New Photo Galleries are Up!

DSC00513.JPGCollege Boy has been busy on our website. We added in all of the photos received so far, and put the galleries up at The Loopy Ewe last night! There are several photo galleries. One is our Socks on Trees (and such). We wanted to make our sock photo galleries fun and a bit out of the ordinary, so we asked you to send us photos of your socks on trees for the gallery. What is the “and such” part? Well, some of you wrote and said that you have no trees, so could you send your socks on plants? And then some of you wrote and said that you don’t have trees or plants, so could you send your socks on rocks? Thus, Socks on Trees (and such). I loved how Janelle was creative with her socks on trees! As I was photographing some of mine, I thought maybe I ought to traipse around the neighborhood and find some other interesting trees. Then I envisioned knocking on the neighbors’ doors to ask if I could photograph my socks on their trees, and, well…. it stopped there. Maybe not such a good idea. (I scratched the idea of taking all of my socks and sock blockers down to the Botanical Gardens, too, although it would have been very fun to use their trees.) I hope you all come up with a lot more ideas for your socks on trees, and keep adding them to the gallery! (Note – be sure that the sock yarns in the photos you send, are socks yarns we sell at The Loopy Ewe. I don’t want to frustrate people by giving them ideas and then not providing them with the supplies!) Click on any photo in the gallery to see it up close and get more information on it.

We also have a photo gallery of things made up from Sock Yarns, But Not Socks. You know, sock yarns are so much fun to knit with, and you can make all kinds of things. Send us photos of the items you have knit up with sock yarns so that we can share them with others for inspiration. (Good books with ideas for just such a thing: Not Just Socks and Not Just More Socks.) Check our Ann’s wonderful shawl from Claudia Hand Painted. You will notice that I have Casey and Zoe in my photos. You can pose anyone (or anypet) with your knitted items in this section. They might become famous. πŸ™‚

Have you ever wondered how other people store their yarn? Or what their knitting rooms or corners look like? Our third gallery, Knitting Nooks & Storage Ideas, gives you a peak into some of these knitting areas, and it also gives you some fun storage ideas for your stash. We need more photos, so snap a few pictures of your ideas or space and put them on the gallery.

The last gallery has photos and copies of all the recipes I have shared on the blog so far. Now, remember that I’m not a food sytlist and some of the photos could use some good photoshop work. But – I’d rather be knitting. So for the most part, you get them as I took them. (Unless WH gets a hold of them and just has to tweak colors a bit.) The idea behind sharing good recipes on a knitting blog/website? Well, some are quick and easy – thus allowing you to cut your dinner preparation time and do more knitting. Others are just really wonderful desserts – thus buying you “extra credit” with the family, and allowing you more knitting time because “you deserve it, after that wonderful dish you made for us tonight.” Just sayin’.

sockonwiiJen in Ohio wondered if I really indeed meant Socks on Trees, or could I possibly have meant Socks on Wii’s?? (And since we’re still trying to find a Wii here as part of an “owed” Christmas gift, I would just as soon she had sent the Wii itself. But it did crack me up when the photo came through!) Back to the galleries – the best part of it is that you can add photos to the galleries yourself. Simply go to your Loopy Ewe Account and click on the button that says “Add a photo” under My Photos. You’ll then be able to add the title (Use the line of sock yarn for the name – Claudia Hand Painted, Yarn Pirate, Lorna’s Laces, etc) and can add a description if desired. You’ll attach your photo and then send it on its way. It stops by my mailbox before being posted, so that I can double check everything, and then it will go up. Easy as pie.

DSC00436.JPGHuge thanks and hugs to all of you who have sent in photos so far! The cute mini sock blockers will begin shipping to you this week. Remember – I’m sending you a mini sock blocker for your submission to one of our gallery categories. I’ll send up to two sock blockers to each person who submits to two or more categories – that way you can earn a pair. Just our big THANK YOU for helping to make our galleries at The Loopy Ewe a fun place to visit! (I have re-posted the photo of Loopy with our S-M-L regular plastic sock blockers, so that you can see how small the mini one is.)

We will also be adding galleries to showcase your Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge submissions – this quarter we’re all knitting Franks and Marthas, right? That will be up shortly. And finally – you might notice we have a new “favorite icon” – – that will show up in your bookmarks and blog subscriptions. We wanted you to have a quick way to find us here, and Loopy agreed to let two of his red socks mark the spot.

So go check out the new galleries and let us know what you think!

Sheri nowleavingtotakeCollegeBoyoutforlunchforallofhishardwork:-)


  1. Hey I was already looking at the galleries this morning. College Boy did a wonderful job. I really enjoyed seeing all the neat things people are knitting.

  2. Everything looks wonderful! I hope the College Boy got a very HUGE lunch and dessert too! Those photos of knitting rooms has inspired me to finally ORGANIZE. Let’s see if I do it!

  3. Tell College Boy he does good work. I shall have to take pictures of some of my socks as I finish them — I do have a series of “yarn on cat” pictures that I’ve been taking, and if I can catch the Mighty Mu-Mu standing on the yarn box staring down at the contents through the clear plastic lid with her “Gollum” expression, I’ll send it on. (“We wants it. We wants the Precious….”)

  4. College Boy did a great job. And, I loved seeing all the knitting nook/storage options (I need inspiration). But, I’ve decided I want to be Susan J.’s new best friend πŸ˜‰

  5. I love the photo galleries! College Boy, your work is excellent! I do hope that your mom treated you to a super lunch. – It is so much fun to see all the socks, not just socks and the knitting rooms. I sure do miss my knitting/craft room since we moved into our condo. I store most of my yarn in big, big baggy type bags under the beds and in pieces of furniture. Oh and of course closets. But if you would walk into my house uninvited you would see my ball winding equipment set up on my table. I keep my various on-needle projects in my knitting bags and set them around the family room. The bags not only hide the projects they also look very pretty in the decor.
    I totally forgot about the Franks and Marthas. I don’t think I will have enough time to get an entire pair of socks knitted by the end of January now. However, I do have a pair I can take a picture of and send in once they are washed and blocked.
    Again, thank you College Boy for all your hard work!

  6. The photo galleries are inspiring. Love seeing how everyone store their stash. My storage is determined by my cat who only likes the most expensive of yarns. She will pull out draws, stick her hand in any way she can to feel that yarn, and if possible take the yarns out and make spider webs all over the house.

    Tell College Boy he does a fabulous job. The web site is tops. Makes me want to come back and keep looking.

  7. The photo galleries are so nicely done… thanks to you and your son for a great job Sheri. (He should put all this on his resume btw :>)

    I get suck a kick looking at all the pix and the innovation in the items as well as the ‘trees’. I’m like everyone else… gotta finish some more to get those photos in.

  8. WOW – College Boy out did himself. Great job you two. It is such fun seeing what socks people are knitting, and the yarns and colourways knitted into socks.
    Such fun.

  9. Wow, the galleries were worth the wait. I love how you link back to the page for the yarn (so you can buy it). I also love how College Boy has automated the process for the future. Now that’s thinking!

  10. The stash rooms are giving me ideas. I am getting ready to rearrange my “studio” because I am tired of looking at fabric out on open shelves and yarn stuffed where ever I can fit it. I have seen one idea already t hat I like.. After I paint the room, I will being re-arraging. But I will try and send you aphoto really soon of my temporary solutions.

  11. Like the galleries, good work College Boy! It’s good to see pictures of the yarn knitted up. The favourite icon reminds me of an old Atari logo, slightly offset. Definitely memorable!

  12. For all you thinking about sending a photo to the new gallery… I just uploaded one and it is really easy. Nice job once again College Boy and mom. :>)

  13. What fun! I just added a photo to one of the galleries, and am off to go look at everyone else’s FOs.

    Kudos to College Boy for all his hard work!

  14. I love all of the galleries. College Boy did a fantastic job! It is very inspiring to see all of the socks and the knitting rooms and storage spaces. It is also nice to see how the different yarns and colors knit up. Thanks again for a great site. Love the little icon too. πŸ™‚ Kristi

  15. i really enjoyed viewing the all the galleries. it is so nice to see different yarns and colors knit up. i’m sure as we view them, it will entice us to pick out more pretty yarns. ( : college boy did great, as he always does, here at your website. we had your ‘chicken on the go’ for dinner tonight and hubby and i greatly enjoyed that. thanks for sharing such yummy recipes with us. picking up my last order at the post office after work tomorrow. they had some problem and i finally called today looking for it. will write tomorrow and let you know how much i love it! happy knitting.

  16. The galleries look great. Tell College Boy he did a great job. I really loved looking at everyones sock pics and can’t wait till I have some of my own to add. I’m going to have to take a pic of my knitting corner to post to the gallery.

  17. you are really very organized College Boy!
    I loved your galleries. Especially the one with the sock on trees.
    Last week my city planted trees and I have three new trees in my front yard, maybe I’ll get some pictures for you.
    See you!

  18. Great work with the galleries, CB and Sheri! Excellent job!

    I will be submitting as soon as I finish my stash organization project, and my non-socks sock yarn project.

  19. Thanks for putting up the galleries. They are very inspiring. I love seeing what can be done with the yarns. It is really helpful to see how the yarn knits up.

    You are really creating a wonderfully fun community, Sheri.


  20. The galleries are wonderful. I love to see everyone’s work, as well as how the different yarns knit up. Your son did an awesome job on the galleries. How lucky you are to have someone in the family to do that for you!

  21. Yay! My picture is up! I think the sock gallery is a great idea and I love being able to see how the yarn knits up. Genius! Also, received my yarn from you on Monday and I wasn’t expecting it until Tuesday. Woo Hoo!!! I can’t wait to finish a pair and add them to the gallery.

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