Hang Your Socks

Well I must tell you that I’m feeling a need to enhance my sock yarn stash a bit. I thought having 25+ future socks (plus 5 on the needles that I neglected to tell you about, plus several yarns that are on order that I neglected to tell you about) was a lot. Clearly, there are many of you who have me beat and you just keep adding to your own stash. I like that about you. And I bow to you. I will think of you as I continue to shop….

Kissed SocksI have been planning a Sock Photo Gallery for the blog and/or website since we opened. It’s on my “to do” list. After receiving marvelous “socks in the trees” photos from Loopy Customer Extraordinaire Sharon, I’m ready to do it. (These are her great photos!) You see, any website can have a “sock photo gallery”. But obviously The Loopy Ewe website needs to put a “loopy” spin on it. Jungle Socks
So ours will be The Socks in Trees Photo

Gallery. πŸ™‚ So – take pictures of the socks you have made from purchases at The Loopy Ewe, put your socks on a bush or branch or tree, with or without sock blockers – and email your photos to us so that we can include them (and YOU!) in our gallery. Now isn’t that just a bit more fun than sticking them on your feet or laying them on the floor for a photo? Just sayin’. (And aren’t Sharon’s socks great? This is Sweet Georgia Kissed – more arriving any day here – and Claudia Hand-Painted Jungle Sport.)

It’s Field Trip Day. Today I have a knitting group of women coming over from Illinois to do a Loopy Field Trip. I also have another gal coming from mid-Missouri for the same thing. It will be a fun afternoon of sharing the Loopy Room. (You know, the “room” will soon be a misnomer. It is expanding out of its borders and will continue to grow because I have so many fun things on order for us. However, I’ll probably always call it The Loopy Room. It makes people wonder, when I say that I’ve been in The Loopy Room all day – and I like that….)

Did you see two new additions that I added last night? Well, some of you did because you have already ordered them! One customer told me she can “sense” when I put new things up on the website. Oh, she’s good. We have added Colonial Rosewood DPN’s (I love these) and the cutest sheep notecards from my new friend Kelly at Romney Ridge Farm. One day, she’s going to let me come and knit in the pasture with her adorable sheep. That seems like a pretty fitting “loopy” thing to do.

Sheri doesanyonehaveholidayshoppingdone?becauseIhaven’t&I’mstartingtoworry


  1. I LOVE the idea of a gallery of tree socks!! My question is: If we want OUR picture in the gallery, do we also have to be in the tree or bush?? I don’t have great tree climbing skills…….
    Wish I was on Loopy field trip today!

  2. Oh, I’d definitely take photos of any of you peering out from behind your socks. But only if you are in the bushes or in the trees. That’s what Loopy customers do…. πŸ™‚

    And Janice – I wish you were doing a Loopy Field Trip today, too!

  3. Maybe we should have a Loopy sock reunion? Then we can all have a loopy field trip!
    As far as shopping goes..it seems I am doing a lot of yarn shopping in the name of Christmas. Besides that, I have my shopping done for my three year old and no ideas for my husband. Yes, I could knit socks for him, and I have thought about it..but the colors he picks are so much more boring than the fun ones I pick that I think I would be asleep before I got to the heel flap.

  4. I LIKE that Socks in Trees schtick. Good thing I planted some last year. hehe.

    Some of my gifts are knitted so they are in various stages of completion. I am giving my parents ‘experience’ gifts mostly cause like many folks they don’t need anything. Tickets to the Phoenix Symphony, movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates… stuff like that. Plus socks of course. Mom now has one and Dad now has half of one.

    Started Dad’s last night using the Russi Arygle (blue-gray color) that I got from Sheri. It is really nice and springy and warm and a lovely ‘colorful’ manly color that my dad would actually wear. I am using 2 circulars and I was pleasantly surprised to find it really did go much faster than DPNS… at least for me. Or maybe it just FELT like it since there is less fussiness. Once you get a method down to go from one circ to the other it is smooth as butter. (Bought slick Addi Turbos just for this purpose and they work great.)

    I prefer toe-ups (bad at gauging how much to use with top-down) so I started with the usual provisional cast on using DPNs and swtiched to circs after the toe turn. I’m kind of hybridizing anything that will make it go faster at this point. HA!

  5. Hi!!
    If I hang it on a very tiny tree, would you like a photo of my beautiful cuff???? πŸ™‚ (I WILL COMPLETE A HEEL this year…I WILL COMPLETE A HEEL…)
    I actually finished the tie I was knitting for my husband for Christmas—I had begun to think it would never end!! I like the way it turned out–hope he does too!
    The Sock Gallery is wonderful—super socks AND great motivation! Thanks!!!

  6. My socks are so proud to be on the innernets! Thank you.

    I can’t wait to try out the Colonial Rosewood dpns! What yarn to use with the new needles…..of my many, many, MANY possibilities….

    Excellent, Sheri, as always. And I hope to go on a Loopy Room tour some day! Now let’s see those socks in the trees everybody!

  7. I agree – we should have a Loopy Field trip one day – Sheri can pick the date.
    Will take pix of socks when it stops raining – or should I wait until the Friday snow? I have most of the Christmas shopping finished, mostly in-laws to do and finish off youngest son on Friday when I can use my Banana Republic coupon at the mall. I did manage to grab a TMX Elmo at Target the morning, last one on the shelf, it wasn’t there on my first go round, but 5 minutes later there it was – only one. I heard someone ask for one and the clerk disappered and returned with one, she must have brought two and left one on the shelf. Will be speeding to Salmon, Idaho and youngest grand daugher for Christmas – along with all the other things we bought for her – and some knitted socks.

    Jari – if you can knit a man’s tie, you can knit a heel. I tried a tie once and gave it – I could never get it to look like a tie.

  8. Holiday shopping is done! Including hubby’s shopping for me, compliments of the Loopy Room. Emily and I had so much fun today. She continues to talk about Zoe and will for a long time I’m sure. She’s already asking when we can return to visit her.

  9. I received an email from Connie in Newmarket this morning asking for pix’s of the “knitting room” – (it’s a small world) – she is going to publish one on her blog (I’m blushing) – thank you Sheri.

  10. Oh, I wish I’d thought of doing a Loopy Field trip last time I was in St. Louis! I think you may have been out of town then, anyway. I’ll have to remember to contact you before our next trip, whenever that might be. I need to knit some socks from the yarn I’ve gotten from you, but I’m working on Christmas stuff right now, and none of it is socks!
    Someday, I’ll have some Loopy socks in trees pics for you.

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