I like having friends who knit. Knitters are fun friends to be connected to. It’s always fun to see what they’re working on, and sometimes they even let me borrow their beautiful work to show to you (and display in the shop). For example, this gorgeous shawl that my friend Sheryl made. (Sheryl’s hubby Michael is a Loopy Elf.) This is the Dandelion on the Meadow, done in Madelinetosh Prairie in the Violin color. Isn’t it pretty? I wish you could feel it. It’s almost weightless. The nice thing about making a shawl out of lace is that it’s very lightweight, but very warm (if you’re knitting with wool or silk).
And a closeup:
I’m working on a Nuvem (“working” meaning I started it last Thanksgiving and haven’t worked on it since that week. But hey, it’s in my knitting bag, ready any time I want to get back at it!). It’s another shawl that calls for lace weight yarn and is going to be very warm to wrap up in. Viajante is another new pattern done in lace that you might like.
Speaking of connections, are you connected to us in all the ways you can be connected to us? (Because we love connecting with you! And also, I’m trying to see how many times I can use connected/connections/connecting in one paragraph….)
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Facebook We post on there about what has gone up in the Monday Update, what I’ve blogged about, what might be happening in-store on a certain day, questions I’d like your input on, and then yesterday we posted a fun video taken around the shop – go check it out!
Pinterest I have boards on there for Project & Pattern Inspiration, Colorwork, Crochet, Yarn Bombing, Tips, Ambitious Projects and Unusual Projects. There are so many fun things to find and share on Pinterest. I’m going in and adding to the boards every couple of days and there’s always something new!
Instagram This is our newest project, so watch for that to grow in the days to come. We’ll be adding photos from around the shop, photos of incoming shipments, photos of the Elves being silly, photos of Loopy being silly, and anything else that will give you the flavor of things around here.
Ravelry The Loopy Groupie board is the best. Seriously. If you have any knitting question, you can pop it up there and have an answer almost immediately. It’s awesome. You’ll also find pattern ideas from other Groupies, product sharing, finished-project photo sharing, and Loopy Swaps going on from time to time.
Twitter We mostly use Twitter for announcing Monday Updates and Wollmeise Updates. If you don’t have Twitter, you can still get a text to your phone when we post to Twitter. Just text “follow theloopyewe” to 40404 and you’ll get our texts on Mondays and Wollmeise days.
Come connect. We like having you around!
I wasn’t overwhelmed by the Rav link you posted to that shawl. THEN, I remembered I could enlarge your pictures. The Sheryl version is gorgeous! She must have knit some magic into that piece.
It is so pretty in person!
Gorgeous! Love it!
Sheryl’s shawl is specatcular! Thanks for sharing and now off to check the other links.
Love the lace shawl! Did you just use one skein of the Madtosh Prairie?
I already follow you on all of those but Instagram. I think I will hold off for a bit. I’m on too much social media right now as it is!
Beautiful shawl and color! I follow on everything but Twitter and Instagram! I think I have enough without adding two more connections! :). But way to go Sheri on putting it all out there!
I struggled with. The Nuvem until I had enough stitches to use one circular. Then it was much easier to just pick up and knit a bit. Went real fast then. And it’s my current favorite go to shawl! If I get a variegated Wollmeise lace I’m gonna knit another one!
I’m glad you said that, Kym. I’m anxious to get to the point of putting it all on one needle. I thought I was there, but …. nope. Soon, I hope! I know I will love it when it’s done.