Archives from October 2012

Fibernymph, Lorna’s Laces, ChiaoGoo, and More!

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 in Shop News

Happy Monday to you! We have yarn, notions, roving and needles that just went up for you tonight. You’ll find:

Fibernymph Dye Works – 100% BFL Wool roving in 4 oz braids. We have this in multi-colors and gradient colors – all beautiful! (Shown here in Primordial Sea.)

Lorna’s Laces – Shepherd Sock and Solemate re-stocked. (Shown below in Circus.)

Knitter’s Pride Needles – re-stocks in circulars, double points, single points, single-point needle sets, interchangeable sets, interchangeable cables, and DPN sets.

ChiaoGoo Needles – all sizes re-stocked.

Magma Pattern Holders – re-stocked in small and large sizes.

TwentySeven 27 Soap – re-stocked in Almond Poppyseed, Bergamot Tea Tree, Chai, Eucalyptus Mint, Rosemary Lemon and Sandalwood.

Team Spirit – re-stocked in the sport weight (purple/white, green/yellow, navy/orange, black/orange, green/white, and the solids that match the Team Spirit line.) This is a fun line to use for your sports-loving family and friends. Great for socks, gloves, hats and scarves!

Loopy Ewe Embroidered Drawstring Project Bags – we have extra bags from our Anniversary Kits this past August, and many of you have asked for them! The muslin bags are embroidered and are 11.5″ high and 9.75″ wide. Perfect for sock, scarf, glove and hat projects.

Heart Stitchmarkers – we’re now stocking the cute heart stitchmarkers from our Anniversary Kits as well. We love this pack of 6 crocheted hearts by Lantern Moon, and they contribute 5% of their gross profits from this package to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of women’s heart health research, which is a cause that we are glad to support.

Soakbox Kits – The first batch of these flew out the door and we’ve been waiting for more. This cute kit comes with a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport, a 3 oz. bottle of Soak (great travel size), a 3 oz. bottle of Handmaid lotion for your hands, a coordinating bottle of fingernail polish, and a pattern for fingerless mitts. Each kit/pattern is different. (Shown here in Lace Kelly).

Have fun checking out the new things and we’ll get your orders packed up and shipped off tomorrow!

Sheri whoknitsomuchthisweekendthatshehassorehands…. :-(

Hats!

Photo: Sheri Berger
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 in Finished Projects, Pattern Links

We’ve had some hat knitting going on around here lately, and they are all turning out great. Hats are a quick gift knit, in case you’ve started thinking about what you might want to make for people this season. Here’s a Sockhead Hat that I knit out of Biscotte & Cie self-striping yarn.

I love how the striping makes a bullseye as you get smaller near the top.

Here’s an adorable Swirl Baby Hat that Loopy customer Christine brought in to show us. This was also knit with Biscotte & Cie, with the flower & band done in Three Irish Girls.

Loopy Elf Roberta got in on the hat craze by making a Sockhead Hat out of Baah! yarn in one of their striping colors.

Need some other fun hat pattern ideas for yourself or friends and family? Try:

Fingering Weight: Peerie Flooers, Ishbel Beret, Bristol Hat, Zigging Hat, Collision, Oslo Star Hat, and Ripple.

Sport/DK Weight: Jacques Cousteau, Lina, Autumn Vines Beret, Sea Beanie, Zelda Cloche, Contemporary, and Golden Autumn.

Worsted Weight: Windschief, Who?, Claudia, Waffle Hat, Nine Dwindling Cables, Twistygoo, The Natural, and Milanese Lace Topper.

Do you have hats on your gift list? What else is on there this season?

Sheri thinkingIneedtomakemyselfaTwistygoo,
justforthename.

Fibernymph, Shalimar, Biscotte, Trekking and more!

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Contest, Shop News

Brrr – it’s downright cold around here in the mornings now. How about where you are? It’s the perfect weather for knitting a new fall sweater, and we have more of one of our favorite sweater yarns up on the website in tonight’s Monday Update. Just in:

Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool - a worsted weight yarn that has quickly become a favorite for many of you. We’ve re-stocked all of the colors and they’re ready to turn into sweaters, vests, scarves and hats! (Shepherd’s Wool also come in a DK weight.)

Biscotte & Cie – Did you see the cute twisted Stitch Surfer sock pattern in the latest edition of Knitty, using this yarn? We have it available in 5 different color combinations (self-striping yarn plus solid). It looks like a fun and unusual pattern for all of us sock knitters! (Shown above in the Kit 3 version – Purple Rain.) Don’t forget to check out the regular Biscotte self-striping skeins we have in stock as well. They’re fun to work with. I’ll show you the hat I made with one of them in Wednesday’s blog post!

Shalimar – re-stocks of the Zoe Sock Yarn fingering weight. This batch was done on a new Zoe Sock yarn base, which is a bit softer than the other base. We still have some of the original base left, for those of you who are a fan and don’t like change! The new base is listed on the website under Zoe Sock 2. (Shown here in Asilomar.)

Trekking XXL - lots of re-stocks in all of your favorite colors! This fingering weight sock yarn is great for gift knitting, because there is no special care required. The gift recipients can toss it in the washer and dryer and it will come out looking just as beautiful as when you knit it.

Zauberball - re-stocks in Crazy Socks, Sock, Starke 6 (DK), and Lace. We’ve also added in Zauberball 100 – the single ply fingering weight in a 100% merino wool base.

Fibernymph Dye Works- Hand dyed by Lisa in PA, this fingering weight base is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. Great for long-wearing socks and pretty for shawls and scarves, too. (Shown here in Mourning Dove.)

Austermann - re-stocks in Step, the wonderful yarn that is infused with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil. The softening/moisturizing qualities last for more than 40 washes, and it’s wonderful on your hands as you knit it up.

Zitron – re-stocks in Uni-sono Multi’s and semi-solids, and Filigran (a 100% Superwash Merino single ply laceweight with 650+ yards per skein).

Namaste – the new yellow color is now available in the Harlow Bags, the Circular Cases, the Skinny Minis (shown here), and Zuma Bags. These are a great way to add a little sunshine to your cold Fall and Winter days.

We have a winner from last week’s blog contest, where I asked you what other needle arts you like to do. The Random Number Generator pulled a comment from the bunch and the skein of Fibernymph yarn goes to Julia in TN. Congratulations, Julia!

Happy shopping, and we’ll get your orders pulled and packed up tomorrow. Tuesday’s are always a lot of fun around here!

Sheri thinkingtheElvesprobablyneedextrachocolateonTuesdays,too

I Love Yarn Day and Camp Loopy Winners

Photo: Sheri Berger
Friday, October 12th, 2012 in Camp Loopy, Finished Projects, Pattern Links

Today is “I Love Yarn Day” and we’re celebrating! We’ll be adding this little bottle of Wollmeise Wool Wash to each yarn order that ships out today (while supplies last, but we have lots). This 1 oz. bottle will do 5-6 washes with your hand knits, and of course the smell is wonderful. It also makes a nice size to stick in your luggage when traveling. (Not available for sale, but we’re hoping the nice folks at Wollmeise decide to sell it sometime. We like it a lot.) Celebrate “I Love Yarn Day” with some new yarn and I hope you get some knitting time in today as well!

The votes are in and we have a winner for the Reader’s Choice award for Camp Loopy’s Project Three. Thanks to all of you who voted. The winner is Trisha from Canada, who made this beautiful Vortex Shawl using Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Fingering in Curiouser and Curiouser, Moon for the Misbegotten, and a few other Three Irish colors.

We also drew three names from the rest of the 573 photos that were entered, and they also win a $35 Loopy Ewe Gift Certificate! Those went to:

Gayle from OH, who made the shawl Rocky Mountaineer using Kollage’s Riveting Sport in Sand Denim and Storm Denim.

Meredith from MA who made the shawl Piper’s Journey using Madelinetosh Sport in Cathedral and Dried Rose.

Mary Kate from PA who made the shawl Point, using Madelinetosh Sock in Candlewick, Luster, Lapis, Malachite and Scarlet.

Congratulations to all of the winners (and all of the rest of you, too. It was a fun summer of knitting and we’re already planning for next year’s Camp Loopy!)

Sheri whomightweavetocelebratILoveYarnDaytoday
AfterIshopformoreyarn,ofcourse….

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