February 15, 2008
Thank you for all of your nice birthday wishes for Knitting Daughter. We had a fun time celebrating her 18th birthday. (And she did read every one of your comments and says thanks as well!) Now we’re settling in for a nice long weekend of knitting, and maybe a little shopping, too. Monday is a holiday here in the States, so no mail will go out. We’ll pack orders up until the last minute today, and then we’ll get everyone else’s out on Tuesday when we’re back in.
We have such fun lines on their way in to The Loopy Ewe. It’s hard to keep track of them all! It’s going to be a busy spring. Next week’s Sneak Up will include: Tempted, Posh (so glad to have this back!), Prism Lace, ToastyBoo from Numma Numma (a new Merino/Bamboo/Nylon base, and we only get it this one time. I already bought a skein of it for myself). Also, Fannie’s Fingering from Farmhouse (try saying that 10 times). Farmhouse has two socks yarns – this is their newest one which just debuted at TNNA in January. This Fannie’s Fingering is soft and squishy and knits up beautifully. I’ll show you the sock I did with it next week. We also have two new accessories for you, and we have more of the Red Loopy Ewe Canvas Sock Totes to put up.
You know how much we appreciate your business and support. We simply couldn’t run The Loopy Ewe without every one of you! We’re always looking for fun ways to show our appreciation and we have come up with something new that involves yarn. Next week we’re introducing a new line that we’re calling “Loopy Legends™”. This line is dyed for us by Zen String – and you know what a great job Angelina does with color. We have taken 12 of our top customers (who truly ARE “Loopy Legends”!) and designed a colorway after them. I gave Angelina the name and some color suggestions for each one, and she took it and ran with it. I can’t wait for you to see them! We’ll do 12 new “Legends” about 2-3 times a year, and will also do re-orders of each colorway as needed. I hope you like them. (For those of you who are one of our first 12 Loopy Legends – we’ll be shipping you a skein of your colorway early next week so that you get to see it first!)
Today’s recipe is one that Loopy Elf Sue brought in as a leftover for her lunch one day. We all gathered ’round because it smelled so darned good. And then we all
demanded politely asked for the recipe.
1 box shell pasta
2-3 heads of broccoli
1 (8 oz) carton of heavy cream
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
(I added in chicken as well)
Prepare broccoli florets. Cook pasta, adding broccoli when boiling water/pasta has 5 minutes of cooking time left. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat a small amount of butter or olive oil. Cook garlic until tender. Add cream and tomato sauce. Heat through.
Drain pasta and broccoli. Return to pot and add sauce and cheese. Toss and serve.
Have a great weekend! What will you be knitting? I’m finishing up my Farmhouse sock (so that I can show that to you next week) and starting that gorgeous green skein that I showed you awhile back. Why? Because that line has arrived and we’ll be photoing it next week so that it can be in the next Sneak Up after that!