Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One hot potato: The new Spud & Chloe line.

If you look closely at the adorable logo for the new Spud & Chloe line, you will see that Chloe has a tiny leash around her pet sheep, Spud.

But they are going to have a tough time reining this puppy in.

This new line of yarns and patterns from the makers of Blue Sky Alpacas debuted to a big, buzzing crowd at the TNNA market in Columbus - and the buzz is sure to build to a frenzy. Everything about it feels fresh. From the old-school pencil box that my yarn samples came in, to the modern palette of saturated colors, to the patterns which are styled after old-fashioned sewing patterns - the outside is printed with a big color photo of the model, and the pattern itself slides out, folds out and contains lots of room for note-taking and scribbles.

The yarns themselves are classic plies with straightforward, self-descriptive names - "Fine," "Sweater," and "Outer." The line is tagged "Sweet yarns for real life" and therein lies the secret - all the yarns are natural fibers (wool & silk for the Fine, wool & organic cotton for Sweater and Outer), and all are superwash. That's right, even the bulky can be tossed in the washer and dryer.

Then, there are the patterns. Oh. My. Gosh. Here is just a little taste:
"Hoot Hat"

"Sidecar Jacket"

"Flap Happy Hat"

"Boy Meets Hats"

"Uptown Downtown Jacket"

We have every pattern, and every yarn, online at loopsknitting.com. Remember, you can order online and then make a note that you will pick up in-store to save on shipping. And if you're not near Tulsa, also remember that our shipping is always just $6 - no matter how much Spud & Chloe you buy!

P.S. Also just in...the coveted Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace (big shipment, new colors, so soft!)...plus Tanglewood Trish sent a big box of crack - um, I mean yarn - ahead of her arrival. Come get the first crack - um, I mean look - at the yarn and pick out your own special skein.

- Shelley


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not understand this "crack-um". I have been in this country for 2 years, recently from India, and am truly sorry that this mystifies me. Does the yarn have a different look when it finishes the project? I like to look at your business on the internet, but have not had time to visit your store. Thank you for your nice words.

July 7, 2009 at 5:26 PM  

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