We’ve cooked up a fun kit to celebrate our Third Anniversary next month! And while we have fun contests planned during the month of August for our anniversary, we thought we’d get a jump on offering the kits now. (Well, that, and they take up a whole bunch of space here at Loopy Central. They might as well be on their way to your houses!) Although if you want to get technical about it, we did have my mom and my good friend Janice test out the website by placing orders that last week of July in 2006. So I guess the real anniversary can be considered the end of July, even though we say August 1st! Here is what you will get with the kit:
Since YOU are a big part of the reason we are celebrating our anniversary, we came up with a way for you to have a piece of things here. We worked with Lorna’s Laces to come up with a yarn colorway that matches the cheerful rug in our Loopy Knitting Lounge. Full of reds, golden yellows, sage greens, and robin’s egg blue, we hope that it brings a smile to your face and reminds you of things here at Loopy Central. Each skein has 215 yds., so you will receive a total of 430 yds. in the kit – enough for a pair of socks.
Debbie O’Neill at Nutty Creations designed a pattern to go with the socks, called Poppycock. Why the name? On the pattern she says, “For all those people out there who doubt the power of sock yarn, I say Poppycock!” Designed to be knit top down with three sizes to choose from, the flame-like pattern flickers down the ankle and onto the top of your foot.
Since we’re usually having coffee while we knit, we wanted to include a Loopy Ewe coffee mug. We’d prefer to have you pop over for a Knit Night in person, but since most of you are too far away, maybe you can grab a cup of coffee in your “Loopy’s Knitting Lounge” mug and we’ll just have to pretend. Kind of like a virtual Knit Night. The inside of the mug is colored in a pretty robin’s egg blue, to match your yarn.
Rounding out the kit, we’ve added a Loopy Tape Measure Carabiner. It has a metal 10 ft. tape (with stop switch) and the carabiner hook lets you attach it to the handle of your knitting bag so that it’s always within quick reach. Now you can measure everything from socks to Girasoles and be right on the mark. (And you get Loopy hanging out with you on your knitting bag.)
Please note – due to careful packing requirements for the mug, these kits must be purchased and shipped by themselves in a special sized box. Please check out with only this kit in your cart. We’re happy to send these out internationally as well, but unfortunately we can’t guarantee the mugs when traveling outside of the U.S. We’ll do our best to wrap them up carefully, but order at your own risk if you live outside the U.S. Or maybe we’ll just have to hop on a plane and come deliver them to you in person. That would work, right? Will you send us a plane ticket?
The kits will start shipping out toward the end of next week. Cost is $39, plus shipping. Limit one per person. (Note – if they sell out, we may do a re-run. Watch the blog for details next week.) Here’s the link for the kit!