Malabrigo Rios, JulieSpins, & Contest Winners!

Happy Monday to you! We have more fun things for you today in the update. We added in:

JulieSpins MCN 180 Aran

This is the perfect yarn for quick, last minute holiday gifts. I whipped up this hat in an evening and it’s so warm and comfortable to wear. (I added a pompon on top. Need helping picking the right pompon color? We’re an email or a phone call away and are always happy to help!) Pattern Suggestions: That Easy Guernsey Hat (shown), Fetching, Big Herringbone Cowl, 86-10 Headband, Copy.Cat C.C Beanie, Harvest Moon, Darkside Cowl, and Warmest Mittens.

Malabrigo Rios

Lots and lots of colors in this update. People love Rios for sweaters and larger projects, as well as for one skein quick knits. The worsted weight yarn is superwash wool, so it’s easy to care for, too. Pattern Suggestions: Malabrigo Hat, Three Pines Mitts, Rauwerk Trees, Split Stones, and Jasmine Scarf.


Dream in Color’s Pop Up Skein for December

Veronica shares the inspiration for this color: “This color is inspired by the totally different mood of the holiday season that we have here in Tucson. One major adjustment we have faced is how different Christmas is here. Getting into the spirit of the season is a bit more of a leap since it’s lovely and warm outside. There aren’t many trees to decorate in the yard so people tend to put lights on the saguaro cactus. During the day its hard to imagine it’s even winter, but at night temperatures drop and the deep blues and oranges of the desert winter become our “reds and greens” of Christmas.”

Our last Yarn Update included:

Canon Hand Dyes Fyodor Bulky, Canon Hand Dyes Fyodor with Pompons, Cascade Heritage Sock, Ultra Pima, 220, 220 Superwash, 220 Superwash Aran, 220 Superwash Wave, Superwash Sport, Gherkin’s Bucket Long Stride Sock, Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper, Universal Bamboo Pop and Cotton Supreme, Blue Q Bags, and all needle re-stocks.

We have book winners to announce!

We have books for: Karen Pyne, Donna Wolak, Amy Schulze, and Jan (who “has been crocheting more lately”).  Please email us ( with your address and we’ll get your book out to you.

Today’s contest:

Tell us which you prefer: speckles or semi-solids, coffee or hot chocolate, late to bed or early to rise, handmade gifts or store bought gifts? We’ll announce the winners next Monday. (Let us know if you have a book preference, should you win!)

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew


  1. Semi solids, coffee (except after a walk with the dog on a really cold day), early to rise and handmade gifts.

    I’d love the New England Knits book.

    Thanks so much to all of you!!

  2. Speckles! And Scottish breakfast tea, late to bed and gift cards to The Loopy Ewe! The New England Knits looks like a better fit, perhaps! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Semi solids for sure, hot chocolate with whipped cream, early to bed then late to rise and gifts that are handmade ( with all the love inside). Quite the list. The “New England knits” would look great on my bookshelf. Thank you for the giveaway, it was hard to choose between the two books.

  4. I like some of the speckles, but in the long run I prefer semi-solids. Mocha for me for coffee, hot chocolate at night. At this time in my life I am a late to bed, but when I was young I was early to rise (much to my Mother’s dismay). Handmade gifts are lovely (at least I hope so as I love to give them).

    New England Knits would be my preference.

  5. speckles to look at, semisolids to knit sweaters with!
    hot chocolate
    late to bed
    Gift cards to the Loopy Ewe!
    I’d be happy with either!

  6. Cinnamon coffee on a cold winter’s day, early to rise to wake up slowly to the day and always handmade gifts.

    Knitting Little Luxuries

  7. Speckles! I love coffee because I am both late to bed and early to rise. Handmade is the best, so of course I’d like to wrap my fingers around knitting little luxuries. Thanks!

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