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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.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Wow what a crazy fun week. We announced the "Out of
this World" KAL last week and officially CO to the first project
January 1st. Well things have exploded since then and we are having a blast!!!
We have already made some new friends, who in turn have also made some new
friends of their own. We have two FO's posted already and lots of extra credit
points being awarded.
Speaking of extra credit, last week we informed you that the
new extra credit challenges would be announced every other Friday, so in sticking
with that schedule the second challenge will be announced on Friday the 11th.
Sarah and I are super excited for this particular challenge. It wasn't
something we came up with on our own but when we heard about it, it was almost
serendipity!!! It fits in perfectly with the theme of our KAL and we couldn't
find a better cause if it was our soul mission in life.......well now that I
have gotten your attention and hopefully peaked your curiosity and interest I'm
going to say check back next week both here and in the extra credit thread on
Ravelry for all the details!!!! I know Sarah and I will be participating and I
hope you will as well
Last week we also informed you that the KAL was going to run
for a period of four months, and that each month would pertain to a new project
and a new way for you to challenging yourself knitting wise. We indicated that
each months project would be announced and outlined the last week of the
current month. Well this format still remains true, however we got to
brainstorming and came up with a fun idea. We indicated that the only month in
which you would be required to purchase something new was for the fourth and
final project. So we wanted to give a little more information about what that
means. Now don't get to excited, we aren't going to reveal what the project is
going to be just yet, but we are going to give you a little more information
about it, so that you have plenty of time to prepare.
First since we are asking you to purchase something, we need
to clarify that the new purchase must be from our etsy shop Oh! Loops. Each
month is about challenging yourself and for many of you this will be your first
time knitting with our yarn. So you are being challenged to knit with yarn from
new indie dyers. So how will that work? Starting Monday January 7th we will
have two pre-order listing in our shop. One for skeins with a more feminine
color scheme and the other with a more masculine color scheme.Similar to our club subscriptions you won't
know what the actual skein will look like until it arrive at your door but you
will know what colors to expect. If you would like to purchase these official
"Out of this World" KAL colourways you will have the opportunity to
do so. These listings will remain in our shop until Friday March 1st and you
would need to purchase by no later than that date. We will then have all skeins
dyed and shipped no later than March 22nd so that you have your yarn in hand to
CO for the final project by April 1st. We will also let you know that at least
200 yards of the yarn used for the final project must be Oh! Loops yarn, so
with that said you will be given the option to purchase either worsted weight
skeins that are 237 yards or our Platinum fingering weight yarn that is 467
yards. If you choose not to purchase the official "Out of this World"
colourways you are more than welcome to purchase any skein listed in the shop.
Our regular shop updates happen every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month so there
will be plenty of colourways to choose from if you don't wish to purchase the
More information about the final KAL project will be
announced earlier in the month of March so that you have time to get the
materials needed. We hope we haven't stressed you out, this is all about having
fun!!! So please, please have fun!!!
Don't forget that the first part of the first collection
released in 2013 will go up in the shop Monday January 7th......it's only 4
We look forward to knitting will you all this year and can't
wait to see all the "Out of this World" FO's!!!!