Thursday, February 12, 2009

Heart savers.

When my youngest was very young, and we asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up, she would answer "a lifesaver." I knew she meant a paramedic, but I got a mental picture of a giant piece of pep-o-mint candy with arms and legs and a big hairbow.

Anyhow, we have a little something new at Loops today that brought this story to mind. Holly, one of our Loops Troops and shelf/yarn stacker extraordinaire, also makes these cool little knitting gadgets on the side. "Knitsavers" are small, partial crochet hooks that you can clip inside your bag, and keep handy for dropped stitch emergencies. She just made up a batch for Valentine's Day, or Go Red Day, or just These Are So Cute I Must Have Them Day:

She also made some stitch marker sets (these come in sets of 5 on cute little cards - great gift):

Right now, the new stuff is pouring in too fast for me to keep up. A couple days ago, we received the new Rowan and Debbie Bliss magazines:

Here's a peek inside the Rowan one (Side note: Have you noticed how many people incorrectly use the work "peak" in this context? I get at least one email a week screaming for me to "take a peak!" - it's my new pet "peave"):




And, in addition to the new Rowan Lenpur yarn, we got a big shipment of our favorite summer yarns in lots of new colors. Like Summer Tweed...

All Seasons Cotton...

...also Handknit Cotton (great for those Itty Bitty Hats), Denim and Glacé.

When I grow up, I want to be a Yarn Saver.

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

2 Comments:

OpenID passingdowncrazy said...

Sneek Peak! There's a bigger pet peeve. Oh, and if you don't quit showing amazing new stuff, I'm going to have to quit reading your blog.

We're going to be in Tulsa on Saturday with no time to stop in! Waaaaa!p

February 12, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

I love some of those Rowan sweaters. Thanks for the PEEK!

February 15, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

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