “years ago” pictures of Halloween on Facebook today, I decided to see if I had any. I’m thinking that we never made a big deal of this when I was growing up, as there is no photo evidence of pumpkin carving or goofy costumes. (I do remember trick or treating, though.) So I’m sharing one of my favorite pictures from when Web Guy (age 3) and Knitting Daughter (age 8 months) were celebrating Halloween one fall. They both went in pumpkin costumes that year, but KD was crying in the one photo I have, so I thought this outdoor shot was better. Do they still make those pumpkin leaf bags? I thought that was such a cute idea back then, and we had plenty of leaves to fill them.
We have plenty of fun things to share with you in tonight’s Update, and we waited a little later in the evening so that you could get your fill of trick or treaters (and chocolate). Just up, you’ll find:
Camp Loopy Colorways – We divided you up into Trail Guide groups for Project Two of Camp Loopy, and one of the activities we had in our Ravelry Group was for each Trail Guide group to come up with their own colorway that reminded them of Camp Loopy. You submitted inspiration photos and names and we sent them on up to Lorna’s Laces to work their magic. You did a great job of coming up with colors, and Beth and crew did a great job of turning them into yarn! You’ll find them under the Camp Loopy section on the homepage. (Shown here in “Giggles in the Night”.) We have a few more things that we’ll add to that section in the coming months, just to keep your camp memories fresh. (Note – check the blog later this week for Project Two winners and Project Three voting. We haven’t forgotten!)
Woolen Mill Street Yarns – we have a new indie dyer to share with you, and she has started with a big batch of roving, which I know you spinners will love. (Shown here in “Nightmare” – appropriate for Halloween!) Christina is from right here in St. Louis and we’re happy to add her beautiful line in. We’ll be adding her sock yarn in next, so watch for that in the coming weeks.
Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock – Kate’s merino fingering weight in 15 new colors and 8 re-stocks. When Elf Lori was unpacking this big order last week, one of you called in to say, “What is that pretty color you’re unpacking on the Loopy Webcam right now??” I always have fun seeing the colors that Kate comes up with. Every one of them is gorgeous.
Swan’s Island Fingering – still selling like hotcakes, so I know you’ll be glad that we’ve re-stocked all colors. We’re keeping up as fast as they can send it out to us. I’ve got a skein set aside for a pretty shawl. (Shown here in Oatmeal, because that’s the color I nabbed for my very own.)
We’ve also added re-stocks in: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Go Knit Bags, and Namaste Bags.
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Happy shopping and I hope you find some fun treats to add to your stash!