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.  


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.


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!!!!


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!


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!!!

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,