Fibernymph, Loopy Legends, Hiya, ChiaGoo and More

The Monday Yarn Update is ready for you! Today we added in:

Fibernymph Dye Works – Lisa has done up some more of her beautiful self-striping colors for us. Did you catch last Friday’s blog post, where we talked about self-striping colors? There are a lot of cute things you can make with this yarn. It’s labor-intensive to dye, but we’ll continue to get it in as often as our dyers are able to do up batches for us. Lisa’s self-striping yarn is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% nylon, with 400 yards in the skein. Pattern ideas: Pin Striped Socks, Rayures, Caffe Macchiato, Podster Gloves, Syncopation Socks, Staccato Socks, Jeck, and you might try the Fish Lips Kiss Heel for your socks. Looks interesting. Shown below in Highlighters and Rockabilly Bride.

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The Loopy Ewe Loopy Legends – a new batch of the exclusive colors that we have been dying up for our 2013 Loopy Legends! This is the last big batch of 2013. (We have one more single color coming soon – we had to get it re-dyed.) In this batch, we’re celebrating new Legends Lisa, Mary, Melissa, Teresa, Denise, Laura, Allison, Eevi, Linda, Barb, Jenny, Lisa, Cathy, Leslie and Marsha. Our Loopy Legends sent us beautiful inspiration pictures, and of course Lorna’s Laces did an amazing job of interpreting them. Pattern Ideas: Antarktis, Harvest Dew, Lacy Karius, Slip Stitch Quilted Hat for Adults, and Atwood Infinity Scarf. Shown below in Linda’s Warm Ocean Currents and Melissa’s Knitting in the Garden.

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ChiaoGoo Needles – re-stocked in circulars, 47″, 40″, 32″, 24″ and 16″, interchangeable tips and cables, and 6″ DPN’s, which is a new addition for us. (Note: some of the sizes we ordered in the circulars were back-ordered. We’ll get them in as soon as possible.

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HiyaHiya Needles and Accessories – re-stocked. This includes regular bamboo and steel needles in circulars and DPN’s, interchangeable cables and points, point protectors, yarn ball stitch markers, cable needles, stitch holders, and Puppy and Kitty Snips.

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Knitting Accessories – re-stocked in tape measures, conductive thread, point protectors, counters, Chibi’s, and Needle Keepers to tame your socks-in-progress on DPN’s.

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Wooden Sock Blockers – re-stocked in Small, Medium and X-Large sizes.

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Have fun checking out the new things, and we’ll get your orders packed up with Loopy Love and shipped right out. We’re always glad to have you here!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew 

Three Irish Girls, Another Crafty Girl, Moda, and More!

Bourbon-Street-The-Loopy-EweHappy Monday to you all! Just up in tonight’s Update:

Three Irish Girls – Kells Sport Merino. This is a new base for us and is 100% merino wool with 320 yards in the skein. It works well for sweaters, shawls and baby items (machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry.) Shown here in Bourbon Street.

Three Irish Girls – Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering. An 80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon blend that comes 370 yards to the skein. This one would be great for many of the cowl patterns I shared on last Friday’s blog post!

Mona-Lisa-The-Loopy-EweAnother Crafty Girl – Strong Sock. This fingering weight yarn is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon, which makes it great for socks. You’ll also like it for shawl and cowl patterns. Shown here in Mona Lisa.

Lorna’s Laces – Shepherd Sock. A fingering weight yarn that is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. (And why is it that every time I type the word “nylon”, I end up typing “nylong”? Kind of like every time I try to type “loop” I always type “loopy”. But that one I understand ……)

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Lorna’s Laces – Solemate. This is the fingering weight version of the 55% superwash merino, 30% Outlast and 15% nylon yarn that cools you when you’re hot and warms you when you’re cold. It also comes in the Sportmate (sport weight) version. Shown here in Mt. Creek.

ChiaoGoo Red Lace Needles – re-stocked

Beading Hooks (1.0 mm and .75 mm) – re-stocked

Brittany Birch 10″ straight needles – re-stocked

Knitting Notions – re-stocked (including Conducive Thread, Norwegian Knitting Thimbles for colorwork, Lacis Wrist Yarn Ball Holders, and Knitting Counters.)

Blue-Jacks-Project-Bag-The-Loopy-EweThe Calico Bush – Drawstring Project Bags. Holly is a new indie artisan that we’ve added in to the shop. Her daughter Toni works at Interweave and is one of our Knit Night attendees. One night, Toni brought me one of the project bags that her mom makes, and it quickly became my go-to project bag. I love the drawstring top and the fact that it also has handles to loop over your arm as you knit on the go (or in the car, or on a plane). Lots of cute fabrics in this bunch! Shown here in the Blue Jacks pattern.

Valdani Thread – Pearl Cotton 12 thread for embroidery, quilting, crochet and wool applique. This line is hand-dyed with lead-free dyes, and guaranteed colorfast.

Modern Quilt Studio – A regular pattern magazine, but without ads – just patterns and interesting articles! We have their first seven issues available.

Andover Fabrics – Amelia, Dimples, Itsy Bits and Raindrops (a sample from the lines shown below). Dimples, Raindrops and Itsy Bits are great filler fabrics when you want something more interesting than solids, but nothing too big and patterned that will take away from your focus fabrics. We have two different Short Stacks available for the Amelia and Itsy Bits lines.

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Cloud 9 Fabrics – Happy Drawing Line. I’m partial to the sheep, but all of the different animals are adorable. Short Stacks also available. (A sample few fabrics shown below.)

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Moda Fabrics – Surrounded by Love (Valentine fabrics already!). Short Stacks available. (A sample few fabrics shown below.)

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Gingham Girls – pattern re-stocks on the ones we’ve sold out of. We’ve also kitted up the Posy Polka wall hanging, because we made up a sample for the shop and have had people ask about it.

Have fun shopping and we’ll get your orders packed up and shipped out asap! (You need a Box of Fun this week, right? Me, too.)

Sheri workinglatetonight,noknittingforme

Madelinetosh, Rowan, Into the Whirled and More

madelinetosh-dk-Dahlia-The-Loopy-EweWe have new things up on the website for you tonight. Since we missed last week due to Camp Loopy, we have added a little extra for tonight. Just up, you’ll find:

Madelinetosh DK – we’ve re-stocked more than 90 colors for you. This is a popular weight for sweaters (try the Gnarled Oak Cardigan, Cinnie, or Blank Canvas), shawls (how about the Clementine Shawlette, Anjeli, Great Divide, or  Shaelyn), hats, scarves and cowls. Shown here in Dahlia.

rowan-fine-art-Chiff-Chaff-The-Loopy-EweRowan Fine Art – a fingering weight yarn that is perfect for socks and shawls. The base is 45% Merino Wool, 20% Kid Mohair, 10% Mulberry Silk and 25% Polyamid. It will be warm (thanks to the wool and mohair) and it will wear well (thanks to the silk and polyamid). Shown here in Chiff Chaff because 1) I like that name a lot and 2) it’s a great neutral color.

Shibui Heichi – a re-stock on all of the  colors, as well as new colors for the season. We’ve had a trunk show in the shop with garments made out of Heichi, and have had fun seeing what people are making. Try it with the Mondo Cable Pulli, Beeline, or Garance.

Shibui Linen – a new base for us, which is especially nice for spring and summer tops. This is a fingering weight, which can be doubled for heavier weight patterns. Perfect for Linen Top, Rock Ness, Silken Straw Summer Sweater, Insouciant, Flow, or Deep V Tee.

Shibui Silk Cloud and Sock  – re-stocked.

into-the-whirled-pakkoku-A-Musing-Anecdote-The-Loopy-EweInto the Whirled – more of the very popular Pakkoku fingering weight base in their wonderful color combinations. This is a great yarn for socks, fun multi-color scarves and shawls (like Hitchhiker, Lintilla, Trillian, and A  Little Jazz.) All of those little shawl/scarves make great one-skein, quick knit gifts. Shown here in A Musing Anecdote.

ChiaoGoo a re-stock of all needle sizes.

Atenti Bags – new fabrics and popular re-stocks in both the Overnighter Bags and the Baguette Bags. I love these bags. The Overnighter is perfect for larger projects (sweaters, afghans) or for corralling all of your smaller project bags into one nice looking place. They also make great bags to carry on to planes. The Baguette Bags are just the right size for one or two skein projects (socks, cowls, shawls, hats).

Beads and Beading Hooks – re-stocked. Again, we’ve ordered as many of the beading hooks as they had available in these two sizes. We’ll keep doing that!

Enjoy the new things and we’ll be back in the shop tomorrow to get all of your orders packed up and shipped out.

Sheri whoenjoyedaverysunshineydayathometoday

 

Madelinetosh Vintage, Malabrigo and Shibui

Madelinetosh-Vintage-JasperBusy day today, with lots of shelves re-stocked and orders sent out. We have yarnyarnyarn up on the website tonight! Just up, we added in:

Madelinetosh Vintage – over 85 colors of this beautiful Worsted Weight yarn, including new colors. I am using it to make the Amery shawl/scarf, that I found on Ravelry last week. I have 4 skeins set aside and it’s knitting up so wonderfully. Also, this pattern has an i-cord bind off, which I always think looks cool. If you do this pattern, note that it calls for a 32″ circular needle, but my 40″ cord is stuffed. I can’t imagine doing it on a 32″ cord. Another worsted weight shawl I have long had on my “to make” list is the Ashby. And someday I’ll do the Guernsey Wrap. Also? Vintage is great for sweaters. Someone brought in a Dark and Stormy in progress the other day, and that went on my must make list. Although we all know that I don’t have a good track record with sweaters. And I just found this Infinitude Scarf pattern – might need that one, too. So many fun choices. I did have a hard time picking a color, and I bet you will, too. (Shown here in Jasper.)

Malabrigo-Rastita-PiedrasMalabrigo – we added in more Sock (a fingering weight), Silky Merino (a DK weight), Rasta (a bulky weight), Rastita (a single ply DK weight) and Finito (that super-soft fingering weight that is only available once a year). One of the things I really appreciate about Malabrigo are the colors. You really can’t go wrong with any of them. (Shown here in Rastita Piedras. Isn’t this a great yarn base? How about using it for Of the Moon, or the Piccoloa Dolce Hat, or 22 Little Clouds, because I always love Martina Behm’s patterns.)

Shibui-Silk-Cloud-RaspberryShibui – we added in more Staccato (merino/silk fingering weight), Silk Cloud (lace weight Kid Mohair/silk), and Cima (lace weight baby alpaca/merino). Staccato is great for socks, shawls, fine sweaters, cowls, mitts, gloves and cowls. The extra bit of silk in there adds a little shine. Both the Silk Cloud and Cima can be knit on their own into wonderful, whispy creations. (Like the Mohair Bias Loop or the En Pointe Pullover). However, they are also both great carry-along yarns to knit in with something else, adding warmth and texture. I’m using the Silk Cloud with Shibui’s Baby Alpaca DK on a wrap that will be done soon. (In the meantime, here’s Silk Cloud in the Raspberry colorway. Isn’t it beautiful?)

To round out tonight’s Monday Update, we’ve also re-stocked the ChiaoGoo needles, Darning Eggs, Stork Scissors, Chibi’s, and Offhand Bags in the Marcella and Scottie designs. (Because of course you need a new bag and some notions to go along with your new yarn, right?)

Have fun shopping and do share pattern ideas in the comments below, if you have some that you must make. I’m always looking for new ideas!

Sheri tryinghardnottorantaboutdaylightsavingstime
andhowdarkitisformorningwalksagain. 🙁