Rain, Rain, Go Away

FloodingviaPaytonPetersonThanks for all of your emails and messages, checking in on us. Who knew this rainstorm would end up lasting for four days and causing flash floods?? Usually we get a short burst of rain and then the sun comes back out. (I love that. The sun is never hidden for too long here in Fort Collins. Except for this week.) So far, all of the Elves houses are fine and Loopy is fine. The flooding really only started here in town yesterday and today. Plenty of roads impassable as the rivers have gotten to the point of overflowing. Boulder and Estes Park are much worse. I’m hoping the rain stops soon. I’m glad we’re not in a flood plain here at Loopy. (Remember this post where the St. Louis Loopy shop almost got flooded? Look – it was this exact same time of year.) ย I guess the good side of this is that the extra moisture we’ve had this summer and fall will be good in terms of forest fires next spring. The ground has been fully saturated. (Aerial photo of Longmont courtesy of @paytonpeterson, via Twitter).

Knit Night1I have another special pattern offer for you today. Louise (who designed the Song of the Sea Cowl that we all loved, and the Another Way pattern that I just finished), has come up with a pattern called Knit Night, specifically for pretty-but-no-brainer knitting, such as you need for Knit Night. It can be made in any weight yarn, and is great for multi-colors or solids. You can add beads to the picot edges, or knit it without the beads. Her other new one is Stay AwhileStay Awhilealso great for knitting without too much thinking. If you’d like 20% off of one of these patterns, Louise has set up a special code you can use until September 21st: Loopy4TSB . I like the code she came up with. And remember – do vote for Loopy for The Super Bowl! She assured me that they’re all voting for Loopy for the Super Bowl in the UK, too. (Photos used with permission.) Since these can be made in any weight, you could also make them for the Fourth Quarter Challenge, if you haven’t picked out anything else yet.

I’m heading off to Germany for a week* (visiting Claudia-the-Wollmeise), so I won’t be able to answer emails for a bit. Feel free to contact Lynn (support@theloopyewe.com) if you have questions or need anything. Of course we’ll still have the Monday Updates and blog posts, including one next week showing you my completed Nuvem and giving you the chance to win a skein of Wollmeise Lace in Spice Market to make one like it, if you are so inclined. Watch for that. The Elves will be busy keeping the shop running and getting out orders, and WH is staying home this time, so the cats will remain well fed. You won’t even know I’m gone. Unless you email and wonder why I’m not answering!

Sheri *currentlynowaytogettotheairportwiththeroadsclosed.


  1. Glad you are all safe, and hope you continue to be.

    I saw the Knit Night and Stay Awhile patterns the other day on Rav and bought them both immediately! I Then realized they were by the same designer as Song of the Sea and Another Way (I just purchased the kit) and was very happy. I am currently working on a Foolproof by Louise as well. I think I have a new favorite designer!

  2. Having visited Loopy three weeks ago, I know you’re high and dry on the second floor. Been watching and reading about the flooding in Boulder, we were staying up 119 from Boulder. Have checked in with Colorado friends and all are safe, along with Loopy.

    I’ll be flying out to Denver next week, but alas, no trip to Ft. Collins in the works. Safe travels to you, and positive thoughts to all the elves and families. Hope the rain stops soon.

  3. Glad to hear that all is well at Loopy central and with all the Elves. Hope it stays that way. Been thinking of you all ever since I saw the news last night. Have both fingers and toes crossed that the rain stops soon— and you will be able to get to the airport tomorrow. Enough is Enough!

  4. Have a safe trip, and say HI to Claudia for me! I’ve been wondering how you were doing, though I figured I would have heard if you were floating. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Being a Colorado kid and CSU alum…its so sad to see such destruction along the Front Range. Prayers for all and safe travels to you!

  6. I’ve been thinking about all of you the last couple of days and am glad to hear that you, Elves, and Loopy are all okay. My son in FTC thought I was crazy to worry so much until they closed CSU this morning. Sending safe and dry thoughts your way, along with high hopes that that you can get to the airport!

  7. Travel safely, Sheri, and say “hey!” to Claudia! Her new website is dynamite, and there are all sorts of exciting events and things (in addition to scrumptious yarn).

  8. Happy travels! I hope you are able to get to the airport! We are seeing the reports of the wild water in your neck of the woods, even down here in Oz! I sure am thinking of you all and am very glad that your home and the Loopy Ewe Elves’ homes are safe so far! Maybe you could charter a helicopter to get to the airport safely, if the road continues to be closed! Have a wonderful time in Germany with Claudia, and continue the strong hinting that she should consider a move to Ft Collins!!! That would be awesome!!!

  9. Glad you are well and dry!! Please let those of us far away know as soon as you hear of an effort to collect mittens, hats, etc – things that knitters can do to help out. Because winter is coming, very soon, and a lot of people unexpectedly are finding themselves with nothing. Most of what I make goes to New England, but I can certainly divert a couple of pairs and send them westward.

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