Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Magic is in the Air

Hey Oh! Loopers,

Again it has been far to long since we last chatted. So many things have happened this summer that have made us here at Oh! Loops busy ladies. But getting back in the swing of things we are excited to tell you about what we have in store for all of you!

As you all know we currently have our "Refresh" and "The Entertainer" collections for sale in the shop. On Thursday August 1st our newest collection "Illusion" will make its debut.


Plus back by popular demand the Illusion collection will include stripes!! There has been a change made to the Oh! Loops stripes that we are super excited about.

**SAME GREAT STRIPES, ALL NEW & UNIQUE LOOK** Our stripes will now come caked instead of in a ball for two at a time ease. Because we pride ourselves on being unique we wanted to find a way to present our stripes in a way that was completely different than everyone else. The stripes will still generate the same wide, two color stripes that they did before.

So we just have one question for you............... Got Cake????

 


Our next big announcement is about the up coming Oh! Loops KAL!! We are teaming up with the wonderful owners of our LYS "A Grand Yarn" and a TBA podcaster on Ravelry for a 5 month long KAL.

If you participated in the last Oh! Loops KAL you know how much fun it was and how awesome the prize packages were. Well guess what guys......the prize packages are even better this time!!!!! We have teamed up with some fabulous sponsors that have donated some amazing prizes for you.

~Yarn from Oh!Loops
~Project Bags
~Stitch Markers from "Wool Work for Yarn" on Etsy
~Patterns from "Stephanie Dosen" of Tiny Owl Knits
~Coupon Codes
~Treats and Goodies
~Book Marks from JKorrell
~and so much more!!!!!!!!!!!

What is the theme of the KAL you ask???? We are so excited, like jump out of our skin excited. The next Oh! Loops KAL theme is.......................................................

 
Yep that's right a Harry Potter KAL!!! Because we love it. Sarah and I have been busy dying over 200 skeins of yarn for this collection. 100 new colourways will be released in the shop on September 1st. Later in August we will give you all a sneak peak. The collection will include semi solids, variegateds and stripes.

Starting on Thursday August 1st all of the KAL information, rules and details will be announced in the Oh! Loops group on Ravelry. Though the KAL does run from August through December the only months you will actually knit are October, November and December. As promised all will be explained so check the Oh! Loops group on Thursday for more information.

We also wanted to remind everyone that ordering deadlines for our yarn clubs are coming up. If you want to get in on the next three months of the Yarnie AA or Socks Anonymous club subscriptions, orders must be placed no later than Saturday August 31st. The 12 Months of color club subscription can be ordered at any time. If you order before the 15th of the month your first skein of 12 will be sent the same month you order, and if after the 15th the first skein of 12 would come the following month.  

In addition we wanted to give a little heads up that we will be offering something special to all of you the last week of August in honor of our 1 year Oh! Loopsary. So keep an eye out for that!

Okay guys I have to get back to work now :) It has been fun chatting with all of you. Hopefully we will chat again soon!











Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What a Crazy, Fun Month!!!!

Hello Oh! Loopers,

It has been way to long since we last chatted, sorry about that. Sarah and I have had a crazy month and we have so much to tell you.

First can you believe summer vacation is almost here?? I have been counting down the days until my children are done with school for the year, Literally!!! Fellow blogger Jen Hatmaker, shared Sarah and my exact feelings in her latest blog when she said,

"We are limping, limping across the finish line, folks. I tapped out somewhere in April and at this point, it is a miracle my kids are still even going to school. I haven’t checked homework folders in three weeks, because, well, I just can’t. Cannot. Can. Not. I can’t look at the homework in the folder. Is there homework in the folder? I don’t even know. Are other moms still looking in the homework folder? I don’t even care. I feel like any sort of school energy required at this point is pure oppression, like the universe is trying to destroy me"

I freely admit that on Friday of last week I spent a good half hour trying to convince my oldest daughter that she wanted to stay home from school, when really I wanted her to stay home lol!! Yep Summer NEEDS to happen friends.

As promised we have so many things to tell you guys and lots of pictures to show you. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning. Many of you know that a little over a month ago Sarah and I met with the owner of "A Grand Yarn" which is a LYS here in Spokane. Well our first order was delivered a little over a week ago and is now for sale in the shop.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This has been an amazing experience and we are so thrilled to be working with the wonderful owners of this shop and their fabulous team. Order number 2 is currently in the dye pot :)

In addition to those orders Sarah and I have been working on several custom skeins as well as club colourways. Need a sneak peak???????

 
 
Oh yes and see this.............yarn grows on trees, and in the garden at my house. Bet you wish you had a yarn crop lol!!!
 
 

Aside from the hours of yarn dying that have been consuming our days Sarah and I have managed to get several projects on the needles. Sarah slightly more than me since she freely admits that she has knitters ADD!! Mind you, none of these projects have made it to completion yet, soon, well soonish. Maybe.....

Sarah's OTN's:

Drizzle Hat~ Knit with Three Irish Girls, Conjdon Merino Silk, "Mr. Tumnus" colourway
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serina Cardigan~ Three Irish Girls, Adorn, "Gavin" colourway
 
 
Firebolt Shawl~ Dragonfly Fibers, Djinni Sock, "Rocky Top" colourway


Scylla Socks~ Oh! Loops, 2ply High Twist Sock, "Under the Tuscan Sun" colourway

 
Lydia's OTN's:
 
 
Short Sheep Socks~ Oh! Loops, 2ply High Twist Sock, "I Love You more than Pickles, Mac n Cheese and Sweets" colourway
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helvetica Shawl~ Dragonfly Fibers, Dragonsock, "Midnight in the Oasis" colourway
 

Pimpelliese Shawl~ Patons Lace Sequin, "??????" colourway :/

 
 
There are also several things happing in the shop. On Monday we introduced out newest club, the "12 Months of Color Club" It will run similar to the Yarnie AA club and the Socks Anonymous club. The colourways will be exclusive to only club members and you will have the option to choose your base. However unlike the Yarnie AA and Socks Anonymous clubs your subscription will be for a year at a time instead of 3 month blocks, and these skeins will be a total surprise. You won't know what they look like until you unwrap your package.
 
While on the topic of clubs we wanted to let current club members know that your June skeins will be going out very soon!! I think you are going to love them!!
 
In regards to our summer collections we have decided to release only one collection a month for June and July as we are gearing up for our HUGE, MASSIVE, GIGANTIC September KAL event!!! Starting in August we will fill you all in on that, so stay tuned. It promises to be a ton of fun and we are, jump out of our skin excited!!!
 
Well I think that is all for this week. Again I apologize that I haven't chatted very much lately. With the summer months coming I will try to blog every other week. Have a great week Oh! Loopers, I will see you back here soon!
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Club News

Hey Oh! Loopers,

Wow it has been a busy day with lots of yarn going into the dye pots and packages being shipped.

Which brings me to my first bit of news. Yarnie AA club members will be happy to know that their May club colourway will be on its way shortly and it has some super cute little extras this month. Also while on the topic of clubs we wanted to quickly remind everyone that you have until May 31st to order your Yarnie AA club subscription for June, July and August so get that while you can.

As for the new Socks Anonymous club we had originally planned on giving everyone until May 25th to order, however all the subscriptions for June, July and August have been filled. If you missed out this time don't worry we will have another opportunity to purchase a subscription for this club starting in August and the colourways would go out September, October and November.

In shop news, since we decided to release the remainder of the May Monsters yesterday we wont have new colourways going up until the first Monday in June. We are so excited about June's collection it will be very fun and refreshing.

Okay guys this weeks blog post is short and sweet. Have a great evening and week/weekend and we will see you back here next week.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Massive Month of May MONSTERS!!!

Hey Oh! Loopers,

Tomorrow there will be an actual blog post, but we wanted to quickly pop on and say that we are just so excited for our Monster collections and can't wait any longer to share them with all of you so...................................................................................

Instead of releasing the next two on the 3rd and 4th Monday's of this month like we originally planned we are going to just put them all up today!!!!!!!

We hope you love them as much as we do :) Have a great Tuesday everyone, we will see you back here tomorrow!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Let's Go Shoppin!!!!!

Oh my goodness Oh! Loopers!!!!

Here it is 10 o'clock on Friday night and I am finally able to sit down at my computer and ramble on to you all about the amazing two weeks Sarah and I have had. But before we get to all of that there are a few shop and Ravelry group reminders.

First we want to say what a blast the "Out of this World" KAL was. Thank you all so much for participating. We know you are all anxious to find out who the three winners are. Well we are happy to report that there will be an official announcement made on Monday so be on the look out for that! While on the subject of the KAL we also wanted to formally announce that we will be having another one yea!!! However we know that many wonderful Ravelry members are gearing up for Camp Loopy, Sarah and I included, so our next KAL is currently scheduled to kick of September 1st so mark those calendars because it promises to be even more FAN-TAB-ULOUS than this one, and with even more goodies!!!

Okay moving on, there are a few shop reminders we wanted to tell you about. First if you haven't had the chance to vote on colors for the Sock Anonymous club please do so. The voting for that will close May 24th. Which brings me to my next reminder. If you are interested in subscribing to the Socks Anonymous club your order must be placed no later than May 25th. Sarah and I can't even tell you how excited we are for this club, we have some pretty awesome extra's lined up. If you have already purchased your subscription you will receive your first club skein the last week in June.

For current Yarnie AA club members, and anyone else interested, if you are planning to renew your subscription or purchase for the first time, you need to order no later than May 31st.

While on shop news we wanted to announce that we have decided to release another fun little mini collection in honor of Cinco de Mayo. We will release this collection on Sunday the 5th. Here is a little teaser to keep you interested.......



Then on Monday the 6th, week one of our "Massive Month of May Monsters" will begin and skeins will be going up in the shop every Monday this month!!!!! Aren't you so excited????? We are :)

Alright now that I have given you all the updates and reminders, Sarah and I would love to fill you in on all the amazing things that have happened in the last two weeks.

Early last week we were contacted by the wonderfully delightful Megan of the Stockinette Zombies Podcast. Okay guys just that right there should make you feel as happy as the new kid at school who gets asked to sit with the head cheerleader!! But it gets better. She contacted us in the hopes that we would be willing to be a sponsor for their  Zombie Knitpocalypse retreat that is happening in June. We were thrilled and of course said yes. Given that the retreat is hosted by the Stockinette Zombies and is called the Zombie Knitpocalypse we couldn't pass up the opportunity to theme our skeins accordingly. We called them things like, "If Tinkerbell were a Zombie" and "My Little Ponies take a trip to Zombiewood" these are the skeins we sent off, we hope whoever ends up with them will love them.



Again we couldn't be happier that they asked us and we had such a blast coming up with the colourways.

In addition to this Sarah and I had a meeting last Monday with one of the owners of a local yarn shop here in Spokane called "A Grand Yarn". The meeting went great and we are thrilled to announce that coming June 1st you will officially be able to purchase Oh! Loops yarn from the shop "A Grand Yarn" here in Spokane!!! We want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful owners we are very excited to be working with you both.

Lastly to add to our excitement, while on vacation in Montana last weekend with my girlfriends I happened to find a little yarn store in downtown Missoula called Loopy Knit and Crochet. Being the only knitter in my group I simply wanted to walk in and have a look. Somehow I got to chatting with the owner about the local yarn stores in Spokane and she happened to mention that she knew of and liked the shop A Grand Yarn, I smiled, so she inquired, so I informed. She was delighted to learn that Sarah and I had recently been pick up by this shop and instantly asked to see our stuff. After looking at the shop website she gave me her business card and told me that she would love to have a sit down meeting with Sarah and I to discuss the possibility of selling our yarn in their shop. Guys can you believe it. So in June Sarah and I will be headed over to Montana to have that meeting!! We will keep you posted :)

Oh! Loopers we can't even begin to tell you how much we love our job and it's all because of you guys our friends. Thank you so much for being so awesome and for supporting us.

Well I think I will sign off on that note, have a wonderful weekend everyone, don't forget "Out of this World" KAL winners will be announced on Monday!

Chat with you all soon.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Houston It's Good to be Home

Well Oh! Loopers, can you believe we are only six days away from the end of our "Out of this World" KAL!!!??? I'm so excited to see all the wonderful finished projects but sad to be done. Guess it's time to start planning the next one haha!!!

We know that many of you are still knitting away but don't worry you will have until midnight PST on April 30th to complete your project and have it uploaded to the FO thread on Ravelry. Please don't forget that for this challenge you must also include the information about which colourway from Oh! Loops you used in the project notes.

While on the topic of the knit along it's time to announce the final extra credit challenge. For this week we want you to tell us why you decided to participate in the KAL, what your favorite part/challenge was and if you would participate in another KAL with Oh! Loops. Once you have answered these questions please add them to your claimed spot in the extra credit thread.

Okay guys now we have a few announcements for you. First starting in May we will be moving our blog updates to Wednesday's. Friday can sometimes be a little hectic for both Sarah and I so the switch just make sense since its a less crazy day.

We would also like to announce that we have decided to release a collection every Monday in May. We are so excited for you guys to see all the fun colourways coming to the shop next month. May's skein will all have a similar theme.

We also wanted to remind everyone that you have until May 25th to vote for the Socks Anonymous colors that you would like to see, and you will have until that same day to purchase a subscription for the club if you wish to do so. Subscriptions for the Yarnie AA club will remain open until May 31st. The colors for the next three months are as follows, Jun/Jul/Aug~ skeins will include some combination of, Yellow, Red, Blue, Brown, Black, and Green. Not all three skeins will include all the colors. Please note that for the summer months we have limited the yarn bases. For the light house group you can request the Platinum or the 100% Merino HT base and for the heavy house we are only offering it on the worsted base. This change will only affect the summer club skeins and we will add the other bases back in September. Spots are filling up for both clubs so if you want to join don't wait to long. We have lots of fun little club extras planned for both clubs this summer.

Well that is pretty much it for this week guys but before I say goodbye I wanted to give everyone a little sneak peak of the mini collection that is going up on Monday.

So without further ado may we introduce the "This Child" collection, it was inspired by the Monday's Child poem. What day were you born?????



Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I will see you back here next Wednesday.

P.S. if you are confused by the title it was what astronaut Jim Lovell said to the mission control commander in Houston when Apollo 13 came safely home. It was my way of adding a silly spacey reference to the end of our KAL lol!!!



Friday, April 19, 2013

Prizes oh the Prizes!!!!

Good afternoon Oh! Loopers,

Let's just jump right in. We are almost done with week three of final challenge for the "Out of this World" KAL. Are you guys getting excited to find out who the winner will be?????!!!!!! We are and on the topic of winning we wanted to show you all what you are playing for.

One lucky member from the Oh! Loops group and one lucky member from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast group will win all this and more!!!!

One of the "Out of this World" colourways from Oh! Loops (only one skein)

 
A Drawstring project bag and matching notions bag from the fabulous Silver Pumpkin shop (the winner from Down Cellar Studios will receive only the project bag not a matching notions pouch :( sorry guys)
 
 
and all these fun accessories: one set of stich markers made by Lydia's cousin Jacki, a custom Out of this World KAL button from the fabulous Tangerine 8 Designs shop, gift tags, and a custom Out of this World postcard, plus other fun surprises!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Another lucky member who has been participating in the extra credit challenges will win all this and more!!!!

A set of stitch markers made by Lydia's cousin Jacki, a custom Out of this World KAL button from the fabulous Tangerine 8 Designs shop and a custom Out of this World postcard plus other fun goodies

 
 
 and a skein of cotton yarn in our Galaxy colourway

 
 

We have had such a great time chatting and knitting will you all, the finish line is within reach so keep on knitting!!!!!

While on the topic of the "Out of this World" KAL we wanted to announce the new extra credit challenge. Since this will be the last knitting related extra credit challenge it's a big one. For this week we want you to go yarn bombing!! What does that mean you ask, well you can knit anything you want, however you must then leave it in a public place. For instance knit a coffee cozy and leave it on a cup at Starbucks, or knit a sock and leave it at JC Penny or a book cover and leave it at Barnes and Noble, oh but wait there is more, you must also get a picture of your yarn bombed item!!! The goal is to just have fun with it.

Before we say goodbye we have a few quick reminders. Yarnie AA club members will be receiving their April club skein very soon it is already on its way.

Lastly we want to remind you that our little mini collection will go up in the shop on Monday April 29th.

Thanks guys have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crazy day!

Oh my goodness Oh! Loopers, it has been a crazy day, hence the extremely late and short blog post.

There aren't very many new things to report this week. Aside from a couple quick reminders. First being for our Yarnie AA club members. We are excited to report that your April club colourway will be shipped out next week!!!! We can't wait for you guys to get them.

Second we are currently on week two of the fourth and final project of the "Out of this World" KAL, so if you are participating in that keep on knitting!!! Next week on the blog update we will include pictures of all the goodies you might win. While on the subject of the KAL, since its Friday we have a new extra credit challenge. For this week in honor of April showers, we want you to tell everyone what your favorite "Rainy Day" activity is (aside from knitting which is a given lol) Please do so in your claimed spot in the extra credit thread on Ravelry.

Lastly we want to remind everyone that our "Yay for April Gray" Part 2~ The Light Side collection will be going up on Monday. The second half of this collection is picture below. Once again for their protection the "SSS" Sarah's Secret Stripes cannot be photographed at this time lol.



Have a great weekend everyone we look forward to chatting again next week.

Friday, April 5, 2013

We need colors!


Good morning Oh! Loopers,

This week's blog post will be short and sweet as there are only a few announcements.

First , "Everything’s coming up Flowers!!" For this week's extra credit challenge we would like you to knit something with flowers or that relates to flowers in some way. For example, you could knit a flower, a pattern with flowers in it or the name of it, or you could knit with yarn named after a flower. Anything counts as long as it relates to flowers somehow. Once your item is complete post a picture to your claimed spot in the extra credit thread.

Our second bit of news is about April's collection. We are so happy that the first half of the Yay for April Gray's collection was so well received. The second half "the light side" will go up in the shop on Monday April 15th. We were going to leave April just with this two part collection, however since there is a fifth Monday in April we have decided to release a special mini collection which will go up in the shop on Monday April 29th. It will be simple and sweet.

Our final announcement pertains to current club members, whether you are a Yarnie AA member or a new Socks Anonymous member. We need your help, and for participating you will win a prize. We would like all club members to suggest three new color combinations for the Socks Anonymous skeins. We need a semi solid, a variegated with contrasting heel toe and a stripey. Please have your suggestions entered in your current club thread, by Monday April 8th. Once all color suggestions have been collected we will create a poll and open it up to the entire Oh! Loops group for voting. The current club member who's suggestions receive the most votes will win. The winning color combinations will become the colors for the first three skeins of the Socks Anonymous club and the member who suggested them will receive their choice of these two prizes.......either 20% off a new Socks Anonymous club subscription or 15% off the renewal of their next Yarnie AA club subscription.

Okay well that covers it for this week. We hope everyone is enjoying the final "Out of this World" KAL challenge. Sarah and I love seeing all the new Oh! Loops projects :) Have a great weekend and we will see you back here next Friday.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The SSS Operative Program~


Good morning lovely Oh! Loopers,

March is winding down which means soon there will be warmer days, trips to the park, flowers in the flower beads and............the final "Out of this World" KAL challenge!!!!!

Are you guys excited? Sarah and I can't wait to cast on, and we are super excited to see what everyone decides to make. Before we move on to shop new and collection pictures lets briefly discuss the final challenge and this week's extra credit.

As mention in the last few blog posts the fourth and final "Out of this World" challenge is really a pick your own project, but knit it with our yarn challenge. When Sarah and I had the idea for this KAL we wanted it to be about knitters taking themselves out of their usual knitting comfort zones and challenging themselves to try something new. For the first month is was a new technique, the second month a new color combination and this month a new pattern. The final challenge is about knitting with a new product, and that product is Oh! Loops yarn!!

So with that said starting Monday April 1st you will be able to cast on to the final project. "Knitters, it's only 400 yards from the Moon to Mars, so knit on!!!" This project can be anything you want. It can be a sweater, a shawl, a pair of socks, a dress, anything. The only requirements for this month's challenge are, that you choose a project that has a minimum of 400 yards and 200 yards of that must be knit with Oh! Loops yarn. As I mentioned last week, several of you have already purchased your skein of yarn and are ready to go, however for those of you that haven't yet had the opportunity to do so, we will have a new collection going up in the shop on Monday and our normal turnaround time is either the same day or within five days of purchase, so chances are you would be able to cast on to your project no later than Friday of next week if you order on Monday. If at any time you have questions about the final project we have a chatter/questions thread in the Oh! Loops group on Ravelry and either Sarah or I would be happy to answer your question.

You guys have been so awesome during this KAL and the finish line is within reach, as you move forward remember you are playing for some awesome prizes. One member of the Oh! Loops group and one member of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast group will win the prize package. The package will include things such as: a project bag from the fabulous Silver Pumpkin shop on Etsy, buttons from the wonderful Tangerine 8 Designs shop on Etsy, a skein of Oh! Loops yarn, stitch markers, and lot of other fun little "Out of this World goodies. Plus for those that have been participating in the extra credit challenges you will have another chance to win some fun goodies as well. Later this month we will upload a picture of the prize packages so you can see everything in its glory!!!!

Okay now for this week's extra credit challenge. This week is pretty easy. For the first challenge of the extra credit we had you make a list of things you wanted to accomplish knitting wise this year, well now we want to know how you are doing? Tell us what on the list you have accomplished, what has been or should be removed from the list and what else has been added. Once you have those questions answered add it to your claimed spot in the extra credit thread.

Now for some Oh! Loops shop news. Many of you know that Monday April 1st is just around the corner which means the first half of our April collection will be released along with our new Socks Anonymous club. As mentioned before this club will be available for purchase only until May 25th and the first skein of the club will be mailed out in June with its foot related goodie.

As promised here is a collection picture.

May we introduce our, "Yay for April Gray" collection!!!!! Part 1, The Dark Side.........................
 
 
 
 
Now some of you may be asking yourself, where are the stripes we were promised? Well don't fret the stripes will be in the update but for their own protection they have been entered into the SSS operative program, AKA Sarah's Secret Stripes, more commonly referred to as the SPP, AKA the Stripes Protection Program!!!! Due to their popularity and massive stocker following they cannot be photographed at this present time, but will still make their red carpet appearance, as to maintain their stripe status on Monday!!

Okay now that you all think Sarah and I have a few screws loose we will say goodbye for today and we want to wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend?

 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring is in the Air~


Good morning Oh! Loopers,

Sorry we are getting such a late start again today. I have a couple sick kiddos and one of Sarah's little ones had a dentist appointment this morning.

So let's just jump right in with a couple reminders. First, for those of you participating in the "Out of this World" KAL you have a little over a week to finish up challenge number three. We will officially announce the fourth and final challenge next Friday and you will be able to cast on April 1st. Please keep in mind that in order to be eligible to win the prize pack at the end of the KAL that includes awesome gifts such as a project bag from the amazing Silver Pumpkin shop, stitch markers, buttons from the fabulous Tangerine 8 Designs shop, a skein of Oh! Loops yarn and tones of other little Out of this World goodies, you must knit something with a total of 400 yards and 200 of those yards need to be done in Oh! Loops yarn for the final project.

With keeping that in mind we wanted to let you all know that our next shop update will be on April 1st, so iIf you haven't ordered your yarn yet and/or if there isn't a skein in the shop currently that you like we will have several more items to choose from shortly. If you are worried that ordering on the 1st of April won't give you enough time to finish please don't stress. Our shop, 9 times out of 10 will either ship your order out the same day or the day after purchasing, and you will have until the end of April to complete the final challenge.

In other "Out of this World" KAL news........ it's Friday so you all know what that means!!! It means there is a new extra credit challenge :)

In honor of Spring we want you to knit something Springy!!! It could be something with Spring in the title of the pattern, it would be something that makes you think of Spring, it could be something you would wear in the Spring or it could be something knit in Spring colors!! Anything you want and any size you want as long as it references Spring in some manner :)

In shop news, as mentioned earlier our next shop update will be happening on April 1st. We are so excited for this collection and loved it so much that we have decided to make it a month long event!!! It is a very fun and refreshing collection.

Along with our regular collection stocking we will also be introducing our newest club. We mentioned this last week but quickly want to share the information with you all once more. Our "Socks Anonymous" club will run similar to our current Yarnie AA club. It will run for three months, the first month being June and will consist of three sock worthy skeins. Month one will be a semi solid, month two a variegated and contrasting heel toe combination, and month three a self striping. All the extra goodies included in this club will be sock and/or foot related. As mentioned before the major difference between this club and our Yarnie AA club is that these skeins will be a surprise, meaning you will always know what type of skein you are getting but you won't know what color the skeins will be. Sarah and I think this will be a fun little surprise for you guys each month.

If interested you will have the option to purchase your subscription until Saturday May 25th and your first skein would be mailed out the third week in June. We will still continue with our current Yarnie AA club as well as this club is a new option in our shop not a replacement. We are super excited for this club and hope you guys are also.

Well guys it has been fun to chat for a brief moment but I must say goodbye for today. I hope you all have a nice relaxing weekend and we will see you back here next week. Until then happy knitting. I hope it's Out of this World!!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

All the Pretties!!!


Wow March is just flying by!!! If any of you are like Sarah and I this means that there are only two more weeks to complete the 9 million projects you assigned yourself in March lol!!!! I am making pretty good progress but the light has not yet shown itself at the end of the tunnel. Why oh why do I let myself do this to myself??? I need to ask myself "Self why are you purposely making yourself insane?" I'm pretty sure my "Self" would say, "because I must knit all the pretties!!!!!!" Well there you have it folks!

It's Friday finally which means it's time for me to give you guys all kinds of exciting Oh! Loops news! First let's talk "Out of this World" KAL. Many of you have finished challenge number 3 and are gearing up for the fourth and final challenge so congrats to you. For those of us that haven't finished, don't stress we still have plenty of time. This challenge will remain open until March 31st at midnight PST. 
We do want to send a quick friendly reminder that for the fourth and final project you will be asked to challenge yourself by knitting with our yarn, since for some of you that is a new thing. So, with that said for those of you that haven't yet had the chance to purchase your final project skein Sarah and I ask that you do so by no later than Sunday March 24th so that we can get your yarn shipped out on the 25th. We want to make sure you have plenty of time to complete your final project and are eligible to win the fun prize package.  Please note that aside from the required 400 yards for the final project everything else will be up to you. The final project can be anything you want. Any pattern, any color, anything. The only requirement will be that it uses at least 400 yards of yarn and 200 yards of that comes from Oh! Loops yarn. We are so excited to see what everyone decides to knit!!! You will be able to cast on to project four on April 1st.

For this week's "Out of this World" extra credit challenge we want you to "Think Green"  In honor of St. Patrick's Day we want you to harness your Leprechaun energy and find that pot of "GREEN" at the end of the rainbow. Well actually we just want you to find 17 green items and get a clever picture of all 17 green items together. Once you have your picture upload it to your claimed spot in the extra credit thread.

Okay in shop news we have a few very exciting things to tell you about. First for our Yarnie AA club members the first skein of this collection will be going out earlier than expected. Your March club skein will be in the mail on Monday!!! We are so excited for you all to get them. They are so fun and will make you think of Spring.

The second exciting thing to tell you is also club related. Are you ready? Brace yourselves..........Starting April 1st you will be able to purchase a subscription to our new club!!!! Yes we said NEW club. Our "Socks Anonymous" club. This club will run similar to our current Yarnie AA club. It will run for three months, the first month being June and will consist of three sock worthy skeins. Month one will be a semi solid, month two a variegated and contrasting heel toe combination, and month three a self striping. All the extra goodies included in this club will be sock and/or foot related. The major difference between this club and our Yarnie AA club is that these skeins will be a surprise, meaning you will always know if you are getting a semi solid, a variegated and contrasting heel toe or a self striping but you won't know what color the skeins will be. Sarah and I think this will be a fun little surprise for you guys each month. So as mentioned above a listing for this will go up in the shop on April 1st and you will be able to purchase your subscription until Saturday May 25th. Your first skein would be mailed out the third week in June. We are so excited about this club and can't wait to get things in the dye pot for you guys!! We will still continue with our current Yarnie AA club as well.

Our final piece of news is about our newest collection, which will be making its grand appearance in the shop on Monday March 18th. We know how you all love a sneak peak though and figured we could totally help out with that :)

So may we introduce "A Masterpiece"

Friday, March 8, 2013

Finish it or Frog it Friday!!


Happy Friday Oh! Loopers,

Well it's been a fun week here at the Oh! Loops headquarters!!! We were totally blown away at how much you all loved the Seussical Oh! Loopsical collection. It was by far the most exuberant collection we have dyed and released and we couldn't be happier with how well it was received!!

Before we move on to "Out of this World" KAL and shop news we must say a huge thank you to Diane of the Knitabulls Podcast for showing our "Georgia O'Keefe Poppy 1927" colourway on her show yesterday. She has also agreed to allow members of her group the opportunity to win a second skein, so if you are a member don't miss your chance to win this lovely spring colourway.
 

Diane thank again we truly appreciate all your kind words!

Okay it's Friday guys and you know what that means, it means it's time for a new extra credit challenge. This week's challenge is "Finish it or Frog it" that's right got a project on the needles that needs to be finished, or just simply ripped out and repurposed? Well here is your chance so power up the LEM, get ready for a cryo stir, make your final engine burn and get that project off the needles!

In shop/KAL news we are excited to report that those of you waiting for your custom "Out of this World" colourways to arrive you won't have to wait much longer. The "Venus & Nebula" and "Jupiter & The Red Dwarf" colourways will be shipped out on Monday so you should receive them early next week. We are excited to see your finished projects!
 
 
 

Well there is a lot of knitting going on this week/weekend so I will say goodbye for now. I hope you all have a nice and relaxing weekend and we will see you back here next Friday.

 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Seussical Oh! Loopsical

What do Whoville, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Oh! the Places You'll Go, The Grinch, Gertrude McFuzz, Sketch, The Kings Stilts, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, Sophisticated Dr. Seuss, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Once-ler, Yertle the Turtle, Truffula Tree, The Lorax, Cindy Lou Who, Fox in Socks, The Thinks, Cat's Hat and Balloon Ride all have in common?...............

Well the obvious answer is that they are all beloved characters or books of the late Dr. Seuss. The answer we are looking for however is that they are all skeins in our new collection!!!

Need a sneak peak at what will be going up in the shop just a few hours from now????? Well I think we can help with that. So without further ado we give you,

Seussical Oh! Loopsical






Friday, March 1, 2013

Are you Excited???


Wow can you believe it is March 1st already?????????

Are you excited? This means spring is on its way. There will be sunny days, walks in the park, flowers beginning to sprout and it also means that you can cast on to the next "Out of this World" challenge, because let's face it, that is what you are really excited for he he!!

Before we can chat about the new challenge let me just extent our congrats to all the February finishers. The socks, baby booties and leg warmers are AWESOME!!! Well done guys.

Okay let me quickly remind everyone what the next challenge is. Knitters, we are HEADed for Space. For the third "Out of this World" KAL challenge we ask that you knit something for your HEAD or NECK using a pattern you have never knit before. The pattern could be anything from hats to scarves, shawls, cowls, anything you want. You will have from today until Sunday March 31st at midnight PST to knit and upload your picture to the correct FO thread on Ravelry. Since this is a challenge about new patterns we ask that you include a link to either the pattern or your project page.

I am super excited for this challenge, there were so many new patterns on my list that I wanted to try out, and Sarah has been liking things right and left.

Since it's Friday we also have a new extra credit challenge. "Going Public!!!!" Yep that's right we want you to knit in public, then have someone snap a photo of you doing it and upload that photo to your spot in the extra credit thread. This one will be lots of fun!!!!! Are you excited?????

In Oh! Loops shop news we wanted to let everyone know that the custom "Out of this World" listing have been taken down and for those of you that ordered we will be getting your skein dyed and sent out no later than 22nd of March.

We also wanted to say thank you to our wonderful Yarnie AA club members. We are super excited about March, April and May's colors and will have the first skein in the mail on March 22nd as well. We quickly wanted to let our club members know that the listing for June, July and August went up in the shop today but there are a few changes. For the summer months due to stocking restrictions from our yarn distributor we will only be offering the Light House Spritzers on our Platinum Fingering or our Merino 2ply High Twist (not the Glitter or DK) and for the Heavy House Porters we will only be offering it on our Worsted Merino Wool or our SW Worsted Merino Wool (not the Aran or Bulky) This change should only apply to the summer months.

Oh and guess what???? Our new collection goes up on Monday March 4th and it will be lots of fun. We are releasing our biggest collection to date and introducing a new product. It has been brought to our attention that some of you (and you know WHO you are :)) have been asking for teasers and clues. So Sarah and I being the kind ladies we are wanted to give you something to hold you over. Below is a quote that helped inspire our collection. Can you guess what it is????????? :) :) :)

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple"

Have a great weekend everyone we will see you back here next Friday.