Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Why you should shop at a yarn store after inventory.

Here's a little secret: One of the best times to shop at Loops is after inventory. Here's why:

1. Everything looks spectacularly clean and tidy after all that counting - very appealing for O.C.D. types (such as myself):
2. We become aware that we have lots of certain yarns, or cashmere kits, or whatever, and they find their way to the 50% clearance section at the back of the store.
3. We are exhausted but deliriously happy that inventory is over, so you will find us even friendlier and more helpful than usual. Case in point, I spent the night before inventory at an all-night TV shoot in West Siloam Springs, Ark:
After going to bed at 7am, then waking at 9am to drive back to Tulsa for inventory, I was not in the mood for lots of questions from the Loops Troops:
However, after 14 hours of sleep, I was re-invigorated and ready to design a project for our Louisa-palooza contest, announced in the last e-newsletter. We are having a contest for the world at large, as well as one for the Loops Troops. Louisa herself has generously offered to jury the contest. First place winner receives a new spring Louisa book and $100 gift card - and there are other prizes too. Louisa will comment on every entry! Deadline has been extended to February 14th. You just have to make it from any Louisa Harding yarns. And all Louisa yarns are 10% off through Feb. 14! And we've built a whole new Louisa wall to inspire you:
I'm making a little girl's dress from Glisten, Sari Ribbon and Kashmir Aran:

Loretta The Show-Off has already finished and submitted her project, a Portia hat in Kimono Angora Pure (I think). Remember, it doesn't have to be an original design - it can just be a creative take on any pattern:

To enter the contest, just email me ( with your photo and yarns used!

- Shelley
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shelley, Shelly! Don't forget that we are having Design 101 classes January 8th and 15th, 5:30-6:30. We will be talking about the principles of design to help all you budding Louisa designers!
Gina H

January 7, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your sale bins look well stocked, i'll have to stop by to check it out!

January 8, 2009 at 6:58 PM  

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