April 20, 2012
Many of you are familiar with Kelly at Romney Ridge and her wonderful sheep. Kelly does the Romney Ridge Calendar for us each year. (If you follow her on Facebook, you’ll get to see cute pictures like this all of the time!) When I saw this one, I emailed her right away to ask if I could share it with you, and also to see if I could get a big print of it for display here at Loopy. That’s Maggie O’Toolie standing up at the front and poking her nose through the fence. You can see Mabel behind her with the big ears and underbite. Kelly said the grain truck was coming down the drive, and they were all crowding forward because they know what the grain truck means! We have a big print of this on canvas, behind our checkout counter. It’s fun to have these sheep watching us pack up and ship off your orders every day. Here’s a link to the photo, if you want to have your own copy of Maggie and Mabel and the rest of the gang.
It’s time to pick a Reader’s Choice for the favorite First Quarter Challenge Project! We had 173 entries in the contest and each person had to knit with a yarn that contained some percentage of silk in it. The finished projects are beautiful. Congratulations to all who knit with us and completed it on time! Take a look in the Photo Gallery and tell us which one is your favorite (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’ll compile the votes and will announce the winner (plus the randomly drawn winner as well) soon.
You can still join us for the Second Quarter Challenge, which is to knit something up in a yarn that contains some percentage of cotton in it. Perfect time to make yourself a spring/summer sweater if you have warm weather coming soon!