Shawls, Sales, and a CONTEST!

DSC03231I love this new Mara Shawl. In fact, I’m such a fan that I have wound up another color of Madelinetosh DK/ Light Worsted (Thunderstorm) to make another one. You know, in between all of my other knitting that DSC03230I want to get done. My favorite part of this shawl is the pleated edge (which I did as a K3, P2 instead of what the directions say. Because I can’t leave well enough alone. But I do like it like this.) The color is Cedar and will be perfect for the holidays. That’s another thing I have decided – shawls of varying colors are needed for different seasons.

DSC03202Here’s Susan modeling her very first shawl! She did the Multnomah and it turned out beautifully. (Please note, Susan has been a scarf and hat knitter up until this point. I have yet to get her to do socks. So this shawl was a first step towards other things!) DSC03203She did try to tell me “not for the blog” when I took her photo but I just laughed. (And watch – someone will leave a comment saying, “Sheri, I didn’t know you had colored your hair black and were wearing it short.” All of you blog-picture-scanners crack me up. This is Cute Elf Susan. —->)

We will be taking Thursday and Friday off this week for Thanksgiving (that means no in-person shopping hours this week), but of course the shop is open online, 24/7 as always. In fact, not only is it open online, but we have some fun things going up on sale for you as well. From late Thursday afternoon through Saturday at 11:59 pm (Central), you’ll find 30% off all Cherry Tree Hill, Creatively Dyed, Indie Dyer, J. Knits, and Opal. You’ll also find 20% off all Earthly Hues, All Things Heather, Sknitches, Sugar Bunny Blvd, Noro and Schaefer. *The prices will all change to reflect the sale, so when you see those prices go from black to colored, you know the sale has started.

We have a full team of Elves working on Monday and Tuesday of next week, to make sure that we can get all of your weekend orders out. We’ll also be adding the Monday Update/Sneak Up sometime later than usual on Monday evening.

DSC03236Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in the U.S. When I make my list of things I’m thankful for, all of your names appear there. We love partnering with you on great yarn, fun patterns, and much encouragement, inspiration, and support. You all keep us on our toes and there’s no place we’d rather be. So consider this a big HUG and thank you to each one of you from each one of us here at Loopy Central. We think you’re just the best, and we wish we could sit down with you in person tomorrow afternoon for some pumpkin pie and knitting!

This month’s contest: Tell us one (or two or three) things that you’re thankful for, whether you’re in the U.S. and celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, or not! We’ll draw names from the comments for fun prizes next week.

Back to shawls – how can you not love those pleats? Just too fun. I hope you make one of these for yourself.

Sheri headingoutforlunchwithCollegeGirlbeforesettlinginforsomeknitting
andmoviewatching.aaaahhhh…. Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Well,of course there is Always much to be thankful for–healthy family not the least–but today i think i’ll be particularly grateful for Ravelry. I visit every day, browsing new patterns, popping in to various groups, and just generally finding inspiration everywhere i look!

  2. I am thankful for

    this past year Husband has been laid off from a good job, and we still had plenty of money for the things we needed, and he always seemed to have work of some kind.

    that I have my grandfather at the age of 97 and a great grandfather at the age of 99 and both doing really well.

    that Husband found a job that seems custom fit for him and he loves. that is a big blessing as its not fun to see the love of you life wonder why this is happing and a ill job.

  3. I am grateful for so many things-I live in a most beautiful place (in Vermont) ..I have recently made some major life changes but have the incredible gift of very supportive family and friends…I always have enough to eat, a warm place to sleep and safety in my daily life (unlike many others in the world.) And, of course, I have a great yarn stash and more incomplete projects than you can shake a needle at-so never any lack of items to be completed!!!

  4. I live in the US, but I’m the product of people that immigrated from Vilnius, Lithuania and Grodno, Belarus. I married a man from Portsmouth, England and just spent a wonderful week with his sister and her middle son from Edinburgh, Scotland. My youngest daughter lives in Nagoya, Japan and my son and DIL have left to visit the place where he spent a year in college – Sydney, Australia. The world is getting smaller, but sometimes seems SO big when the ones you love are so far away.
    I am proud to be part of such a diverse family but wish that once – just once, we could all be in the same place at the same time.
    I am thankful for each and every one of them! For those of you who are blessed to have your family close this holiday season – enjoy!

  5. I’m thankful for so much…my family & friends, my health, and the many opportunities I have to enjoy fun things, like knitting and spinning. And of course I am thankful for all of the beautiful fibers I can play with, and I’m thankful to you for supplying many of them. Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  6. I had a health scare with some masses on my liver and pancreas — all benign, so I am thankful for my health. We are so luck y to be able to afford a new roof that was finished Wednesday, so I am thankful for shelter. My boys are home from college and I am thankful for their safety.

  7. I am very thankful for my family. I am also very thankful for my son’s doctors and all the people who donate blood and plasma. From the bottom of my family’s heart we are very grateful that people donate blood , plasma, you people are helping keep my son alive. May god bless each of you !

  8. I am thankful for my sweet, beautiful daughter, my caring and devoted husband and the hobby of knitting to make beautiful items for them, friends and those in need.

  9. I’m thankful for the good health of my whole family especially my sister who celebrated 1 year (breast cancer free). I thank God everyday that he gave me this wonderful gift of knitting.

  10. I am so thankful for all my knitting friends, my new daughter on the way in just two weeks, and all the wonderful goals my husband and I have been able to accomplish over the last year.

  11. I am so thankful for my wonderul children and their wonderful spouses, and my first granddaughter, who will be arriving in just a few weeks!

  12. I’m thankful for my wonderful family and the world’s best husband in the world. He indulges all my hobbies and is very supportive of me and the kids.

  13. I am thankful for my family, friends, job, and hobbies

    Sometimes things can get crazy and I am so glad that I can sit down with some sticks and string… Breathe

  14. Happy Thanksgiving Sheri, Elves & family! We don’t have Thanksgiving here but I’m thankful for family, friends, knitting and the rain we’ve been having lately (here’s hoping it fills up the water storages and breaks the looooong drought).

  15. I am thankful for family, friends and all the associated blessings that I receive; secondly, I am thankful for all the creative gifts I have received – ability to knit and play music (not at the same time:)).

  16. I am thankful for a wonderful, loving husband who supports my fiber obsession! I am also thankful for my beautiful, intelligent daughter who makes me smile everyday.

  17. I am so thankful for my children, grandaughter and family. I am also so thankful that I have found knitting to help me get through the teenage years we are enduring right now…and last but not least, I am thankful for all of the beautiful yarn I have found and purchased from the Loopy Ewe. Thank you for everything and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

  18. I’m thankful for a lot of things. It would take me ages to mention them all so I will stick with the yarny theme of the site and say I am thankful that my grandmother taught me to knit, and that I’ve found such an amazing community of like-minded people from doing so!

  19. I’m thankful for my family and friends, my pets, my health, and the joy of living in one of the best places in the world. And knitting and yarn, of course.

  20. I love the Mara shawl and have put it in my favorites on Ravelry. There is one in my future for sure!
    I am thankful for my compassionate and caring daughter, who never ceases to amaze me. I am thankful I have been able to keep my home and health insurance despite being disabled for the past year. I am thankful for true and good friends.
    And like many others, I am thankful for the ability to knit, because it is my therapy on more days than I can count.

  21. I am thankful for good friends, lots of yarn in my stash, and a family that cares about me. Not everyone can claim they have all those things.

  22. my puppy, Rebel. he climbed into my lap yesterday, all 125 lbs of him, and pestered me until i realized that he was trying to tell me that something was wrong in the house. one of the gas knobs on our stove had been turned on and not lit, and finally got up to look around and smelled the gas fumes in time to keep us from exploding. we wouldn’t have had the time to recognize the smell or get headaches from the fumes as we had a roaring fire going in the woodstove in the den. and he’s the one we call “the uncomplicated puppy” because he’s usually not the brightest light on the christmas tree.our other dog, sherman, the “genius” puppy, was in the bed taking a little cat nap at the time and midnight was outside, so we owe our lives to rebel.

  23. Lovely shawl and a gorgeous color. I do so love greens

    Thankful fors: first and for most: my faith, it gets me through every day no matter good or bad. And of course my family, I was lucky to be born into a loving family and now have a wonderful family of my own. And on a lighter note, I am thankful that yarn is so much nicer than it was 40+ years ago when my mom taught me to knit.

  24. I’m thankful for having had a wonderful 60 years of life – my family, the beauty of the outdoors where I live, and my love of all things made with my hands (passed on from my grandmother)

  25. I am thankful for my children, grandchildren and that this year we have a brand new great grandchild. We had a great time and spent most of the day laughing and playing games, so much fun! And also got in a little sock knitting.

  26. I am thankful that my autistic son has learned so many new skills this year. I am also thankful for my husband, who is a wonderful husband, dad, and stepdad.

  27. I am thankful for sheep and fiber and yarn and the people that those amazing things have brought into my life. I am thankful for my friends and family and my health and a really great life.

  28. I’m thankful for the health of my children and my parents, for the love of my life, and for all the amazing friends I’m blessed to have in my life.

  29. Sheri, I didn’t know you had colored your hair black and were wearing it short?

    Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving and that the coming holidays will bring you all the joy and peace you want.

  30. So humbling to read everyones entries. I am thankful for the life I have been given. I hope I live up to the responsibility entrusted to me!

  31. What a pretty shawl!

    I’m thankful that I have a job that I love, and that I got a long weekend off to spend Thanksgiving with my family. 🙂

  32. Ooh, that Tosh Cedar is *purty*! I am so thankful to be alive. I received 85% of my mother’s liver almost 5 years ago, and every single day is a gift. I’m also thankful my partner’s alive – he was diagnosed with colon cancer when we’d been dating for six months, and now four years later, he’s healthy! Everything good that comes on top of these two giant blessings is just gravy…

    Best wishes to everyone for the holiday season!

  33. I am most thankful for my three wonderful daughters- they have grown to be fabulous women and I not only love them I like them better than any other women I know.

  34. To begin with I am very thankful I have skills I can share with joy.

    I know of no other way to do this then to list what I am thankful for….So here goes.
    (The order is not by importance, but how they pop in my head)

    1. Family, this includes fur-faces too.
    2. Friends, our lives would not be so incredibly rich without them.
    3. Fiber and yarn and the glorious textures and colors they come in.
    4. Good food (and wine)
    5. A realization that time is a gift and limited.
    6. An abundance of teachers in my life.
    7. Nature that surrounds us with colors and contrast in the sunrises to begin our days and sunsets as we end them.
    8. Getting a reservation when you really need/want it!

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