Ding Dang Cute!

Loopy_studioIsn’t this the ding dang cutest little Loopy? That Laurie over at Woolpets is amazing. I asked if she could make me a Loopy, then I asked if she could make a kit, then I asked if she could send me a bunch to sell at The Loopy Ewe so other sock-lovers could have Loopy with socks on, too. And each time, she said yes! So sometime next week you will find these wonderful needle felting kits available in the shop and I hope you have a lot of fun making your own little Loopy guys! Also coming up in the next week or two (because we had so many boxes of yarn delivered this week, that I’m not sure which will get photo-ed and when they’ll be up): new Cider Moon, new Claudia, new Interlacements Tiny Toes, new Stone Barn Fibers, new J-Knits, new Perchance to Knit Lace, new Schaefer Lola and Andrea, new lace patterns, and new sock-in-progress purses. Lots of great stuff going up again!

How are you doing on the Loopy Q2 Challenge? I have had the most wonderful hats and mitts donated so far! Your knitting generosity is just amazing and I know the recipients will be bowled over by your kindness. (Remember, you have until June 30th to send your knitted items in to me.) Check out the Q2 gallery for some of the photos, and I will also be taking more of some of the ones that have been sent in and not yet photoed. (And while you’re at it, check out all of our other photo galleries, too. Did you know there are currently 129 photos of socks in the Socks on Trees gallery? Most are alphabetized by yarn brand, so that you can see how some of your favorites knit up. It’s easy to add your own photos of socks made with yarns available at The Loopy Ewe. Simply go to your account, click on Photos, and follow the quick directions. We love showcasing your beautiful creations here!)

Today’s recipe is from Loopy friend Shauna. She emailed to tell me that her fiance declared my Snickerdoodle recipe “the second best cookies ever”. Of course I had to then have the recipe for “the first best cookies ever”, and this is what she sent. I made them up this week to send to College Boy, and they really are wonderful! You need to try them.

DSC00650.JPGShauna’s Famous Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 c (2 sticks) butter
1 c granulated sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 c (12 oz) chocolate chips
2 c quick oats

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips & oats. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 8 to 11 minutes or until brown (I find it works better if you touch the top of the cookies lightly–if it isn’t mushy, but holds its shape a little, the cookie is done). Let stand for two minutes; remove to brown paper bags to cool completely.

Have a great weekend and get lots of knitting done!

Sheri STILLpackingSneakUpordersbuttheyshouldallbeoutbytomorrow.fingerscrossed.


  1. So now that I’ve done that, I can actually *say* something in the comment. Duh.

    I don’t eat chocolate (not at all…not for the last 17 years) but I do eat carob and I just happened to buy a package of carob chips this afternoon at the health food store. I’m putting down the yarn and needles and going off to bake some of those cookies. Right now.


  2. LOVE the Loopy kit!!! I hope you got a lot of them in! I hope I don’t have any meetings next week so I can stalk the Loopy site. Happy Weekend!

  3. You have the luckiest college boy ever. I don’t think my mom’s sent me cookies since my freshman year. Three years without mom-baked cookies is a long time. Go you!

    As for the loopy! MUST HAVE LOOPY!

    Also, I went digging through my stash the other day for the Loopy Ewe challenge… and made a startling conclusion. While I have plenty of sock yarn (enough to choke a horse) in fingering weight, I have very little in something thicker. My limited stash of bulkier wools are things like alpaca and non-superwash wool – and while they would make lovely, warm, beautiful gloves and hats – they won’t be very washable. And I don’t want to use anything in my limited acrylic or cotton stash, since it’s not warm enough. I’m seriously wracking my brain, but I can’t believe I’m going to say this… I don’t think I have anything I can use in my stash. (If my roommate could hear me say that, I think he might die.) I’m actually going to have to go out and buy more yarn… and not just as stash building. Wow.

  4. Oh the Loopy kit is soooooo cute. Hope I can get one. 🙂 The cookies look yummy. They’ll go with the banana bread I baked today.
    Hope you all have a great weekend.

  5. I agree with AnnaMarie!! I’ve browsed at the WoolPets and sort of considered it but I MUST have a Loopy!!!! Are you keeping a waiting list? There’s also a cute sockless sheep at Laurie’s etsy shop that would make a nice friend for Loopy, or a consolation purchase for those of us who have to work during Sneak Ups!

  6. Sheri, I’m glad that your College Boy got cookies this week too. I brought chocolate chip cookies to my college boy when I visited him Tuesday…College Boys deserve those, especially at this time of year! How did you ever find time to bake cookies while packing up all those orders?!

  7. Loopy as a Woolpet is totally adorable! Even the box is so cute. I hope you did get a lot because it sounds like he will be just as popular next week as Yarn Pirate was this week! Who could resist? You mentioned that you were goint to try needle felting a couple of weeks ago. How did it go? Is it difficult? I fear that if I tried it mine would turn into an amorphous blob and stay that way.
    Well, we have a lovely rainy spring day here, I can see trees and flowers blooming from my window and I’m off to work on my lace shawl…oh, and write a paper, how could I have forgotten….
    Have a great weekend, Sheri!

  8. Loopy is Sooooo CUTE!!! Every time I place an order, the next day you show something new and of course, I want that too. I must have a Loopy Woolpet so he can watch over my Loopy stash. 😉 Sheri, I love the lace shawl….can you let us know what pattern you are using? Thanks for the cookie recipe, the cookies look delicious. Kristi

  9. Gee, if we order right now, can we get a couple of those cookies w. it? That is a darn!! cute Loopy! Very, very lovable. Gosh, so much to anticipate at Loopy Ewe….

  10. That Loopy is adorable! I have no idea how to go about needle felting, but it seems as though this might be a good time to learn. I, too, hope you ordered lots of those kits!
    I loved looking at the “Socks on Trees” gallery–very inspiring!

  11. I love the Loopy…very cute! I have the yarn for at least 3 projects for Q2. Haven’t started yet (shoulder problems) but hats and fingerless mitts aren’t very time-consuming. The cookies look scrumptious…I think I mgiht be making some this afternoon.

  12. OMG! Too cute!! I was looking at the penguins when she still had them. The cookies sound delish, I was going to bake cookies with my friend this week but couldn’t find the time.

    I’m still working on all my Q2 knits, good thing I have awhile to send them. 🙂

  13. Loopy is great! Because of your mention of Woolpets a couple weeks ago, I purchased a bunny kit as a thank you for my knitting teacher (she collects All Things Bunny). The whole class did a lot of oohing and aahing over both the kit and the finished bunny the next week!

    What great timing on the cookie recipe. The warm weather is (as usual) slow to come to Seattle so some cookie baking tomorrow evening is probably in order – and what better thing to take in to work on Monday morning to go with that 10:00 latte break?

  14. Thanks for the reminder about the Q2 challenge. It’s so warm here already that I can’t imagine why anyone would ever need a hat or a pair of fingerless gloves! (And six months from now I’ll be trying to remember where we put ours.)

    Loopy is really tempting!

  15. Oh boy Sheri…are you trying to send us over the edge? LOl, I don’t even know if I ever thought of making a Woolet and now I know I HAVE too….or two, LOL..
    My DS(getting masters next month) lived at school for three years and then back home, his choice, the college is maybe an 18 minute drive so I would bake brownies every other week, cut them leave in Pyrex wrap in foil and towels and drive to schol, give him a call the brownies were here and he would bring them still hot back to his room….he sometimes didn’t make it back to his room as the the other students were smelling them…I had to very the day after a while because I think, like the sneak up, there was a brownie watch…I imagine I will be doing the same for younger son in fall, same college…

  16. I’ve succumbed to several Woolpets ever since you mentioned them. But I can see there’s at least one more in my future. I’d better get some of the others made right quick so I won’t have as big a case of the guilts.

    I guess it’s back to stalking the site again for me. (Perchance to Knit laceweight = WantItMineMineMine)

  17. The new Loopy Woolpet is adorable. I love how is little red-socked feet splay out. Too cute! Someday I will get one but am still recovering from the huge order last week. Those woolpets are all just the coolest things. I told several friends about her site.

    I can hardly believe my eyes that there is still MORE new stuff coming in. I love the Cider Moon yarn I already have (so nice and squishy) and now I am intrigued by Stone Barn Fibers just cause I like the name. I’m sure it is lovely as you have never had anything but beautiful products. How on Earth can I justify more yarn after last week though? I walked around Saturday with an armload I had been admiring on the sofa… an unexpected guest popped in and I had to move it … but where? I have to knit A LOT faster. :>)

  18. if i ever again have money, i will probably have to get a little lamb kit. but that may be a while.

    My hats, well, it’s warm out and i don’t want to sit in my room knitting until i get the storm windows out (it’s difficult because a lot of my family members are afraid of heights and my windows are second floor), because it is really hot in there. if i am late with the hats and stuff, could i still send them in and get them to where they are going??

  19. omg omg omg omg omg! All my yarn just arrived from the Sneak Up and it is SO insanely gorgeous I can’t stand it. I couldn’t begin to pick favorites. Having said that I keep petting and fondling the Handmaiden Sea Silk and Rowan Kid Silk Haze and the Handmaiden cashmere. You all just have to get some of these – ANY of them – just to touch it. It does something for the soul to touch things so equisite. The Schaefer Andrea silk… like satin almost. Then there is the Baruffa laceweight which is so beautiful and fine. I have visions of great things surrounded by these bundles of perfection. The colors are wonderful as well. I am very fond of the Black Purl by Helen’s Laces… so striking in person. Also love the chocolate Baruffa and the Ice Cream Rowan. Not to mention the Seacoast colors. I am stymied about what to use first. As they say though, this is a high quality problem. 🙂

    Thanks too Sheri for the lovely appreciation week yarn. I totally dig them and will definitely be using it.

  20. Mine’s here too!! The Perchance To Knit in Bouganvillea and Yarn Pirate in Primrose are gorgeous! The matching stitch marker with the PTK is so pretty, feel like I should knit it into the item. The Seacoast Handpainted in Cobbler reminds me of end of summer and fruit cobbler, exactly as it’s name. I LOVE the appreciation gift! (sshhhhh almost more than the other yarns) Thank you thank you for the glorious yarns and for the speedy shipment, that can’t have been easy….

  21. Oh my! I hope that you get alot of those Loopy Sheep kits in too. I want one very badly. Tell me she’ll make enough for all us Loopies. It is so cute.

  22. I’ve been wondering if you ever made any of your Woolpets. I ordered the penguin awhile back but I haven’t made him yet. Loopy, however, is TOO cute.
    I can’t wait for the Sock Club yarn to arrive. I just finished my Perchance to Knit Mexicali Peppers socks. Hot stuff! And on the needles I have the Apple Laine sock yarn. I’m working through my Loopy orders quickly.

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