Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Break out the bubbly!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered Mallory's VIP Sneak Preview Contest. We just loved seeing all the project photos you submitted! It was painfully difficult to choose five winners.

All photos submitted will be posted on our Mega Magnetic Wall of Inspiration at our new South store when we open next Friday, August 6th. I spent about four days lovingly painting this huge wall with 3 coats of magnetic primer - the heaviest, blackest stuff on the face of the earth - topped with 2 coats of metallic silver. I would love to show you photos but that would spoil the surprise.

What I can show you is the photos from the five contest winners! These five ladies will be sipping bubbly and noshing on nibbles when they get the first sneak peak at the new Loops at 83rd and Memorial, on Thursday August 5. Winners, please email me ( for the party time!

And now, without further ado...Winner #1 is Mary Kell. Baby Vivienne is "modeling" the Puffin Peek-a-Boo blanket - one of our most popular store projects. What a beautiful photo by Nicole Burgin!

Winner #2 is Becky Howey. Becky submitted several project photos. Our fave is this pic of her modeling "Sage" from Rowan's New Shapes book in Big Wool.

Like Becky, Winner #3 Mary Jo Wimbish submitted several shots. The winning photo is this shawl, created with three colors of Cascade Ultra Pima plus leftover sock yarn. She didn't list a pattern for this one, but it looks a lot like Citron, a free pattern online.

Next up is Winner #4, Britt Westergard. She wrote, "Since the baby for whom this hat is intended is still gestating, Hello Kitty will have to serve as the model for now." Kitty is modeling the one-skein Sweetie Pie Hat pattern that is free on the ballband of every Bambino Taffy skein.

And last but not least, I just love this shot from Winner #5, Britani Bowman. These Koalas from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson are so darling in Blue Sky Cotton. You've gotta love the way knitted stuff brings people together like this!

Congratulations to all!

P.S. Thanks go out to Tasha of the award-winning blog, Tasha Does Tulsa, for this wonderful post about Loops. What a cool surprise - and amazing photos!

- Shelley
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