December Newsletter 2016

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Cold hands and noses, heads and feet, like recipes handed down the patterns old and new, tried and true, warm and nurture the hearts and souls of those who bring joy into our lives. As we gather this holiday season, let us give thanks to the warmth our creative skills have brought forth.

I don't usually stand on my soap box but as this year comes to an end and with the troubling events of this world spiraling around us, it feels right.
I am hoping that all of you will join me and Impact 52 in making this world a better place by participating in their 25 Days of Giving Project. 

It may only be one day, 25 days, or the rest of your life, but it only takes one kind gesture to impact the life of someone else. Remember, a smile or a hug are always free!

From our family at In the Loop to yours,
we wish you peace, love, woolen comfort  and joy.

Holiday Shop Hours
Week of December 19th regular shop hours Tuesday through Friday and we will be closed Saturday, December 24th and reopen Tuesday, December 27th. 

Week of December 26th regular shop hours Tuesday through Friday and we will be closing Saturday, December 30th at 2:00. 

Inclement Weather
As the weather changes for the winter season we would like to remind you that early closings, class cancellations and shop closings will be posted on our Facebook page and website. If in doubt, please call the shop before heading out. 


Bits and Bobs Holiday Shoppe

Bits and Bobs Holiday Shopping Event
Sunday, December 4th from 10:00 to 1:00 

Mark you calendar as we gather holiday products, projects and stocking stuffers from local vendors like Mad Hatters' Apothecary, Honey Gem Designs, Turtle Brook Honey, Gigi Bonin Hand Dyes, Katrinkles, Wooly Bags and a few surprises.
*Romney Ridge Yarns has a possible scheduling conflict and may or may not be here with her new mobile shop.
We will be closing early on Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00pm to set up for our Bits and Bobs event. 


Living La Vita Lopi!
A fun filled Sunday celebrating Lopi, one of our favorite yarns. 
Details to come.


Our Guernsey Wrap KAL continues along with Kelbourne Woolens Year of Mittens and January wraps up the Mad Mad Hat-off. 
We have chosen the Mendia Hat from Ambah O'Brien, knit in Magpie Fibers Swanky DK as our hat of the month along with a special project from Lavanya Patricella. 

Lavanya has created the Standing Rock Hat in support of the brave men and women who are protecting the water rights at Standing Rock. All wool or natural fiber only hats are being accepted at the following addresses:
Sacred Stone Camp P.O. Box 1011, Fort Yates, ND 58538  or 202 Main Street Fort Yates, ND 58538

      WHAT'S ON OUR NEEDLES as we ring in 2017!

Mendia Hat by Ambah O'Brien knit with one skein of Magpie Fibers Swanky DK, a scrumptious cashmere blend. 

Antler Mitts from Tin Can Knits in (1) skein of Fibre Company Arranmore. Note: these run big so make sure to measure your hand and adjust for length.

Barista by Martin Storey knit in Debbie Bliss Roma is a bulky quick knit. 

I'll Have a Blue an ITL original getting ready to make its debut in the new year. Big, bulky, reversible and tassels!


This month I'm sharing a tip posted on Ravelry by MtownKnitGuy who writes:

"When finishing a project, I do so in the following order. I weave in the ends, then block, then trim the excess ends. After weaving in each end, I make a point to tie a small knot in the end. That way, after blocking when I am going through and trimming everything, I feel for the knot prior to trimming. If I get to an end that has no knot, I know I missed weaving it in prior to blocking and weave it in then before I trim it."

  Are you celebrating a birthday in the month of December?
Clip this coupon and bring it in for a (one time only) 20% savings on anything in the shop during the month of December excluding Quince & Company and O-Wool, already discounted or custom items, workshops, classes or special events.
**We are very happy to celebrate your birthday with you by offering you these savings but we ask that this coupon be presented at time of check out during your birthday month only. Thank you for understanding. *Coupon may be redeemed in-shop only.

Offer Expires: December 30, 2016
In The Loop | 60 Man Mar Drive Plainville MA. | 774-847-7977