Monday, October 26, 2009

Cashmere, camels and cheesewax.

It's two days later, Sam is over the flu and back at school, but I am still recovering from the cashmere crazies! The One-Day Cashmere Sale this past Saturday was a wild ride! Thank you so much to our Loops customers near and far who responded in a huge way. It was so fun to watch everyone scoop up the yummy cashmere to be stitched into treasured holiday gifts (or, let's be honest...into something pretty for yourself ;-)

One customer wrote to thank us for the sale - she had purchased some red Lobster Pot cashmere that she had been petting and coveting for two years!

New colors of Jade Cashmere 6-Ply and Cashmere Scarf Kits will be arriving this week. Can't wait! Meanwhile, here are some ideas for cashmere projects. I love this Zigzag Cowl pattern by Mandy Powers that Annie Simpson is making (it's a free download at Or how about this Neck-Down Bolero, made by Billie Anne, and modeled by her Ever Coquettish Lily?

The bolero pattern is available in-store and also here on our website. It took 3 skeins of Jade Cashmere in (color). There's also a Mommy version of the pattern, here.

The day after the sale, we finally indulged Sam's request (ok, demand) to make our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch. My favorite part was the camel ride. I kept reaching down to pet the camel's fur - sooooo soft. No wonder they make yarn out of this stuff! And I got this great shot of Brent and Cec:

Speaking of Cec, I got the coolest email this morning. Remember when I blogged about the skatepark that Cec molded from cheesewax? A woman named Alyson commented on that old blog entry. She has an entire blog dedicated to cheesewax. I. Am. Not. Kidding. Check it out here. She even linked to Cec's cheesewax on our blog! How cool is that??? Now Cec will think she's really the Big Cheese.

- Shelley
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