Sweet Georgia, Dream in Color, Lorna’s, and more!

The wind is whipping itself around today and it’s bringing down a whole bunch of leaves. It looks like someone is going to have to sweep off the back deck. (Or maybe if we wait awhile, the wind will blow the leaves all the way back to the common ground? One can dream.) One thing I know for sure, a blustery cool day calls for knitting, new projects, hot cocoa, and a fire in the fireplace. Or at least that’s what a blustery fall day means to me!

Fortunately, it’s Monday and you know what that means? More new things at The Loopy Ewe! We’ve just added:

Dream in Color Classy – in all 11 new colors and lots of re-stocks. We’ve had to wait awhile for this yarn (wool shortage – have you heard? EEEK!!) and we couldn’t get enough to get it in all colors, but we re-stocked as many as we could.  I used Classy for my Mr. Greenjeans Sweater way-back-when and it still looks great. We actually have a photo gallery of sweaters done in Classy, since we used it as a knit-a-long. You can see them here. (Classy shown here in Fierce Scarlet. I really wanted to show you Aqua Jet, but I try not to force my teal obsession onto you too often.)

Lorna’s Laces Solemate – the temperature-controlled yarn in new colors and re-stocks. I have two skeins of this in my stash and can’t decide on which sock pattern I want to make. I’m thinking this one or this one. What do you think?

Sweet Georgia’s Cashsilk Lace – pure luxury in a skein. Seriously. This heavy laceweight/light fingering weight yarn is 45% Cashmere and 55% Silk, with 400 yards per skein. I’d like it around my neck (think cowls) but it’s also beautiful in one-skein shawls that have some stitching interest (like 22 Leaves or Taj-Mahal). Shown here in Coastal.

Amy Butler Belle Organic – re-stocked in DK and Aran, as well as 3 new colors in each. This is a great yarn for sweaters (adults, kids, and babies) as well as scarves and hats.

Austermann Step – the yarn with the Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera mixed into the super wash merino and nylon. Feels good knitting it up, and feels good on your feet or hands (for mittens and gloves).

Schoppel Wolle Zauberball – the long color changes in this yarn make it a fun one to knit up. Here’s a stunning shawl to try – Crowning Glory Lace Shawl. I’ve set aside a ball of this to make the Lazy Katy for myself. Shown here in Fuchsia. (And why is Fuchsia not spelled Fuschia like it sounds?)

Zitron Filigran – single-ply lace weight with a generous 656 yards per skein, perfect for those larger shawls that don’t work with the typical skein of sock yarn. How about the gorgeous Echo Flower Shawl or the open weave Easy Lace Stole?

Trendsetter Cashwolle – 16 new colors, which makes 32 in stock. The yardage is great (1650 yds.) and the price is great ($19.00). This used to be Lane Borgosesia Cashwool, but has been rebranded and packaged into a larger skein, balled and ready to knit.

Three Bags Full – a variety of Project and Tall Mia bags in cupcakes, monkeys, sheep, and peonies, handmade by Michele in Maine. Shown here in the Sock Monkey Mia bag.

Addi Needles and Crochet hooks – re-stocked and ready for your new projects.

String Theory, Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, and The Loopy Ewe Solid Series all re-stocked in a couple of colors that were low or out.

I think that’s it for tonight. It was a busy week of photoing (thanks, Sharon!) and checking in and stocking (thanks, Sue!) and we’re already working on those same tasks for next week.

Sheri whosawtheBIGGESTraccoononourbackdeckthispastweekend.
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9 comments

  1. We have gigantimous raccoons in my yard too. I started naming them years ago, and the scary thing is that they actually RESPOND to their names.

  2. I’m liken the Honey Badger pattern for a nice semi-solid maybe? Keep the lights on and the racoons will stay away…they like dark. They are probably trying out the new kids on the block to see if they leave any food around….smart creatures those racoons are!!!

  3. Fell off the wagon tonight and bought not one but two project bags! One of the neighbors at our old house used to feed the raccoons (and our cat). When they moved the new neighbors were quite confused that our cat would meow at the back door and saunter in when they opened the door. We had no idea it was going on. Thankfully, the new neighbors stopped feeding the critters and the raccoons went away.

  4. We got some of that wind last night and this morning. It is truly the opening day for Autumn. This cold front should start changing the leaves. PERFECT weather for knitting, fireplace and bookreading.

  5. I am glad that I have tomorrow off. Other than rehearsal and a doctor’s appointment, it will be sitting under a decadently warm blanket with a book, some knitting and old fashioned hot cocoa (milk, cocoa, sugar cooked on the stove).

  6. Wait Wait Wait – Sheri – I’m dying for this Orange monkey bag – and when I checked the site says THERE ARE NONE!!! 🙁 : ( 🙁 What’s the deal with the big Tease like that?!!

  7. (And why is Fuchsia not spelled Fuschia like it sounds?)

    You probably know this, but the flower is named by the man who discovered it, the French botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs, who lived from 1501 to 1566. In fact, the only way I can remember how to spell it correctly is to remember that it comes from the surname Fuchs.

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