August 22, 2012
I walk down the worsted aisle at The Loopy Ewe at least 20 times a day. It’s my favorite aisle, just because the colors are so enticing. The Cascade 220 Superwash comes in balls, and it feels like a painter’s palette. I wish I could stand in front of it and take a dab of this and a dab of that, and blend it into a masterpiece! Which …. of course, I could. Not a dab here and there, but a ball of yarn here and there. I’d like to just stay there for a few hours and play with color combinations. There are 140+ colors to choose from.
When you figure that we have four long aisles (each about 65 feet long), and there is yarn on both sides, and we have yarn in other corners and walls in the shop, that adds up to a whole lot of color inspiration.
When people come for their first visit to Loopy, they come in the door and see this and think this is the size of the shop:
And then they round the corner and look down the first aisle that seems to go on forever:
Usually, they say, “This is huge!”, with a big grin on their face. One gal came with her dad. He took one look around the corner and gave her a panicked look and said, “I think we need to set a time deadline.”
All that to say, I can’t really be held responsible for all of the different projects that I start. If you worked here, you’d be doing the same thing. Right? It’s not my fault. It’s a job hazard.