The Thursday Update is ready for you! First off, we have our March Celebration color, which is celebrating the 102nd birthday of the Oreo! Did you know that Oreos are the world’s best selling cookie? They can be found in more than 100 countries, and pull in $1.5 billion (BILLION) in revenue each year. Check this link for fun facts and a history of Oreos. Fun to see how the packaging and flavors have changed over the years. And then pop over to this link for some seriously great Oreo recipes. Yum.
We’re calling this colorway Twist and Dip, not Twist and Dunk like I mentioned before. Oops! Dunking made you all think of March Madness, but Lori got it correct in the comments. Oreos! I used a sample skein to knit up the Ananke Shawl and then had them brighten up the blue color a bit. So your skeins will knit up a little brighter, as you can see in the skeins in the photo. We had them dye it up on Everlasting Sock yarn, an 8-ply fingering weight which is perfect for socks, shawls or scarves. As with all of our Celebration colors this year, once they sell out, they’re gone, so get them while you can. They’re already hard at work on our April Celebration color!
In addition to the March Celebration color, we’ve also just added in:
Shalimar Breathless DK – and you all know how I feel about Shalimar’s Breathless. We carry it in the regular fingering weight, and also the DK weight. It remains one of my very favorite yarns to knit with. If you haven’t tried it, get yourself a skein and make something wonderful for yourself or a special friend! If you have tried it, I know you’ll be back for more. Pattern ideas for the DK weight: Mountain Ash Shawl, Esme Cowl, Memoirs Hat and Mitts, Riverbank Cowl, Sweet Tantalate Shawl, Sophie Shawl/Scarf, Creel Cap/Cowl/Mitts, and Lush Sweater. Shown below in Radio Flyer, Ore and Dirty Jeans (which is much prettier than real dirty jeans.)
Loopy Cakes – we have a new collection called Fruit Salad. Really, we have too much fun coming up with combinations for you. I found this pattern last night and am now anxious to make fingerless mitts with a set. You would have enough in one set to make a Swirl Hat (like I did here) as well as mitts. Can’t you just see the strawberries, grapes, oranges, cantelope, blueberries, watermelon and kiwi and musk melon in there?
Riley Blake fabric’s Rocket Age Collection. I don’t know what I’m going to make with this, but something. It’s so cute! Maybe Jeni’s Drawstring Bag that I linked to in yesterday’s blog post of threes. I watched my friend Sheryl – a new sewist – whip one of those out in less than 2 hours. That’s my kind of project bag. If we had little boys in our family, I’d be making them a quilt or a toy bag out of this material. We have 14 different bolts available, plus a Loopy Short Stack. (Sampe shown below.)
Riley Blake fabric’s Vintage Happy Collection. I always like the vintage-y looking fabric lines. I think because my grandma made quilts for us in a lot of those 30’s/40’s/50’s fabrics! This is a great collection, with 10 different bolts available. (Sample shown here.)
Have fun checking out the new things, and don’t forget to pick up your Oreo color (and maybe a pack of Oreo’s to eat while you knit it up. It will probably knit up better that way. You can quote me on that.)
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew