July 2, 2012
Happy Monday, Happy Canada Day, and Happy Independence Day Week! We put lots of yarn up in tonight’s Update, and there are some fun pattern links for you to check out, below! Just a note – we will be closed on Wednesday so that the Elves can spend time with their families. We’ll be back in the shop on Thursday again!
Madelinetosh Pashmina – 90+ colors available on this one, too! This 3-ply sportweight yarn is 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Silk and 10% Cashmere. I like using it for things that are going to wrap around you, like shawls (try Shaelyn or Wandering the Moor) or cowls (try the Eleanor Cowl or Looped Loop) or scarves (try the Squinch Shawl, which is more like a scarf, or the Sempiternity Scarf) or even fingerless mitts (try Adumbrate or Reune Fingerless Mitts). (Shown here in Black Currant.)
Shalimar’s Zoe Sock - Brand new to the shop and up in 30+ colors tonight. This 3-ply 100% superwash merino comes with a hefty 450 yards per skein and knits up beautifully. Great for socks, of course, but also nice for scarves (like the Into the Woods Scarf) or shawls (like Henslowe or Maluka). (Shown here in Scarab.)
Cascade 220 Superwash – a few more new colors (from our backordered bunch). This is a great yarn for babies, blankets, and anything else that needs to be tossed into the washer and dryer. I want to make the Pine Forest Baby Blanket or the Baby Chalice Blanket, but I don’t know of any baby to give it to. (Or maybe your cat need’s a lion mane for stalking and daydreaming and playing?)
Soak’s New Soakbox Sets – Each set comes with a small bottle of Soak wash, their new Handmaid Luxury Creme (for your hands), a bottle of coordinated Essie nail polish, a matching skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport, and a fun Fiona Ellis pattern for a pair of fingerless mitts. (Each kit contains a different and unique fingerless mitts pattern.) There’s a red version, a peach/buff version, a teal blue/green version, and a tan version. (Thanks to Soak for the photo.)
Have fun shopping tonight, and we’ll look forward to sending you a Box of Fun tomorrow!
P.S. If you’re local and interested in working at The Loopy Ewe, we’re looking to hire a part-time inventory person. Elf Roberta has evolved into our main Customer Service person (many of you have talked to her on the phone!) and helps with on-the-floor inventory, but we need someone else for unpacking, checking in, pulling for photos, and other back end responsibilities. Must be very detail oriented, organized, have a good eye for color, able to lift heavy boxes of yarn, and available to work 3-4 days per week including Saturdays. If interested, email me for an application: firstname.lastname@example.org.