Monday, December 31, 2012

2013!!!

Only an hour left until you can cast on to your "Out of this World" projects!

Happy New Years everyone!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Oh! Loops is going "Out of this World"

Hey Oh! Loopers,
We hope everyone had a great Christmas, both Sarah and I really enjoyed spending time with our families, although slightly hectic we had some fun filled days. But with Christmas behind us and New Years on its way, we are back and so excited for 2013! We here at Oh! Loops have a tone of fun things planned and we can't wait to get you all involved!!
First for some exciting 2012 Oh! Loops news: We had our first international sale!!!! Two skeins of Oh! Loops yarn made their way to Norway just before Christmas. We're not gunna lie we were pretty stocked by this!!!

We also mailed out the first skeins from our Yarnie AA club subscriptions!! "Blue Jean Baby Queen" has been happily received! If you want to see the teaser photos you can do so here. The second skein from the collection will be making its way to our subscribers January 18th. If you missed out on the first club subscription don't fret, you still have plenty of time to get in on the March/April/May round. Orders are open until February 28th.

Okay now for our "Out of this World" super stellar exciting news!!!!!!!
Oh! Loops is teaming up with podcaster BostonJen from DownCellar Studio Podcast along with thesilverpumpkin and mostlymunchies ofThe Silver Pumpkin shop on Etsy to bring you a fabulous four month long KAL with amazing prizes!!!!!

"One small step for Knitting kind. Challenge yourself to go out of this world with your knitting projects"
How will it work, you ask??????? Member from both Oh! Loops and Down Cellar Studio Podcast groups on Ravelry will knit one project a month for four months. January to April. Here is the list of official rules.

1.) You can post FO's in both groups (Oh! Loops and Down CEllar Studio Podcast) and therefore have two chances to win the big prize packages (the same person cannot win both however) but this is not mandatory, you need only to post in one thread to be entered. Please remember though that if you decide to post FO's in both groups you must first become a member of that group. We are all about supporting each other.

2.) To win the prizes you must complete all 4 projects!!!
 
3.) Each project must be completed in the assigned time frame in order for you to move on to the next month's project. For example, for January's project you cannot cast on until January 1st and you must be finished with your project and have FO pictures with a link to your project page uploaded to the thread by January 31st. The January thread will be locked at midnight PST on the final day. Each new month will follow this same outline.
4.) For the projects you will be asked to challenge yourselves with new techniques, new colors and new patterns (all chosen at your discretion) but you will only be asked to purchase something new for the fourth and final project.
 
5.) Each new project will be outlined the last week of the current month. For example February's project will be announced (on the blog and in the group page/thread) the last week of January so that you can CO and be ready to go by February 1st.

6.) For fun there will also be a separate thread for extra credit. If you choose to participate in the extra credit activities you would post the appropriate information in the extra credit thread. The extra credit thread will only be in the Oh! Loops group page (this does not mean it is only open to current Oh! Loops members, its just easier to manage from one location, so simply join and post away) If you decide to participate in the extra credit you will have a third chance to win another little prize. This prize will be different/separate from the actual KAL prize package.

GOODIES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL FINISHERS!!! More info TBA

Threads will be going up in the groups on Ravelry today, including the project outline for January. So pop on over and check it out. Extra Credit and FO threads will be locked until January 1st, but the "Out of this World KAL" chatter thread is set for launch. 

We are super excited about this KAL and can't wait to see all your astonishing projects.

We are also excited about the new collection making its debut on Monday January 7th. We have decided to extend this collection over the entire month like we did with "Narnia" in December. So it will be another two part collection.

Well that is all for today, we hope you all join in on our "Out of this World" knitting mission. Bye for now and Happy New Year from Oh! Loops!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We just wanted to say a quick hello,

Hey guys! We have a few reminders, first be checking those in-boxes as we are still sending ELF coupon codes. Second today was the last mailing day until Friday December 28th, so anything purchased between now and the 28th will not be shipped until next Friday. Third our first club skeins went out today!!!!!! We can't wait for you to see them :)

We also wanted to put a little bug in your ear that something very exciting will be happening in January so check back next Friday because we will have all the details on that! It's going to be a blast!!!

Okay guys that is all for this week, have a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Narnia Chapter 2 is here!

Lucy, Susan, and Peter have set out on a quest to find the Dancing Nymph. Chapter two represents the more semisolid colorways of this collection. We hope you enjoy knitting with them as much as we enjoyed dying them!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Knitting like CRAZY ladies!!!!

The snow is coming down and Christmas is fast approching. This means the crazy knitting has begun, well for at least Sarah and me. Here are a few of the things we have been working on.


Ruffled Leg Warmers for my twin Nieces (colourway, Cool Fire from Dream in Color; pattern, Ruffled Leg Warmers by Eileen Casey)


Ruffled Leg Warmers for my daughter Jillian (colourway. Ginny Weasley from GnomeAcres; pattern, Ruffled Leg Warmers by Eileen Casey)


Football Widow Hat for my son Noah (colourway, Naruto from GnomeAcres; pattern, Football Widow by Sassy Street)


Ipod Hoodie for my daughter Emma (colourway, Ninja Cupcakes from GnomeAcres; pattern, iPhoodie by Emily Vanek)


Sweater Sarah made for her daughter Vanessa (colourway, Cottage Garden and You are My Sunshine from Three Irish Girls; pattern, Kiddy Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker)


Sweater Sarah made for her son Ethan (colourway, Globe Trekker from Three Irish Girls; pattern, Duelling Wands by Kelly Brooker)


198 Yards of Heaven Sarah made for her Aunt (colourway, Dessert Sunset from Three Irish Girls; pattern 198 Yards of Heaven by Christy Verity)


Sweater Sarah is making for herself (colourway, Playa from Malabrigo; pattern, Abalone by Beata Jezek)


Sweater Sarah made for her daughter Katelynn (colourway, Paper Lanterns and You are my Sunshine Aqua from Three Irish Girls; pattern, not published yet)
 
Socks Sarah is making for her Cousin (colourway, We're All Mad Here by Oh! Loops; pattern, Vanilla Socks by Rachael Roue)
 
Snowflake Sarah made for swap partner (colourway You are my Sunshine Aqua by Three Irish Girls; pattern, Knitted Snowflake by Sharon Winsauer)
 
Coffe Cozy Sarah is making for the guys in her family (various wools)
 
Shawl Sarah is making for herself (colourway, Rumplestilitskin by Oh! Loops; pattern, Moon Flower by Mindy Wilkes)

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Carrie Latet

Sarah and I agree with this statement so we wanted to add our own little twist to the Yuletide excitement of the season. So starting today and going until Christmas Eve we will be ELFing people, so make sure you are checking your inbox. If you have been ELFed you will receive a coupon code to use in our shop.  Like a wrapped present the code will be a secret, you won’t know how much the discount is until you use it and each code will be different and unique. These codes will only be good until January 31st so find something you love.  
Since we are releasing new coupon codes we wanted to let anyone that was BOOed in October know that if you haven’t used your coupon code yet, don’t wait too long, these codes will be deactivated December 31st 2012, so don’t miss out on your discount.

We have a few other reminders that I’m sure some of you are anxious for. The first being the release of Narnia Chapter 2. The second half of this collection goes up on Monday December 17th, and has the more semi solid skeins and a variegated or two. Here is a sneak peak!!!
 
The other exciting reminder is for our Yarn AA Club members. We are excited to report that your December club colourway will be shipped out on Friday December 21st!!! We can’t wait for you guys to get them.

Our third and final reminder is also our most important. We wanted to let everyone know that with Christmas right around the corner, both Sarah and I will have family in town and we feel that it is important to spend time with our families this time of year. So with that said we wanted to inform everyone that our shop will be on a sending hiatus. Our last mailing day before Christmas will be Friday December 21st. Please note, if you purchase something from the shop after December 21st, it will not be shipped until the following Friday December 28th. Thanks guys.

Okay I have to say goodbye for now. There are only 10 day until Christmas and I still have 9 things on my list to knit. I don’t know about you but those numbers don’t really add up ahhhhhhh!!!
I hope wherever you are and whatever you are doing it bringe a smile to your face. I've said it once and I'm sure I will say it again....Merry Christmas Oh! Loopser!!!

Lydia

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Introducing Narnia

Hey guys, well it’s that time again. For the month of December, Sarah and I have decided to release only one collection; however we have decided to split the collection in half. The first stocking will included the more variegated colourways and the second stocking will have the semi solid skeins. We hope you enjoy, it was a fun collection to create.

So without further ado I give you “Narnia” chapter 1 just went live in the shop!!
 

Talk to you soon,

Lydia

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Great Day for Oh! Loops


Today Sarah and I had the opportunity to join a huge group of talented Etsy Shop owners at the Inland Northwest Team’s, Handmade Holiday Craft Fair. It was so much fun and a wonderful way to meet some really great people and crafters.

As I mentioned on Friday we were invited at the last minute and promptly went into panic mode. Well guys it must have worked because we managed to create a new collection, part of which will go up in Monday’s shop update, and bring together a very nice, well thought out booth display; we did learn a lot for next time however. Here are a few pictures of our booth.





 

Oh! Loops had a good day business wise, below is a picture of one of the new Narnia colourways that sold. This is Edmund; he will be the only Pevensie child missing from our Narnia collection (unless Sarah and I decide to recreate him, in some way lol)
 

We also had a great day personally. Sarah and I both found so many wonderful trinkets and goodies that we fell in love with. If you guys get the opportunity you should check out these other great shops:

Beautiful and quirky jewelry,


Gorgeous vintage house wares and jewelry,


Wonderful hand sewn items,


Cute and very fun designer wallets and coin purses,


We had the opportunity to chat with and buy from these wonderful ladies. We were truly blown away by the amazing talent from not only these ladies but many others as well. We look forward to being a part of this show again next year.

Now that we have shared our fun and exciting news, we need to give some updates and a few reminders.

First, Sarah and I have had not only a crazy week, but a crazy month. Sometimes it just happens and there is no controlling it. We realized that we weren’t the only ones that have been super busy, so we decided to extend the deadline for the Fall Oh! Loops Along until Monday. So smile, take a deep breath, and keep knitting away on those awesome projects until Monday.

We also wanted to let you know that due to our shop being on vacation most of the day Friday and Saturday we have extended the deadline to get in on the Dec/Jan/Feb club subscription. Remember when ordering, if you decide to, the subscription is for three months. You will receive three skeins that will combine some combination of Blue, Gray, Red and Pink. Not every skein will have every color but at least one of the above. The Dec/Jan/Feb club subscription will remain in our shop until Tuesday. On Tuesday that listing will be removed and there will be a new listing for Mar/Apr/May and it will contain all new color combinations.

Well it’s been a very long day so I am going to say goodbye and goodnight for now. Thanks guys talk to you soon!!!

Lydia

Friday, November 30, 2012

Our first CRAFT SHOW!!!!!!!


Oh my gosh you guys!!!!!!! Sarah and I were invited to be a part of a local craft show!! It is happening tomorrow Saturday December 1st at a coffee shop called the Service Station here in Spokane. We are over the moon excited, but also is panic mode as we just found out about 30 min ago that they wanted us to come!! So we are in full dye mode. Yarn bands are being printed, stitch markers made, display ideas decided, sign shops called and lots of coffee brewed!! It’s going to be a crazy 24 hours.

I would love to chat more but I have several things to do. We do want to quickly remind everyone who is participating in the Fall Oh! Loops Along that your FO needs to be added to the Ravelry thread by no later than midnight PST. We are very excited to see everyone’s pictures and to award some fun prizes.

I will be pack with lots of pictures and information about how the show went on Sunday. I look forward to chatting more with you all.

Due to the show our shop will be on vacation until Sunday December 2nd, but the regularly scheduled shop update will still take place on Monday December 3rd.

If you are in the area you should totally come check out the show tomorrow. It is from 9-2:30. Hope to see you there.  

Lydia

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Harvest on the Farm


Hey guys,

Wow what a week. I had such a wonderful time with my Auntie over Thanksgiving week. Sarah and I hope you all had a great time with your family and friends as well.

Amid the holiday festivities we took some time to dye up a few new yummy skeins for you guys. We are happy to announce that we have added a SW Merino Worsted base, and it is awesome!! We are also excited to announce that for the first time since the Graffiti colourways we have created more multiple colourway skeins. With the Christmas season right around the corner we have decide to release smaller collections.

So without further ado we give you our "Harvest on the Farm" collection!!!!



A few quick reminders. For those of you doing the Fall Oh! Loops Along, you only have five more days until the FO deadline. Sarah and I are getting excited and look forward to awarding the winner with some great prizes!

Also for anyone else interested in the Dec/Jan/Feb club subscription, you still have until November 30th to purchase. For those of you that have already ordered, your first skein should be in the mail by the last week of December. We are so excited to spoil you guys with some yummy colourways!!!

Well that is all for now, have a great week everyone. I will be back with more news on Friday.

Lydia

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The "Comedy of Errors"


Wow what a week!! For those of you that read the blog, I’m sure you noticed that Friday came and went without our usual blog update. Well my dear Oh! Loopers that is because Sarah and I have been staring in the “Comedy of Errors” this week.

It all started with me getting Bronchitis on Monday and truly just feeling like I got run over by a truck. Then poor Sarah fell down the stairs and broke a couple of her toes. My daughter got hit in the face and we were almost certain she had a broken nose, thankfully she did not, and then to top off this crazy; what else could go wrong week; my dog got sprayed by a skunk!!! So I have bleach, febrezed, and aired out the house for several days now in the hopes that the smell will dissipate before my family shows up on Tuesday for Thanksgiving!!

Anyways all that to say we are sorry that we haven’t been as active on the blog or Ravelry group as we usually are. We also wanted to let you know that given the week we have had and with Thanksgiving just a few days away our November 19th shop update has been postponed until Monday November 26th.

We are excited for the new collection and to add another yarn base to the shop. We hope you all love it and are looking forward to seeing what everyone knits up.

A quick reminder that the Fall Oh! Loops Along is still underway. Please remember that if you are knitting for that please have your FO posted in the Ravelry thread with a link to the pattern and yarn information by midnight PST on November 30th.

Well that is all from us now, so from Sarah and I we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Lydia

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Oh! Loops News!!!


Good morning Oh! Loopers,
Can you believe it’s already the 9th of November? Boy this year has flown by! When I woke up this morning and looked out my front door there was……yep you guessed it SNOW!!!!!!



The snow has arrived, and what perfect timing, since Sarah and I will be adding worsted weight yarn to the shop with the next update. We are so excited for the next collection, it’s fun and quirky. Here is a sneak peak at one of the things that inspired us………



In knitting news:
The Fall Oh! Loops Along is in full swing and a few fabulous items have been knit up by our members. I finished my little shrug and Sarah is almost finished with her socks. We can’t wait to see what everyone else does. Don’t forget that you still have plenty of time to get your items uploaded and entered for prizes! The deadline for this is November 30th at midnight PST. The winner of this Oh! Loops Along will receive a project bag, stitch markers, mini skeins and maybe even more!

In group news:
Guess what guys we have almost 300 members!!!! Sarah and I are so blown away. You guys are totally awesome and we couldn’t ask for better friends. We have truly enjoyed getting to know you!

Earlier this week we added a poll to our Ravelry page to gauge your interest in doing a Magic Yarn Ball swap, after looking at the voting results it appears that you would be interested in purchasing pre-made Magic Yarn Balls from the shop. Sarah and I talked and we will get some put together and listed soon so be on the lookout for those.
We also wanted to let everyone know that the knitted items you donated for the shelter are getting dropped off this weekend. Again we are so grateful for your kindness, these items are going to a great organization and will be very appreciated!

In shop news:
We had our first custom orders last week and we can’t even begin to tell you how excited we were!!! They all went into the dye pots and will be on their way to the recipients today! We had a blast taking your ideas and turning them into Oh! Loops colourways.

In addition to custom orders we had some wonderfully sweet ladies join our YARNIE AA CLUBS!!!!! Oh my gosh guys this is so exciting!! Sarah and I are jumping out of our skin. We can’t wait to surprise you with your yarnie goodness and club extras!! For anyone else still interested in getting the December/January/February club colourways, you still have until November 30th to purchase those. After November 30th the listing will be changed and you will then have until February 28th to purchase your March/April/May subscription.
Okay I think that about covers my news for this week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Now that the snow has arrived and is still coming down, my fireplace, piping hot coffee, newest book club book and knitting are calling my name!

Lydia

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Once Upon a Time in Her Enchanted Forest

Introducing our newest collection and possibly our favorite thus far,

"Once Upon a Time in Her Enchanted Forest"
 

 
Have a wonderful week everyone, can't wait to chat with you all on Friday!!!
 
Lydia
 
 


Friday, November 2, 2012

It's Friday! WOOOOHOOOO!

It's Friday!  ....... And November. 

When did that happen?  Did this sneak up on any of you like it did me?  (Insert questioning eyes with head slightly cocked to one side here.)

We have had one crazy few weeks in my house between birthday parties and knit nights and Halloween.  I however have loved every minute of it.  But with all the normal, kick off the holidays crazy, I got sick....really sick.  Can I just say, the stomach flu STINKS.  It was awful, but thank you for all the support and well wishes.  They were much needed and loved.  You guys rock!

I did find a little time, as did Lydia, to get a few things dyed up for Mondays update.  I'm not gonna spoil anything for you, but I know your gonna love it.  I do.  A lot.  maybe even a-lot-a-lot.  Just sayin'. 

The KAL is going great.  I have loved seeing all the chatter in the thread.  And encouragement!  The pictures that I have seen so far are just amazing.  I can't wait to see what other fun projects get shown off in the weeks to come.  You still have until the end of this month to get your projects done, pictures taken and posted to the finished object thread to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some pretty cool goodies.

Next, we have a poll going on our groups page on Ravelry.  Go check it out and vote, and we would love to hear your input!  Don't be shy.  We are wanting to do a Magic Yarn Ball kit/swap of sorts.  I've been wanting to do this for a while and I would love to hear what you all are thinking about it.

Lastly--------->  we are still accepting kitted hats, mittens/gloves, scarfs for the shelter drive.  So remember to get those guys in the mail next week so we can send them off.  For those of you who have sent something in, thank you!  The items we have gotten so far are truly amazing.  I love that our group is helping others by doing what we love.

Until next time,

Sarah

 


Friday, October 26, 2012


Yippee it’s finally Friday!!!! Anyone else excited?

Well if you aren’t excited yet, I think you might be after you find out what Sarah and I have planned for Monday’s shop update.

But before we can get to that we wanted to say a huge thank you to, two wonderful ladies, you know who you are, for sending these warm winter items, for the homeless shelter we are teaming up with. We are so grateful to you for taking the time to knit something for a person in need.  
 
For anyone still interested in partnering with us, you still have time. Our deadline for this isn’t until November 5th. I know it’s only 11 days away but it’s amazing what someone can accomplish when they put their mind to it. Ladies again we say thank you!!!

Okay and now the exciting news that I’m sure you have all been waiting for. On Monday October 29th Sarah and I will be releasing two new listings. The first is our new custom orders option. If you have a colourway you are dying to own or already have a skein of Oh! Loops yarn that you want a coordinating skein for, this could be a great choice for you. Please keep in mind that Oh! Loops specializes in one-of-a-kind colourways. We would be happy to create a coordinating skein for something you already have but not recreate an Oh! Loops skein you already have. However if you order more than one skein at a time we would be happy to dye more than one skein of whatever colourway you are requesting. Just make sure to leave extensive notes when checking out so that we can insure you get exactly what you want.

The second thing coming to the shop is something Sarah and I are over the moon with excitement about. Starting December 1st Oh! Loops will be offering an “Oh! Loops Yarn Club” Each subscription will run for a period of three months. Our yarn club has everything. Here's what you would get:

The yarn bases. For lighter weight yarn, you will be able to choose from our Platinum Sock, Glitter, Merino HT Sock, or our Merino DK yarn bases.

~For heavier weight yarn, you will be able to choose from our Merino Traditional SW Aran, Merino Worsted, Merino Worsted SW, or our Merino Bulky yarn bases.

~Please remember that the base you choose will be the base you get for all 3 skeins over the course of your 3 month subscription. You are more than welcome to choose a different base for your next 3 month subscription.

Uniqueness. Oh! Loops club members will get colourways that won’t ever be offered in the shop. For each 3 month subscription we will let you know which color group we are dyeing but you won’t know what your skein looks like until it arrives at your door. However all 3 skeins will encompasses one or more of the colors indicated for that months color grouping so they will all coordinate with each other.

Awesome extras. We love getting goodies, and know you do, too. From time to time you will receive extras with your yarn – these may include things like coupon codes, mini skeins, stitch markers, gift tags, patterns and even yummy treats.

Contests and prizes. Being a club member will have many other benefits. You could win free yarn and much much more. These are things that only club members will be eligible for!

The yarn will always be shipped on the last day of the month and each subscription is 3 months long, with payment received in advance. To be eligible for the next 3 month block you must purchase no later than the last day of the previous month. For example, for Dec/Jan/Feb you must purchase no later than Nov 30th.

Want to know what you can expect? Below is the list of color groupings we have selected for each 3 month block.

                                                           12 Months of Color:

~Dec/Jan/Feb~ skeins will include some combination of, **Blue, Gray, Red, and Pink**

~Mar/April/May~ skeins will include some combination of, **Green, Purple, Teal, Pink, and Gray**

~Jun/Jul/Aug~ skeins will include some combination of, **Yellow, Red, Blue, Brown, Black, and Green**

~Sep/Oct/Nov~ skeins will include some combination of, **Plum, Maroon, Red, Black, Jade, Burnt Orange and Lime Green

Spots for this club are limited so if you are interested don’t wait. We are so excited and can’t wait to share the awesomely unique colourways we have created with all of you!!

The third and final thing is the 20/10 sale on Monday October 29th. What is a 20/10 sale you ask? This means that for Monday only the first 10 people to purchase something from the shop will get their item at 20% off. The first 10 shoppers can use this coupon code october2010sale please note it will only work 10 times, so if you are the 11th person to enter it in, the 20% discount will not be applied.

Now that we have revealed all of our exciting news the only thing left to do is give a few quick reminders. The Fall Oh! Loops Along is underway and progressing nicely. If you haven’t joined in there is still plenty of time. We also wanted to remind the members of our group on Ravelry that you might get BOOed on Halloween so make sure you check your inbox!!

Well I have rammbled on long enough I'm sure, so I will say goodbye for now. Enjoy the weekend and happy crafting!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Friday Friends!


Good morning and happy Friday,
I am taking a quick break from my knitting to have a cup of coffee and take a moment to chat with all of you.

In Oh! Loops knitting news, the Fall Oh! Loops Along started on Monday and the excitement is beginning to build for Sarah and I as we can’t want to see everyone’s FO. We are dying to see some of the colourways knit up. If you haven’t had a chance to join you can do so here, http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/ohloops/2307178/1-25#24. The deadline for this is November 30th, and there will be fun prizes awarded.

The deadline for the shelter knitting is fast approaching so if you have been knitting an item for that, first we want to say a huge thank you for your generosity and secondly remind you that we need to have those items mailed to Sarah no later than November 5th, so that she has time to forward them on to our distributor. We have already received a few wonderful packages so we say thank you, thank you, thank you!!
In Oh! Loops dyeing news, we are excited to report that with the holiday season arriving we have some wonderful fall and winter collections coming to the shop.

In other dyeing news, one lucky person will get a sneak peak at our collection debuting on November 19th when they win the fabulous prize from Jen of the Down Cellar Studio group/podcast. She is having a Holiday KAL and graciously asked Sarah and I a few months back if we would be willing to send a skein of Oh! Loops yarn for her to use as a prize giveaway, we were thrilled and said yes of course. If you haven’t had a chance to join the KAL you can do so here, http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/down-cellar-studio-podcast/2281050/1-25. Please remember you must be a member of the group before you are eligible to enter the KAL and win the prize.
We also wanted to let you know that we are not releasing a third October collection even though there are five Monday’s this month. But don’t fret my friends there will be something huge happening in the shop on Monday October 29th so make sure you check the blog next Friday to find out what that is!!!!

In Oh! Loops fun news, Sarah and I have decided that we need to do something fun on Halloween for our wonderful group members so make sure you check your Ravelry inbox on October 31st because you may just get BOOed!!
Once the fun and excitement of Halloween wears off we have a few other fun holiday activities planned for the group which will all be revealed in time.

Well it’s time to say goodbye for this week. We hope everyone is enjoying whatever knitting project they are working on. Have a wonderful weekend and we will meet you back here next Friday to reveal our fun and exciting shop news!!!

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

We are excited to announce our newest collection; "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" we hope you enjoy. It was a fun collection to create. Our new Glitter yarn base took the colors awesomely and our semi solids are exactly what we envisioned.

Until next time happy knitting!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Only 3 Days Until................


Good morning and happy Friday wonderful Oh! Loopers,

Wow what a crazy week it’s been. It feels nice to finally sit down and have the chance to chat with you all. We hope you have been enjoying your week and whatever knitting/craft project you have put your hands to.
Can you believe our Fall Oh! Loops Along cast on day is just 3 days away!!! We are so excited and can’t wait to see what wonderful projects you all create. Sarah and I will be knitting right along with you. Just a reminder that if you enter the Oh! Loops Along and complete it, you will be entered in for a chance to win a set of mini skeins (colors TBA at a later time) a set of stitch markers, and an exclusive project bag.

The Oh! Loops Along will run from October 15th to November 30th so if you haven’t had a chance to get the Oh! Loops skein of your dreams don’t fret there is still plenty of time, and it just so happens that we are having another shop update on Monday!!

We told you last Friday that for our shop update we would be introducing not only a new collection but a new yarn base and semi solids, well  dear friends we are so excited about this update. The colourways have turned out beautifully and our new yarn base is awesome and we think you guys are going to love it!!! Sarah and I are already addicted to a few of the colourways. Sarah could even be quoted saying "that this skein may not make it to the shop update, because I think it needs to just stay here with me" Don't worry guys I informed her that was not the way it worked, especially since last month she made me put my favorite skein up lol!!!
One of our inspiration photos is shown below. Think you know what the collection is? Check back on Monday to see if you were right!! It has been a fun collection to create.

Have a great weekend everyone, we look forward to casting on with you guys Monday morning.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Friday!!

Good Friday morning wonderful Oh! Loopers. It’s a crisp fall day here in Spokane, so we are grabbing our coffee and sitting down to chat with all of you, our friends.

There are a few exciting things we wanted to tell you all about. The first of which is of course, who won the mystery box, so without further ado…………………………..
We say congrats to #46 thesilverpumpkin, you have been randomly selected as the winner of the Oh! Loops Mystery Box!!! Please send us a PM with your address information so that we can get everything mailed out to you, please and thank you!!!

We also wanted to say thank you to everyone else who commented in the thread and say if you didn’t win please don’t fret we will have more fun giveaways in the future!!
Secondly we are super excited to inform you that for our shop update on October 15th we will not only be introducing a new collection but also a fun new yarn base and some semi solid skeins. This collection although not directly Halloween themed will encompass certain Halloween qualities, so be on the lookout for those.

We also wanted to take a moment to remind you that along with the update scheduled for the 15th it’s also the official cast on date for our “Fall Oh! Loops Along” so if you haven’t had a chance to check out the information about that or get your Oh! Loops yarn ready you still have a week before that starts. Please keep in mind that this Oh! Loops Along goes well into November so if you can’t cast on, on the 15th you still have plenty of time to complete your project, and as an incentive we will of course be giving away some wonderful prizes!!!
We also wanted to put a little bug in your ear about a fun “Magic Yarn Ball” swap that will be coming for the holiday season. We will have more information about this coming soon.

Okay now for the SUPER MASSIVE OH! LOOPS TEASER!!!!!!! There is something so AWESOME coming to the shop in December, we aren’t going to reveal our WAY FANTASTIC surprise just yet but be on the lookout in November for our most exciting shop component!!!!
Seeing as we can’t reveal anything else, and we both have to get back to knitting socks for STV and dying yarn of course, we will leave you with well wishes for a wonderful weekend and a huge thank you to everyone who commented in the mystery box thread, ordered from the shop this week, joined the Oh! Loops Along, or agreed to donate a knitted item to the shelter. You are all amazing and we are thrilled to have such a wonderful group!!!

Until next time happy crafting whatever that is for you :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole~Collection Debut

Well most of you guessed it. Our new collection is ” Down the Rabbit Hole” it was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. We hope you enjoy it.

We must also say CONGRATS #22 allisonroseboom there will be a PM in your message box later today with details about your prize!

Thanks for playing our game everyone :)

 

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Friday, we have LOTS of info and Stuff :) :)

Is it really Friday already? Wow it has been a crazy week here at the Oh! Loops headquarters, and by headquarters we really just mean Sarah’s kitchen and dining room table lol!! We wanted to visit and give you a few updates and yes of course more teaser photos. I know I said one a day for the week but I still have a few more that I love and I think you guys just NEED to see them; or rather I NEED you to see them.

First we wanted you guys to know that we LOVE the comments and wonderful guesses you have all been making. There seems to be a general consensus that the theme is Alice in Wonderland hmmmmm……………I wonder if there is something to that?

Well we aren’t going to tell you what the collection is just yet, but we will tell you that we are so excited for its debut on Monday!! This collection is the one we have been dreaming about and wanting to create since our little Oh! Loops dream became a reality. We hope you love it as much as we do!!
Since we can’t quench your collection curiosity quit yet, we thought we would give you something else to chew on. We have mentioned a few times before that we would be having a Fall Oh! Loops-Along. We originally planned to wait until November, but have since decided to have this run from the middle of October thru the end of November. Yay our first MAL!!! We are so excited.  We will be adding thread on our Ravelry group containing more information, as well as an FO thread.

In addition to our Fall Oh! Loops-Along we are going to have a Magic Yarn Ball swap in December. A thread with information and sign up details will be added later in October.
Now for something that is near and dear to our hearts. Oh! Loops or rather the two crazy ladies behind it, have decided to team up with a local shelter. We are knitting for a good cause; we are knitting to keep people warm. If you would like to team up with us and knit an adult size hat, scarf, or a pair of gloves/mittens that would be wonderful and much appreciated. We have added a thread with more information to our group on Ravelry.

Okay so now that we have unloaded a mass amount of super duper important details and given you lots of things to obsess over, okay so maybe it’s just us obsessing, we will leave you will awesome teaser photo #7. We will announce the winner on Monday in the thread on Ravelry. The winner will then be PM'd with information about their winnings!!!

Enjoy!!!!!
Whooo Are Youuuuu???
 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaser #6

Oh by the way, if you really want to know...........................he went that way!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Make a Guess any Guess!!

Let's play a little game.......

Want to know what our next collection is? Each day this week we will show you teaser photos, make a guess and you could win a little prize!! Yep that's right we are giving away more prizes, I think we really like doing that lol!!!

You have until midnight PST on September 30th to make your guess. The new collection will make its debut on October 1st.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!



Friday, September 21, 2012

Oh! Hiccups!!!!!!!!


“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it” This statement rang so true for us today!!

Some of you, you know who you are, are already aware that we experienced our first little business hiccup this morning. After logging onto our Ravelry page we noticed there was a message in our inbox. After reading this message from one of our wonderful and generous group members, we realized that a mistake had been made. Somehow things got mixed up in the mail and she received the incorrect skein of yarn this morning!! Horrified we jumped into action and contacted everyone who was sent skeins in the last mailing. The jury is still out on just how bad the mix up is……fingers crossed its minor!!

After the sock and embarrassment settled a little, both Sarah and I noticed however that the situation had a slightly humorous silver lining.

9 months ago I lost my beautiful Mama to Pancreatic Cancer. Today would have been her 63rd birthday. I woke this morning with an overwhelming ache. Her absence seemed more apparent, when faced with the knowledge that there wouldn’t be a cake, or a card or the joy of seeing my Mama smile when she opened my handmade item.  Somehow this little mailing mishap was my Mama’s way of saying “I’m still here sweet face, don’t spend your day being sad, and instead spend it trying to fix your little mistake!!!” I’m sure she is up there looking down on Sarah and I smiling and getting a huge laugh. My Mama was a huge support and believed in this idea that Sarah and I had from the very beginning. She would have been proud of us for following our dream and I think today was her way of showing me that even though she isn’t physically here, her presence can be felt!

However we do want to send a huge apology to all of the wonderful ladies that purchased items, and to let them know no matter what we will get everything sorted out and we will make this up to you!! We value your friendship and business. Thank you so much for your time and understanding.

Until next time happy crafting and be on the lookout for teaser photos of our newest collection coming October 1st!!!!!
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

WINNERS!!!!! oh ya and Collection Debut!


Good morning lovely Oh!Loopers!!!!!!
The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived, are you as excited as we are? Sarah and I have been jumping out of our skin. So much so that I was tempted to have the shop update go live at midnight, but somehow I found the strength to wait he he. Can you tell that we had a blast creating these one of a kind colourways for you guys.

As promised there have been two winners selected. The lovely winning comment from our Ravelry group came from post #18 (in the can you guess our new collection thread) the lovely Victoria, and from the comments on the blog the winning comment came from the lovely Becky P. Ladies if you could either PM or email us your address we will get your little prize pack out in the mail. Our email is ohloopsyarn@gmail.com

Thanks everyone we hope you love the new collection as much as we do!! Have a great week and be on the lookout for teaser photos of our October collections!

But hey wait………without further ado we give you the “Sweet Shoppe” collection!!!!! It’s so yummy!!!!! Enjoy!
 

Friday, September 14, 2012

What We're Screaming For..........


I scream, you scream, we all scream for……YARN!!!!!! Especially when it looks like all the treats in a yummy “Sweet Shoppe!”

We give you not one, not two or three, but ten skeins of fingering weight yarn, dripping with sweet deliciousness! Want a little sneak peak? Oh course you do!!
But we have a little business to attend to first. All of you have been commenting either here or in the Ravelry group about what you thought we would be dying up next, and we’ve got to say you guys have some pretty awesome answers. Our winners will be randomly selected on Monday via random number generator for both our blog and our Ravelry group. So let us clarify. There will be a random winner selected from the blog comments and a random winner from the Ravelry comments. Yes, TWO WINNERS!!!!!

Since we are not selecting the winners until Monday there is still time to comment, and yes double dipping is totally fine

Well that’s all the business we have for this week, we are so glad that you have joined our group. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget the “Sweet Shoppe” will be open for business on Monday September 17th @ 9:30 AM PST
Don’t worry we didn’t forget the pictures!!!!




Friday, September 7, 2012

We're Excited! Are You?


Hello and happy Friday friends. We wanted to visit briefly and give an update on a few exciting things.

We are having a blast here at the Oh!Loops headquarters, and we want all of you to have as much fun as we are, so we are adding a few Oh!Loops incentives that we are super keyed up for. First we have decided that after your sixth order you will receive a special thank you gift. This gift could be anything from stitch markers, to mini skeins but the only way to find out is to order, order, order!! Secondly, every time you comment on a blog post or a thread in our Ravelry group you will be entered into a drawling for prizes. These prizes may be items from our shop or they might just be fun random goodies, so get chatty!

The news we are most excited to share is that there are some awesome activities coming up in the next couple of months. On October 5th we will have a drawling for a Mystery Box Giveaway. This giveaway will contain 1-3 items from our shop. To participate you simply need to visit our Ravelry group and answer the questions on the Mystery Box Giveaway thread. The thread will be locked at midnight PST on October 4th and the winner will be announced on our blog the next day (we are hoping via podcast, fingers crossed) Then in November we will be hosting an Oh!Loops-a-Long. We have mentioned this before but wanted to keep you updated. We will have more details about this later in October so be looking for that.

Our last slice of exciting news is that we have been working away to create some yummy new colorways for you guys. These colorways and our new tags and stitch markers will make their Oh!Loops debut on Monday September 17th. Below is a sneak peak of what inspired us. Can you guess what our new collection is?...................................