I think I tested the limits as to how many packages my mailman will pick up at one time. What do you think? 🙂 Well that’s what they get for taking Columbus Day off. Web Guy (aka College Son) told me that I’d have to get him a GOOD Christmas present. No, I’m not knitting socks for the mailman. Something else. Any suggestions for good non-knitted gifts for the mailman? He totally deserves it. Not only is he picking up orders to bring to YOUR house, he’s also dropping off new yarns for The Loopy Ewe. We keep him busy coming and going. Today I thought I’d give you a preview of what we have on order and coming soon to The Loopy Ewe (along with photos from a few skeins of yarn from that line that we already have in stock – just so you can visualize what line it is. You know that you can click on any photo in my blog to embiggen it, right? Some things – like yarn – just have to be seen BIG, don’t you agree?)
So first off, did you check out the Sweet Georgia? (Well, I know you did, because many of those boxes on my front porch contained skeins and skeins of it!) I can already see that this will be a balancing act, keeping it in stock. Hand-dyed yarn buying is interesting, in that most places take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to do your order and get it shipped out to you. It takes some interesting guesswork. (“Hmm – what do I think I will need more of in 2 months?”) So, we have the Sweet Georgia fingering weight on order, and later today I’ll be putting in a re-stocking order for this sport weight already. I want you to be able to pop onto The Loopy Ewe and find what you need, when you need it!
And more yarns – Earlier this week, I also ordered all of the new Claudia Hand Painted colorways in fingering weight. This will bring our total number of different Claudia fingering colorways to over 30, because I know you LOVE her yarns! Some of the new colors are really great. (Who am I kidding? ALL of the new colors are really great.) I expect this order in by the end of next week, so watch for them and let me know what you think.
And more yarns – I also ordered more Lorna’s Laces colorways in the fingering weight. This means that we will have almost all of her yarns in that weight (as well as a good bunch of them in the sport weight.) I love the color combinations that LL comes up with – from the bright “oh my gosh look at that!” to the more subdued “isn’t that just downright beautiful?”, they seem to have the color spectrum covered. These will be in around the first part of December. I’ll keep you posted.
And more yarns – I ordered the rest of the Interlacements Tiny Toes colorways this week, too. The vibrancy of the dyes they use are just amazing. It’s a fun box to open up because the colors practically burst out of there! This is another company which has some of the most beautiful WOW colors, as well as some of the most beautiful subdued colors. (Wonder Husband/Wonder Photographer does find it challenging to photograph and color-correct them accurately, because of the intensity of the colors. However, he does a bang-up job, don’t you think? Ohhhh, I’m keeping his camera so busy in the next few weeks……)
And more yarns – I have more Schaefer Anne and Lola on its way to us as well. I have long loved Schaefer Anne – beautiful yarn with a gorgeous “sheen” to it. The other thing I like about these two lines is that their colors are unique. They use the end runs of their dyes to creative interesting, one-of-a-kind color combinations. That’s why it’s important to buy it when you see it, because you’re not likely to see it again! (There you go – enabling at it’s finest!) And since I started in on socks with Lola this week, I’m a huge Lola fan as well. We are almost out of the colorways that we first got in from this company – time for more choices!
And more yarns – All Things Heather and Yarn Pirate are both shipping this week!! Our cashmere line from Posh Yarns will ship in the next week or two from “over the pond”. Not sure how long that wil take. (I cannot wait to get my hands on their cashmere/wool blend.) More Fleece Artist colors are due in in a few weeks as well.
And one more new line! You know that I like to be able to offer you the wonderful tried and true sock yarn lines (think Cherry Tree Hill, Lorna’s Laces, Regia, Online, Opal, Interlacements, Fleece Artist, etc) but I also like to offer some wonderful yarns by one-woman shops (like Sweet Georgia, All Things Heather, and Yarn Pirate.) I am adding another one of these “one woman shops” to our line-up and I think it would make a good contest, don’t you? So here’s the October blog contest – Leave a guess as to which one-woman shop we’re adding in the next couple of months and the winner will receive a free skein from their line, as soon as it comes in. As I’m guessing that she may get more than one person guessing her company, I’ll draw a name from anyone who makes the right guess. (This is also my way of getting more names of good yarn lines that YOU might want us to carry. Sneaky, huh? Although after this one, I’m on a yarn-buying diet. You think YOU need to go on a yarn diet?? I have enough yarn coming in to The Loopy Ewe to last us into the new year. So that stocks us for awhile and I’m doing a Loopy Yarn Diet. Although there is ONE company that I’d go off my Loopy Ewe Yarn Diet for in a heartbeat. If I had word from them, we’d jump in and stock up. Just sayin’.) I’ll do the drawing a week from today, so get your guesses in!
I want you to know how much we appreciate your continued support and your business. We value each order that comes in and we love sending you the little gifts with purchase, the yarn samples, and the $25 Loopy Credit each time you accumulate $250 in orders with us. We know that you have a choice in where to purchase your supplies, and we’re always striving to earn your business and to keep you happily surrounded by wonderful yarns for inspiration!
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My guess is Vesper sock yarn.
Scouts swag??? She said she had a big announcement, maybe that is it. I’m dying to get some of yarn pirate!
Lisa’s Yarns? Lisa Souza…
I thought your pile of boxes looked most tidy!
Get the mailman a gift certificate to a nice restaurant for Christmas.
I have a little bit of an inside track on this one, so I won’t guess. I’ll just say that everyone will absolutely love this new yarn. Colors are wonderful, yarn is super yummy! You’re giving your customers another great treat.
I vote for Scout’s yarn.
And for your mailman, maybe some of your yummy cookies?
I’m pretty darn sure one of those boxes in the first pic is on its way to me. YAY!!
ooh, i think it will be sundara yarn. yummyyummyyummy sundara…
I know it seems like copying, but before I even got to the comments, I was thinking it’s gotta be Scout. So I’ll take my chances with the drawing. 🙂 I was too late to get some of her Halloween Socktoberfest yarn – darn.
Still working on my autumnal socks – just started the second – will send pictures when they are done!
Lisa Souza would be my vote.
What torture those colorful pictures are…they’re calling me!!!
I’m hoping it’s Hand Jive Knits Nature’s Palette.
I think it’s Sundara – her yarn is the absolute best!!!!!!
My vote is Julia Vesper’s fantastic sock yarn…
Oops, forgot to tell you that last year, I asked my mailman what he would like and we got him a gift card for Dunkin Donuts — the coffee kept him warm and energized during his winter route.
My guess is Sundara also! Darn, I thought I would be the first to guess that.
Vesper was my first guess so I’ll go with that one. I have other guesses as well, but I’ll wait and see.
The company that you would go off your yarn diet for would be Socks that Rock, right? If only they’d sell to online accounts, I’d go off my yarn diet to buy it from you. =)
As for the contest…my guess is Scout, too. Beautiful stuff there.
Yep, I pick ScoutJ. Lisa Souza is a close second, but I don’t have her yarn yet.
Is the yarn diet company Koigu? I heard that they are hard to get a hold of right now if you don’t already carry their products.
I think/hope that I will end up with your work. That looks like beautiful yarn.
I vote either Lisa Souza or Fearless Fibers. Deb of Fearless Fibers has an Etsy store, though I’ve never seen her sell anywhere else. I’ve ordered from her several times, and I LOVE her yarns! Super generous yardage, gorgeous colours, what more could you want?
I gotta tell ya, Sheri, you are a cruel, cruel temptress. These photos are gorgeous, and if I could, I’d come work for you just so I could roll around in all the yarn! I’ve got a wishlist from your shop that’s about a mile long, but I can’t spend ANY money on yarn right now!! This is a tough time of year, when every spare penny must be scrimped & saved for the childrens’ Christmas. I’m trying really really hard to convince my husband that he should get me sock yarn for Christmas, though. 🙂
Well, my first thought was Scout as well. But since there were already so many guesses for her, I thought I would mix it up and guess Mama-E.
I hope Lisa Souza!
Is it Lisa Souza? I love the colours!
I guess Lisa Souza, too. Colors are gorgeous and the skeins are generous.
Now, I have to get out of here before I break down and order some Sweet Georgia in sport weight. I really want the fingering weight so I guess I have to continue to be patient…not easy at all!
I think that its going to be Lisa. All the beautiful colours and the Lime and Violet Colourway…I sure hope so! On a side note, all the comments make me search the other yarn designers 🙂
I think it mite be the Lisa Souza yarn. http://www.lisaknit.com
love all the new yarn coming in. I’m saving my pennies, lol
I’m guessing Scout, but any of the choices above would be great!
Add me to the ever growing list of those guessing Scout.
I’m guessing it’s the sock hop yarn woman!
Is it Black Bunny Fibers
How about Seacoast?
OK — this is not a list of guesses but a list of indie handdyers for Sheri aka the enabler:
– Spunky eclectic
– Knitting sunshine
– Yarn Botanika
– Lucy Neatby
Yarntini would be my guess (keeping my fingers crossed on this one as I want to try it pretty bad and can’t find it in stock anywhere! LOL). Oh, and PLEASE…………. when your Yarn Pirate comes in would you kindly hold back enough Culture Club colorway for a pair of socks? Pretty please?
I’m going to guess Yarntini too! Good stuff.
Love that you have SweetGeorgia! My guess is Yarntini, too!!
I am going to say the yarn pirate!! OR To knit, perchance to dream!!
This one hasn’t been guessed, I don’t think – Black Bunny Fibres?
Is it VvS Painted or Apple Pie Yarn
Can I make a second guess? I would say J-knits after thinking about it. I hope so cause I cant get her stuff anywhere!
Hmmm…I am thinking of Apple Laine but not sure if it is one-woman shop.