Gone, gone, gone

DSC00621.JPGGone: the heads off of the chocolate sheep from yesterday. (Because of course here at The Loopy Ewe we have chocolate sheep, not chocolate bunnies. If there had been bunnies, the ears would be gone.)

Gone: College Boy, heading back up to college in Indiana. We had such a great time with him at home. So sad to have him go back. The good news is that in just a few weeks – ok, 38 days – he will be back for the summer. That makes us happy!

Gone: The pretty flowers that came out in the spring-like weather last week, but froze themselves into oblivion in the 20 degree weather that seemed to come out of nowhere over the weekend. At least I was able to get a few bunches of lilacs before they froze.

But making me feel a lot better (about everything except College Boy):

DSC00625.JPGA sock gift! Sweet Hariamrit submitted her beautiful Miss Match socks to the photo gallery and I thought they were such a fun idea. So I emailed her back and said, “Cute! I need to make some of those.” She responded that she’d love to make them for me if I wanted to send her the yarn. (Seriously – I thought she must be kidding. It still amazes me when people make socks and give them to other people. I know how much work goes into each pair!) So these beauties arrived last week and have already been worn. They’re out of the Louet Sport and I think I need to make most of my winter socks out of sport weight from now on. They are SO warm and comfortable. Isn’t she wonderful for sending me socks?

DSC00626.JPGA new indie dyer! I have a whole wonderful batch of Chewy Spaghetti here in-house. I quickly picked out this pretty spring color and knit up my first sock in the pair. I loved working with it and I love how it turned out. All of our Chewy Spaghetti colors will go up in next week’s shop update and you definitely will want to pick some out for yourself.

This week’s update! Not today – but sometime this week – I’m doing a “Sneak Up”. What is that? It’s when I don’t announce a specific time and date for the shop update (which tends to incite mass hysteria at times) and instead I just sneak up the new yarns. I did do a mini Sneak Up over the weekend. Have you seen the new Regia Silk Colors I added? Check out the current edition of Knitty for a beautiful pattern with the Regia Silk. I also added some fun Regia Stretch colors to our stock. But I digress. Back to this week’s Sneak Up. We have oodles of Fleece Artist in the regular sock base, as well as Fleece Artist in the new Sea Wool sock base. We also have gorgeous colors of Cider Moon going up. I already shared the repeat colors with you the week before last, but saved all of these new colors for this week. Here is a little peak of what will be up at The Loopy Ewe soon. I could only show you a couple of shelves of each….

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We also have really cool stuff arriving every week that I have been keeping from you. Can you believe it? I’m waiting for a few more orders to arrive and then I’ll put it all up at once. I can’t wait to share it with you. Fun stuff to look forward to!

We have winners in the first Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge! The random “pick a name out of the hat” winner of a $25 Loopy Gift Certificate is: Alison L with her Sock Thief socks. And the winner of the Knitter’s Choice Award (and thanks to SO many of you for voting!) and also receiving a $25 Loopy Gift Certificate is: Alyson W with her “Martha, to me anyway” socks. It was fun seeing all of your submissions for the Loopy Q1 Challenge!

Did anyone knit up anything fun over the weekend? I have a couple more socks almost done that I’ll be sharing soon. Both from NEW lines that we’re adding. πŸ™‚

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32 comments

  1. Sorry to hear that your wonderful son and flowers are temporarily absent from your days. We took our daughter (17 years old) to visit colleges in MN this past week. I dread the day when we have to leave her and come back on our own. But, thankfully there is knitting to help boost up the spirit …beautiful colors, beautiful textures and beautiful knitting friends to share projects, etc. with!! Thank you for your blog and store. Johanna

  2. I will be snagging some of that Fleece Artist. I am dying to try it. And you always eat chocolate sheep head first. πŸ™‚

  3. I totally want to make a comment here about the cool socks and the fact that I can stop obsessively reloading for the day….

    but I looked at the pictures of the fleece artist in stock and I’ve been knocked into a dazzled silence.

    And you KNOW how rarely THAT happens, right?

  4. Sheri, you tease! Looks like you have some skeins of cornflower in that fleece artist picture – will have to keep my eyes peeled for the update and use up some of that store credit I’m going to be getting. Have been searching internet daily for that particular color.

    BTW – the yarn return was shipped Friday so let me know when you receive it, how much the credit is, and how I go about using it.

    Which school in Indiana does your son go to? I went to DePauw and have one graduating from IU next month.

    Blessings,
    Susan

  5. Wheeeee!!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, voters! I’ve never had a chance to give a speech before….I’d like to thank the academy for all their encouragement and for bestowing this honor upon me. I remember, at the age of six, being in a play about Mikhail Baryshnikov, and I went on stage with my pants halfway up because the zipper was stuck and spent the entire scene tugging on the zipper of my corduroy shorts – that was the moment I knew I wanted to be an actress and………….

    Yeah, you know, the Oscar acceptance speech I’ve been carrying around since I was fourteen is probably not appropriate for a yarn prize. But I’m so excited! Now I don’t have to justify purchasing Sea Wool with the wedding coming up! Thank you Frank-and-Martha voters! πŸ˜€

  6. Mother Nature is trying to tell us that we need to redo our gardens. At least my daffodils had finished blooming before the freeze. My more tulip leaves look so horrid.

    And we knit socks for others because we hope that they will pass on the gift and knit for some one else.

  7. I finished my first pair of socks in Cider Moon’s Johnny Cash colour. I love ’em. I’ve been really eyeing some Louet Gems lately…hoping to do some lace socks.
    Hope you had a good holiday weekend! Don’t worry..I”m sure college boy had a good time and will be looking forward to summer time. I sure am. (I am a teacher and on spring break now, thank goodness…lots of knitting to be done!) πŸ™‚

  8. Congrats to the winners. The Q1 Challenge was fun. I’m looking forward to starting on the Q2 Challenge and getting the first shipment of the sock club. πŸ™‚
    Oh to see all those gorgeous colors together. Hold on while I wipe the drool of my keyboard. πŸ™‚

  9. Oooooh! An update! You’re killing me! πŸ˜‰ I finished my sister’s birthday Booga Bag over the weekend. Tonight I’ll finish my FIRST pair of socks! Yay me! My brother, with size 13 feet, saw my socks and now wants some. EEEEK!

  10. Oooo…more yarns! Is there Cider Moon Icicle in my future yet? And what is the difference between Fleece Artist’s “regular sock base” and the “Sea Wool”? Do you have my Taiga hidden away for me somewhere?

    I did get some knitting time in the midst of my night shifts…finished a pair of plain vanilla socks in Regia self-patterning (good for mindless knitting at 4 am in the ER…) and have continued on my pink lace ones (I have to get them off my needles soon!). Spent some time searching around on the net in the wee hours and found several new (to me) patterns…including another new one for Panda Cotton that I think I’m going to start next!

    Isn’t it a shame what our cold snap did to our lovely flowers? All the gorgeous lilacs have frostbite!

    Congrats to the Q1 winners!

  11. Hi all,
    Well, after about 20 (single, mostly…) socks with gusset holes….I finally managed to do one without holes!! I feel like singing, dancing, even….well…perhaps baking something. That’s what I did this weekend.
    I tried the procedure that was in SKS….and it worked. I am so thankful. I know that these pesky little holes shouldn’t bother me…but they do. Now, I want to go back and redo the ones with holes…but I will restrain myself.
    So, I had a great weekend.
    My hyacinths died this week too because of the weather…. hate it.

  12. Chewie Spaghetti — hummm….love the name and can’t wait to see the colors. I’m sure I will add a few to my stash. My lilacs haven’t bloomed yet but we had weekend snow so I hope it didn’t disturb the big bush too much. I have small leaves but no buds yet.

  13. I started knitting the Felted Tote Bag from Wool You Order (now Two Old Bags). I had made one for my sister years ago and always meant to make one for myself. I had bought several skeins of hand-dyed worsted that was far too course for a scarf and decided it would make a great bag. So, I’ve been knitting and knitting and knitting….jeesh that is one big bag! πŸ™‚

  14. Congratulations to the winners!! I just went to Alyson’s blog and loved the picture (dramatization) of her winning. *smile* : I can’t wait for the shop update. Now we’ll all be like stalkers of your site. ..checking in several times a day for the new yarns. Now back to my knitting so I can justify more yarn. πŸ™‚

  15. I’m going to be obsessivly checking too. I can’t tell what that third yarn is, can’t see labels, but it sure looks pretty!

    I’ve been knitting lace all of the weekend that I wasn’t sleeping due to this virus i seem to have picked up. I’ve got a deadline so probably no socks this week either. Sigh. I guess I’ll just have to buy sock yarn to make up for it. LOL

  16. Can’t wait Sheri! I got my Louet Gems today and I’m just ecstatic! Sooo soft and wonderful. Looking forward to the Fleece Artist. Like Miss Violet I keep hitting refresh all day!

  17. That’s really sad that your pretty spring flowers froze! That happened to a whole lot of places in the U.S., including the wildflowers & bluebonnets in Texas (they had snow & ice on them, which was really, really sad–I’ve never heard of that in my lifetime!). We may have lost our tulips (or at least the leaves that were up out of the ground), but the lilacs and other flowers should not have been damaged, hopefully? We’re running a good 20 degrees below normal, with more accumulating snow tomorrow night & Wed. At least we aren’t the upper peninsula of Michigan, some areas of which received 50 to 60 inches of snow, just last week.

    You are quite the tease, Sheri, with your hints here & there about the next yarns to be unveiled! I do look forward to that! Now, if I can just find some time to actually knit. I’m buried in accounting chores this week. I hope that I get a chance to peek in at the right time.

  18. Ooo..I really hope I can make an order to get some of that FA and the Cider Moon. Its gorgeous.
    I’m still knitting a pair of socks in Mountain Colors.

  19. Aww, I bet you’ll update while I’m gone. Oh well. I don’t need any more sock yarn (right now) anyways. I did finish a baby hat though! Actually, it’s more of a toddler hat, it fits my two-year old son. He has a biggish head too. πŸ™‚

  20. oooooh, will have to keep checking before and after work for the ‘Sneak Up’. Was thrilled to see elsewhere today that you will soon be stocking a new yarny ‘LOVE’ of mine ;o). Love being able to get my faves direct form you Sheri.

    Was holidaying with muggles over the weekend so didn’t get a lot of knitting done – we spent more time travelling in the car than anything else i think, and the winding, hilly nature of NZ roads does not lend itself kindly to car knitting!!

  21. I am so jealous about chocolate sheep! I need one of those – but it’s certainly a good thing that there isn’t one at my house because my bunny had a bad run in with post-holiday stress yesterday. I started at the ears and chomped my way through everything else until I realized that only the belly and feet were left. I stopped then and was very glad that the bunny was hollow with very thin sides. Oops. Poor bunny. Do you ever feel odd eating cute little chocolate creatures? I’ve always felt a bit sorry for them – but then again that’s never stopped me from eating them.

    Your yarn photos are making me want to come roll in your yarn. I’ve never rolled in yarn, but I think it could be fun…..maybe I’d better do that with my own private collection!

  22. Sheri, do we send the baby hats to you at The Loopy Ewe? I know there must have been instructions somewhere but I can’t find. Thanks! Laura S.

  23. I AM VICTORIOUS!

    *does a little fleece artist dance to “We Are The Champions”*

    Just had to dance with those of you who know the Ultimate Glee of Socky Goodness.

    Ahem.

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