New Year, New Yarn!

Happy New Year to all of you! The yarn budget starts over now, right? (Wait. What yarn budget? Yarn does not need a budget. Buy all you want. You can quote me on that.)

We just added some fun things in tonight’s Update, including a brand new yarn base from one or your favorite companies. Just up:

Dream in Color Special Edition Cashmere Blend Worsted – How’s that for a long name? If you are in their Dream Club, you received a skein of this amazing stuff as the September club yarn. Of course as soon as that September order arrived, I jumped on it and ordered that base in a bunch of colors (including more of the September colorway, shown here, which sold out in a blink last fall). We just now got it in and I know you will love it. I have already set aside enough for a sweater for myself (and I’m thinking Tea Leaves for that). It would also be lovely knit up as a hat (loving this Roscoe Village Hat), mitts (like Treads), a scarf (try Saroyan or Arroyo), or shawl (isn’t Debaser a fun shape?). I am not sure how often they will get this base yarn in, but I will order it as often as I can. It’s just so soft and wonderful.

Dream in Color in Classy and Smooshy – We also replenished the worsted weight in Classy, and the fingering weight in Smooshy in several colors.

Swan’s Island Organic Merino Fingering – re-stocks in a few of the colors that have been sold out (shown here in Raspberry). I love the feel of this yarn and it has great yardage in the skein. I’ve been thinking of a two-color shawl like Sothia, which has been on my list forever. I’ll never be able to afford one of their famous woven blankets, but I can knit a shawl and wrap up in that instead!

Lorna’s Laces Kits – we added in more of the SoleMate/Heel Soak combo kits, since they sold so fast before the holidays. This is always a great gift idea, whether you’re gifting it to yourself or a friend. And have you tried Heel Soak? Whether you get it in the kit or you get our Loopy Soak, it is awesome. I’ve started using it on my dry hands this winter, because it did such a great job on my heels in winters past. I am a big fan of it.

Namaste – We’ve re-stocked the Circular Needle Cases (which I love and use), The Zuma’s, the Hermosa’s, the Mini Messengers, and we’ve added back some Laguna bags. (They stopped making this style for awhile, but had so many people ask for them back that they started up with them again.)

Stonehedge Fibers Shepherd’s Worsted – three more colors have arrived – Denim, Orange, and Baby Blue. We’re just waiting on the last one – green.

Dream in Color’s January Dream Club yarn – we put up our extra skeins of the January color (we order extras each month for you). It’s dyed up on the Everlasting DK yarn in a beautiful blue/green color, shown here. It comes with a pattern for the Carom hat, which we will send you via email within 48 hours of ordering. Just a reminder that we will add MORE skeins to the website next Tuesday (1/10) after our pre-order customers have made final decisions on this yarn. So if you miss it today, we’ll have more available next week.

Did you happen to catch my blog post last Friday, which details the First Quarter Challenge? I hope you’ll join us in knitting up something fun. I am using Lorna’s Laces Pearl in Zombie BBQ (not because I like zombies, but because I love that color combination on Pearl), and I finally settled on a pattern last night. I’m making Mizzle. (Thank goodness for Rav and the “save” feature, because I just tried looking it up as “Whizzle” and I was obviously remembering the name wrong. But now it makes me want to design a pattern called Whizzle ….)

Today was a No-Mail Monday in the U.S., but we will be in first thing in the morning for lots and lots of order packing. It might take us an extra day to get orders out this week, but just know we’re working on them as quickly as possible. Watch us on the Loopy Webcam!

Sheri whoneedstolearntoknitandreadatthesametime.Canyoudothat?



  1. Sheri – audiobooks!! I discovered them a few years ago. I take them out of the library and listen while I drive and more importantly, while I knit.

  2. Jennie – I need to do that. And this new Loopy is right across from the Library, so it would be easy to check them out!

  3. I agree with the audiobooks suggestion! I just started listening to Lost In Shangri La today and need to get through the audiobooks I have loaded…at least there are fewer in that queue than in my Rav yarn stash! 🙂

  4. Oh, what a lovely update!! I want everything!

    I can knit and read at the same time if it’s an easy pattern, I re-read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer last month while knitting Salene. It helps to have an ereader for this so you don’t have to worry about holding a book open.

  5. Absolutely knit & read at the same time!! All the time!! Except for the past couple days as I was cranking (& cranky) trying to finish the edging on Leaves of Grass for the 4th Quarter Challenge… I resolve to manage my time better in 2011 🙂

  6. I use the Kindle PC app on the laptop and knit stockinette projects at the same time. Doesn’t happen often.

  7. Thanks Sheri. I have been looking for the Mizzle pattern but didn’t know what it was called. ‘Tis what I will be knitting for the 1st Quarter also.

  8. Thanks, Sheri! You turn me on to the best patterns! And this one (Mizzle) is free! How great is that?

    I hope you and all the elves have a splendid 2012!

  9. Since this is supposed to be my year to knit out my stash, I will do the challenge using some Cherry Tree Hill silk hand paint that I bought at Stitches Midwest in 2006 or 2007. It will serve toward meeting two of my 2012 goals: knit down my stash and finish or frog all UFO’s
    Happy New Year!

  10. I download audible books into my iPod and have for the past 6 years or so. I listen to books while I knit ALL the time. I also listen when I do housework, pick raspberries in summer, and quilt. Books may be downloaded free from your public library, but I get mine from I have listened to over 300 books, and finished a lot of knitting!

  11. Happy New Year!

    I swear that the first of the year brings a new round of startitis to the front. I have already cast on for a sweater (and it isn’t even the Q1 challenge). There must be something in the air!

  12. Hello. When will you have your first 2012 sale of Wollmeise? Or have you already had it?

    Thanks so much,

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