Sweet Georgia Has Arrived!

sgfondantsgbluesteel I have been waiting and waiting for this yarn line to get in. (I know that a lot of you have been waiting for it, too!) Some of you frequent Loopy-Ewe-website-checkers found it on the website on Saturday afternoon and have already placed orders. They’ll all be on their way to your homes tomorrow morning (no mail today – Columbus Day). Here are two photos – but we have 16 different colorways available on the website. I was watching Wonder Husband (aka Wonder Photographer) take the photos of these yarns for the website and we both were amazed at the color in the yarn. You definitely need to try Sweet Georgia if you haven’t had the pleasure before. We have another order “in the que” with Felicia, and expect that in early December (15 more colors in fingering weight.) That’ll be just in time for you to buy some for yourself. Remember my good plan of knitting up holiday gift socks with sport weight because it goes so much faster? So knit the sport weight now, and then stock up on the fingering weight for your own personal winter knitting. Remember my contest to see which yarn line – All Things Heather, Sweet Georgia, and Yarn Pirate – would come in first? No one had ANY guesses for Saturday, Oct. 7th. But two people guessed Sweet Georgia on the 4th, so I drew a name out of those two and MICHELLE, you are the winner! Email me with the colorway of Sweet Georgia that you want coming to your house, and I’ll mail it out tomorrow!

DSCF2909.JPG Look what else I got in the mail on Saturday. (It was a fun mail day.) I love these necklaces and have a couple of others as well. Definitely thought I ought to have The Loopy Ewe. Speaking of the Loopy guy, I also want to get a sweatshirt or fleece jacket with the logo on it. Don’t I need Loopy, the sock-wearing ewe on an article of clothing? I mean really, I knit socks. He looks cute. I need to advertise. I’m going to look into it. I have another idea, too, but I’ll share that when it comes about.

For those of you who missed the Celtic Swan sterling silver needles, I do have list of people to email when the next batch come in. (Since they are hand-wrought, it does take awhile, but it’s so worth the wait!) I also received the new pricing from Molly and I promised that I’d keep you posted on that. This is for Sterling Silver DPN’s, 5 in the set, 6″ in length. The 0’s will be $79, the 1’s will be $94, and the 2’s will be $109. If you already know that you want certain sets, let me know and I’ll hold them out for you before adding this next batch to the website. I already have people on that list, too. (Including myself!) Do remember that when you shop at The Loopy Ewe, (whether it be for sterling silver needles, or yarn, or patterns, or … anything that we have), you accumulate Loopy Credit. After you have accumulated $250 in orders with us, we will credit your account with $25 to spend on your next order. That’s 10% back to you, to buy more fun stuff! Several of you have already earned Loopy credit, and we love giving it out. We appreciate your business and support, and it’s one way that we can thank you and let you know how much you’re appreciated.

DSCF2906.JPG On the knitting front, I have been working on my socks for Sock Wars. I have heard from the person knitting the socks for me, and I anticipate that I will be getting them in the mail very very soon, so it is likely that I will be out of action. That’s ok. My list of “must knit these socks for gifts before the end of December” is LONG, so I’m ok with being shut out of Sock Wars fairly early on. I am knitting this out of Schaefer Lola (in the Singin’ the Blues colorway). I really really like Schaefer Lola as a sportweight. The yarn is soft, and springy-squishy. It’s going to make some really comfortable socks for my “intended victim”. And knitting with Lola has me thinking that I’m going to pull some more colors for myself and my holiday sock list. I really like how this knits.

Sheri so whichofthesenewSweetGeorgiacolorwaysisYOURfavorite?
MineisRiver.OrKissed.Or….heck.Allof’em.I’mintrouble.

9 comments

  1. I like the color Chinois…mostly because I am, too (Chinese, that is).

    I love your blog–found your store from Wendy Knits, which led to the blog. I’m happy to find a source for handpainted sock yarn in St. Louis, which means whenever I get around to buying from you, I’d probably get the yarn the next day. For now, though, I ought to get through stuff I already have. I know sock yarn doesn’t count as stash, but I can’t let it get too ridiculous.

  2. ack! I can’t believe I won. I never win anything, well I guess I can no longer say that. Now to make a decision on just one – hmmm? I’m so happy that Felicia’s stuff is now available through other vendors. It was so hard getting the goods at times because she would sell out so quickly – I did miss out often.

    Cafe press might work if you want loopy on a few items. You don’t make much money off them but it saves much if you don’t want all that min. order stuff. to deal with.

  3. Ah, new yarn. I just can’t stay away from The Loopy Ewe! I love my Celtic Swan needles (ha! I have some and you don’t! seriously, you’ll love them when you get ’em) and now I’ve ordered some Sweet Georgia yarn. Can’t have too much sock yarn – ever! Thanks for bringing us the fun and the unusual and the beautiful!

    I would buy Loopy on stuff. Tee shirt, mug, tote bag…can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  4. Sheri-Do you have a favorite Sport weight pattern? Most patterns seem to be written in fingering weight. I love the Sweet Georgia colors. Are they as vibrant as the photos?
    Thanks

  5. Favorite SweetGeorgia colorway? Tough question but I have to say after receiving my first ones in the mail today I’m really drawn to the good old solid(ish) purple called ‘Viola’. Maybe it is because I’ve been dreaming about purple and I had a vision in my head of the exact shade I wanted and Viola is it. It is really nice in person though. (See how I have animated my yarn stash to human status?) Havind said that, some of the varigated are really looking good to me…like Fondant. It is just a candy store waiting to happen! Chinois is also pretty hard to stop looking at.

    You know what else looks awesome in person is Claudia’s ‘Roasted Chilies’. It really, really does remind me of fire roasted chili peppers with the little dark flecks in it. Way cool stuff! I bet it would look awesome in some modular design like a vest or something. Use the same yarn in all squares of some modular thingy. I may have to try that.

  6. I love the sock you are making out of the Schaefer Lola “singing the blues” colorway
    Very very pretty colors.

    What pattern are you using for the sock? And are you using a #3 for needles with that yarn? I would love to order that pattern.
    Deb

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