Those Pesky Elves

DSC01434.JPGWe have a lot of fun working here – we really do. (And can you even call it “work” when it involves so much yarn??) So I *think* that this sign was left on Loopy in jest, yesterday. There are some Sneak Ups that stretch everyone, and these awesome Elves busted their tails this week to get all of your orders out to you in a timely fashion. It cracked me up to walk by Loopy one day to see this “Free the Elves!” apron tied around his neck. 🙂

Once again I’m a happy mom, as I have both kids under one roof again. I just sleep better at night, knowing their bedrooms are full – know what I mean? (Well – those of you who have had kids go off to college or out on their own know exactly what I mean!) College Guy came home last night. I know he will need a few days to catch up on post-finals sleep, but then I have a list for him. (Shhh – don’t tell him. He thinks he’s home on break.) I just re-read that and realized that many of you will email or leave blog comments telling me to “let him have a nice relaxing break” and trust me, I will. I’m just kidding about the list. (sort of).

The Baby Monkey Socks have almost returned! We had a bit of a glitch (called “transferring everything from an old computer to a new computer and losing some of the important things in the process.” AKA “transferring things from old to new and some idiot the computer owner not being able to find everything she needs on the new computer.” AKA “Web Guy is not here to find it when I need it.” FPS.) I have the pattern back and we’re working on formatting it to get up on the Free Patterns link asap. I’m so sorry for the wait. We also have a wonderful new fingerless mitts pattern for children that Monica (of “Monica Knits” pattern fame) has given to us out of the kindness of her heart. So we’ll be getting that up as well.

Update on other things that you have been asking about:
When will you have more Fiesta Boomerang and Baby Boom? They been backordered since the end of September, but we do anticipate getting our order in late this month and will be fully re-stocked.
When will you have more Sock Blockers? They are never out of stock for TOO long because WH makes them and can get them turned around pretty quickly for us. So if you’re waiting for a particular size/style and want to know when we’ll have them again, it’s always “soon”.
How does the Noro feel? Softer than regular Noro, not as soft as most of our sock yarns. How does it feel after washing? I’ve heard it softens up a lot and when you put the socks on your feet, they feel great.
When is the roving coming in? We have that amazing alpaca roving from Alpaca With a Twist now. We also have our first Sakina Needles shipment on the way, and more coming from Tempted and … a couple of others. It is so fun to have roving in the shop!
Do you have the new Dream in Color colorways and lace yarn yet? No. Our order of Classy came in yesterday, but we’re still waiting on the rest. We will get it up asap when it arrives, but it might not be next week after all. We’ll keep you posted.
Are you going to be shipping the week after Christmas, or are you taking that week off? We’ll be here and we’ll be shipping. We also have another great sale opportunity for you from Cherry Tree Hill in their DK Sock Yarn (again, with special limited edition colors, only available here. Cheryl at CTH said, “Tell them we’re setting those dyes aside just for The Loopy Ewe and your customers!”) I have another idea that I’m cooking up, too. We’ll see if we can get both of those things ready for you the week after Christmas. If not, then the first week in January.
– Did my husband/mom/dad/grandparents/aunt/uncle/kids/best friend buy me things from my Wish List? Or a Gift Certificate to The Loopy Ewe? We’ll never tell. (You didn’t really think we would, did you?) But the answer to most of you is probably yes, as there has been a lot of holiday shopping going on. 🙂

I think that’s it for questions I keep hearing lately. Did I miss any?

My plans for the weekend? Working on some Noro socks so that I can show you a sample on Monday’s blog. (Plus watching movies and hanging out with my family. I love nights like that. And we’re due to get bad weather, so that makes staying in even more fun.) Your plans for the weekend?

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  1. Aha! Now I understand! Dream in Color-C…the C is for Christmas. Had to work this weekend, no knitting. Boo Hiss! Maybe later this week.

  2. My RAK for the week was complementing any sales person that I dealt with. I think sales people have a hard time this year with grumpy people, so I thought I would give them a little cheer. One sales person as it turned out, was a knitter. She had on a pretty scarf and we struck up a conversation. I can tell that it really brightened her day!!

  3. I dont know if this counts as an RAK, but in honor of our troops serving overseas (of which my hubby and I both were at one time, we served together in Kosovo in 2000-01) I signed up for Socks For Soldiers and am waiting for my yarn shipment to arrive. Since I have a hard time affording yarn Kim is sending me enough yarn for my first pair of BBS and I have promised to “Pay it Forward” by replacing the yarn I use and more if possible so that someone else may have the joy of knitting socks for our troops that cant afford the required yarn. I also put out a “Pay it Forward” chal1enge on my site and signed up for one on another site. So far no takers, but am hoping to have some soon. Oh and a kindness done for me, Ray ( went to my site to purchase some crochet hooks and found a sale item that had 0.00 down as the price. He notified me of this as soon as he found it so that I coulkd fix it and avoid a potential problem.

  4. RAK – Last week I received a ham at work from my boss’s insurance agent. It is a beautiful Maple Glazed/Honey Coated Ham. Unfortunately, we do not care for really sweet ham. DH sliced it on our electric slicer, I repackaged it in smaller portions using one of those vacuum sealer machines and we have given it to an elderly couple who lives near us. They have one meal a day delivered during the week so we thought this would be a nice supplement to their meals.

  5. I can’t wait to see the kids fingerless glove pattern! I need to make some for my two little boys. And I am dying waiting for the new Ham’s Jams bags!! I need one :o)

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