Monday, December 31, 2012


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.


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!!!


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,


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!!!