We’re having fun Flinging! Last night was our Dessert Reception and the opening of the Knitting Lounges. There were lots of caloric choices.
Including Chocolate cake. Mmmmmm.
Somehow Del got her own pie, hand-delivered by banquet manager John. I still didn’t get a straight story about how she did that, but she looks happy about it, doesn’t she?
My sweet friend Janice comes down from Iowa every year to help me with the Fling. Usually she’s on her best behavior, but clearly the desserts got to her last night as she tried to make off with the bowl of whipped cream …
There was much knitting going on.
And then I brought the Fling teachers to Loopy to shop, since they will be teaching classes all day today and tomorrow during the regular shopping trips. (L-R: Kirsten Kapur, Laura Nelkin, Anne Hanson and JC Briar.)
Wishing all of you were here with us this weekend.
We’re taking you to the beach with this year’s Mother’s Day Kits! It all started with fabric that cracked us up, featuring beach babes made out of fruit. We had Karen at Blue Tulips make up the beautiful project bags for us (and she started sewing back in December, so you know we’ve been planning this for a long time!) The bags are fully lined and have a clear vinyl pocket on the inside, for accessories. The bottom is square for easier sitting, and it’s about 9″ tall with a drawstring closure.
Jill at Studio June dyed up her wonderful Super Cash Sock yarn base (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) in this limited edition “Beach Glass” colorway. There are 435 yds. in this skein of fingering weight yarn, so it would be perfect knit up into socks or a scarf or a cute one-skein shawlette.
To round it out, we added in a flower tape measure, because everyone needs a flower on their special day. And we liked how the pull at the end of the tape measure is a leaf.
Whether you buy it for yourself or someone you love, we hope you enjoy this little beach vacation kit. You can get your kits here, while they last.
Thanks so much for all of your emails and messages about the bad weather here on Friday. This has been a bad Tornado Season so far, and I would like it to be over now. We (our house and Loopy) are in the Manchester/Des Peres area, and the Elves live mostly in Kirkwood and Chesterfield. This particular tornado hit about 20 minutes north of us, at the airport. (Spring Flingers – the airport is back up and running at 85% so I’m sure all will be well for this week. No worries!) So sad to see the neighborhoods that were flattened by it up there, though. Like I said, we can be done with Tornado Season now.
This is going to be a crazy week, so I’m not sure what blogging will be like. We have all of our Spring Flingers flying in for a fun weekend! I’ll pop onto the blog with pictures as often as I can. And remember, you can keep an eye on the Loopy Webcam on Friday and Saturday, to see if you can spot any of your Flinging Knitting Friends!
Fiberphile – Georgia continues to dye up some of the most gorgeous semi-solids that I’ve seen. This time we have re-stocked Squooshy (shown here – first photo – in Turkey Hill). This is great for socks and one-skein shawls (like Citron, Winter’s Morn, Saroyan, Seaside Shawlette, and 28′s Cousin 53.)
Three Irish Girls – More of the Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted (that makes beautiful sweaters, scarves, hats, mitts, and heavier shawls, like Tesni, Summer Flies, and Mara.) We also received more Adorn Sock (fingering weight) and their Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering. (This Cashmerino is so soft and wonderful. A great merino/cashmere/nylon blend.)
You’ll also find our exclusive Three Irish Girls April Colorways – one a semi-solid (Black Bird Singing in the Dead of Night, a gorgeous purple color) and one a multi-color (Hard Day’s Night, a fun purple/pink/lime/black color).
Spirit Trail Fiber – in Helen. Jennifer’s beautiful colors on her 100% Superwash base. Also great for socks (like this one with the cool heel) and one-skein shawls.
Chic-A – Fun project bags in several fabric styles. We’ve been waiting on this order for months, so I’m glad that we can finally share it with you!
Enjoy the shopping and I’ll see you back on the blog, soon!