Today we re-stocked Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool and Crazy. I think this batch of Crazy might be the most colorful ever! They are still out of stock on some colors of Shepherds Wool, but we’ll get the rest in when they become available.
We’re closed in-store today due to our 24″+ snowstorm yesterday. The streets in our neighborhood aren’t even plowed – no way to get out. (So you know what that means? A day of knitting, hot cocoa, and a fire in the fire place. Just as soon as I share the Update with you!)
And remember, we’re happy to email you the Crazy Cowl Patterns that we’ve designed, with your purchase of Crazy. Just leave us an order note.
We also added in a new indie dyer – Brediculous Yarns, dyed by Brea! We have her Addy Socks base, which is a fingering weight yarn, 463 yards, and 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon. Loopy Elf Karen made a beautiful cowl/shawl when we were testing it, and I will share that picture when we can wade back into the shop in the next day or two. The colors of this yarn range from crazy colorful to softly beautiful, and I hope you have fun going through them.
March is Mud Season around here. That means the snow comes, then it melts, and things are just brown and muddy in the meantime. Not the most colorful time. We are in a warm spell – in the 60’s this past weekend, and supposed to be in the mid 60’s today! Then more snow on Wednesday and Thursday. (Yay, Colorado!). Though we are in the brown season, it’s all about color here in the shop (and we’ve had fun sorting colors for the Malabrigo KAL, too)!
Did you see the beautiful Temperance Shawl pattern that we’re knitting along with, starting April 1st? It takes 3 colors of Malabrigo Sock, one skein of each. (The one below was done in Frank Ochre, Paris Night, and Storm.) We just re-stocked our Malabrigo Sock inventory today, so pick your three colors and we’ll get them shipped right out. The pattern is free on Ravelry.
Check out our latest Designer Spotlights (on the blog, every Friday):
– made of faux fur, 5″ in diameter with an elastic loop for attaching them to your project.
One idea – sew a button on the inside top of your hat and leave a very small opening when you gather and close the final stitches at the top. The elastic loop can tuck inside the hole and loop around the button until you need to remove it to wash your hat.
Let us know what we can get shipped out to you this week!
P.S. We are hearing about some slowdowns with the mail service. We will continue to ship Priority Mail with tracking numbers so you can keep track of where your package is hanging out on the way. Just know that we will continue to get it shipped out quickly from the shop, but it may be stuck an extra day or two in the traveling part of the trip!
Do you manage stress better with mindless or challenging knits? I’ve been contemplating that. But first, we have a new service to offer you.
New Service – Video Shopping with Loopy!
Since fewer people are shopping in person, and many of you never get to come here in person, we’ve added a new service. We’re offering 15 minute video appointments for people who would like to see color options or yarn options by phone. At the end of the call, we’ll take your order and will then get your order sent out that day. (Not all calls will take 15 minutes, but that’s what we block out for you.)
How to sign up?
– Text us that you’d like to set up a video appt (970-568-5290, our regular phone number) – suggest a day/time that works for you – tell us if we should Facetime call (for iPhones) or WhatsApp call (for Androids).
We’ll text you back during shop hours with an appt. confirmation and then will video call you at that time. Note – we’re using different phones to call you back, so it won’t say that Loopy is trying to call you when the call comes through. But if it’s the time we set up, just know that it’s us!
Mindless or Challenging Projects?
I’m in the mood to start a big project (seems like a good time), and I started thinking – do I want something that is mindless so I don’t have to think about it too much? Or do I want some challenging knits to keep my mind occupied? (Or do I need one of each? That’s pretty much what I decided. Ha!) I thought I’d share some of the projects I was contemplating, in case you’d like to knit along with me. (All designer photos copyrighted, and have been used here with permission.)
I love Dee O’Keefe’s patterns. They look interesting to knit and beautiful to wear. As I was compiling my list to share with you, I ended up with four of hers on the list of a dozen! Here are some options that caught my eye:
Next week I’ll share some beautiful sweater options with you. Again, with some mindless options and some challenging knits. Somehow wrapping up in handknits (whether it’s a shawl, a wrap, or a sweater) just makes me feel better.