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Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock is the Special This Week! July 29, 2006

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This is a rare special and I know it’s one many have been waiting for! This fantastic sock yarn is 20% off through Friday, August 4th. They are regularly $9.75 and will be $7.80 this week! I know this is a favorite yarn for many so come early to get your favorite colors.

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This Week’s Sale – 20% Off SWTC Bamboo July 25, 2006

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Southwest Trading Company Bamboo is the sale yarn of the week.  It’s soft and silky with a wonderful drape and a slight sheen.  We’ve used it for tank tops, blouses, skirts, and many other garments, and found it to be one of our most versatile yarns.  We’re offering SWTC Bamboo at just $9.52 for 100 gram balls with 250 yards – a 20% discount off the regular price of $11.90.  This is already one of our most popular yarns, so come in while the color selection is at its widest!

 

What happened at Loopy today? July 24, 2006

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Hi, this is Vicki, owner of Loopy Yarns and I’m going to regularly write to you about what is going on here. I have a feeling I’m not alone in wondering what goes on in a yarn store. What are some of the routine events? There must e funny stories. Why are particular yarns and colors selected? What is so frustrating about owning and working in a yarn store that makes some people not very friendly?

Today, was a good day both in terms of sales and the customers that came into the store. What made today particularly unique is that most of the customers (probably 75%) were from out of town. We had people from Alaska, California, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. They were at all levels of experience. Some newbies, some branding out from scarves, and some very experienced knitters with beautiful projects to show off (and don’t we all love to see what other people are doing?). Most of the time was busy and noisy. However, we had a lull between 3:30 and 4:30 when no one came in or called. Then it all started up again!

The lull time was fun, too, because a couple of customers were sitting on the couch working on their projects. It was great to sit and knit with them AND to find out more about them, their jobs, and other interests.

The only snag in the day was that our swift is still broken. I used another one that isn’t snugly attached to the counter and isn’t as efficient, but at least it’s something until a new swift comes in.

UPS brought us a couple of small boxes. One from Trendsetters had new patterns (including that cute jacket made out of Mosiac), purse forms (you’ll have to come in and see to understand), and scarf netting (you’ll have to see this, too).

 

Spinning Wheels & Supplies Now Available July 22, 2006

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Thinking of buying a spinning wheel? Or looking for fibers to spin? Loopy Yarns now carries spinning wheels & roving by special order. Loopy customers can order wheels from two fine companies – Ashford and Louet. The Louet S10 wheel will be offered starting at just $420, and all Ashford wheels will be offered at suggested retail.

We also now have several kinds of roving in the store, and we carry over 100 kinds of roving by special order as well – including everything from favorites like Corriedale, BlueFaced Leicester, and Merino to exotic fibers like silk, cashmere, baby camel, and angora. All of our rovings are priced at 20% below the retail price. Corriedale starts at just $17 a pound!

Loopy is even able to mail order wheels and fiber for out of towners. For more information, call Loopy at 312/ 583-9276 or email Vicky at loopy@loopyyarns.com.

 

KNIT LITE NEEDLES ARE HERE! July 20, 2006

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This is what everyone’s been waiting for. Needles with lit tips. You can knit anywhere with them and they look really cool in the dark. Of course we had to test drive a pair to make sure they would be ok for you! They are . . .

You’ve got to come see them. Look at our website to see a picture

 

Just in – New LORNA’S LACES shipment! July 18, 2006

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We’ve just picked up a huge shipment of new yarns from Lorna’s Laces!  We have dozens of new colors in Fisherman, Shepherd Bulky, Shepherd Worsted, Shepherd Sport, Helen’s Lace, and especially Shepherd Sock – including Black Purl and several new solid colors for you sock knitters.  Come on in to see the widest selection of Lorna’s Laces in town. 

 

This Week’s Special: Trendsetter Check & Check Print

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This week, the blog-only special is Trendsetter Check and Trendsetter Check Print.  This ribbon yarn comes in both solid and space-dyed versions and features a subtle check texture interspersed with velveteen flocked ribbon.  The color selection is great and the hand is amazingly soft.  Normally priced at $11.25, this week 50 gram balls are on sale at 20% off for a great price of only $9.00!