Monday, October 13, 2008

Adopted yarns.

We have some yarns around the store that are perfectly lovable, sweet, and easy to get along with. But they are a bit older than the others. The lure of "brand new!" has perhaps worn off. Maybe they have been relegated to a slightly obscure shelf, or there simply has never been a knitted sample on display.

In short, they needed to be adopted.

Loops Troops to the rescue! I made up an Adopt-A-Yarn list and most of the employees - and even several customers who happened to be hanging out that day! - volunteered to find a great pattern and breathe some new life into these little gems with a great store sample. The reward? A company party (with prizes of course) at a local hotspot.

Here are some results of the generous souls who let a little yarn into their home, if only for awhile:

Gina Y. adopted Colinette Prism and made a Thorpe hat (free pattern):

Ellen adopted Blue Sky Royal Alpaca and made her own free pattern for a cowl:

Kristin adopted Rowan Denim and made a bib from the Mason Dixon Knitting book:

Barbara adopted Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy and made this free pattern for the Vine Lace Baby Hat (free Ravelry download):

Billie Anne adopted Louisa Harding Mulberry (100% silk!) and created a pattern for this rose scarf - free with purchase of the yarn. Isn't this awesome?

There were about a dozen more Adopted projects - thanks everyone! Look for them around the store at Loops!

- Shelley
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Anonymous Kay said...

What a great idea! I have to admit that when I see a yarn knitted up I'm more likely to buy it.

October 13, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

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