Well we had about 6″ of snow this weekend. It was beautiful, but it covered all of our blooming lilacs. Isn’t this a sad photo? I’ve decided that we need to have a yarn dyed up and called Frosted Lilacs. (Or is that just too sad??) The good news is that by the next day the snow was all gone, the sun was out, and most of the lilacs survived. So the sad photo has a happy ending after all. Crazy Colorado weather.
Just a reminder that we have Project Planners for Joji Locatelli’s new Mystery Shawl Knit A Long that is starting up in 12 days! Here is the blog post we did showing the colors we picked out, along with links to the Planners. Or for quick links: SP One, SP Five, MKAL 1, MKAL 2, MKAL 3, MKAL 4, MKAL 5, MKAL 6, MKAL 7, MKAL 8, MKAL 9, and MKAL 10. First clue comes out May 12th.
Remember – you can make your own Project Planners in your account too. It’s a feature we added to our website back in 2014 and it has been really popular! If you’ve never used the Project Planners, here is a blog post showing you how easy it is. Once you are happy with the colors of yarn or fabric that are on your Planner (or on one of our Planners that we’ve shared with you), you can click the Shopping List view in the right column, and then click add to cart. How easy is that? Of course you can delete anything from your cart if you decide to change a color or two, too.
This week, we’ve re-stocked and added in new colors of:
Cascade 220 – One of our workhorse worsted weight yarns, great for sweaters and other warm garments. Be sure to wash those sweaters by hand, as this yarn is also great for felting!
Cascade 220 Superwash – This one is also a worsted weight yarn, but the superwash part means you can toss it in the washer and dryer. Popular for kids clothes, blankets, and other easy-care items.
Cascade Heritage Sock Handpainted – New colors of this fingering weight yarn with the great price! Great for socks, but also pretty for shawls and scarves and cowls, too.
Cascade Ultra Pima – The weather is warming up and it’s time to start working on your summer sweaters and tops. This beautiful pima cotton yarn is a DK weight, has a slight sheen to it, and can be machine washed and dried.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool Worsted – This beautiful worsted line is always popular for sweaters, warm shawls, and vests. It’s another one that is also great for felting, so handwash your sweaters if you don’t want that!
Our last Yarn Update included: Fresh from the Cauldron SW Graduated, Fresh from the Cauldron Schoodic Sock, Fresh from the Cauldron Freyr Sock, Into the Whirled Polwarth Combed Top, New Loopy Cakes sets, New Loopy Legends Colorways, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, and JulieSpins Stella.
For those of you participating in our Monthly Mixers – this month we want you to make a project using a yarn or fabric line that has flowers in the colorway or collection name, or uses bright flower colors in the yarn or fabric. Because April Showers brings May Flowers!
Have fun shopping through the new things, and we’ll get your orders our quickly. (Remember – 99% of orders placed by 2 pm Mountain Time ship the same day!)
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew