Thursday, November 11, 2010

North vs. South.

It's the funniest thing. Lately it's become the "Battle of the Ginas" over new stuff that arrives at Loops Utica and Loops South. Gina H. manages the South store, while Gina Y. is full-time at Loops Utica. Every day, new stuff arrives at each store, and we also transfer yarn back and forth, depending on stock levels.

After an ad featuring the Snooty Snood appeared in this weekend's Tulsa World, there was an epic (albeit friendly) Ginas battle over the Baby Alpaca Grande. I briefly considered organizing a jello wrestling match and selling tickets.

Only kidding. Sorta.

So I thought this would be a fun time to show you some of the new stuff that's been happening at Loops South. Gina Y., close your eyes...

We just got some incredible hand-dyed 100% silk from Blue Ridge Yarns. Can you think of anything prettier for a shawl? I can't.


As an avid linen devotee, Gina H. has been bitterly complaining about the lack of 100% linen at South. So I ordered in this hand-dyed linen with the Louet linen base, also from Blue Ridge.


There's even a really cute vest pattern to go with the linen:


We also have these stunning afghan kits from another new yarn company, Great Adirondack. These are like the ever-popular Colinette AbFab kits, but with a little more bling to keep things exciting. Perfect for students going off to college, or to add some snuggly pizazz to your living room sofa.


Janet came in yesterday to show us two great projects. This Snow Cowl is just amazing in Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky.


Look at all those colors!


Janet also had this Infinity Cowl in Malabrigo Worsted Merino. So scrumptious!


Linda just finished her Juliet in Malabrigo. Here is Becky modeling it:



Such a versatile pattern. We have hard copies for sale at both Loops. OK Gina Y., it's safe to open your eyes, 'cause we have the Misti and Malabrigo and both stores, as well as the Spud & Chloe yarns needed to make the items in these next two photos. We got a Spud trunk show with this fabulous Uptown Downtown Coat in Sweater:


Plus this baby set, also in Sweater:


See all of these things for yourself tonight, when Loops South hosts our first annual Cookie 'n' Pattern Exchange! Bring some cookies and copies of your favorite free pattern to share. It's from 6-8pm at 8287 S. Memorial. Both Ginas will be there. No tickets required ;-)

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Amy Pagan said...

I just read the latest Loops Scoop -- speaking of North vs. South, how about brick and mortar vs. internet. Boo hoo -- I want to make the Shifting Sands scarf but the beautiful Blue Ridge silk isn't available in your online store. Sadness!

Missing you all here in Dallas!

November 16, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Hi Amy,

We miss you too! It's not so much brick & mortar vs. internet as my hubbie's time vs. my priorities LOL! But good news, there's always our toll free number: 1-877-LOOPSOK. Or call South directly 918-806-6100 and we will hook you right up!

Shelley

November 16, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

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