Binging and Knitting Books

Well first of all, I had to Google to see if it was “binging” or “bingeing”. Turns out either is acceptable.

Secondly, I loved reading all of your suggestions in last week’s blog contest. Some I have already seen, some I have heard about and had on my list, some I had never heard about. Just so we have one full list, here are the suggestions that you added in the comments (just suggestions – I haven’t seen them all to be able to recommend them all, but here are what your fellow knitters and crocheters are watching!):

Longmire, Fringe, Silent Witness, Chasing the Cure, The Great British Baking Show, Travelers, Good Omens, Dr. Who, Worst Cooks in America, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Midsommer Murders, The Kominsky Method, Brooklyn 99, Psych, Glee, Barney Miller, Lucifer, Broadchurch, The Good Place, Dead to Me, Travels With My Father, Better Call Saul, Death in Paradise, Call the Midwife, Sugar Rush, Nailed It, 800 Words, Umbrella Academy, Handmaid’s Tale, Harlots, The Crown, Supernatural, Yellowstone, Stranger Things, Planet Earth, Nature, This Strange Rock, Mindhunter, Versailles, The Last Kingdom, The Expanse, News Radio, Frasier, Monk, Taxi, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, You Bet Your Life, Andy Griffith, White Collar, Blown Away.

I’m planning my fall Loopy Grad School knitting. I wanted to major in HOME just because I want to knit a bowl of something. But the decision was cinched when LeeAnn posted a picture of an amazing owl that comes from Knitted Animal Friends by Louise Crowther.* I ordered the book and cannot wait for it to arrive. I think I want to start with the owl in that book, for my Grad School assignment. But all of them are cute, and I foresee making many of them!

Knitted Animal Friends by Louise Crowther

The second book I want to tell you about is Tanis Gray’s new book Harry Potter: Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book,* which looks like it will be coming out in January. I also ordered that. (Because Hedwig. And the grumpy Pixie.) It’s the #1 Best Seller in Knitting and it’s not even coming out for months. So happy for Tanis!

Harry Potter Knitting Magic by Tanis Gray

So it looks like I will have lots of Loopy Grad School knitting to keep me occupied and lots of TV options to keep me entertained while I knit. And I hope the same for you!

I have a Fall question for you. When do you take your beautiful summer flowers out of the pots and replace them with beautiful fall mums? I love mums in the fall, but my summer flowers are still looking good. What I usually end up doing is just not getting mums. What do you do?

summer flowers The Loopy Ewe
Still looking good. No room for fall mums. 🙁

Our Blog Contest winner from last week is: Bonney from NH. Bonney, we’ll get your prize shipped right out!

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P.S. *Note: we do not do affiliate links. If you click on the links above and buy the books, there is no advantage to us. Just wanted to share two great books with you!


  1. I get my mums when they 1st start showing up for sale. However, I keep them in the garage until they start to bloom. That’s when I replaced Summer flowers with the mums. I keep my Summer flowers in planters – makes for a less messy job and if they still look good, I put them on my deck/patio/porch.

  2. Normally I’ll buy my mums in late August but I’m not feeling fall this year so I’m going to pass. Maybe next year…

  3. The decision to plant mums is made based on how the summer flowers look. Some do better than others. This year I bought dahlias. I didn’t deadhead them often enough and they are bloomed out. They will be replaced. When I do geraniums, I don’t do the mums because the geraniums last well into fall. So I guess the answer is it depends….

  4. When I lived in GA and OH I planted my mums in the garden. They provided beautiful color and grew bigger every year. I always planted perennials and bulbs- I felt like annuals were a waste of my time even tho they are beautiful. For excitement I had a veggie garden. That way I could watch my efforts grow and have wonderful meals from it.

  5. We have both right now. The caladiums in front are moved to where the day lilies stopped blooming and the mums are by the front steps. Hanging plants are still going strong.

  6. I have some perennial mums, but i need to replant them, they sort of spread in weird ways. My summer pot is still looking nice, too, and it’s also petunias. I think it’s the first year I’ve had a pot look so good so long! 🙂

  7. I have one mum plant that comes aback every year and has spread along the front porch. My summer flowers are in window boxes in the front of the house and still looking good. I also have planters in the backyard with summer flowers.

  8. I LOVE mums, since fall is my season (born in October, married in October, had a baby in September and October). So I usually buy mums starting in the middle of September. My daughter is the Sept. baby, so we generally go to the farmers’ market to get pumpkins and mums for her birthday and I get my goodies as well. This year she just moved to a new place, so we got an early start and got them last weekend. Lowe’s had a big pot with three different colors that were beautiful!

  9. I hate to take my summer flowers out while they are on their last hurrah of summer. I let the annuals get taken out by the frost. I have extra pots for fall flowers or pots that had summer casualties from the heat and everything coexists for a while all together.

    I am lucky to be in an area where pansies winter over and bloom through the many gray days of winter, I go overboard for violas and pansies.

    I also usually splurge for a front door display of a few dark purple (which are almost black) and orange and yellow pansies for Halloween and split them up afterwards for a non-Halloween look.

  10. All of our plants are in the ground, not in pots, but our summer plants are still looking great too! The marigolds, especially, are a gorgeous pop of orange/yellow in my garden.

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