Who’s the Coolest?

loopy-sunglassesSometimes we get samples from imprinting companies, hoping that we’ll place an order for something with our name on it. Last week, we got sunglasses in the mail and a few of the Loopy Elves had fun with them. They wanted to see who looked best (and who got to keep the sunglasses). It was unanimous. We all decided Loopy looks best. He gets to keep them. (Although I think Jody, Cathy and Roberta all look great in them, too.) If you’re following us in Instagram, you saw this last week when we put it up there. We try to find something new to share with you every day on Instagram. Usually just a little peek behind the scenes at Loopy Central.

What else have we been sharing on Instagram?

We showed you the gorgeous Cassidy sweater (by Chic Knits) that Deb made out of Malabrigo Rios:

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And Webcam Loopy’s new springtime outfit:

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A secret project we’re working on for you:

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And photo evidence of Loopy’s fondness for diving into the Tootsie Roll bag (and eating them):

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There’s always something fun going on around here! ┬áHave you been doing anything fun at your house this week?

Sheri reallycovetingDeb’sCassidysweater….

Malabrigo Silkpaca, Shalimar Breathless and More

Lots of pretty colors and lots of luscious yarn up in tonight’s Monday Update! (Monday aka “Grow Your Stash Day” or “Start a New Project Day”. I think that should officially be on every calendar.) We just added in:

Malabrigo’s new Silkpaca Lace – Available in 24 colors, this ┬áhand-dyed lace has a beautiful sheen and wonderful drape. 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk, and 420 yards in a skein. Perfect for a drapey scarf or shawl. (Shown here in Abril.) Try it for a Lancet Shawl, or Good Day Sunshine, or a Montego Bay Scarf or a Spice Trade Shawl.

Shalimar Breathless – still one of my very favorites. I just picked a few more skeins for a fall project for myself! (Camp Loopy Project Three is almost done. Time to reward myself with an awesome new project!) This fingering weight yarn is 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, and 15% Silk. At 420 yards per skein, it’s a perfect size for one-skein shawls and socks, as well as scarves and cowls. (Shown here in Tequila Sunrise.) Try a skein for socks like: Pas de Deux, or Helen Socks, or Pillars. Or try it for scarves like: Cerus, or Kernel, or To Infinity and Beyond. Of course it is also beautiful in shawls, which is probably what I’ll use it for. Thinking about another Derecho with this. (You need a light, medium and dark color for Derecho. Easy.)

Dream in Color Classy – a re-stock of all colors, just in time for fall sweater knitting. Classy is a worsted weight yarn that is machine washable and comes 250 yards to the skein. Great for sweaters, vests, hats, scarves, mittens and easy-care kid clothes. Check out these fun patterns that call for a worsted weight: Dark and Stormy (or really any sweater by Thea – I love them all), Arroyo shawl, Windschief hat, or a Pine Forest Baby Blanket.

Dream in Color Tulips Baby Sweater Kits – in both boy, girl and unisex color choices. Each kit comes with the mini skeins needed to knit one sweater, as well as the pattern. (Finished sweater shown here. Colors will vary.)

Chic Knits Patterns – Bonne Marie’s patterns are always well written, stylish and timeless. I have about 10 that I want to make for myself. I really need to get into a sweater groove and jump in.

Have fun shopping and we’ll have fun pulling your orders and packing them up just for you tomorrow!

Sheri whoalwayslovesgrowingheryarnstashonMondays