Third Quarter Challenge

It’s time to vote for our Third Quarter Challenge entries! It has been so fun to see the different projects that have been knit up with our Loopy Ewe Solid Series line of yarn. After spending a year working on that line, it’s great to be shipping it out to so many of you.  Did you see the colorwork mitten pattern in the latest issue of Knitty, using our line? I love the bird on the thumb.

Here are just a few of the entries into our challenge, which was to make anything you’d like, using our solids line. You can see all of the amazing entries, here.

Socks by Allison:

and Beverly:

and Samantha:

and Em (this photo made me smile!):

Shawls by Kata:

and Linda:

and Mary:

Wearables by Wendy:

and Danielle:

and Michelle:

and Lynn (this was woven – love it!):

Check out the full gallery for details on these projects, and to see the rest of the cool socks, scarves, mitts and hats. We have had the best time seeing all of these come in! Please send your vote for your favorite to:  We’ll award our Knitter’s Choice award, as well as drawing from all entries for another award. Each person who completed a project and had their photo in to us by 10/7 also earned a 20% discount on yarn for their next project. 🙂 You can also see a bunch more projects on Ravelry by typing The Loopy Ewe Solid Series into the yarn search, and bring up the projects. I especially love these – I want to make them!

We do have new things up for you in tonight’s update. We added in:

Studio June Sock Luck – soft base with gorgeous colors, new and re-stocks.
Austermann Step
– the special yarn that contains Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil to treat your feet. New colors from the Zodiac series, plus re-stocks.
Trekking Hand Art
– more new colors from this popular line.
Addi Crochet Swing Hooks
– Addi’s newest line – great comfort and flexibility
Patterns – from Through the Loops, Wendy’s latest sweater, and a new line from ZigZag Stitch.

Sheri whodidsomeknittingonmydayofftoday


  1. They are all beautiful projects, but I’m a little biased towards Lynn’s woven scarf. My sister is very talented.

  2. You would think I would have had time to finish the hat. But NOOOOOO…. 🙁 But I’m loving everyone else’s projects!

  3. Thanks for showing off my scarf, Sheri! I really enjoyed weaving with the Loopy Line and I think I’ll be using my 20% off coupon to buy some more for the next weaving project that I’m plotting – weaving was supposed to be a stash busting hobby, but it seems to be increasing the stash as I try new techniques! 🙂

  4. Well I had to work yesterday but did find time to knit after and even before work – I made a knitting schedule for myself (to include some baby quilts, placemats and quilted pot holders (I know I need help)

    I LOVE, LOVE the Cuckoo and Bird and Vine mitts – and OH that I had the patience to knit them. They are some of the prettiest patterns I have seen to date but I love birds. At this point maybe I will print out those patterns and after the holidays and after first grandchild is born in March I can settle down and knit the fingerless mitts for myself over the summer. But those Cuckoo mittens are the cutest with the Cuckoo bird on the thumbs – even the back of him(or her) on the opposite side – way too cute!!! Reminds me of my Grandmother’s cuckoo clock and how I loved to wait for the bird to come out and sing. But I should get over my fear of this kind of colorwork and just dive in 🙂

  5. I really wish I had managed to get the sweater I was working on done in time. I got completely bogged down right at the beginning with the corrugated ribbing! Maybe I will finish it at the beginning of next year!

  6. Glad you had some time for yourself Monday. The colorwork is amazing! Andd thanks for posting the Addis. Anxious to try them. Having lots of different needles and hooks is important to me.

    I am finding I can crochet or knit twice to three times as long if I rotate projects, using different needles/hooks for each. My hands don’t get tired.
    My grandma used to get so frustrated (she was a lace crocheter with size 16 (!) steel hooks-tiny) because her hands would cramp up in a short time. I resolved to avoid that.

  7. Thanks for posting a pic of my Houndstooth socks! They were fun to knit and I LOVE the Solid Series yarn. When I actually have some money, I’ll buy more!

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