I am ignoring the fact that it was 90 degrees here today. It’s FALL and that’s all there is to it. I only have to continue reading through all of your fun Fall comments from Monday’s post, to keep me in the right spirit! I must say – I get hungry reading those posts. All that talk about wonderful soups and stews, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cheesecake, PSL’s, crunchy apples, etc. It’s best to read those comments right after a filling meal. Otherwise, I find myself peering into the pantry and rooting around in the freezer. (And you all know that there is nothing in my freezer except a bunch of frozen chicken br*asts and half used bags of frozen veggies.)
Hey – we added two more Free Patterns for you on this blog! There is one from Monica Jines, done up in Wollmeise (but of course beautiful with any of your sock yarns.) Monica just sent me a large box of 8 different patterns that we will be offering for sale here. I absolutely love her designs. You’ve seen some of her designs at Cherry Tree Hill already. The other free pattern is from Yarnissima and is the much talked-about Firestarter pattern. I can’t wait to try this one, as it has a very interesting heel and beautiful pattern. Enjoy these free downloads, and watch for more in the future. (I have Baby Monkey, but I’d love for a couple of you to test knit it for me before I put it up. I’d like it knit with Crystal Palace Merino 5, and possibly another sport weight that we carry here. Anyone have time to whip up a pair for me and try out the directions?)
It’s time to welcome more Loopy Groupies to the bunch! Remember, you reach Loopy Groupie status when you have placed your 6th order with us. We so appreciate your business and support, and we want to give back to you in different ways. The Loopy Groupie program is one of those ways! So big hugs to all of these new Loopies: Kathy in TX, Karen in CA, Lucinda in MO, Jillian in PA, Deborah in MN, Michelle in NY, Monica in IN, Cynthia in MN, Amanda in CA, Heidi in Norway, Ellen in OK, Katrina in WA, Lynn in OK, Dorothy in VA, Beverly in IL, Mary in MA, Sydney in NY, Margaret in MI, Cathy in CA, Lucy in TX, Michelle in NC, Tammy in CA, Mink in NY, Michelle in Canada, Barb in IL, Christine in France, Shanidy in TX, Amy in CA, Polly in IL, Phyllis in MD, Elizabeth in MD, Victoria in NY, Angela in NV, Tory in TX, Suzanne in MD, Michelle in MA, Margi in NY, Linda in GA, Lynne in IL, Elizabeth (APO), Patricia in DE, Angela in LA, Sally in VA, Helena in VA, Ann in TX, Katherine in TX, Leslie in CO, Gail in MN, Janis in MD, Carin in NE, Elizabeth in MA, Heather in CT, Kim in VA, Cori in KS, Sheryll in RI, Susan in MD, Linda in NJ, Kellie in Australia, Theresa in FL, Marilyn in KS, Lori in OR, Ruth Anne in OH, Regina in CT, Channon in VA, Lynda in WV, Sharon in TX, Leah in IL, Christine in FL, Olivia in WA, Sherry in PA, KatieBea in PA, Aimee in NC, Susie in NY, Michele in ME, Carole in MA, Heide in TX, Fiona in the United Kingdom, Mary Pat in NE, Ann in VA, Linda in NM, Ellene in CA, Beth in OH, Michelle in PA, Kathy in IA, Jane in IL, Peita in TX, Selina in NY, Nancy in FL, Heather in CA, Bonnie in VA, Michelle in NJ, Kristie in CA, Hattie in WA, Ruth in NJ, Hayley in IL, Jenny in WI, Ellen in NJ, Ruth in NJ, Jennifer in IN, Kristin in IN, Daisy in NY, Gaby in TX, Maria in NY, Samantha in NJ, Christine in TX, Esther in the United Kingdom, Darlene in NY, Natasha in VA, Leslie in CA, Kathleen in MA, Shelley in PA, Jenna in VA, Rachel in VT, Martha in NY, Jill in WI, Tabitha in KY, Sylvia in TX, Carole in TX, Catherine in VA, Allen in Ga, Laura in PA, Brittani in AZ, Melissa in MA, Diane in NY, Dianne in New Zealand, Stormy in WA, Erin in CO, Cynthia in NC, Marsha in CA, Nichole in NH, Linda in WA, Catherine in WI, Carol in WA, James in MO, Frances in NC, Kristan in ID, Jennifer in NY, Glyn in AK, Van in NY, JoAnn in NJ, Liz in IL, Dionne in VA, Shari in Canada, Elizabeth in VT, Sarah in CT, Tammy in MO, Jennifer in CA, Beatrice in VA, Betsy in MN, Kitrin in MT, Barbara in WI, Judy in IL, Kathryn in PA, Eva in Norway, Megan in TX, Heather in NC, Pamela in CT, Sharon in TN, Danielle in MA, Pam in IA, Rebecca in NY, Ann in MA, Denise in OR, Kathryn in TX, Carol in Ca, Jana in NC, Joanna in Canada, Eileen in CT, Leslie in MI, Patricia in CA, Danielle in NY, Amy in PA, Anne in NY, Dawn in MO, Annie in MO, and Lynne in IL. And because we have been known to screw things up before, despite our very best intentions, please let us know if you ought to have been on this list, or you ought to have gotten a Loopy Groupie welcome bag and did not. Just email me: sheriATtheloopyeweDOTcom. We’ll get you taken care of!
Back to Fall – do you find that your decorating tastes have changed? I look at some of the things that I have used for Fall decorations over the years, and …. I don’t like some of it any more. Should I get rid of it? Should I save it for sentimental reasons? (WH would say get rid of it.) Do you decorate your house for the different seasons and/or holidays? We have a “garden window” over the sink in the kitchen. I usually change stuff out in there for the season. Other than Fall and Christmas, I don’t decorate the rest of the house too much. Frankly, I’d rather be knitting. 🙂
Just a reminder – we’ll be out of town Friday morning through Sunday night, so orders placed Thursday evening and through the weekend will begin shipping out on Monday. Also – no blog on Friday, but I’ll be back on Monday to tell you any new things I learned at college this weekend. (Parents Weekend for College Guy – yay!) Also, new stuff will go up on the website next week, including some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids that we bought at a great price and will pass on to you!