Singing The Loopy Ewe’s Praises

OK . . I won’t really sing. You can thank me later!

You know how much I love The Loopy Ewe. I love their yarns. I love their fast shipping. I love their service. If you’ve read my blog long, you know that.

Here’s an example of how wonderful they are . . I am making another test knit for Laura Aylor and I need one main color and 3, 4 or 5 colors to be used as stripes. I never have a problem choosing yarn from The Loopy Ewe because their photos are always spot on exact. I can’t remember ever getting a yarn and thinking . . it didn’t look like that online. Well . . to tell you the truth, the  yarn I’m using for one of my Loopy Academy projects .. I didn’t think it looked like the picture but once I knitted a bit, I can see that it looks exactly like the picture. When rolling the yarn from a hank to a cake, the outside becomes the inside and the inside becomes the outside and in the picture, I had seen the outside, which was now the inside . . ok . . I know . . I’ve lost you but it makes sense . . trust me.

So, I started choosing colors and sometimes, even with really good photos, it’s hard to know how colors are going to look together in real life. I sent TLE an email and said “Help!” and explained what I needed. I wasn’t even thinking about it being Monday because most of the time, I don’t know what day of the week it is anyway . . nor do I care! They’re closed on Monday but yesterday morning, I received an email with a link to a project page they had set up for me.

Yarn for New Sweater

Yarn for New Sweater

For the main color, I ended up going with the dark gray on the left. The one on the right was a little too brown. I wanted 5 stripes so I left off the purple-y one on the right bottom.

Thank you to Sheri and all the elves at The Loopy Ewe. I couldn’t spend so much money do all the knitting I do without you!

Yarn Report – Week 41, 2014

Last week I finished the Quail Run hat but didn’t count that when I was adding up the yarn used so I’m going to count that as 1 skein used this week. I also used 1 skein for my green mittens.

As far as added, there are 2 skeins of Blue Moon Silky Victoria for the Capall Dubh knit along that will begin towards the end of October.  The color is Star Sapphire and it’s a gorgeous purple blue and I couldn’t get a good photo inside so I took it outside to hopefully capture the color better and look who came running to see what I had.

Blue Moon Silky Victoria (and Rita)

Blue Moon Silky Victoria (and Rita)

Used this week: 2 skeins
Used since 1/1/2014: 81 skeins
Added this week: 2 skeins
Added since 1/1/21014: 284 skeins
Net Used since 1/1/2014: 203 (You all know Red means I’ve added more than I’ve used!)

On the Needles – October 10, 2014

Just finished my mittens for Loopy Academy and got back to working on my Father Time Cowl (also for Loopy Academy).

Father Time Cowl

Father Time Cowl