We are in the middle of The Loopy Ewe Moving Week and it has been crazy around here. I wanted to share some pictures.
We emptied all of the yarn and pegs off the grids at Old Loopy.
We had the yarn that was on the shelves, wrapped in place and moved whole. (That was a lot easier than moving the grid systems.)
At New Loopy, we organized the bags in the different aisles. It might not look organized, but it was! We’re also switching over to almost all grids at the new shop, so we have spent time putting new grids together and transferring shelf yarn to pegs.
The fabric also got bagged up, and we kept it by collection. There were three full walls of fabric piles that look like this!
The Loopy Elves are amazing. They have worked hard, kept a great attitude, and have gotten an enormous amount of work done. I didn’t get moving week pictures of all the Elves, but they have all put in extra days and hours over the past week. And Web Guy flew in from California for a quick few days of helping, too.
Jason, Ahmed and Sam were a few of the movers who helped get it all done. (Overheard: “Yarn is heavier than you think.” “You all have a lot of stuff.” “It seems really bright in this new shop.” “Bigger and better – nice!” “HOW many more loads??”)
We had trucks and movers working Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The last two loads were dropped off at New Loopy at 4:45 am on Sunday morning. The sun was coming up on a new day as we all headed home to grab a few hours of sleep. (And by “all”, I mean the movers and my family. The Elves didn’t stay all night!)
The yarn is shaping up:
The fabric is shaping up:
AndLoopy is patiently waiting on the red couches, until someone has time to put him up on the new wall where he belongs.
As luck would have it, we have moved in right next door to the Interweave offices. You know them as the people who put out Interweave Knits, and a whole host of other wonderful magazines and books. They made us this adorable “Welcome Loopy Ewe” fabric sign and had it hanging up in the tree outside our front door when we came in this morning! They also made this fun welcome poster. We are going to love being next to this creative bunch.
Still working hard today, getting everything put right. (Still so much to do.) Our dear local customer Janet just dropped off fresh strawberries to keep our energy up.
We will re-open this Friday, July 6, at 10 am. Come see us Friday and Saturday, for our official “grand re-opening”. We’ll take more pictures of the new space when everything gets put into place. We can’t wait to share it with you all (whether you’re local or far away.)
Thanks for all of your nice notes on your orders this week – those have been so fun to read in the midst of all of this. And thank you for your patience with our delayed shipping schedule over the past week. We will start shipping orders out on Thursday, so watch for those Boxes of Fun (the first ones from New Loopy – woohoo!) to arrive soon.
Sheri and the hard working Loopy Crew