Unique one of a kind handpainted yarns.
OhLoops started out as nothing more than an idea, a way for two stay at home moms to share their love of yummy yarn with the world. After many sleepless nights and dye stained hands this idea has become a dream come true.
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
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
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!!!
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.
“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
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!!!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
But hey wait………without further ado we give you the “Sweet Shoppe” collection!!!!! It’s so
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
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?...................................
As promised there has been a shop update. We added our new colorway Graffiti on a wonderful cotton blend. We also added some amazing coordinating goodies.
Our new colorway was inspired by a local graffiti artist in our town. Driving home one day I spotted this graffiti artwork on the side of a fence near my house and decided that it would make an awesome colorway. So I hope you enjoy our interpretation!
The next shop update is scheduled for Monday September 17th. Check it out it will be full of lots of YUMMY goodies. In the future our updates will happen much earlier in the day, but due to the holiday activities we weren't able to upload things until now.
Wow it’s been an amazing 48 hours!!!!! Since our grand opening
on September 1st Oh!Loops has had a mind-blowing turn around. We are
overjoyed and beyond grateful for the support we have received. A huge thank
you goes out to everyone that has followed our blog, joined our Ravelry group
and made a purchase from our shop. One person stands out for us, Mel of
Single Handed Knits, we cannot thank you enough for your amazing generosity and
for all the wonderful things you have said about us. We are sending a few
special thank you gifts your way!
On to Oh!Loops shop news……
First things first, our
first shop update will be tomorrow Monday September 3rd. We will be adding some new gift tags, stitch markers and of course a new colorway. Here is
a little sneak peak……..
Colorway #9: Graffiti
Second we wanted to
tell you about some exciting things coming to the shop and our Ravelry group in
September and November. Starting the third week in September there will be a
super cool element added to all of our shop updates and products so check back
to see what that’s going to be.
Then in November we will be doing an Oh!Loops-a-long
(which is a MAL but with an Oh!Loops twist) with our group on Ravelry!! We are
very excited about this and will give you more information as the time gets
closer. This Oh!Loops-a-long will have random drawings with fun give-a-ways, and also prize
winners!! We will add a forum containing all the details on our Ravelry page
sometime in October, so be on the lookout for that. The Oh!Loops-a-long with start November 1st.
Well that is all of our new and exciting news for tonight.
Until next time keep calm and dye on!!
On Thursday evening we officially created our first skein of the Oh!Loops signature colorway. We even wrote grand opening on it (which was a sight to see) so that one of you could join us for our "ribbon cutting ceremony"!
Adding this message was the highlight of our evening so we have decided that every skein of our Oh!Loops signature colorway will contain hidden warm fuzzies from Oh!Loops to you. You will never notice it while knitting, but you'll know it's there.
We have been counting down the hours since 5 o'clock on Friday August 31st, eagerly anticipating this very moment.
So this is us shouting from mission control to you our friends......OH!LOOPS IS SET FOR LAUNCH!!!!!!!!! ALL SYSTEMS A GO!!!!!!!!