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, 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, 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 :)