Hi all! Are you watching us on Periscope? This is Week Three for us, and I think we might finally be getting the hang of it. Still glad that each video only hangs around for 24 hours, though. It seems like each one contains one mistake or blurble over words. 🙂 We Periscope Live every day at noon Mountain Time and call it Lunch with Loopy. You can catch it on your phone or computer, live or after-the-fact. (Periscope app or https://www.periscope.tv/theloopyewe on your desktop). On Monday’s I usually talk about what I worked on over the weekend. This past weekend it was a quilt top that is SUPER easy and a great quilt for new new quilters. Last weekend it was a scarf and my Match and Move. Next weekend? Not sure what I will be working on. But pop in if you’re interested!
In the meantime, we do have wonderful things up on the website for you today. Just in:
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight – I love all of the Socks that Rock yarn weights, but the Mediumweight is probably my favorite. This is a sport weight that has 405 yards to the skein (170 grams) and I just love the way it knits up. It’s a little more substantial than the fingering weight, so your socks will be a little heavier (perfect for winter), and your scarves and shawls will be a little heavier and will knit up a little larger. But not so much so that it weighs you down or engulfs you! Not as much as moving up to a true DK. It’s the perfect weight and I hope you give it a try. Tina always sends us such fun colors! Pattern ideas: Cotty, Multnomah, Ananke, Blueberry Waffle Socks, and Downtown Cowl. (You can see mine out of STR Mediumweight here!)
Whimzy Sokkusu O – We have a small batch of Sokkusu O – as much yarn as Ling had available to dye for us this time, with more on order! Of course her colors are beautiful as always, and I know many of you love this base for socks, especially. Pattern Ideas: Drachenfels, Pendulum, Aramis, Spice Route Scarf, and Slipstream Cowl.
Bird Leg Bags – I fell in love with the Fox in Sweater material and before I knew what had happened, we had a whole batch of wonderful Bird Leg Project Bags on order! Vickie does a wonderful job on her bags and I’m sure you’ll find a few that need to come home to you. (Part of the fun of knitting is having a nice bag to keep your project in as you work on it, right?)
And finally, we also re-stocked Cascade Fixation, Sock Solids, 220 Superwash and Universal’s Bamboo Pop in some new colors and re-stocks.
Last week’s Yarn Update included: JulieSpins Euro Sock, Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles, Malabrigo Arroyo, Black Water Abbey Patterns, and The Loopy Ewe Project Totes.
Last week’s Fabric Update included: Kaffe Fassett Collections One and Two, Stripes, and Shot Cotton Wovens, Robert Kaufman Shetland and Mammoth Flannels, Robert Kaufman Batiks, and Modern Quilt Studio patterns and magazines.
Have fun shopping through the new things! Loopy Sewing Elves Jenny, Cheryl, Leigh and Vivanne will get your orders cut, packed and shipping out with lots of Loopy Love from all of us.
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew
Sold! Gotta have one of those bags and another skein of knitting yarn for socks!
Good blog, Sheri.
Thanks so much. Heading over to your website right now to order.
I know – aren’t the bags fun? (And the yarn, too!) Thanks for the order, Jennifer! 🙂
Love the bags! Are they washable?
I would say they are hand-washable. (They may be machine washable – I just always handwash things that are handmade!)
Does Periscope have audio or is it just video? Tried to view online, picture is very clear but no sound.
Yes, there is audio online. You might check the volume settings on your computer? Not sure why the audio isn’t coming through. It’s more interesting with audio, I think! 😉