Happy Labor Day to everyone (whether you are celebrating it or not!). I’m happy to be sitting here at my computer with the windows open and a nice cool FALL breeze wafting through. Pretty soon I can break out the handknits. We spent a couple of days up higher in the mountains this weekend, and one morning it was 34 degrees. I’m so ready for that.
We do have plenty of new things up in today’s Update. Pop on over and you’ll find:
Spud and Chloe Fine (fingering weight, 80/20 merino/nylon) – I love the twist on this and the way that it makes the patterns pop. Here’s a close-up of one of the socks I made out of it, so that you can see the texture. Not only great for socks, but mittens and gloves and cowls and hats with pretty stitch patterns.
Spud and Chloe Sweater (worsted weight, 55/45 merino/organic cotton) – The feel of this yarn is what I like best about it. Perfect for fall and spring sweaters where you don’t want 100% wool, or for those of you who get too hot in an all wool sweater, even in the middle of winter.
Spud and Chloe Outer (bulky weight, 65/35 meino/organic cotton) – This base also has the soft feel of the sweater base (due to the organic cotton), but the other thing that’s nice about this is that things work up fast. Try this GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley.
Three Irish Girls Adorn (fingering weight, 80/20 merino/nylon) – Sharon’s fun color combinations are the first thing you notice when you come upon our shelves and shelves of this yarn. Great for socks, gloves and mitts (try Eragon by Anna Dolvi) or shawls and scarves (try Hitchhiker by Martina Behm). Shown above in Bryn.
Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering (fingering weight, 80/10/10 merino, cashmere, nylon) – I know there are several versions of this yarn (merino/cashmere/nylon) but somehow they make it extra soft at Three Irish Girls. I don’t know what it is. Try making a shawl/shawl (Lintilla by Martina Behm), or how about these cute baby booties for someone? Saartje’s Bootees, by Saartje de Bruijn.
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (DK weight, 50/50 alpaca/silk) – wonderful solid colors in a warm, soft base. Do it up in A Little Ruffle by Jennifer Lang and give it to someone for Christmas or a birthday. Shown here in Raisin.
We’ve also re-stocked: Mill Hill Beads, Namaste Buddy and Circular Cases, ChiaGoo Red Lace Circulars, Blackthorn DPN’s (in some sizes – still waiting on others), Gingher Scissors, Stretchy Needle Keepers (endcaps for your DPN’s), and Lacis Wrist Yarn Ball Holders. In the category of kit extras, we have a few extra skeins from our Mother’s Day Kits (Studio June’s Beach Glass in Super Cash Sock) and Loopy Red Pouches with Stitchmarker sets included.
Enjoy the shopping and pattern perusing. I hope you find a few fun things that spark your motivation.
The weather is beautiful and cool here is St. Louis. I love having the windows open. Glad all is well in Colorado. Thank you so much for the Camp Loopy sessions. I have enjoyed each one. I saw one of the loopy elves at Straubs the other day! I will miss those elves and I will miss my visits to Loopy Central when you move the shop. Always have access to your on-line shop and Colorado is not that far away!!
Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day
This summer has been the hottest since 1934 in Texas-( I certainly don’t remember- way before my time)! LOL- anyway this morning, it was a cool 65 degrees! I have on woolie socks! I have had the windows opened all day it has been so nice. I can only imagine how wonderful the mountains are right now.Tonight it is suppose to be in the 50’s- what a nice change from 100 degree + nights. Parts of Texas are still having wildfires. We need rain- but will take these much cooler temperatures for now!
I do not need to decorate the yard for fall – squirrels have taken over that job and I have at least 3 huge pumpkin vines taking over the front yard (and some corn stalks in the back yard). One pumpkin vine actually grew up the railing of the front steps & has produced a pumpkin to sit by the mailbox (currently resting on the porch). We will see if pumpkin ripens …
Beth – aren’t the Loopy Elves great? I will miss them, too!
The weather is gorgeous and cool here in mid-Michigan. If only everyday could be as nice as yesterday and today! I am looking forward to your showing some photos of your fall decorations, Sheri! Your decorations are always fun and beautiful. 🙂
I think I might have to put in an order for more Spud & Chloe Fine. I am nearly out of two colors in my Camp Loopy Project 3, and I keep hoping that I will find an acceptable white and an acceptable green (and make it to the facing, where I won’t care so much if it isn’t a 100% perfect match).