Pairs to share…

Well, I have more PAIRS to share. I know that all of my twinless socks made some of you feel better. (And for those of you who always knit pairs together, or always do one right after the other? We’re not speaking to you right now. Not unless you wanted to knit up some of those socks and send them on to me as an “I feel sorry for you and all your twinless socks” gift. But I’m thinking you don’t feel that sorry for me, seeing how I got myself into this mess, and I keep making it worse by starting new socks.)

DSC00080.JPG I like these from Regia. Regia has great sock yarn – long-wearing and the socks get softer each time you wash them. Plus, they have some fun stripey colors. Knitting up this other pair reminded me that I do like knitting stripes, too. I had gotten carried away with knitting all kinds of variegated yarns, but the stripes were fun. I think I need to pick out some more balls for my own stash.

DSC00081.JPGHere is another completed pair from some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock that I had in my stash. I made them really long and I love them. I think I was just having a good time doing the pattern repeats and temporarily forgot how many more socks are on my “to knit” list. What do I like about Lorna’s Laces? I love their beautiful colorways, and the yarn is so soft. I’m waiting on another big order from them, and I almost don’t want it to come in. I don’t need more yarn in my personal stash. Well, not much more, anyway….

DSC00078.JPGOne thing I’m really really liking is my Zelda sock knitting bag. I’m wondering how I got along without this! I knit right out of the bag, so no yarn goes hopping around to entice Zoe-the-yarn-snipping-cat. When I’m done knitting for the day, I just stick the sock in there and snap the bag shut. Nothing to put away, and no possible way for anyone (anycat) to get in there and play with the yarn. Plus, it’s so classy looking and easy to take to Starbucks for a few minutes of knitting while I have my Peppermint Mocha, or to a business meeting where I can sit in the back and look attentive (while knitting away). So far, everyone who has ordered them from The Loopy Ewe has emailed back to say “I love this bag!”, so that’s a good recommendation for you. Of course I still love all of my other knitting bags. 🙂 But this one will forever be my sock-knitting bag, hands down. It’s just too perfect for it.

DSC00079.JPGIn case you were wondering about the knitting in that bag, yes, it’s true. I had to cast on another sock. I’m sorry, but that Yarn Pirate Frost was just calling my name so loudly that I could hardly ignore it. Frankly, the All Things Heather Raspberry Truffle was calling just as loudly. It just so happened that I was in a blue/brown mood. I will be in the pink/brown mood, shortly. I think if I finish one pair, I ought to be able to cast on a new sock, don’t you think? (I know, I know. That will just keep my twinless pairs growing.)

College Boy arrived home last night and I’m a happy mom! We packed lots of orders this morning (I love having his help), so I’m hoping that many of you have boxes of yarn arriving on Friday or Saturday. This long weekend is going to be perfect for knitting! And eating. Yum. Speaking of which, I’m sharing a Cranberry Pie recipe with you that was recommended and shared by Loopy Friend Diane. I haven’t made it yet, so no picture.

Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Pie

2 cups raw cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp almond extract

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 eggs

Spray a 9 or 10″ pie plate with Pam or equivalent baking spray

Spread washed cranberries in pie plate
Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup sugar and the chopped nuts

Beat eggs, add 1 cup sugar.
Gradually add flour and melted butter
Add almond extract
Pour this mixture over cranberries, covering well…this is what makes the crust…

Bake at 325 for 30 to 40 mins………..Serve warm with vanilla ice cream……..

This pie is great to make ahead and freeze….Enjoy!

Doesn’t it sound great? I need to make that soon. Thanks for sharing, Diane!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. In this time of “thankfulness”, I want you to know that you are a blessing to our family. We’re thankful for your Loopy orders, your kind comments, your wonderful emails, your sweet blog entries about us, and even your wonderful recipe sharing! 🙂 We couldn’t do this business without you, and we wouldn’t want to. Hugs to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sheri nowI’mthinkingImightneedapairofcranberrypiecoloredsockswhatdoyouthink?


  1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so glad to hear that Regia gets softer as you wear it – I have some here, but wasn’t feeling the love. :0) Now I’ll have to re-visit that yarn (once I’ve finished my Christmas knititng, of course!).

  2. I’ve just recently started reading your blog (LOVE IT!)and look forward to ordering yarn from you as soon as I learn how to knit something that isn’t flat (scarf, ipod cozy, etc..) I’m a new knitter who is eager to learn how to make my own socks.

    Any tips that you can offer or good learning resources? (I’m in the St. Peters, MO area, so if you know of any local-ish classes, lemme know!)

  3. Sheri,
    Your socks are really pretty.Thanks for the Cranberry recipe.Have a wnderful Thankgiving and a knitty weekend………

  4. See? You CAN finish a pair of socks. So I don’t feel sorry for you. =D Although maybe you deserve to have somebody finish a couple of the twinless socks.

    Love that Regia; that pattern would look pretty cool as Jaywalkers.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend! Got my last order today!!! So excited!!! Thanks to you we all have great yarns to make our feet toasty!!! Your socks look great!!! 🙂 Hugs to you!!!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Sheri and family. Your socks are very pretty and I love doing striped socks. Am lost in variegated for now but must get more self striping yarn in the new year. The pie sounds delicious and will have to try it. I love cranberries too. Thanks for sharing your recipe Diane. Happy knitting to all during the holiday weekend.

  7. I am thankful for The Loopy Ewe and you Sheri, the nicest person I know to shop with. Love the cranberry pie recipe and will try that out soon.

    For those of you who have not ordered from this week’s new items I got a box from Sheri today… Yarn Pirate ‘Sadie’ is really pretty in person. So is ‘Hydrangea’ by YP. Her ‘Teal’ color is really just like on the web I think – rich and sheeny. Also loving the Interlacements ‘Fireplace Embers’ and ‘Woodland’ a lot. Niiiice. :>)

    Happy Turkey Day to all you Loopie bloggers. Gobble gobble.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Sheri, I feel that we all know them through the blog.

    Thank you for making my passion more exciting and enjoyable, I love the wonderful yarns you sell and the service that comes with them. Even though you are many states away you feel like the girl down the block who drops by for tea and crumpets in the afternoon for a good gab.

    Thank you Diane, for the the cranberry receipes sounds very easy the delightful to the taste.

    Happy day to all – keep up the knitting – remember you can get a lot of knitting done while the turkey is cooking.

  9. Congrats on getting a couple more pairs finished! They are really pretty. I’ve got YP Storm on the needles right now, and I’m loving how they look. Hope to make some progress while the turkey’s cooking tomorrow and everyone here’s watching some football.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Sheri.

  10. oooh i can’t wait to try that pie! thanks for posting a pic of frost knitted up. i hardly ever get to play with any of my colorways, and i love to see how they turn out.

    have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family!!

  11. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Sheri! I received my packages today and it was the perfect pre-Thanksgiving treat! The yarns are beautiful as always and I am hoping to get some knitting time tomorrow after the big dinner at my MIL’s house. I love getting packages from the Loopy Ewe! 🙂 BTW, I am coveting your Zelda sock bag – I think that I might “need” one soon…..

  12. Happy Thanksgiving, Sheri, to you and yours. Have a lovely day eating all sorts of very yummy things! And the cranberry pie looks a treat!

    I’m in AZ for Turkey Day so I haven’t seen the YP and ATH yarns I ordered from the latest batch. I can’t wait! My housesitter better not open the box! I’m in the camp of those who absolutely loves my Zelda bag. For those on the fence about getting one, don’t wait – you will love it1

    Thank you for all you do Sheri I’m thankful you started the Loopy Ewe so I can get such wonderful sock yarns, patterns, needles and so much fun stuff from such a wonderful person. And I’m so glad I’ve gotten to “know” you in the process.

  13. Happy Thanksgiving! I just received my box Monday afternoon and love both the wooden and plastic sock blockers. I’ve been pleased with both orders that I’ve placed and can’t want to place another. Thank you for the great customer service! Hope you have a great day today with family and friends. Kristi

  14. Cranberry Pie Socks…yummy! Wouldn’t a pair in Sweet Georgia Merlot be just perfect with that Turkey Dinner….

    Hope Sheri, her family and the extended Loopy Ewe Family have a wonderful Turkey Day!

    My college boy and college graduate that lives in NY are home for the weekend……


  15. A very blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family. My dinner is done and now I am excercising by winding the new All Things Heather. A very fitting excercise for this grand day!

  16. Thanks for the recipes! I love cranberries. My grandmother, Mimi, always made what we call Mock Cherry pie for Thanksgiving. It featured cranberries and seedless raisins. I need to start a Sunday afternoon knitting group at my home just to be able to make all these great treats. My kids and husband are not adventurous dessert eaters so if I make any thing other than apple pie I have to eat the whole thing myself. In the interest of fitting into my jeans I need to have some help. Have a great weekend.

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