Seriously – What do “ewe” think?

DSC00465.JPGI am having a dilemma. I have always called Loopy “he”. Not sure why. It just always seemed to fit when I was talking about our little mascot guy. And then a couple of weeks ago, someone very kindly pointed out that if it’s “The Loopy Ewe”, wouldn’t it be a “she”? Ewe = she. Umm – good point. I tried in one of my recent posts and called Loopy “she” and then had several emails: “What do you mean SHE? I thought Loopy was a HE?” So – what do you think? I need to make a decision on that. Will Loopy suffer from emotional trauma if I call him a he? Or she a she? Or she a he? Or he a she? What should we call him/her? It seems like this should be settled.

Don’t you just want to head right over to the bookstore and buy a bunch of the books from the comments on Wednesday? I love to read, and my reading time has been almost nil since knitting and The Loopy Ewe. I miss it. And now I have a whole list of great books that I think I need. I will confess to having zipped over to Amazon to put in an order or two already. It was so fun reading all of your great suggestions. I came across so many books that I thought, “Ohhh – that was one of my favorites, too!” I knew I liked all of you a lot. You have great taste in books. And yarn.

It’s time to welcome new Loopy Groupies again! Remember, you reach Loopy Groupie status after your 6th order with us, and of course there are perks. We love our Loopies! A big warm welcome to these wonderful people joining the group this past month: Valerie (Ontario), Donna (SC), Cassandra (AK), Julie (MD), Debi (NY), Jana (WA), Sharon (NJ), Johanna (WI), Kelly (FL), Amy (MO), Jennifer (MD), Donna (CA), Patty (IL), Joan (MO), Michelle (NJ), Kathryn (TX), Alex (MO), Beverly (CA), Doris (MD), Sarah (OH), Jeannie (WV), Debbie (HI), Amy (WI), Dawn (CT), Denise (CA), Rebecca (GA), Meghan (MI), Amanda (MN), Elizabeth (VA), Julie (MO), Elizabeth (WA), Kari (OH), Aimee (WI), Jennie (TX), Laura (OH), Venka (CA), Linda (FL), Sarah (OH), Janet (TX), Amy (AL), Mara (KS), Vera (SC), Helen (MD), Annie (WI), Catherine (NH), Kim (MD), Barbara (AZ), Sally (IN), Christina (CA), Kyoko (Japan), Rebecca (OK), Pamela (TX), Julie-Ann (Jamaica), Jane (WI), Kathi (MO), Edith (NJ), Laurie (TX), Margene (UT), Desiree (NV), Patty (MN), Lou (VA), Deborah (SC), Barbara (IL), Mandy (TX), Kelly (MI), Martha (WA), Tracey (MI), Jennifer (MD), Denise (CT), Lani (MA), Alison (MO), Jennifer (CA), Emily (MO), Christine (MA), Mary (IL), Melissa (OH), Beth (NH), Meghann (MA), Rene (WA), Kristin (NH), Daniella (CA), Kerry (NY), Wendy (TN), Karen (TX), Susan (TN), Lisa (MI), Toshimi (Japan), Beth (AZ), Deborah (OH), Rochelle (CO), Teresa (NC), Susan (NJ), Carolyn (TX), Laura (KS), Gretchen (NY), Elisa (CA), Donia (WA), Jane (NC), Mo (NY), Janelle (PA), Angela (FL), Miriam (UT), Doris (NY), Dorothy (KY), Leah (MO), Vanessa (CA), Kathy (CA), Barbara (MD), Merry Gay (MO), Sydney (NJ), Fawn (CA), Cecily (MO), Jessica (NV), and Diane (Australia). 🙂

(If you are supposed to be on that list and we screwed up, please email me. We do do that once in awhile. Screw up, I mean. It’s always a bummer and we always want to know so that we can make it right!)

Last but not least, the Blueberry Pie recipe I promised. I like this recipe because you cook some of the berries and put the rest in uncooked. It means less mush in the filling.

DSC00970.JPGDoublegood Blueberry Pie

4 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbl. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbl. margarine
Baked pie shell

Wash and drain all of the blueberries. In a pan, add 1 cup of the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, cinnamon and lemon juice. Cook over low heat and stir until the sauce is medium thick. Remove from the heat and add in the margarine and the rest of the blueberries. Stir well. Pour into baked pie shell and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Dr. Jackie sent this link to Crystal Palace’s new free sock patterns – check it out!

Sheri sowhatdoyouthink-isLoopyaHEoraSHE?


  1. I always figured Loopy was a “he.”

    ‘Cause I always figured that “The Loopy Ewe” was referring to you. And you’re a she. So, you’re a ewe. Umm… not saying that you’re a sheep… not that there’s anything wrong with that… but that you were a little loopy and that… loopy in a GOOD way… oh heck, I’m digging myself in deeper here…

    Anywho, I think Loopy’s a “he.”

  2. Loopy’s always been “she” to me because of the logic of she = ewe … a tomboyish ewe, but a female. Otherwise you’ll have to add little rams horns.

  3. I agree with Kelly, in that I figured you were the Loopy Ewe. I never gave the mascot much thought as to his/her gender. I guess I would say that I think Loopy is a he.

  4. I’m tossing my two cents in with Kelly and Jaci. I think that Loopy is Loopy and you are the Loopy ewe (aka Loopy’s Ewe…Give him a break. He’s a boy with fluff for brains.)… If Loopy is a He to you, then that’s what he should remain. He doesn’t need to have a gender crisis. 😉

  5. If you have always called him “he” even the this is “ewe” then perhaps he is with “ewe” if you know what I mean? Either that, or he is looking for his “ewe”. You know, this is all rather loopy!

  6. Loopy can be a he. Actually I never even questioned it. I mean a loopy ewe should be a he. Loopy = crazy, not all there, not the sharpest tool in the shed=man. See so logical 🙂

    In my best Sheri impression:

  7. I’ve always thought of Loopy as a “he”… but then I refer to my dogs (one of which is a girl) as “guys”, so maybe ‘he’ is just a generic reference to animals. Loopy probably won’t care how you refer to him, as long as you talk about him and keep him in cute red socks.

  8. I always thought Loopy was a She, until I started reading your blog and realized that you’ve been calling him a He. So now that I’m used to the idea, I think it would be strange to suddenly make him a girl. I like the idea someone proposed of Loopy’s Ewes, where Loopy is the king of a flock of ewes.


  9. I agree with Anne’s comment from this morning–keep Loopy a “he” and find him a Ewe-niss. I was so excited that I thought of that name–and then I noticed that Anne thought of it first. You morning peeps and your clearheadedness! 🙂

    As for your alleged “Loopy-ness,” Sheri…what goes on at Loopy STAYS at Loopy. *whistles a happy tune and looks the other way*

  10. I’ve weighed all the arguments and given this a lot of thought and wrestled with the grammatical-gender issues, but at the end of the day:

    Loopy is a he.

    Never ewe mind.

  11. The first thing that I thought of was a very short poem (the author’s name escapes me at this moment): “Hermaphrodyte, know thyself.”

    Having said that, in technical writing “he” is used to denote both he/she (well, at least before everything became so PC), so I don’t see any issue in calling Loopy a “he” when “he” may technically be a “she”.

  12. If Loopy has been a he for this long, why change it? We’re all non-judgemental types, right? If Loopy is comfortable with himself (being a ewe in a ram’s body and all) who are we to say anything about it? Live and let live, baybee! Loopy rocks! 🙂

  13. I think that Loopy needs to be a he. It’ll just have to be one of life’s little mysteries!

  14. Sheri – I have never listened to a book on tape, but I have to say that I am considering it more and more so that I can combine my two passions, knitting and reading. I never thought I could grasp a book on tape as well as a book on paper, but I think I’m going to give it a try. Something to consider!

  15. I always think of Loopy as a he. I say tally the votes to satisfy our curiosity, and then hand down your verdict!

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