Ok – many of you emailed or commented to say that you don’t want the term “Sneak Up” to go away. 🙂 Truth be told, we will always refer to it as the “Sneak Up” here at Loopy Central, because … well, because it’s ingrained in our brains that way. So call it whatever you’d like, but you know that it means new things going up on Mondays, and that’s the most important part. Things are always hopping here, and we plan to keep it coming!
We have another whopper one for you today because so many things arrived over this past week. One line that I’m thrilled to have back in the shop is Sweet Georgia. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, you know that Felicia’s line is one of the first few indie dyer lines that we added in here. After carrying it for quite awhile, Felicia decided a year-long dyeing break was in order and off she went to travel the world. She came back with more color ideas and a desire to dye, which was good news for all of us! We have our first shipment from her, which is her popular Tough Love Sock Yarn, in many beautiful colors.
Another new dyer that we just added in is Huckleberry Knits. I found Scarlet at Sock Summit this summer. Or, rather, her yarn found me. I was sitting in a talk by Barbara Walker and the person in front of me was knitting the brightest (happiest) colorway I had seen in a long time. Since the session had already started, I couldn’t ask her what it was. But I did walk the marketplace later that afternoon, determined to find it. Sure enough, there it was in Scarlet’s booth. Success! This is the sock that I knit up with it and I really love it. We have Scarlet’s worsted line here right now, with the fingering weight line coming sometime in January. (I wanted the Worsted line, too, because I think her colors would make some really great sweaters.)
We’ve also added in: More Dream in Color Starry, Baby and Classy, more colors of Lorna’s Laces Worsted, Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport and Helen’s Laces (also from Lorna’s, the Loopy Ewe colorway in Sock and Sport), 50 colors of Madelinetosh Worsted, a new batch of Sereknity Yarn and Fiber, Mind Your Knitting Beanie Baggies, 3 AM Enchantments bags and wrist tags in the Sheep-y fabric you all love, the new Red bags and accessories from Namaste, and a new pattern from Wendy Knits that gives you fun things to do with your sock yarn leftovers. Come on over and check everything out!
And that’s why we were so busy around here last week. This week is shaping up to be the same way. We like that.
I’ve been wating all day for the Madelinetosh Worsted to up!!! I got 3 skeins of Sequoia to make myself a “Mara” shawl!!! Check out that pattern on Ravelry and YOU will want to make yourself one too!!! Of course I had to add a skein of sock yarn too!
**HAPPY DANCING** WHOOO-HOOO!!!! SWEET GEORGIA IS BACK!!!!!!
I just checked the Mara pattern on Ravelry and added it to my queue. I have to finish a few things before I knit it. 🙂 Or at least that’s my story now!
Ooh I can’t wait to see your Traveling Woman. That’s one that’s in my queue. I understand why sneak-up became update but I miss the days when we didn’t know when sneak-up was going to happen.
How funny: I also bought three skeins of Mad Tosh in Sequoia so I can make Mara.
I find so many delightful patterns and ideas on this blog! Mara, Travelling Woman–two more added to my Ravelry queue. :0)
Thrilled to see the Madeline Tosh Worsted as well as Sweet Georgia back! Hmmm, let me see what is calling me the loudest! Thanks
I made a mara out of 4 skeins of Universal yarn – needed something that didn’t need handwashing – it’s a prayer shawl for my cousin’s wife who’s undergoing treatment for BC. I told her once it’s over, I’ll make a lighter weight one more appropriate for the Texas weather.
I’ve been in love with the Madeline Tosh fingering weight for a while. I have been resisting, because I have a ridiculous amount of stuff on the needles. Her colors are so beautiful and jewel like. I think it might be time for another cardigan!
I am so happy to see Sweet Georgia back. Now I can finally use that one skein of speed demon in Elf I have been holding on to and petting very sadly!!!
I’m also really glad that Sweet Georgia is back! Not that there’s a lack of sock yarn around here, but just in case…! Looking forward to seeing your Traveling Woman shawl, Sheri!