Full to Overflowing

DSC00293Full to Overflowing #1: Remember this field that sits next to our building? (The one that famously fills up with floodwater about once every five years and makes us all panic?) Right now it’s full of Queen Anne’s Lace flowers. So pretty. WH took a wander through there and used some of his famous photo loopyfield1a_lorezskills to capture their beauty up close.  I don’t remember seeing this many flowers in there in past summers. It is definitely full to overflowing with pretty white lace. (And probably full to overflowing with bees as well. I didn’t feel a need to investigate that part at all.) Since I have not taken even one hour to add flowers to any part of my yard or front porch (that is sad, isn’t it?), it’s nice to be able to enjoy this scenery at work.loopyfield2_lorez

Full to Overflowing #2: Things here at The Loopy Ewe. We had so many things come in this past week, that tonight’s Update was extra fun! Hop on over to see:

* The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga and Skinny Bugga – in both re-stocks and new colors
* Hand Maiden Camelspin – a luscious silk and baby camel mix, wonderful for shawls and scarves.
DSC00297* Rowan’s New Amy Butler Belle Organic line – 50% Organic Cotton, 50% Organic wool, great for sweaters, vests, baby items, home decor, and more. Available in DK weight (pictured in photo) and Aran weight. We also have her pattern book in stock.
* Madelinetosh Pashmina – the merino/silk/cashmere blend you’ve been waiting for. 19 colors today, but more coming over the next few DSC00298weeks as they work through our big order.
* Lorna’s Laces – new colors Fjord, Robot Overlord, Turtle Rodeo, Unicorn Parade, and Patina
* Schaefer Yarn – new colors and re-stocks in Audrey, Anne, and Heather
* New bags from: 3 AM Enchantments and Della Q
* New patterns from: Dangercrafts, Grace Akhrem, Ysolda Teague, Heirloom Stitches, Knit and Tonic, Stephen West, and Bekah knits.

So did you get a long weekend this past weekend? And did you do anything fun? Did you make progress on your knitting and crocheting? I washed and blocked my Mini Challenge Sweater, and then turned Surf, Mocha and Coffee into something I love. I’ll share photos soon. Next, it’s time to wind up Malachite and Whisper Blue for Norwegian Rose socks.

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  1. The Queen Anne’s Lace flowers are gorgeous. They don’t grow in our semi-arid Central Washington high desert environment. They were all over the place where I grew up in Central NH. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have Queen Anne’s Lace in my garden. It just grows there wild. My neighbors think it’s a weed. I think it’s gorgeous in a cut arrangement. 😛 And my milkweeds attract monarchs, and my goldenrod is a stunning display in late summer/early fall, though it does give my allergies a run for it. 😀

  3. i adore queen anne’s lace! I used to press it into soft clay items and loved the look after firing. So simple, yet elegant.

  4. I love Queen Anne’s Lace. The photo from the back side was very interesting because the flower seemed to have more colors than just the white we normally see. Even though I think it beautiful, I can’t bring myself to get too close to it. I hear my mom’s voice telling me the flowers are full of chiggers so were blackberries but we still picked them.

  5. I hope your weekend was good. I spent the entire weekend not opening my package from Loopy, which arrived right before my in-laws. I didn’t want to be rude and ignore them in favor of new yarn!

    I also made ice cream, risotto, chili and cornbread. My refrigerator and freezer are both full enough that there are weeks of leftovers ahead!

  6. overflowing is right! I did get some knitting done despite my Dad being in town. I even finished a project, my hand-spun angora horseshoe cap. Its amazing that I can knit a winter cap when it is 95 degrees outside. I guess when you live by Lake Erie you are always preparing for winter.

  7. I had a house full of guests for the weekend, but still managed to knit another repeat on my lace scarf and sneak a few moments to pet the skein of WM I snagged during last week’s sneak up…ordered Tuesday, arrived Saturday! I was so delighted I turned right around and put in another order today. I’ll hit Groupie status in no time at this rate! (-:

  8. I have always loved Queen Anne’s Lace from when I was a little girl. it always seemed a treasure to find when I was very young – I guess because of the name. Didn’t get a long weekend – had to work Sat. and Monday. The “joys of retail” but I do like meeting and talking to people and some very nice people did come into our store and showroom. But I did make time to make progress on a second sock of a pair- am determined to finish complete pairs before casting on another project – tempted as I am to do so. Don’t know why the first sock seems to knit up much quicker 🙂

  9. Is there a clue anywhere regarding sneak ups? I see in the post above that WM was available on Tuesday. If only I had an idea of when these sales are happening! I’d love to find some–but obviously many other knitters are onto this as well.
    I’ll keep checking….
    these photos are wonderful. My cousin and I used to use the QAL as bouquets for our Barbies.

  10. Just got my latest sock knitting club set and wow!! I have been meaning to leave a comment for a long time. You are really outdoing yourselves this year. I love having a pattern choice and as usual the yarn is glorious. Love the scissors!! You always surprise us with wonderful Loopy Ewe accessories to add to our collection and i want you to know I really appreciate what you do. pat

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