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Playing with Yarn

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, September 27th, 2010 in Shop News

DSC00530I was heading to the Loopy kitchen to make my first cup of morning coffee, and I came upon a pile of orange and black yarn. Not just a skein or two, but lots and lots of it, just sitting in a pile. Upon further investigation (“Hey, what’s all this?”), Head Elf Susan admitted that she thought we should show all of these pretty colors on the blog. Susan likes Halloween a lot. DSC00531She’s the one who brings the spider tattoos for us to wear on the 31st, and the cupcakes with the Halloween rings stuck into the frosting, and then paints her face green and wears a witch hat for the day. Ok, not really, on the last two. But she does do the tattoos and the cupcakes. So it’s no wonder that she’s already thinking black and orange, and leaving a trail of yarn as she walks around Loopy Central.

DSC00532I know I’ll get emails from some of you, asking what is what in the photos. So I re-arranged the skeins a bit so that I could identify them for you. In this first photo, top to bottom:

Alpaca With a Twist Jumbo Baby in Hot Flash and Black Pearl

Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca in Tangerine and Black

Malabrigo Rios in Glazed Carrot and Black. (Glazed Carrot – what a great name.)

Of course we also have orange and black in The Loopy Ewe Solids Line. And semi-solids in all of the Dream in Color lines (check out Flamingo Pie, Giant Peach, Melon Bomb, Black Parade, and Black Pearl.)

In mixed colorways, here are some fun options (top to bottom on the left, then top to bottom on the right):

DSC00533Gale’s Art Autumn Fire
Studio June Andrea Mae DK’s Woodland Walk
Tuscan Grove Dog Pound
Madelinetosh Merino Light Cameo
Dragonfly Djinni Sugar Maple

(Right side, top to bottom)
Monkeypal Jaberwocky
Cascade Heritage Sock 9801
Sereknity Tree Frog
Malabrigo Seleccion G, Crystal Palace Panda Cotton Nasturtiams, Cascade    Fixation 4448
Sanguine Gryphon Bugga Smaller Yellow Ant (also in Skinny Bugga)

So – is anyone knitting anything fun for Halloween week? And does anyone else like Halloween as much as Elf Susan? (In all honesty, Susan is a big fan of all holidays, not just Halloween. I’m keeping an eye out for the next holiday-themed pile of yarn to appear around here.)

We’ve had a great time stocking shelves with the new things in tonight’s Update, because these are all the types of yarn that are as fun to pick up and knit with, as they are to wear. Just up, you’ll find:

Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere – we shared this brand new base with you in our August Anniversary Kits, and I know you’ve been waiting for us to put up more of it. We have it in 21 brand new colors. Some colors may be repeated later, some may not be repeated. We told them to just jump in and dye some new things, and they came up with great colors for us.

String Theory Hand-Dyed DK and Caper – new re-stocks in the DK weight (great for sweaters) and a few more colors in the Caper (great for socks and lightweight shawls).

Dragonfly Djinni – Kate’s merino/cashmere/nylon fingering base in 23 bright, deep colors.

GoKnit Bags - re-stocked in all sizes and all colors. We also have their two new colors (Gold and Mauve) in all three sizes, as well as the new Fur Bag (only available in small).

Big pattern re-stocks in Wendy Knits and Knitspot patterns, as well as new patterns from both designers.

Have fun checking out all of the new lines and colors, and we’ll look forward to packing up your orders in the morning.

Sheri coolertemperatureshavearrived,sock-weatherwillbeheresoon

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