Rocky Mountain High

Last week it was a working weekend at Stitches, and this weekend it’s pure fun! WH and I came out to Colorado for a long weekend of fresh mountain air. (And some eating out, and some movies, and some knitting, and some reading and some hanging out.  Not necessarily in that order.) The Elves are keeping things running at Loopy Central and I’ll be back there on Monday!

I know you’ve been waiting to find out a couple of things. First of all, which Dream in Color Baby projects won the Reader’s Choice Award and the “glad you participated in the challenge and your number was picked by the random generator” award for out latest knitting challenge? The Reader’s Choice award goes to Woodland Baby – a beautiful shawl knit up out of Happy Forest by Jade in Australia. The second award goes to Timmie for her wonderful scarf done up in Wisterious.  Both have won $25 gift certificates to The Loopy Ewe. 🙂

Today’s Recipe – Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
6-8 chicken breasts
2 boxes of frozen broccoli, chopped
1 pkg. long-grain wild rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. curry powder
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Cook the chicken and cut into small pieces.  Cook broccoli and rice, and then mix them together.  Layer the chicken and broccoli/rice mixture in a buttered 9 x 13 pan.  Mix the soup, mayo, lemon juice and curry powder together and pour over the top.  Top with grated cheese.  Cook for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.  Serves 6-8.

The other thing you’re waiting to hear, are the winning color combinations for our Team Spirit line. They all arrived this week and they look great!  These will probably go up Thanksgiving week, since The Loopy Photo Color Corrector (aka – my hubby) is here in Colorado this weekend instead of spending his Saturday in the Loopy Photo Studio, as usual. I thought I could at least fill you in on the colors that will be up.  We (ok, Elf Susan) spent a long time going through your 500 comments to pick out the top most-requested color combinations.  We’re open to adding more eventually.  We’ll let you know when you can vote again!  We had these dyed up in Shepherd Sport, since we know you will be using them for socks, as well as hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, and … whatever else you come up with. We’ll look forward to seeing photos of your finished products.

Team Spirit Colorways
Black and Dark Yellow 
Black and Orange
Black and Red
Green and Dark Yellow
Green and White
Dark Green and Silver
Purple and Dark Yellow 
Purple and Orange
Purple and White 
Navy and White 
Navy and Gold
Navy and Orange
Royal Blue and White 
Royal Blue and Red
Royal Blue and Silver
Maroon and Gold 
Dark Red and Gold
Red and White
(plus solids to match all of the colors)

Sheri andit’scoldhere,soIamwearingmywarmesthandknitsocks


  1. Jade congratulations, your shawl is awesome. Thanks to the random number generator for picking me for the “glad you participated” prize. If I don’t score Wollmeise, I will use my prize to buy some more DIC baby. Have a nice restful weekend. You deserve it.

  2. Sweet!! Purple and orange = a shawl I can wear to the Suns basketball game. Thanks for the update. Enjoy your vacation!!


    unreasonably excited at the prospect of purple and orange socks, hats, shawls . . . . .

  3. Yay! Dark Red and Gold sounds a lot like Cardinal and Gold to me, Fight On!
    Also, I hope you have a wonderful vacation in Colorado! It’s just too cold there for me, even with the warmest hand knits 🙂

  4. Hey, the black and dark gold/yellow is on the list!! Woohoo!

    I bet you are wearing your Bearfoot socks:-) I have on a pair done in Kroy. They’re not the softest but they are comfy and warm. Have a nice weekend!

  5. sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! my packers fan friend will have a nice pair of socks for christmas!! intrigued to see what dark yellow means. 🙂 have a great time everyone!

  6. I hope the green & white is a dark green too… my local hockey team’s colours are dar green/white/silver, and that’d be awesome to have some somewhat-matching yarn to play with! 🙂

  7. Have a wonderful time in Colorado. Haven’t been there in a couple of years and come to think of it, never in the winter. Stay warm. Can’t wait to see the team colors in all their glory!

  8. Have a great mini-vacation! Hope you get lots of knitting and hubby time.

    There was one thing I was hoping to hear about, or see sign of – the latest shipment of Wollmeise. Will you post a note on the site when it has come and gone?

  9. I hope you and WH are having a wonderful, relaxing time in Colorado. I’ve got to work all weekend getting tons of little wood cars out the door. woo hoo!!

    I cannot wait to see the Team Spirit colors. I’ll be in FL until the Monday after Thanksgiving and hope I don’t miss them. The red/grey/white sound a lot like Scarlett and Grey. Go Ohio State!!!!!! My dad needs some yummy socks. There is a small chance that right after T-giving we’ll be going to Jacksonville to the Mayo Clinic to see about a lung transplant for my dad. Wouldn’t that be THE best Christmas gift ever???

  10. So glad you & WH are taking a long weekend away – you both deserve it! : ) Thanks for sharing the team spirit colorways – looks like several people had similar tastes as me! : ) Take care.

  11. Woot-woot for Blue and White!! GO Kentucky! 🙂 Hope you and Mr. Loopy are having a wonderful time in CO. I’m sure it’s a nice getaway from the craziness that has been The Loopy Ewe the past couple of weeks! 🙂

  12. Woo hoo! BFF Sarah and I will definitely be getting some of that purple and white! Go U Northwestern!

    Enjoy Colorado, Sheri! I’m glad someone does…it’s so beautiful, but I get terrible altitude sickness. I’m miserable beyond belief there.

  13. Sheri and WH, have a great time in Colorado, you certainly deserve it! And congrats to Jade and Timmie!

    You’ve got some great team spirit combinations picked out, including my old high school colors—guess I’m going to have to knit up some tiger socks!

  14. I love Colorado. You should try to go in June (I think that is when it is), because they have a wool festival in Estes. I’m planning on going some year, because I have friends out that way!

  15. Enjoy your stay in Colorado! We got our first snow last night down here in Denver!
    I agree with the Wool Festival in Estes Park. It’s usually the weekend of Father’s Day.

  16. Sheri,

    You make me smile. Wearing your warmest socks in November???? We are waiting patiently for snow – hubby wants to ski and I want to knit by a fire. Have a great weekend. You desearve it.

  17. I am still awaiting boise State colors of orange and blue – they are going to win this year again and I need to be prepared!

  18. The recipe sounds wonderful! I’ll have to try soon. Have a wonderful time in Colorada, its a beautiful place. I too I’m just going to have a fun weekend. The last two I have spent working.

  19. What an awesome array of Team Spirit Colors! (And all my favorites are in there, so I’m a happy camper!) Shepherd Sport sounds like a great choice, and having the coordinating solids in stock is inspired!

    Colorado looks gorgeous. I hope you’re having a wonderful time!

  20. Sheri,
    I’m glad you made it out for a few days to Colorado. It looks like you are maybe around -Keystone-just about 130 NE of Gunnison!

    Wish you could visit here-no shopping or yarn stores,but lots of fun folks and real rural Colorado-if you’d been here this morning, you could have seen my best friend and her family move their cattle down from the mountain pastures above Crested Butte to the winter pastures outside Gunnison. It’s a cattle drive down the state highway with herd dogs, and cowboys on horseback-really still like the West here.

    Anyway, glad you get a break with WH and enjoy knitting and the scenery.

    Oh, I also just had my first PSL from our new Starbucks.

  21. ah yes green and dark yellow….that’s close enough: fiesty fighting oregon duck fans are going to be mighty pleased. probably having a quack attack. right now!

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