August Camp Loopy Challenge!

It’s time to share our August challenge for Loopy Circus Camp! Remember, this is a virtual camp, so all are welcome and no traveling involved. Even if you didn’t participate in June or July, you’re still welcome to join Camp Loopy in August.

August Challenge:

This month we are celebrating the Main Event. The Act to top all Acts. The Best Act of the evening. The Showstopper! So pick something that is worthy of being showcased in the main ring. It could be something that challenges your skills, or something that wows with color. It could be something that incorporates multiple stitches, or something that is simple but mighty. What says Showstopper to you? Your August project must use 800 or more yards, single knit.

Camp Store Week:

We are offering a 15% discount on the yarn you are using for your August project, between July 12-19, 2021.

You will need to leave us an order comment telling us which specific yarn will be used for your project. If there isn’t a note, then we won’t be able to apply the discount.

Also, please note that you are welcome to use Loopy credit OR the discount. We aren’t able to add both. If we see that you’ve used Loopy credit, we’ll not add in a discount on top of that.

To receive Camp Points for your project, please make sure you check these boxes:
  1. Yarn for the project must be purchased from The Loopy Ewe July 12, 2021, or later.
  2. Project must use at least 800 yards, worked single (or 1600, if held double).
  3. Project must not be started before August 1, and must be completed by August 30.
  4. A photo of the completed project must be emailed to us by September 1. (support@theloopyewe.com)

Need ideas? Color opinions? Project encouragement? Join us on Ravelry in the Loopy Groupies, or on Facebook in our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle. We all love brainstorming and seeing what everyone is working on!

Loopy Groupie Rav Groups for July (these will go up August 1):
The Ringleaders (those of you with birthdays in: December, July, April, March)
The Ticketmasters (those of you with birthdays in: November, August, June, January)
The Concessionaires (those of you with birthdays in: October, September, May, February)

Happy pattern perusing, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you choose!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

Visiting Loopy Circus Camp in July!

Loopy Circus Camp from The Loopy Ewe

It’s time to share our July challenge for Loopy Circus Camp! Remember, this is a virtual camp, so all are welcome and no traveling involved. You can participate all three months (June, July, August), or just pick the months that work best for you.

July Challenge:

This month we are celebrating stripes – like the stripes of the big top tent! You can do stripes of color, stripes of sections of stitches, stripes of beads, etc. Just so your project has stripes of some sort going on. (see some examples below). The July project must use 600 or more yards, single knit.

Camp Store Week:

We are offering a 15% discount on the yarn you are using for your July project, between June 14-21.

You will need to leave us an order comment telling us which specific yarn will be used for your project. If there isn’t a note, then we won’t be able to apply the discount.

Also, please note that you are welcome to use Loopy credit OR the discount. We aren’t able to add both. If we see that you’ve used Loopy credit, we’ll not add in a discount on top of that.

To receive Camp Points for your project, please make sure you check these boxes:
  1. Yarn for the project must be purchased from The Loopy Ewe June 14, 2021, or later.
  2. Project must use at least 600 yards, worked single (or 1200, if held double).
  3. Project must not be started before July 1, and must be completed by July 31.
  4. A photo of the completed project must be emailed to us by August 1. (support@theloopyewe.com)

Need ideas? Color opinions? Project encouragement? Join us on Ravelry in the Loopy Groupies, or on Facebook in our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle. We all love brainstorming and seeing what everyone is working on!

Loopy Groupie Rav Groups for July (these will go up July 1):
Awesome Acrobats (those of you with birthdays in: January, May, September, December)
Terrific Tightropers (those of you with birthdays in: February, April, June, October)
Jolly Jugglers (those of you with birthdays in: March, July, August, November)

If you aren’t camping with us in June, still feel free to jump into the ongoing June Camp groups now to get ideas and advice for your July project!

Examples of striped color patterns:
On Ravelry: Susurrus, Noncho, Evenfall, Slipestravaganza
On DreaReaKnits: The Daily, Wildwood Shawl, Hug Hug Kiss Kiss

Examples of striped stitch patterns:
On Ravelry: Dotted Rays, Pretty Ribbons, Rainforest Canopy Shawl, Boneyard Shawl
On DreaReaKnits: Moonwhistle, Fade Névé, Liminal Shawl

Examples of patterns where you could do stripes of beads:
On Rav: Holden, Traveling Woman, Afternoon Tea, Quaker Ridge Shawlette
(you can add stripes of beads to most any shawl in different rows!)

Happy pattern perusing, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you choose!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

Camp Loopy 2021: Circus Camp!

Step right up to the Greatest Camp on Earth! That’s right, we’re hosting Circus Camp with our make-believe, sock-wearing circus animals! This virtual summer knitting camp comes with monthly challenges, groups to chat with during the process, and rewards for completion at the end. All the fun thing of participating with friends, from the comfort of our own homes.

June Challenge:

We’re celebrating the three rings of the circus with this one. Pick a pattern with 3 different stitches going on, or three different colors in the pattern, or changing the stitch or pattern every three rows, or even the word “three” in the name of the pattern or color! You’ll need to knit/crochet 400 or more yards in this June project (single knit, not held double). As always, we want you to knit something you love. If you can explain to us how your project celebrates “three” and you’re hit the 400 yard mark, we’re good!

Specifics

  • We are offering a 15% discount on the yarn for your June project. You will need to leave us an order note telling us which yarn in the order is for Camp. We’ll apply the discount after the order comes through to us. The discount is valid May 13-20, 2021. If you’re going for free shipping in the U.S., please make sure your discount won’t take you below the $100 level for free shipping.
    (Note – we are not able to combine the discount with the use of any Loopy credits. You are welcome to choose either. If your order comes through and you have applied your credit, we won’t add a further discount.)
  • Yarn for the June project needs to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe on May 13, 2021, or later.
  • The project should not be started before June 1st, 2021, and needs to be completed by June 30th, 2021, with a photo of the completed project emailed to us by midnight, July 1, 2021.

Rewards

As you know, we’ve simplified our Loopy Rewards with our new website. Each time you hit 350 points, you can trade those in for a $20 Loopy credit. You get points for each product dollar spent, for your birthday, for referrals using your personal referral code, and for challenge completions.

Points for Camp completions (for projects completed within the specifications above): June = 50 points, July = 75 points, and August = 75 points. Plus, if you complete all three months, we’ll add an additional 75 points to your totals. These points will be added to your totals in September, after Camp has been completed.

Camp Swag

Let’s Chat!

We will start a Camp Chat thread on Ravelry and our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle on Facebook, later this afternoon. Then closer to our June 1 start date for Ravelry, we’ll split everyone into three groups for June Camp Month. We’ve added extra group moderators to help this summer! Sarah 1 (Loopy Manager), Sarah 2 (Loopy Instructor) and Karen (Loopy Elf) are all looking forward to chatting with you, answering questions, and encouraging you along with our other Loopy Groupie mods. Which Ravelry group will you be in for June?

  • Leaping Lions (anyone with birthdays in January, February, March, or April)
  • Dancing Elephants (anyone with birthdays in May, June, July or August)
  • Juggling Monkeys (anyone with birthdays in September, October, November or December)

We look forward to having you as part of our Loopy Circus Camp, and sharing in on the fun!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe (Circus!) Crew

P.S. If you haven’t already logged into our new website, you’ll need to set up a new password by clicking on the Password Reset link. We also have your past orders archived, which you can access by going to the archive site. And finally, if you’d like to invite your friends to do Camp with you, share your personal referral code with them! If they’re new to our site, they’ll receive $5 off their first order from us and you’ll receive $5 off after they have placed their first order. Find your personal code by clicking on the Loopy Rewards round red heart button on the bottom left of the homepage.

Loopy Academy (and new stuff!)


Happy Monday, and Happy February 1st! (rabbit, rabbit, rabbit – do you say that on the first of the month?) We have new things up on the website, and Loopy Academy Spring Semester info for you today. We just added in:


Malabrigo Rios


Malabrigo Rasta


Cavallini

Need a new bag, notebook, and pencils for your Loopy Academy Spring Semester? (We know we do!) We added in new designs and re-stocked the regulars, perfect for your project bags, project planning, and all around joy-bringing:


Notebooks: Small, Large, 3-Set Smalls



Other fun accessories to go with your notebooks: Pencil Tins, Sticky Notes, Tin of Stickers



Bags: Totes and Vintage Pouches



Loopy Academy, Talented and Gifted, Spring Semester


Time for the new challenges! Each semester we give you three challenges. When you complete all three within the parameters, we will reward you with 500 Loopy Reward Points! You can trade points in for Reward Store items (including discounts on yarn).


Parameters: Each of the three projects needs to be a minimum of 400 yards singly knit/crocheted, with yarn purchased from The Loopy Ewe 2/1/21 or later, with photos uploaded to our Loopy Photo Gallery by midnight, 5/31/21. Points will be added to your account in June, 2021.


Challenge: We’re revisiting school days with this one. Pick 3 different patterns. One that relates to grade school, one for junior high, and one for high school for your three projects. These can relate by pattern name, color or color name, style, designer name, or any other way you can tell us that it relates! (We like to be easy, but we also like giving you something fun to think through and choose!)

You might use school colors, or a designer who shares your Junior High BFF’s first name, or a color named after your mascot, or a pattern with your state or city name in it, or a style you wore back then, or a pattern that celebrates a special memory from that time, etc.


Extra Credit: Complete a fourth project celebrating life after high school. This could be related to college days, or career days, or post high school travel – anything you did right after high school. (Same parameters as above.) We will add an additional 175 points to your Reward Totals for completing this fourth project.


Want to discuss options? Join us in our Loopy Groupies on Ravelry, or in our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle on Facebook and tell us what you’re contemplating!


We hope you’ll join in on this semester of fun!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew