Fun with Color Combos!

Happy Monday to you! It’s freezing cold here in Fort Collins (and many other parts of the U.S., I know), so what better way to get warmed up than with yarn that has cashmere in it? We just added in more Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere for you. This is one of our favorites, whether knitting with a single skein, or mixing up several!

Need something fun and colorful to get you through the cold winter days?

In single skeins, try Casapinka’s One and DoneWovenKnit MeSlipstream Cowl (Hat, or Mitts)

In two-color combos, try Casapinka’s Albuquerque SunsetDot ShawlRainbow Warrior:

Top Row: Bedtime with Ring the Blossom Bell, Cinnamon Girl with Cloud to Ground
Middle Row: Liberation with Alive, Pickle Ball with Uptown Electric
Bottom Row: Universe is Yours with She Walks in Beauty, Atomic Blue with Below Horizon

In three-color combos, try Casapinka’s Goldfish MemoryMagical Thinking:

Top Row: Azure Cove, Amber Glass, Amethyst Ink
Middle Row: Jocelyn, Atomic Blue, Prince William
Bottom Row: Bedtime, Joshua Tree, Penchant

In four-color combos, try Casapinka’s new Botanique (on Rav)Fabulosity:

Top Row: Atomic Blue, Velvet Port, Leaf Seed Bean, Cranberry Cocktail
Middle Row: True to Life, Joshua Tree, Pickleball, Green Light
Bottom Row: Power Plant, Gold Experience, Cinnamon Girl, Black Pearl

We also received more Vintage Pouches and Mini Pouches from Cavallini, including a couple of new designs.

Our last Yarn Update included: Blue Sky Extra and MetalicoSpud and Chloe Outer and Sweater, and re-stocks in all of our Cascade bases.

Happy shopping!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

Valentine’s Day Start

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready to think about a new Valentine’s Day start. (That’s a thing, right? If not, it should be!)

We just re-stocked the Cascade – 220220 SuperwashSuperwash SportPure AlpacaHeritage SockHamptonEco AlpacaHeritage Silk, and Ultra Pima. (Yarn links lead to Loopy, pattern links lead to Ravelry).

Cascade 220 The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day Start
Cascade 220 Superwash The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day
Cascade Superwash Sport The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day Start
Cascade Pure Alpaca The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day
Cascade Heritage Sock The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day Start
Cascade Hampton The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day
Cascade Eco Alpaca The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day
Cascade Heritage Silk The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day Start
Cascade Ultra Pima The Loopy Ewe Valentine's Day Start

We also re-stocked a few backordered colors in Blue Sky ExtraWorsted Cotton, and Metalico, and Spud and Chloe Sweater and Outer.

Loopy Academy TAG, Spring Semester

Did you catch our Loopy Academy TAG Spring Semester Challenges? If you like having something to puzzle over and challenge you, jump in! I’ve had a lot of fun reading about everyone’s school memory choices!

Our last Yarn Update included:

Malabrigo Rios

Malabrigo Rasta

Dream in Color February Pop Up and February Exclusive, Timeless, which is a dark navy in the Smooshy Cashmere and a black navy in the City.

Cavallini Totes, Notebooks, Pencils, Sticky Notes, and Stickers.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, I had fun making this Love and Hearts Hat last year (I know, I need to work on my colorwork. But look at the adorable heart on top!) I knit this up in Spud and Chloe Sweater (Igloo, Tiny Dancer, Popsicle). You could also use Cascade 220 (8010 or 8505, 9477 or 9478, and 7802 or 7803), or 220 Superwash (817 or 871, 894 or 902, 809 or 908)

Valentine's Day The Loopy Ewe

More Valentine Ideas – a sweet little house, a bowl full of little hearts and maybe include one big one, too, a heart dishcloth/facecloth, a tiny rose, or this fun Ebba Hat (try it in Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt or Smart).

We’ll get your orders shipped right out, just in case you’re doing a new Valentine’s Day start. And Happy Valetine’s Day from Loopy to Ewe. (I mean, YOU!)

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

January Exclusive (& some thoughts…)

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)

Patterns: Lexington CowlAnother Way Wrap, and Lake Melissa Sweater

Blue Sky Worsted Cotton (Worsted weight, 100% Cotton)

Patterns: Hilltop Family HatSpring Hill Sweater, and Fitted Tank

Blue Sky Woolstok (Worsted weight, 100% Fine Highland Wool)

Patterns: Tomas PulloverCozy Head Happy Head, and Breckenridge Bundle Hat

Spud and Chloe Sweater (Worsted weight, 55% Superwash Merino, 45% Cotton)

Venus MittsRambling Scarf, and Blue Monday Set

Spud and Chloe Outer (Super Bulky weight, 65% Superwash Merino, 35% Cotton)

Patterns: Wing Tip CowlCabin Fever Blanket, and Four Squared Pillows

Last week’s update included: Malabrigo Rios and Malabrigo Rasta (and we do have more of that on order and on the way across the ocean).

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 contestWe’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!

Malabrigo Monday

Hi Everyone,Happy 2021 to you! We’re all looking forward to this new year, which we’ve already filled with lots of fun things to come! To start things off, we’ve re-stocked Malabrigo Rios and Rasta this week. 

Malabrigo Rios – Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino, 210 yards per skein.

 Malabrigo Rasta – Super Bulky, 100% Wool, 90 yards per skein.

Our last Yarn Update included all of our Wollmeise Nobody is Perfect skeins. Remember, the Nobody is Perfect skeins might be a slightly different variation of the color, or have a knot. But all in all, it’s a GREAT deal on Wollmeise!

Nobody is Perfect Blend: Sport, 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Polyamid, 546 yards

Nobody is Perfect DK: DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 468 yards per skein

Nobody is Perfect Lace: Lace, 100% Superwash Merino, 1722 yards per skein

Nobody is Perfect Pure: Fingering, 100% Superwash Merino, 574 yards per skein

Check out last week’s blog to see the first four projects I have on my 2021 list (and to get entered into a contest for a $50 Loopy Gift Certificate!).

We hope your knitting and crocheting brings you joy, stress relief, beauty and inspiration in 2021. We’ll do our best to keep you well supplied and yarn-happy!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew