JulieSpins, Rowan, Knit One Crochet Two, and More!

Lightening The Loopy Ewe

The Monday Update it ready for you! Tonight we added on:

JulieSpins Merino 370 – a batch of Julie’s fingering weight yarn in her special blend of awesome colors, as well as a couple of pretty semi-solids, which she doesn’t do very often. (Sterling and Vintage Yellow, and come to think of it, they would look really pretty combined together.) You can, of course, use these for socks. But personally, I always think her colors are way too pretty to be hidden in shoes. I like them for shawls and scarves. Yes, I did get another skein this time around. I seem to do that with every batch from her. (Shown here in Lightening.)

Dream in Color’s Chelsea Shawl Kits – we sold out of the last batch pretty quickly, so we ordered a bunch more. Dream in Color is donating $10 from every kit sold, and we are donating $5 from every kit sold. So $15 of the purchase price will be going to the Chelsea’s Light Foundation, and you get a great shawl kit to make for yourself or someone you love.

Ruby 138 The Loopy EweRowan Alpaca Colour – this DK weight yarn is new from Rowan and utterly soft and wonderful. 100% Baby Alpaca (see why it’s so soft?) with 131 yards in the skein. Perfect for warm and wonderful sweaters, scarves, hats and shawls. We also have the Rowan Alpaca Colour pattern book that has 17 patterns for women, done up in this new yarn. (Shown here in Ruby, #138.)

Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye – I received a skein of this yarn and fell in love with the colors and feel of it. Then, I ordered it in all colors for us. As a fingering weight, it’s great for socks (65% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon, 15% Silk), but I’m using mine in a one-skein shawl (Trillian). The colors are beautiful and it’s wonderful to work with.

Sea Haze The Loopy EweKnit One Crochet Too Cria Lace – And this was the other line that I fell for from this company. 🙂 With 65% Fine Alpaca and 35% Tencel, it feels soft and it has a bit of luster from the Tencel. Not enough to make it shiny – just enough to make it look alive. We also have some new patterns to go with this line – sweaters, cowls, and stoles. (Shown here in Sea Haze.)

Schacht’s Zoom Looms – these little looms having been sailing out the door, and I can’t wait to see what you all are making with your little squares. I have seen baby blankets, table runners, pin cushions and coasters so far. It’s a great way to use up leftover bits of yarn.

We also re-stocked all of our Cascade lines at the end of last week, in addition to HiyaHiya needles and notions. Lately, we have been getting to much in week to week to put it all up on Mondays. Both our Fed Ex and postal carriers asked us last week to please put all of our orders in before they go on vacation, so the deliveries can happen while they are gone. I think they’re getting tired of all of the boxes coming in. What do you think?

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  1. I am in love with the choices this Monday! Love the Crock-o-Dye! You are so right about the yarn being squishy. I have made a shawl out of this using the Candy colorway and it came out so yummy. Now there are lots of colors to choose in this wonderful base.

    btw…I caught the mid-week update on the Cascade line because I wanted a color that was out and now it is back. Thanks!

  2. So fun that you have a shawl out of it, Maureen! I was thinking I’d make mine as a gift, but am really having a hard time talking myself into giving it away, now.

  3. Loving it all – and shame on our delivery guys – they should be so thankful for jobs in this and age!!!!!! But here’s to hoping they have fun on their vacation – lots of fun and good times!!!!!

  4. Sheri, my skeins of Alegría are making me crazy. I have a Christmas song stuck in my head because of them, where the chorus goes, “Allegría, allegría allegría, something something something, con su esposo a Belén.” I have got to find someone who knows the rest of the words so I can sing it and get it out of my head. Plus they are so pretty and I have three pairs of socks on the needles and I have to finish at least one before I can feel good about winding a new skein.

  5. Sheri, I’m a little off topic today, but when should we expect email regarding the fall gift club for August? Once I’ve seen one of the email letting know it’s time to pay, I’ll be comfortable that I haven’t let something important get by me :>. Sometimes I am amazed by the amount of junk email even with good filtering. One of the problems of having the same email address for years!


  6. Sooo many choices! I’m getting the Anniv. Kit. The tape measurer and stitch markers are so cute with their little red feet. I also got Julie Spins Merinn 370 yarn earlier in the week and the beautiful yarn arrieved yesterday….I think I might be back for more!

  7. I love the JulieSpins colors. Greenling is my favorite shade of green. I think you are right that Sterling and Vintage Yellow could work together. One of my good friends (who is a spinner and knitter, but lives in a different state) is using these colors for the nursery for their lucky 1st baby who should arrive in Nov. (sjn821 on Rav)

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