Lorna’s Laces, Namaste, Blue Q, Shalimar, and More!

Lorna's-Laces-Shepherd-Worsted-SheridanHappy Monday to you. We just put lots up for tonight’s Monday Update! 

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted – a worsted weight yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino. When people walk down our Worsted aisle feeling the yarn, they always stop at the Shepherd Worsted and comment on how soft it is. I’ve used it for fingerless mitts and scarves, because I want it close! It’s also great for sweaters, vests, and baby items. Here are some pattern ideas: Abalone, Linen Weave Boomerang (love this – just added it to my favs), 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, Katrina Ballerina Lace Layering Cardigan (maybe I should make this, since I can’t seem to finish a sweater), Deephaven, Abate, or Sunset Shaw. (Shown here in Sheridan.)

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock -a fingering weight that is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, with 430 yards in the skein. This makes it great for socks, as well as shawls, cowls and scarves. Need some ideas? Level Up Socks, Mojo (fun textures in there), Old Joe, Rivers of Mars, or Ananke.

Shalimar-Breathless-MelbaShalimar Breathless – a fingering weight yarn that is 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, and 10% Silk. You can use it for socks (and they’d be luscious), but many people are using it for things like cowls, scarves, and shawls. It’s so soft. Equally wonderful to work with and wear. I think it would be beautiful in Imagine When, Tempest Shawlette, Bryce Canyon Shawl, Elowen Shawl (two colors – gorgeous), or January Scarf. (Shown here in Melba.)

ChiaoGoo Interchangeable Sets – More of the Large, Small, and Complete Twist sets. The Small set has needle sizes 2 (2.75) – 8 (5.0), the Large set has sizes 9 (5.5) – 15 (10.0), and the Complete set has everything.

Sajou-Scissors-TortoiseshellSajou Scissors – If you want something truly beautiful to add to your notions case, check out these scissors. They’re pricey because of the labor that goes into each one. It takes a dozen people to make each pair! We have them in several styles. (Shown here in Tortoiseshell.)

Clover Beading Hooks – I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time figuring out hook sizes. To add to the confusion, some hooks seem to have different sizing than others. We have added in two sizes of hooks for the two sizes of beads that we carry. You’ll want the 1.0 mm for the 6/0 beads (that’s the size bead that fits well on fingering weight yarn) and you’ll want the .75 mm for the 8/0 beads (that’s the size bead that fits well on laceweight yarn.) I ordered every one of the hooks they had in stock and put more on backorder. So if we run out, just know that we hope to have more again soon.

Namaste – re-stocks in Boardwalk Bags, Hermosas, Harlows, Laguna, Mini Messengers, Monroes, Zumas, Buddy Cases, Circular Cases (some of those colors are on backorder), and Oh Snap bags in Eggplant.

blue-q-bagsSoak – Handmaid Creme (in the perfect size for purses and knitting bags) in Aquae, Celebration, Lacey, Yuzu and Scentless. Soak Wash in large and small sizes in Aquae, Celebration, Lacey, and Scentless, as well as Yuzu in the small size and Travel Kits that contain 8 mini Soaks.

Blue Q Bags – We continue to have a lot of fun with these bags! We’ve re-stocked and added more. You’ll find them in the Handy Totes (the perfect project sized bag, although I’ve heard some of you are using these as gift bags, too), Shoulder Totes (the perfect multi-project sized bag with a zipper on top), Messenger Bags (great for one-skein shawls and scarves), and Large and Small Pouches for your notions and DPN’s.

Have fun checking out the new stuff, and we’ll get your orders packed up and shipped out asap!

Sheri lookingatnewprojectbagsagain,asusual

Jordana Paige’s Cezanne Bag

The Loopy Ewe Jordana Paige CezanneOne reason we offer a lot of different knitting/project bags here is because I love bags. They’re practical, they help keep you organized, and they look pretty. What’s not to love? We received Jordana Paige’s new Cezanne Bag a few weeks ago, and I wanted to show you pictures of the insides. I know the color looks really different from one photo to the next. Teal – a pretty color, but so hard to photo. This first photo is actually the closest to the real color, and it also shows you the size of the bag in relation to the mannequin.

One thing Jordana Paige really knows is pockets and places for organizing. Pockets on the outside. A place for your phone, camera, iPod, keys, or whatever.

The Loopy Ewe Outside Pockets

Pockets on the inside. Pockets for credit cards, knitting needles and crochet hooks, and a loop to run your yarn up through to keep it from tangling.

The Loopy Ewe Inside Pockets

Special zippered parts for little accessories like scissors, tape measures, stitch markers, scissors, etc. The blue zippered pouch there snaps in and out.

The Loopy Ewe Inside Zippers

And a divider to section off your knitting from your wallet, or one project from another. (The middle zippered part is also a great place to store your iPad or Kindle, if you knit your patterns from an electronic device.)

The Loopy Ewe Inside Dividers

I also like the fact that this looks more like a purse than a “knitting bag”. (Shown here, L-R, Bordeaux, Teal, Orange Poppy, Stone Gray. Click the photo to make it bigger.).

The Loopy Ewe Cezanne Bags

I picked the Bordeaux color for myself, but only because my last Jordana Paige bag was in that teal. Normally, I’d be all over the teal. In fact, it’s still tempting me. Last knitting project? Teal. Current knitting project? Teal. Someday I need to get past Teal. But right now, I still love it. Are you stuck in a color rut? What’s your color?

Sheri notsureIwillevermovepastteal.