Loopy Yarns Blog


February 26, 2008

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Warm, cold, warm, cold. It’s driving us crazy. We’ve decided to start putting out some of the Spring yarns to encourage warmer weather. You might have already seen the new cotton blend Noro yarn, Matsuri. It’s a cotton and wool blend best described as Noro for people who hate Noro. It’s soft and full of unexpected colors. Very Springy. Yesterday, our favorite UPS man brought us Second Time Cotton from K1C2. It’s a cotton blend yarn made from recycled mill scraps that looks like anything but leftovers. They also sent us a trunk show, which is definitely worth checking out. We’ve also snuck Cinnabar by Louisa Harding onto the shelves a little early. Cinnabar is a DK weight cotton blend with a dash of silk and linen. It’s a mouline yarn with great color presence. Might be nice for a summery top….

Vicki is hard at work on the new class schedule, which should be up soon. There are a couple of classes that have us really excited. The amigurumi class will be back. Get ready for cute overload! If you missed it last time around, be sure to sign up soon. We’ll also have a couple of different sock classes. Tired of that same old heel? Take Meg’s one week class on different techniques. Tired of dropping your dpns on the El? Take the Magic Loop sock class with Kirstin. We’re also working on a group of Go Green classes for April, like reusable market bags, a project in hemp, and more.


February 20, 2008

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dsc00385.jpg Hello. My name is Kirstin, and I’m a yarn addict. I have a pretty swell job, working at Loopy and being the store blogger. Since this is my regular gig, I’m kicking off our “Ladies of Loopy” series. Through the next few weeks, we’ll take turns introducing ourselves and sharing a few of our favorite things.

So, my name is Kirstin and I am a Chicago native. I’m a project knitter and have a ridiculous stash. Most of it is sock yarn, even though I rarely wear them! I’m teaching a couple of classes at Loopy and have two more planned for the Spring session, a toe-up socks class and a hemp project. I love hand dyed yarns like Manos, Malabrigo, Lorna’s Laces, and Fleece Artist. Handmade, artisanal products like Lush soaps and pepparkaka from the Swedish Bakery (only available in the winter, sigh) also tickle my fancy. I’m always looking for a good book to fall in love with, another stamp in my passport, and great music.


February 15, 2008

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We’ve got the winter blahs. We’re sick of the slush, the cold, and bruised bottoms from hard Chicago sidewalks. We long for Spring. We also long for Spring yarns. We need room for ’em! So, we are increasing the sale discount to sixty percent. Yes, 6-0.


February 14, 2008

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Zoe and I are here at the store, celebrating Valentine’s Day with our true love, yarn. If you are at loose ends today and need a place to unwind, come and hang out with us. We’ll be knitting and full of sass, so feel free to bring a bottle, chocolate, unmarked bills, single men, etc. We’ll be here ’til seven.


February 5, 2008

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We have a Girl Scout coming to Friday Knit Night this week. She will have cookies, so bring your wallets, ladies!


February 4, 2008

Filed under: 1 — loopyyarns @ 5:10 pm

newyarns1.jpgIt’s rare that a yarn fills the whole staff with yarn lust, but there was serious drooling when we unpacked our Exquisitely Angora shipment today. Incredible. Amazing. It was much fondled. We recommend that you come have your own rapturous experience of this fiber soon!