Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New bag giveaway!

First, thanks to all of you who have been so patient with the "7 Days of New Spring Stuff" which has turned into the "11 or 12 Days of New Spring Stuff." Today, we have the ultimate New Thing. And since you've been so patient, I'm going to combine Day 7 with Day 8 - and start the promised giveaway! Plus, I'm linking to "Works for Me Wednesday," by Shannon of Rocks In My Dryer blog, because I do believe, if you want a really organized knitting bag, this one will Work For You.

The Loops Troops have been begging me for three years to buy clear knitting bags. Everyone loves to show off their knitting in progress, and clear bags make it easy to find your needles or stitch markers, they reasoned. Sherry was the #1 proponent of these bags. A Very Vocal Proponent. My problem was, I just thought they looked cheap. Sorry. Who would carry a cheap vinyl bag when you could have a lovely, original Offhand Bag?

Still, the voices would not be silenced. Then, at January market, Ellen, Gina and Ingrid practically hog-tied me and sat on me and squeezed me until I finally gave in. But secretly, I actually WANTED this clear bag. It was the special one, the chosen one I had been waiting for. Finally, a supplier had come up with a clear bag in keeping with those that have graced the designer runways of late:

These bags are large (12"x18"x3") and I really like the shape. The vinyl is softer, more flexible and more luxurious (if vinyl can be called luxurious). They come in 3 very nice colors - black, a sparkly silver, and a darker pewter/silver, my personal favorite (shown in photo). But the best part: While hog-tied at market, I put on my negotiator hat and finagled some clear accessories bags with the Loops logo! One of these is included with each large bag, and the set is $59.99.

My advertising side said that I should print the Loops logo on the big bag, too - but the hog-tiers refused to untie me until I committed not to harm the precious big bags.

So, in case you haven't already guessed, we are giving away one of the new clear bag sets in pewter. All you have to do is submit the winning caption for this photo:

As always, this is NOT an impartial contest - the decision is solely mine and based on what impresses or cracks me up the most at that moment. Contest ends at midnight, Sunday, March 23 and I'll announce the winner in the blog on March 24. Be sure to include your email address or some other way for me to contact you in your comment. And, sorry Loops Troops, but you are not eligible to win - although I always enjoy your witty repartee, so feel free to comment. Then you can go buy a bag with your discount ;-)

Happy captioning!

- Shelley
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Want to buy a bag for Easter and can't wait??? Call the store toll-free at 1-877-LOOPSOK.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, then, I know I don't count, but still...

It's me or the dog, Shelley, me or the dog, gahachsaaahhhhh................


March 19, 2008 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Argh, that dog made me want to shoot myself. Click.


March 19, 2008 at 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I just love that Brent Brander.

How about this-

Apoplectic. It's the new sexy.


March 19, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Kay said...

What a muggle!

Kay in Norman

March 19, 2008 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa R. said...

You spent how much on sock yarn?

March 20, 2008 at 4:07 AM  
Anonymous kay said...

"Your first knitting project? I'm speechless!"

Kay in Minnesota

March 20, 2008 at 4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Dog did NOT just do that on my foot!!!!!

March 20, 2008 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Barca Viola said...

"I knew it! I knew it! You bought more yarn, didn't you? Huh? huh"

Gerrie in MN

March 20, 2008 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger KnottyLady said...

Shelleyyyyyyy? Can you heeaaaar me? You just ate a cupcake with bananaaaaana in it. I'm taking you to the hospitaaaaaaal.

March 20, 2008 at 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Julie/Bartlesville said...

Coming this Fall: "Knitting Intervention" on A&E

March 20, 2008 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Hope no one smelled that......

Sara H. -

March 20, 2008 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Jenn5h said...

I told you--the next time you fell asleep with the knitting needles, I was taking them away!

March 20, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

AAARGH! I sat on a knitting needle again!

karin56381 (at) gmail (dot) com

March 20, 2008 at 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have secretly hidden a tiny camera in a skein of cashmere to catch the reactions of unsuspecting husbands upon seeing the price tag. Let's watch....

Billie Anne

March 20, 2008 at 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help! Help! I am being sucked into the tornado of yarn! Oh geez, it is just the dog.


March 20, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love knottylady's one :) That's great.

March 20, 2008 at 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the banana muffin lady comment, too!!

Dan Martin also loves the Brent Brander photo, and is at the same time most appreciative of the fact that I do not blog. Mwah, ha, ha...

March 20, 2008 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger MJWimbishi said...

THe ball winder broke and I have been spinning yarn..... MaryJo at

March 20, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

Acrylic yarn in a vinyl bag??? I.Think.Not.

March 20, 2008 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No, you are not opening another Loops. Nope, noway, nowhere!"
Patti O'Donnell

March 21, 2008 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

What do you mean the store is closed? It's still a full 5 seconds before 6!

March 21, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

I'm meeeeellllttiiiiiiiiinngggg.....

(Found this through Wiknit and just had to try.)

March 21, 2008 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger purple-power said...

Now you've done it - we're locked in the store for the night!


Lots of fun reading through the captions. Elaine's made me remember an incident that really happened and is reflected in my caption. It does look like his face is squooshed against the glass, doesn't it?

We got locked in a knitting store in Edinburgh many years ago. It was on 2 levels - the main street level and also a basement level. I was having such a great time touching everything that I lost track of time. No one came downstairs and checked that it was empty. We came upstairs and there was no one in the store and the front door was locked from the inside. My dream and my husband's worst nightmare. He started banging on the glass door and someone ran and got the owner who lived nearby.

I'm purple on Ravelry.

March 21, 2008 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Marlyn said...

"Help!! Let me out, let me out!!!"

March 21, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

What! You'd never heard of us before but you still want to enter our contest?

March 21, 2008 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Phara said...

Long lost cousin of Marty Feldman surfaces in Tulsa, Oklahoma..details at 10:00.

March 21, 2008 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

News update:

"Tulsa Man Discovers His Face Really Will Freeze Like That"

March 21, 2008 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Jersey Jessie said...

I am not crying because you called my a wimp. It's my allergies.

March 21, 2008 at 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Rachel O said...

You traded the cow for what? For a handful of brightly colored balls of yarn? Even Jack was smarter than that!

March 21, 2008 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Sharon Rose said...

Why the assumption that the poor guy doesn't knit? My caption:

"Was that a MOTH?!?!?!"

March 21, 2008 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Knit and fall back in it said...

I believe the man in the picture is saying, "Hey kids, come here and pull my finger!"

March 21, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Here's my entry:

"I think storing your yarn in my underwear drawing is going a bit to far, HHHHMMM!?!?!"

Love the bag!

quilterkat on Ravelry

March 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

I don't know what your talking about, I simply went in there to use the restroom...really!!Humphff!

there are some cute ones! Love the bag as well and have always been skeptical of the clear bags. This one though...cute!

March 22, 2008 at 8:39 PM  
Anonymous jenn5h said...

Sssshheelllleeeyyyyyyy-----Cccccannnn yooouuuuuuu hhhhhheeeeaaarrrrr mmmmmmeeee nnnnooooooowwwwww?!?!?

March 22, 2008 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger bsschlott said...

"How many more shipments of yarn are coming this week!?!?"

March 22, 2008 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I shouldn't have had that last shot...

March 23, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Oops! Duh. The shot comment?


March 23, 2008 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

You want me to lead a knit-a-long!?!?!? Just because you found my man stash.....

March 23, 2008 at 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oooo... pretty colors.... pretty..."

March 23, 2008 at 8:50 PM  
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