Blue Moon, String Theory, Dream in Color & CONTEST 8!

Happy Labor Day to those of you in the U.S. (And I hope you’re not laboring today.) We have a fun Monday Update for you today. Just up, you’ll find:

Loopy Ewe Sweatshirts – Just in time for fall, we have sweatshirts available again! This time we brought in red zip-up hoodies for you to wrap up in. Available in sizes Small through 3x. Get them while they last!

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Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Lace – An incredible laceweight yarn that is 51% Silk, 29% Merino Wool and 20% Seacell. With 868 yards in the skein, you have a lot to work with! Need some pattern ideas? Try: Begonia Swirl, Snow Angel, Tiong Bahru, Echo Flower Shawl, or A Hap for Harriet. Shown below in Sapphire and Neptune.

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String Theory Colorworks Continuum – Caitlin has sent us more of her beautiful self-striping yarn in a variety of colors. This fingering weight yarn is 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. Perfect for socks, gloves, mittens, cowls and hats. We have just one more shipment coming from Caitlin, and then she’s taking some time away from large orders. Pattern ideas: Sockhead Hat, Jaywalkers, Fruit Stripe Gum Socks, Elphaba, or Vanilla Latte Socks. Shown below in Kinetic Energy and Trifolium.

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Dream in Color Jilly – This is a new yarn base for us. Jilly is 100% Superwash Merino in a fingering weight. This single ply yarn comes 440 yards to the skein, and if you purchased one of our April Celebrations colors (or kits), you have already experienced the beauty of Jilly. We have lots of color choices for you. You’ll love this yarn for shawls, scarves, cowls and sweaters. Pattern ideas: Elianette, Rivington Cowl, Pebble Beach Shawlette, Boxy, Song of the Sea, or Pogona. Shown below in Galaxy and Daylilly.

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Dream in Color September Dream Club – The new Dream Club has started! Many of you signed up for the whole six months with us. If that’s the case, then we’ve already put the reserved skein in your cart. For those of you who wanted to preview and buy month to month, we have plenty of skeins left for you as well. This month’s Dream Club features a mega-sized skein of Smooshy, with 620 yards in the skein. Your purchase includes a copy of the Flight of the Maple Seed shawl/scarf that was written especially for this large skein. We’ll email you the copy of the pattern within 48 hours of your order shipping. Need other pattern ideas for a skein or two of this size? Try: Ishbel, Eyeblink, Whispers, Analucia Shawl, or Estuary.

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unnamed-2We have a winner from Contest #7! Meaghan J. in CO wins a skein of Hand Maiden Casbah plus a skein of Skein’s Merino Silk. We’ll get this shipped out tomorrow, Meaghan! Today is our last contest celebrating our Eighth Anniversary. However, if you pop back by the blog on Wednesday, you’ll see one more special contest where you could win 3 project’s worth of yarn. Don’t miss that!

For today’s contest, the question of the day is: What was your favorite thing about high school? (We already did “Who Was Your Favorite Teacher“, which was a lot of fun to read through. But if you didn’t get in on that blog post back in 2010, feel free to leave your favorite teacher in the comments, too.) We’ll draw a name and announce the winner in Wednesday’s blog post.

Have fun shopping through the new things, and we’ll get your orders packed up with lots of Loopy Love and shipped off asap!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

348 comments

  1. I was in the marching band in high school. We were fortunate in that we had great teachers, and–I don’t know how–we were a “cool” group on campus, which was nice. Mostly it was an amazing experience to be a part of something bigger than myself.

  2. That’s not an easy question. I generally regard my high school years as ones to forget.
    I guess I would say band. I played the Clarinet. Most of my friends were in band too. It was where we had our most fun, either at the football games, our annual band trips or just cutting up in class.

  3. My favorite thing about high school was going to the clubs after school; I was in the drama club and the chess club.

  4. I loved everything about high school especially all of the activities that I participated in… it was a great time!

  5. Absolutley my senior year when the school board voted and girls were allowed to wear PANTS to school! (Does that date me – or what!!) 🙂

  6. Oh HS–where do I even begin…between the insecurities, “finding yourself,” establishing independence and balancing between adulthood and childhood. It was a difficult and wonderful time. I think my favorite thing was my language classes–it gave me a love of literature, linguistics, and escape in books that I even treasure today.

    Plus, we can’t forget wanting to mirror our lives to Saved by the Bell, obviously.

  7. The best thing about high school? Finishing, and moving on to college! Playing on the volleyball team was a great experience, though.

  8. I can’t really come up with a favorite thing about high school. I had some good friends. I had a good variety of classes with good teachers and I think I got a good education at that school. College was much more to my liking. However, I have enjoyed attending high school reunions.

  9. My favorite thing about high school was football games in the fall. The air was cool and crisp, days were getting shorter and the school year still felt shiny and new.

  10. Do any of you remember when you were IN high school it was awful and couldn’t wait to graduate??? I’ve thought many many times how I would love to go back :0) I was a cheerleader for both football and basketball. I didn’t miss a single game!

  11. My favorite thing about high school at the time was the friends I made during that period (though, I didn’t really keep in touch with any of them.) Now, my favorite thing about high school is all of the wonderful books that I was introduced to during that time.

  12. I really was not a big fan of high school. I did like getting to be of high school age so I could be a Senior Girl Scout and be in the high school folk group at church

  13. My favorite thing was English classes by my favorite teacher Mr. Robertson. We read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and I loved it!

  14. I was actually homeschooled in high school so my experience was probably pretty different than most peoples’. My favorite thing was probably all the free time I had for reading and baking!

  15. I loved school! We had an open campus, so I loved the trust and responsibility we were given from the beginning.

    I really loved History in my Senior year… for each time period we were studying, each student got to choose a book to read about it, to present to the class. So we didn’t learn any traditional history, but slices of history that each student was most interested in. It was great!

  16. The swimming pool, since neither my family or any of my friends had one, and Drama. I was in Our Town, Gypsy, The Music Man and The Man Who Came To Dinner. Any one of them could have been improved by performing them in the pool, but it was still a lot of fun.

  17. I’m surprised that I’m having difficulty picking my favorite thing about high school, given that much of that time was dreadful. What stands out the most, I think, is singing in superb choirs under inspirational direction, learning a lot of repertoire, performing, competing with other choirs, and winning said competitions 🙂

  18. My favorite part, besides graduation, was the senior activities. And staying late after school for yearbook and newspaper stuff .

  19. I think the best parts of high school included others–being in band and choirs and athletic teams was most memorable, and what we talk about on facebook after “Where are you now?” and “How many children do you have?”

  20. I think my favorite thing about high school was being old enough to have a job. It was at Michael’s arts and crafts. . .almost as good as working at an LYS 🙂 It is where my love for knitting and crafting began!

  21. My favorite thing about high school was the chance to learn from so many wonderful teachers. The academics at my school were top-notch!

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