Sheri and family
Today’s shop profile takes us across the pond – all the way to Colorado! – to the home of The Loopy Ewe. Around since 2006, The Loopy Ewe is both a bricks and mortar, and an online shop run by Sheri Berger and her family – and the depth and breadth of the products they carry is HUGE!
The Loopy Ewe has also built a strong community, both around their store and online, with fun events like their weekly knit night, classes, retreats, and subscription clubs (which I’ve had the pleasure of designing for!). Visiting The Loopy Ewe has long been on my wishlist, even more so after working on this profile! Read on to learn from Sheri what makes The Loopy Ewe so special. Continue reading
Dear Yarn Stash – I know I said that I really needed to behave this past weekend at the I Knit Fandango. Especially when I’m trying be so good about “cold sheep”-ing this year. But you know me… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about this week as a short week because on Friday I’m not going to be slaving away over knitting and swatches (yeah, my life is hard, I know!). I’ll still be working, although it’s really hard to think of it as work when it means I get to spend the day drooling over all kinds of wonderful yarns!
I’ve long been lusting after the gorgeous colours produced by Jess of Ginger Twist Studio. She’s collaborated with Clare many a time so I thought she’d be the perfect person to tell us all about this yarn. Over to you Clare!
Ginger’s Hand Dyed in a rainbow of colours
Whizzing through Wales
Allison makes her way to lot of the UK yarn shows so when I heard she was making the trek to Wales again this year for Wonderwool Wales, I asked her to guest post about her trip. Read on for a recap of the show, and her weekend with Cast On knitting podcaster, Brenda Dayne! I think she even took her selfie stick again… Continue reading
Choosing yarn colours from Sweet Georgia’s palette.
I’m a great admirer of everything Aplayfulday is setting out to achieve in terms of stimulating creativity this year. Creativity is good. The way that this resonates for me is that I’m finally taking the plunge this year and creating an actual, real-life, book of designs.
Aplayfulday has set a love your blog challenge this week to write about Beginnings. So I’d like to write about the beginnings of this book. Continue reading
The kids go back to school today, so it’s a quick post for my first day back at work but happily another yarn shop profile!
Purlescence is rather a special kind of yarn shop. While primarily online, Purlescence is often found at various yarn shows and festivals throughout the UK where they meet many of their customers face to face. If you’re in the Oxfordshire area, you can also make an appointment to pop in, or plan to attend one of their workshops or quarterly Open Days where there are often special guests or offers. Having been both a workshop attendee, and a guest designer at a recent Open Day, I can vouch for this! It’s nice way to experience their friendly service in person, and also touch and pet their glorious yarns.