Hi everyone! It’s December 1st, which means we are officially allowed to play Christmas music in-store, right? (I just can’t do it before Thanksgiving.) Time for baking, lights, and shopping. Or if you’re one of those who already has all of your holiday shopping done early, now it’s time to buy yourself something fun. And we do have fun things in today’s Monday Update! Just up, you’ll find:
Loopy Legends – We have our first 10 Loopy Legends colorways for 2014 done and up. With this batch, we’re celebrating Tamra, Michelle, Leslie, Kathy, Kat, Judy, Debbie, Christine, Bonney and Amber, and they have picked some really great inspiration photos for their yarn. It’s a fun way to commemorate special times or events in your life through yarn, and we’re always happy to share these colors with you. We have more Legend colorways in the works and will have those for you early in 2015. Some of our Legends picked the Short Stack option this year, as we have a lot of Legends who knit AND sew, but for those who picked the yarn, we’ll continue to bring you their 2014 colors as they arrive. These colors are dyed up on Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, so the base is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. The colors are fun for socks, mitts, hats, cowls, and more. Check out some of the Legends projects on Ravelry. Shown here in Leslie’s Peony Garden and Bonney’s Anniversary Celebration.
Abstract Fibers Super Sock+ – I picked up a skein of this in a yarn shop in Florida last winter, and loved the completed socks so much. Of course we needed to add Susan’s beautiful line to our shop! We have her new Super Sock+ base. This base is 80% merino and 20% nylon, with more yardage than her old Super Sock base. (434 yards instead of 382 yards.) We have it in 25 colors, and I’ve already picked my next two sock colors out of the batch. (Update: Nope. I picked four, not two. Shady Glade, Aviation, The Gorge, and Pinot Noir.) Now it’s your turn! Pattern ideas: Zigzagular Socks, Ringwood Socks, Random Loop Cowl, Helix Mitts, and Willow Cowl. Shown below in Madrigal and Shady Glade.
Fibernymph BFL Roving – We love Lisa’s roving, and this batch contains regular colors as well as some beautiful gradients. You’ll enjoy spinning with BFL, as it can have a little more “grab” to it than some other rovings. And of course knitting with handspun is incomparable. Try it and see. Shown below in Rainbow Riot Gradient and Sunflowers at Sunset.
Cascade 220, 220 Superwash, 220 Superwash Aran, Superwash Sport, Ultra Pima Paints, Ultra Pima Fine, Heritage Sock Handpainted, Heritage Silk, Heritage Solids, and Fixation all re-stocked. The truck driver was glad to get all of those boxes off of his truck, and we were glad to get these re-stocked on the shelves and out of the storeroom and hallway. It’s always a big day when Cascade arrives. Now is a great time to stock up on sweater quantities for winter, scarf and hat options for gifts, and sock and shawl picks for your cold weather knitting. Shown below in 220 Superwash in Christmas Green and Christmas Red Heather.
Universal Yarn’s Bamboo Pop – all re-stocked. This yarn has a great look and feel. With 50% Bamboo and 50% Cotton, it’s soft, durable, and has a beautiful drape for sweaters, vests, shawls, and kids clothes. Pattern ideas: Baby Surprise Jacket, Gemini, Zoe Tee, Summer Flies and Larissa. Shown below in Bright Spot and Frosty Morning.
Dream in Color’s December Dream Club – this month’s Dream Club comes with an exclusive skein of Classy with Nylon in a larger-than-normal skein. You’ll get 340 yards of worsted weight goodness in blues/greens/purples. Each skein is unique. The base is 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. Also included in your yarn purchase is a cowl pattern by Melissa Leapman. (And not just one pattern – you’ll get both a crochet version and a knitted version – shown below – so that you can pick which you’d like to do.) If you have pre-ordered the Dream Club from us, you’ll find the yarn already in your Loopy cart when you log in. As always, we do have extra skeins available for purchase for everyone else, too. Other ideas for this yarn: Adama, Infinitude Scarf, Warmest Mitts, City Creek Cowl, and Definitely Diagonal Scarf.
Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale – Don’t forget that we have all Sport and DK weight yarns at 20% off, all bags at 20% off, and all Loopy Short Stacks (Essentials and Collections) at 20% off through midnight tonight (Mountain Time). We’ve had extra Elves on duty for several days, working to get your orders packed up and shipped out. The Loopy Elves are an awesome bunch.
Loopy Groupies – It’s December! That means that we will be sending you the always-popular Romney Ridge 2015 Calendar with your first order in December, while supplies last. (So that means any order that begins with the order number 1412….) It’s always fun reading Kelly’s stories and seeing her special photos. We like working with her each year to bring this special gift to you in December. (We’ll have extra copies of the calendar available mid-December on the website for those of you who haven’t reached Loopy Groupie status yet, or for those who would like extras.)
Have fun shopping through the new things, and thank you so much for your orders. We’ll get them shipped out quickly!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew