We wonder….

-3Ever wonder what we talk about as we pack your orders here at Loopy Central? Well, pretty much everything from A to Z, actually. (We have fun!) But today I kept a list of the things we wonder about all of you. (I thought this was a good “wonder” pose from Gracie.) 🙂 So here are the things we’ve been wondering and discussing lately. Feel free to leave us some answers if you’re so inclined. (Also, feel free to let us know what you wonder about us!)

1. How many people hide stash from husbands or significant others? (Elf Marianne says the trunk is a great place to hide stash. Not that we’re encouraging that.)

2. What is the sneakiest place you’ve ever stashed yarn?

3. How do you find the time to F5 for Wollmeise Sneak Ups? (Many of us would rather be F5-ing than cleaning house, for instance.)

4. Do you knit at stop signs?

5. Who blogged about a Jitterbug project lately that has everyone buying the same colors this week?

6. How close do you cut it when knitting on a deadline? (We get emergency calls. We know.)

7. Speaking of emergencies, has anyone had a true knitting emergency? Other than a deadline or a birthday gift that you needed yesterday?

8. How many projects have you started and not yet completed? (Some of you may take the Fifth on this.)

9. What is your favorite colorway name? (We liked Blended Frog, in a weird sort of way.)

10. What kind of funny looks have you received when posing Little Loopy or the Loopy Postcard for taking photos? (Elf Donna had someone call her a freak when she did this out in Colorado.)

11. Have you ever had your order shipped to someone else’s house (or your work) to keep it a secret?

12. And the most important question the Elves want to know – “How come no one ever knits socks for us?” (I told them they all have to learn to knit their own socks. Some are socks knitters, and others …. are not. But we’re working on that.)

Sheri wealsotalkabouttheinterestingstreetnamesyouallhave,
theincrediblygoodtasteyouhaveinyarn/bags/patterns,
thenicenotesthatyouleaveforusinyourordernotesandinemails,
andthefactthatyouallprovideuswithjobsecurity.Y’allareverylovedaroundhere!

80 comments

  1. I guess this is one of those times I feel lucky I’m single. I never have to hide my yarn from anyone! I live amongst my yarn and have it all around my knitting chair, so I’m surrounded by my favorites.

    I never get the Wollmeise either. One day when the popularity has calmed down I may get some, in the color I love that’s on my wish list.

    Oh – and I do have my yarn sent to the office, but because I have a tiny mail box and want the yarn NOW. That and I hate having to pick up the boxes at the PO.

    Here is what I wonder about ya’ll… How do you not spend your entire salary on all the yarns there? Aren’t you tempted to knit all day?

  2. I’m not single but I don’t hide a skein. Husband says I won’t live long enough to knit all the sock yarn and other yarn I have — but gee, that would be a good goal! I have sock yarn (for socks, scarves and shawls) stored in the extra bedroom and all the other yarn in a rented storage area where we keep other stuff.

    If I knit while in the car, I’m not doing the driving.

    Deadlines! LOL I have been known to cut it way too close. One time (all too recently) I wrapped the knitted gift with the needles still in the unfinished project and then finished it that day. Here’s a good excuse/reasoning…then the recipient knows I personally knit it! LOL

    At to number 8 — I plead the 5th and beyond!!

    I haven’t posted yet with Loopy and I know I will get some really weird looks and shakes of heads from co-workers and even the boss because of who I am planning to pose with in a few weeks. Am taking off a few days from work to do a political tour with my boss and our party’s nominee.

    Dear Elves — we should knit for you. You wrap and pack our orders so nicely and ship them immediately. However, you do need to learn how to knit socks. I learned because my sister refused to knit me any more … which was her way of getting me to learn to knit them. Now I’m addicted!

  3. In answer to a couple of your wonderings:
    I can buy and put yarn anywere I want becasue I am Single! I don’t have to send it to a friends house but I am a receiving location for a friends yean. And I sometimes store yarn for her so her husband does not complain. (behing the loveseat).

    And becasue of the Loopy on vacation program; you have inspired my association to adopt a mascot and get two stuffed animals (badgers) and make them available for staff to take on vacation and bring back pictures of the badger and staff on vacation and having fun. You should have been in our department meeting last week when everyone was telling about their time off and showing pictures and I got up and showed all the loopy at the beach pictures. ( I thought that they would have me committed). But as you can see we have a fun department. I’ll try to post a picture of our new mascots on my account.

  4. 1. How many people hide stash from husbands or significant others? (Elf Marianne says the trunk is a great place to hide stash. Not that we’re encouraging that.)
    I do not hide my stash—I’m lucky that my husband is understanding, but I must confess that my stash is not something that we talk about—I don’t think I want to know what he really thinks!
    2. What is the sneakiest place you’ve ever stashed yarn?
    No sneaky place to stash yarn.
    3. How do you find the time to F5 for Wollmeise Sneak Ups? (Many of us would rather be F5-ing than cleaning house, for instance.)
    There is no Wollmeise in my stash.
    4. Do you knit at stop signs?
    Only if I am a passenger in the car.
    5. Who blogged about a Jitterbug project lately that has everyone buying the same colors this week?
    It was not me—I’m a very bad blogger!
    6. How close do you cut it when knitting on a deadline? (We get emergency calls. We know.)
    Luckily I rarely have a deadline…..but I must confess that although I finished a shawl last week for a wedding next weekend, it is still not blocked, so I may have a cut it really close call next week!
    7. Speaking of emergencies, has anyone had a true knitting emergency? Other than a deadline or a birthday gift that you needed yesterday?
    When I first started knitting, and was working on my first (and still not completed) sweater I definitely thought that a dropped stitch was a knitting emergency, as I did not know how to fix it or what I had actually managed to do, so each time it happened, I had to rush down to the LYS (luckily we had one back then—no such luck anymore) to have them fix it. It was an emergency for me—just ask my husband—boy I would freak out!
    8. How many projects have you started and not yet completed? (Some of you may take the Fifth on this.)
    Ummm….I’m afraid to count them, but having the ones on Ravelry has helped me to at least become better aware. Three on Ravelry that I am not currently working on and I’m afraid to count my pre-Ravelry ones—I’d venture to guess 5 or so. I always seem to be lured away by the next project…..good thing I like small projects.
    9. What is your favorite colorway name? (We liked Blended Frog, in a weird sort of way.)
    Pookie. It is the name of my husband’s favorite dog.
    10. What kind of funny looks have you received when posing Little Loopy or the Loopy Postcard for taking photos? (Elf Donna had someone call her a freak when she did this out in Colorado.)
    I do not have a Little Loopy, and have not posed with my Loopy Postcard yet, but I may be doing so this weekend. Who knows what people will think…..but we do amuse people when we take pictures of or have people pose with our plastic squirrel that we take on vacation with us!
    11. Have you ever had your order shipped to someone else’s house (or your work) to keep it a secret?
    Not yet.
    12. And the most important question the Elves want to know – “How come no one ever knits socks for us?” (I told them they all have to learn to knit their own socks. Some are socks knitters, and others …. are not. But we’re working on that.)
    They have not posted their sock measurements on the web site yet. ; )

  5. I live alone so there should be no need to hide my stash but I do put it in plastic bins and bags to keep it safe from bugs. It sometimes requires some creative storage solutions due to space limitations. I sometimes hide it so well I can’t find it when I need it. I also move my knitting into the bedroom closets when visitors come. It is easier than trying to explain the concept of yarn stashing and multiple UFOs to a non-knitter.

  6. Hello to all. Ha, stash…well in actuality, I have some yarn stash which I have in big handwolven baskets under the wall secretary in the living room and some in a basket at the end of the bed…but people still ask, “Why do you have all that yarn?” There is not all that much…but I also have cross-stitching, quilting, weaving, spinning, painting, card and rubber stamping stuff down in the den on shelves…my sons say that it is supposed to be the children that make clutter…but in my case, it is me. I try to finish what I start, probably because someone is panting in anxiety, waiting for it. The stuff that are UFO’s are usually mine. I have been knitting on my black shawl and have about six inches to go…when the multi-colored yarn gave out. I knew that I had more in my stash, so looked and found 5 more skeins, AND ANOTHER SHAWL that I had started for me with a different green/turquoise color that completely changes the texture and colorway of the multi. Groan…….now I want to finish that shawl, too. Sound familiar. I don’t hide my stash..what does my husband care, as long as he is fed and the bills are paid. I could talk, and the man does not know I even have spoken. His favorite word is, “Huh.”
    As much as I love all of you elves, you need to learn to make your own socks….goodness, you have TEMPTATION at every turn…pick up those needles and get moving!!!! By the way, a big thank you to Sheri and the elves for all that you do. You guys are the best! Take care everyone, Love, Jo

  7. I tell my dh that the yarn is on its way, and I show it off to him when it arrives! To hide the yarn altogether, or even temporarily (to be able to say it’s not *new* yarn) would be…um…how can I put this? Well, maybe I won’t put it at all. Yeah, that’s a good idea. We will celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary this Sunday, so I can say honesty has worked for us. YMMV.

    If I’m driving, it’s in the country or ‘to town’ (they call it a city, but eehhhh, I dunno). Not much time spent in traffic. If “we” go places, dh drives. I knit. This also works well. 🙂

    I love names! People names and street names and colourway names. I’m always disappointed when a dyer chooses to use only numbers for colourways. Who wouldn’t rather knit with “Midnight Iris” than “X57D3”??

    I identify with the Loopy Elves. My favourite job ever was “yarn girl” working for the (then) importer of a line of British yarn. It came in BIG BOXES and we had to twist the skeins and label them. So. Much. FUN! Just wholesale, though, so we only dealt with yarn shops.

    So, Elves, you want socks? What size feets do you have? Colour/yarn preferences? Etc.? Non-knitting elves, I predict: one pair of handknit socks suggling up to your tender tootsies, and you’ll find yourself looking at the sock yarns in a whole new way!

  8. 1. My DH doesn’t say anything, but I do anyway.
    2. Under my desk at work and behind shoes in my closet
    3. No, I’m working.
    4. Yes, but not all the time.
    5. Not me!
    6. I try to finish early
    7. No
    8. Five. Four will get finished. Fifth needs to be frogged.
    9, DIC Cocoa Kiss
    10. I don’t have a LL
    11. Usually shipped to work
    12. I didn’t know they needed socks. Don’t they have those cool shoes with those curved toes?

  9. No hiding here. My husband stashes car parts; I stash needlework supplies; we don’t complain about each other’s stashes. And I’ve found that when I feel iffy about showing him a yarn purchase, it’s because *I* feel I spent too much.

    My sock yarn stash lives on a couple shelves in my bedroom, which does rather keep me from buying more :-P. (Or at least it’s incentive to use it so I can justify buying more!)

    I try not to knit to hard deadlines (garment someone’s going to wear for their wedding, for example). That way, if I don’t finish a shawl by this Christmas, it can be a present for next Christmas.

    Favorite names: BellaModen’s Very Long Engagement. J-Knits state and city names (though occasionally I scratch my head over why she chose place X for color Y — Houston doesn’t make me think pale orange, and I lived there for five years!). Wollmeise’s Rittersporn,because it makes my inner middle-schooler snicker (and because I love the color).

  10. I don’t have to hide my stash from anyone (also single). My stash clearly consists mainly of sock yarns. I have never been able to get to a Wollmeise sneak up. I have many unfinished projects. The unfinished projects are not socks. I usually manage to finish those.
    My biggest knitting emergency is when the swallowtail I was making in Malabrigo lace came flying off the needles. Have not been able to fix it yet.
    I would really like to know what Jitterbug project people are working on. Yarnballboogie has a great sock pattern with jitterbug that I am working on, but he blogged about that awhile ago.

  11. 1. I use to have to, but oh how i love single life no need to hide my stash nor my quilt stash nor my crossstich stash.
    2. My undie drawer and behind my quilt stash
    3. No time for that
    4.I dont drive so i get to knit anywhere as long as it is light out
    5. good question cant wait to her this one
    6. depends on how busy i get it can be minutes until to too late so belated.
    7. Cat undoing my project or one of the nieces trying to knit and making a mess
    8. I may take the Fifth on this, cause honestly i dont know and would rather not try to find out.)
    9. Favorite, now how can i ever choose! I am a Gemini?Cancer cusp and i am known as hard to make up my mind.
    10. Little Loopy is in my wishlist.
    11. Yes i have.
    12. Why dont we get some Sock fairies to nknot the non knitables some socks?

    THen love the kitty picture. You should see my newest addition, shhh my daughters dont know that yet! suppose to be here for just a little bit. It is 7 weeks old, we think, guesstamate, and is so tiny that it fits in the palm of my hand with room to spare. The rest of the litter didnt make it and though adoptive mama cats take care of it it just doesnt get enough all the rest of thier liter are quite bigger in size and appetite.. It follows me around like a puppy and when it found our organic cat food it doesnt like replacement milk anymore as main meal so we are soaking the cat food in that milk. It has such big eyes and large ears for the tiny face that ti reminds me of ET.

    loveya

  12. I have had a knitting emergency! Way back in my teen years, I somehow backed into a 14 inch aluminum Susan Bates needle that was sticking out of one of my project bags. I then had to pull it out of the back of my thigh……and weave down the hallway, trying not to faint as I told my dad it was time to go to the ER. Knitting has been good to me since, no further injuries!
    As for stash, there is no point in hiding it from husband. I do try to keep it in multiple places, so he is never face to face with ALL of it. One time I was knitting as we waited at the airport, and a man asked my husband if he’d had to build an addition on to the house yet, (apparently he had)!

  13. 1. How many people hide stash from husbands or significant others? (Elf Marianne says the trunk is a great place to hide stash. Not that we’re encouraging that—in plain view- I have a house full of men- trust me they can’t find ANYTHING if it’s righ in front of them. Bonus- no guilt cause I’m not REALLY hiding it.
    2. What is the sneakiest place you’ve ever stashed yarn? N/A
    3. How do you find the time to F5 for Wollmeise Sneak Ups? (Many of us would rather be F5-ing than cleaning house, for instance.) I use the f 5 as a REWARD for completed work.. clean something- f 5, clean the toilet, f 5… works great
    4. Do you knit at stop signs? SHHHH , yes. But I’m not supposed to.. A friend once caught me- I’ll never hear the end of it.
    5. Who blogged about a Jitterbug project lately that has everyone buying the same colors this week? No clue.
    6. How close do you cut it when knitting on a deadline? (We get emergency calls. We know.) THE VERY LAST MINUTE. Or worse.
    7. Speaking of emergencies, has anyone had a true knitting emergency? Other than a deadline or a birthday gift that you needed yesterday? I once woke up with a cable needle in my tank- could have been a shish-ka-b**b emergency
    8. How many projects have you started and not yet completed? (Some of you may take the Fifth on this.) No clue. If I move on.. they are gone from my memory.
    9. What is your favorite colorway name? (We liked Blended Frog, in a weird sort of way.) Velvet plum.
    10. What kind of funny looks have you received when posing Little Loopy or the Loopy Postcard for taking photos? (Elf Donna had someone call her a freak when she did this out in Colorado.) None, for some reason,very little I do surprises anyone any more.
    11. Have you ever had your order shipped to someone else’s house (or your work) to keep it a secret? NO. But have been tempted… However my fear of… would they want to keep it makes me leary
    12. And the most important question the Elves want to know – “How come no one ever knits socks for us?” (I told them they all have to learn to knit their own socks. Some are socks knitters, and others …. are not. But we’re working on that.) I think You’re going to have too many socks to count soon.

  14. Oh, fun – a virtual “interview” with your groupies!

    1. How many people hide stash from husbands or significant others?
    I don’t hide my stash, but neither do I draw attention to it. 😉

    2. What is the sneakiest place you’ve ever stashed yarn?
    We have a very small storage area off our bedroom that’s perfect for secret yarn stashing.

    3. How do you find the time to F5 for Wollmeise Sneak Ups?
    Alas, I haven’t participated in this yet.

    4. Do you knit at stop signs?
    Who told you?!

    5. Who blogged about a Jitterbug project lately that has everyone buying the same colors this week?
    Hmm, no idea.

    6. How close do you cut it when knitting on a deadline?
    Really, really close. I have no idea why, because in all other areas of my life I’m a Serious Planner.

    7. Speaking of emergencies, has anyone had a true knitting emergency?
    Nope, can’t think of one.

    8. How many projects have you started and not yet completed?
    Just 3 so far: a cashmere scarf that I’m deliberately taking my time on to maximize my knitting enjoyment; a vest for my husband – he has a 50″ diameter chest; and a baby blanket that I plan to frog – it’s not an enjoyable project in its current form.

    9. What is your favorite colorway name?
    Dream In Color’s “Flamingo Pie” – that name cracks me up.

    10. What kind of funny looks have you received when posing Little Loopy or the Loopy Postcard for taking photos?
    Just general looks of “huh?” or bewilderment.

    11. Have you ever had your order shipped to someone else’s house (or your work) to keep it a secret?
    Umm, yes. To my work, and then I’ve snuck it into the stash as if it had been there all along. Thank goodness a lot of my new secret yarn looked just like older stash yarn to the untrained eye…

    12. And the most important question the Elves want to know – “How come no one ever knits socks for us?”
    An excellent question for which I don’t have an answer. 🙂

  15. 1. Do you hide stash from husbands?
    I only hid stash if the yarn is for a gift for him. Luckily, my hubby is quite supportive of my knitting habit. Think I won him over with the first pair of hand knit socks.

    2. What is the sneakiest place you’ve ever stashed yarn?
    I normally mix the hubby yarn in the with all the rest of the stash. He never thinks pays it any attention. If I put green yarn on top of it he will never see it since he is colorblind.

    3. How do you find the time to F5 for Wollmeise Sneak Ups?
    I have never managed to be online near a Wollmeise sneak up. It is normally sold out before I realize there is a sneak up.

    4. Do you knit at stop signs?
    Stop signs,no. Don’t normally stay there long enough to warrant the time to pick up the needles. Traffic lights, railroad crossings and traffic jams, yes.

    5. Who blogged about a Jitterbug project lately that has everyone buying the same colors this week?
    Afraid not. I haven’t found a Jitterbug color that really speaks to me yet.

    6. How close do you cut it when knitting on a deadline?
    Usually, as close as it can be cut. I am afraid that I am a procrastiknitter.

    7. Speaking of emergencies, has anyone had a true knitting emergency?
    Not unless you count accidentally destroying your favorite needles an emergency. Knitting helps me avoid emergencies, for the most part. I have knitted in the emergency room and ICU waiting rooms though.

    8. How many projects have you started and not yet completed?
    I don’t know if I can count that high. Do I have to count the ones that have been frogged in disgust? At any given time, I normally keep half a dozen or so projects on my needles in varying stages of completeness. Normally, if a project stays on the needles for more than a couple of months it generally gets frogged.

    9. What is your favorite colorway name?
    Dragon Slayer or Lipstick Lava

    10. What kind of funny looks have you received when posing Little Loopy or the Loopy Postcard for taking photos?
    People usually just back away quietly and avoid eye contact.

    11. Have you ever had your order shipped to someone else’s house (or your work) to keep it a secret?
    Nope. My family motto is “ask me not questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”

    12. How come no one ever knits socks for us?
    Because you forgot to send me the yarn and your sizes.

  16. 7. I ran out of and indie dyer’s yarn with ten inches of binding-off left, and sold out color. The angel had me send her my scraps, and died me a little skein and DID NOT CHARGE ME!!!
    1-6 are no, or I don’t.
    8. I have 3 projects that have been sitting for years, and one that is three yeasr old. I have learned to pick patterns that I will finish!
    9. Anything purple or green or blue. Otherwise, not picky.
    10. Haven’t tried that one yet.
    11. Yes–my Mom is great secret keeper.
    12. Wellllllll-I would be willing to try, but you might regret it.
    P>S> I just could not imagine working around all that yarn, and not taking half of it home every day! I would never get a paycheck!

  17. What is F5 and is that why I keep missing the Wollmeise? I don’t really “hide” the stash…it’s just under the bed and my husband doesn’t realize that that is why we sleep so well at night…it’s the wool fumes wafting through the room….I’m very lucky that my husband has no problem with my wool addiction. As a matter of fact he tells people all the time that he feels fortunate that I have a talent that provides such beautiful end products. Plus he has more fishing lures that Bass Pro Shop, so he has no room to speak! And I can justify my yarn purchases easily by thinking of the hours of therapy that knitting has provided me in times of stress and strife. I know what a psychiatrist would cost…I am nowhere close!

  18. You asked so here it is. No I don’t hide stash from hubbie. I have eased it into the house but it isn’t hidden. I have a craft room which he is afraid of. He is a hunter so he has no run to talk about how much I spend on yarn. I have never had to ship to someone else’s house to hide from hubbie.

    I always forget about the sneak up until all of the Wollmeise is already gone.

    I don’t knit why I am in the driver’s seat but I do knit while I am in the passenger seat.

    I don’t know who blogged about jitterbug but I can’t wait to find out.

    I don’t think I have ever had an emergency knitting situation.

    I have only 4 project that I have started and have completed.

    I could knit socks for you but you need to learn to knit for yourself. That is what I told my mother and so I have been teaching how to knit socks.

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  19. As others have noted, one of the advantages of being single is not having to hide my stash. However, I do have to be careful not to leave it lying around – I keep it in mothproof ziplock bags and my cats will chew the corners, defeating the purpose of the bags!!

    I have way too many unfinished projects – 3 different socks on the go, 2 cardi’s, a baby sweater that never got done, a shawl and a shrug. I tend to frog if I get discouraged. Some black alpaca I had was three different items, frogged three times and finally completed as a shawl.

    I never have knit emergencies. That’s the beauty of knitting – if it doesn’t work, frog and start over. If I don’t finish a gift in time for a birthday, buy something else and aim for Christmas.

  20. 1. Not so much hiding it as not telling BFF Sarah that I bought something. Because…yeah. The stash is embarrassing.

    2. I live alone, so I don’t have to be sneaky.

    3. Haven’t done it. The one time I got lucky enough to get Wollmeise it was just that…luck. But I wonder about that, too.

    4. No, since I don’t drive…but I knit at the bus stop, on the bus, on the train, waiting to cross the train tracks to get to the bus…etc., etc.

    5. Dunno. Sort of worked through my Colinette phase a while back…maybe it will resurface eventually.

    6. So close that a major mistake in a mitt at Christmas time led to me giving someone a gift I had received instead of the mitts. Yeah. It wasn’t pretty.

    7. Let us not discuss a broken strand of Morehouse Merino Lace in this: http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingKits/LaceShawls/Waves/ I still don’t know how to fix it.

    8. Aside from the show in #7? Yeah. A lot. Too many.

    9. Ooh…I’m big on the name. I have bought yarn just because of the name. I think my most recent favorite is Rose-Lipt Maiden. And I have a skein called Dunderskund that I just like to say aloud. Dunderskund. 🙂

    10. Dude, I got the Pittsburgh Pirates’ announcer to sign my Flat Loopy and pose with him in a photo (which I still have to send you). I think I get credit for confusing the heck out of him…hard to do with a guy who thinks on his feet for a living.

    11. I’ve sent yarn as gifts, but not to hide.

    12. I’m too busy petting and buying yarn to actually knit anything with it.

  21. 1. It’s not so much hide as it is, avoid the question “Don’t you have enough yarn?”

    2. Sneakiest place would be my laptop bag, so I can take it to work and fondle when I’m having a bad day.

    3. I work on computers, so it’s not too hard to keep a browser open, and refresh regularly.

    4. Stop signs no, stoplights once or twice. We don’t have much traffic where I live.

    6. I avoid cutting close to deadlines by not setting myself any. Sure it may take three years to knit up those socks for Christmas, but Christmas comes EVERY YEAR.

    8. Three projects currently ‘on hold’, in the closet. Frogged projects, plead the fifth.

    11. No, but I’ve thought about it.

    Question for the Elves:
    How can you work there and not knit, or crochet, or collect that yarn?

  22. OK, I’ll play. 😎

    1. Does hiding it from Mama and the cat count?

    2. In the boxes with the rest of my stash, but before anyone sees.

    3. I don’t.

    4. I’ve been known to knit or crochet in heavy traffic (in the dead of winter when it takes half an hour to go half a mile due to a blizzard), but not at stop signs.

    5. I don’t have a blog.

    6. As close as I can possibly cut it. I’ve even been known to still be working AT the baby shower. 🙂

    7. Nope, no true emergencies.

    8. ERm….. I’ve lost count…..

    9. Hmm… Knit Commando, Blender Frog, You Can’t Seee Meee (reminds me of the cat)….

    10. None, though my friend Jeff looked at my vacation pics and asked, “What’s with the sheep?”

    11. Nope. No need. Mama has no idea what’s in the packages. Could be anything.

    12. You all are on the list! Really!

  23. I don’t hide my stash from husband but it’s stored and stacked in clear plastic containers 6 ft high 3 across in my laundry room. He never goes in the laundry room.
    Also my only knitting emergency relates to my husband. When he cut off his thumb 2 days after our daughters wedding in another state I found the lys and coped with needles and yarn. He’s fine now and woodworking again. If you have a woodworker look at the saw stop tablesaw.

    The Loopy Elves ROCK!!!!

  24. No idea what F5ing is….
    No I don’t knit at stop signs, but I do knit at red lights.
    I have 18 WIP’s at the moment. And I have more than a few thousand $$ worth of yarn stashed here. Hmmmm… I wonder if there’s a clause for wool on my homeowners?

  25. 1. No hiding. Hubby does say I have a problem but as long as I don’t make us broke he is OK.
    2. see 1.
    3. Just hit F5 as I am walking by the computer.
    5. No.
    8. Only 1 at a time!

  26. 1. I used to hide fabric stash back in my quilting days until I realized how dumb that was. I was spending my own money after all. I’ve never bothered to hide the fiber/yarn stash. He’s been right there for the worst of them – like the time I had to buy a second suitcase for yarn while on vacation. (That would be two new suitcases bought – both for bringing home mostly yarn and a few other vacation purchases.)

    2. Don’t hide yarn so don’t have sneaky places for it.

    3. I don’t have time to F5 at all which is why I haven’t gotten Wollmeise since that first time.

    4. I have been known to knit at stop lights but not stop Signs. Yet.

    5. Huh? Whaddi miss?

    6. I usually miss deadlines. Knitting or otherwise.

    7. I’ve had to have emergency room knitting more than once but no knitting emergencies. Thank goodness.

    8. I’d need more than a fifth to have the courage to count them all up.

    9. Actually, I kinda like Blended Frog too. But otherwise my eye is always drawn to the ones with Raspberry in them somewhere. It’s much too hard to pick out favorites though. So many of the indie dyers have such great colorway names too.

    10. My daughter rolls her eyes in a particularly entertaining way sometimes.

    11. I’ve had it shipped to work to keep it safe but it wouldn’t be kept secret there.

  27. 1. I don’t hide it, per say… but I do try to play down the true size of it. *L*

    2. In a coffee mug!

    3. What is F5ing? I assume it’s refreshing the screen… I have a mac. 🙂

    4. I’ve been known to knit a a long light…

    6. I either have things done WAY ahead of time, or I’m too late. *L*

    7. Nothing I couldn’t handle. 🙂

    8. He he, there’s no way I want to even try to look for them all.

    11. Yep! 🙂 Not that my fiancee would be upset – it’s more of a way of not letting him use my yarn purchases as an excuse to buy more video games. *LOL*

  28. I received my goodies today from my sister in KY…I love everything she picked out for me…the loopyewe is adorable…I will take him on vacation & the card..thank you all again for letting Cheryl shop!!! Can’t wait to knit up the yarn!!

  29. Thank you everyone for your comments and answers to our questions.
    We do like working in our “rainbow” of colors. We are planning our own little knit night soon, and Marianne and Donna have agreed to show us how us a few things. Sheri taught me to knit last summer, and I have made a few scarves, but it is time to try socks. Our newest elf, Karen, used to knit, and I suspect she will be knitting again soon.

    Answers to Christine’s questions…things we wonder while packing orders: we do comment on colors, and we have said, “wow, she must like blue..or purple..or green..”. We have heard the comment, “Didn’t she order yesterday?” We have commented on how some yarn matches perfectly with our outfit…and we should sit down and knit socks to match. We always seem to have some conversations going on, and I’m not sure how it started, but we were discussing the game “Clue”, and we came up with our own rooms (Loopy Central, the photo room) and new weapons, (knitting needles, avalanche in the Roving aisle, Poison #5, crocs…) I think maybe it started because of the Roving aisle which has recently been renamed “Jenga”, because we were afraid for Marianne’s life. Those plastic bags just kept jumping off the shelves. (Not to worry, we weren’t plotting against Loopy, or anyone…or any customers 🙂 ….and Christine…no crabby customers here at the Loopy 🙂

    Thank you for answering our questions, and your willingness to make us socks… ….of course, most of you are right…we just need to knit our own!
    Happy Friday!

  30. 1. I don’t have to hide my yarn, though it’s definitely spread out all over the place so no one really knows exactly how much I have.

    2. I’m not all that sneaky, but probably in dresser drawers.

    3. I always miss the wollemeise 🙁

    4. I generally don’t knit in the car, oddly enough

    5.It wasn’t me, I swear!

    6. Not very

    7. Nope

    8. Too many.

    9. omg..it’s really hard to say but I think I love most of the DIC names. Pansy Golightly is kinda cool.

    10. None cos I haven’t had the chance.

    11. NOOOO way!

    12. It’s cos I’m too busy knitting for me. I’m selfish!

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