Hi Loopy Friends,
I’m on version five of this newsletter/blog post, going back and forth on what to say. The events that happened last week at The Capitol were horrifying – the hate groups, the racial discrimination, the destruction and the violence. I stayed up late just to watch our democracy get back in action, confirming the electoral votes, and staying true to their task, despite the day they had all had. That, in itself, was encouraging.
I know many of you come here to get away from the news and and we think that knitting and pretty yarn is a great way to do that. So – except for the few sentences above – we are keeping our newsletters and our social media focused on positives – kindness, encouragement, inspiration and creativity. I know we all need that, not just in times like last week, but every single day. We are not ignoring the things going on out there, and we are certainly not condoning any of it. We are choosing to focus on what we can do to be a bright light to those around us, and hoping that will help in some ways.
Today’s Monday Update includes:
Our January Dream in Color exclusive yarn is in, and it’s a good example of focusing on the positive. When I picked this out and named it several months ago, I was anticipating that 2021 would be a year we’d all be happy to get to. (And I know we are!) Just like our Color of Hope last July, I wanted this skein to be light and beautiful and inspiring. So for January, we are happy to share with you “Outlook-Bright!”, in celebration of better days ahead in 2021. We have this dyed up on Smooshy with Cashmere and City. If you’d like a free copy of the Sarabelle Cowl with your Dream in Color purchase, just leave us an order note. You can make that cowl with one skein of either weight – it’s versatile!
We’ve also re-stocked our Blue Sky and Spud and Chloe Bases in:
Blue Sky Extra (Aran weight, 55% Baby Alpaca, 45% Fine Merino)
Patterns: The Easy Bulky One (I made one of these out of Extra – it is my favorite sweater when I’m cold!), Forest Lake Hat & Cowl, and Holland Wrap.
Blue Sky Metalico (Sport weight, 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk)
Blue Sky Worsted Cotton (Worsted weight, 100% Cotton)
Blue Sky Woolstok (Worsted weight, 100% Fine Highland Wool)
Spud and Chloe Sweater (Worsted weight, 55% Superwash Merino, 45% Cotton)
Spud and Chloe Outer (Super Bulky weight, 65% Superwash Merino, 35% Cotton)
Thank you for being a bright spot in our world – we appreciate you!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew
P.S. Thanks for sharing your knitting plans with us for our blog contest! We’ve used the random generator and the winner of the $50 Loopy Ewe gift certificate is Deb Cech, who said she keeps a list by month because there are so many things she loves to knit! First up, the Dissent Socks for her daughter, Elorie for her, and an old fashioned Christmas stocking for a new baby. Sounds like a great plan, Deb! We’ve added your Loopy spending money to your account, and we hope it gives you a great start on your 2021 knitting plans!