Malabrigo Lace and Sock

We’ve had an infusion of Mmmm-Malabrigo this week! Not only have we gotten a huge re-stock on the Lace, but we’ve also gotten in more sock and a few new colors of Rios. (New Rios: Purpuras, Zarzamora, Cumparista, and Archangel.) I’d really like to make a sweater out of Rios or Twist – love them both. Sweaters seem to take so darned long for me to knit, that I don’t do too many of them. I do love making and wearing them, but it seems like there are just too many other things coming in here every week, calling for knitting attention. (And I listen. BOY, do I listen. Then I start something new.)

Our first batch of Mary Hadley Loopy Mugs went up on the website (in addition to the extra Tumblers from the Anniversary Kit.) These pottery items need to ship by themselves, so that we can pack them effectively. If you’d like to order them, please order each one as a separate order. We will continue to stock this line of pottery, but keep in mind that each item is hand-painted by the Hadley artists. We get as much as we’re able to, and we have more on order when things run out.

We’ll keep the orders flowing, though, and will put the stock up at The Loopy Ewe as often as we are able to get it in. We’ll also continue to share new things in this line, as we go along.

Namaste’s Special Edition Oh Snap pouches are now available. These pink pouches (in both the regular 3-pack size and the XL/XXL 2-pack size) are available while supplies last. Namaste is donating 10% of the sales of these pouches to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to using these pouches for your projects-in-progress, people have also used them to store patterns (the largest size), to keep track of pens/pencils/lipstick/glasses in purses and totes, to keep iPods and earplugs together, etc. (Note – we still have a few left in our exclusive Red color, too.)

Also up in today’s Monday Update: New sheep/magnet cards from Thomas Joseph, beautiful colors of String Theory Hand-Dyed DK weight and Blue Stocking, patterns from Jared Flood and ShibuiKnits, a re-stock of Namaste Zuma’s, and 2 more colors of Dream in Color’s new Everlasting Sock Yarn. Along with last week’s Everlasting debut, this brings our total colors to 49. I’ve heard back from many of you who ordered this last week and got it into your hands – you love it! I’m not surprised.

Coming in Wednesday’s blog – a photo of something that has distracted us at Loopy this week, and a contest!

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  1. My Mary Hadley Yarn Bowl came Friday and I’m using and loving it already! Now, I’m trying to decide what other MH pieces I cannot live without. Also, what is the color of the yarn in the first photo – that beautiful purple/green? YUM!

  2. I do the up knitting thing. But I have insomnia, and wake up at odd hours. Knitting is a good way to settle back down. And I’ve been known to knit at the opera. Yes, DURING the opera. Or the symphony. Has to be the right project, though.

    And I’m so excited about the Hadley mugs! One at a time, but they are SO cute!!!!

  3. Yay for more sheepy art ! : ) I love the Hadley artists’ work. And I have yet to knit my first sweater but we’re planning on it to be for my hubby – my MIL suggests that I knit one for practice first but we already know that I’m a S-L-O-W knitter so the delivery date on the ‘actual’ sweater was posted for our 10 year wedding anniversary. (** WE’VE BEEN MARRIED 4 MONTHS!!!!**) Sooo if I have to take the time to knit a practice one first, we might as well make this a retirement sweater for the man!!! lol : )

    Anyway, hope all is well in Loopy land and that you’re enjoying the weather. We had a bit of a muggy spell in jersey yesterday but the colors and the warm breeze are making up for that today.

    Keep up the great work!

  4. Oh, definitely make a sweater from Twist – it knits up with great stitch definition, so it’s great for cables and other detailed designs. And SOFT. Really, really soft.

  5. I’m knitting Mr Greenjeans, from Knitty Fall 07, in Rios for my mom. She’s absolutely fanatical about all things red, so of course I chose Ravelry Red.

    This is my first sweater, and I love the way Rios knits up! It is incredibly soft and it has a lovely sheen, but the best part is the variation of the tone and depth of color. You absolutely _must_ change skeins every few rows. If you don’t, you’ll definitely end up with big stripes or pools – I can tell where I left one skein OTN too long and yep, there’s a little pool of deeper red. This pattern is great for frequent changes because there’s a border that finishes the garment by picking up all the edges all the way around – very easy to hide the loose ends.

    My Malabrigo love gets deeper every time I touch their yarn, and I’m so excited to do this for my mom. We had our first freeze last night so she’ll need it! 🙂

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