In the Loop Inc.
October 2015 Newsletter

 
We are smitten with Britain. The end of September into the beginning of October finds Britain a buzz with Yarndale, Skiptons "creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful" and as you are reading this, the 6th year of Shetland Wool Week, celebrating Britain's most northerly native sheep, is in full fiber mode. 

In The Loop couldn't let you miss out, so when we were asked to be one of the limited stockist on the East Coast we were happy to accept the invitation from Elinor at Wool and The Gang. Make sure to check out the Knit Buffet this month with two great projects from WATG featuring their Crazy Sexy Wool and Happy Shinny Cotton. 



ARE YOU IN THE LOOP?

It took a little persuasion but summer has finally bid adieu. Time to hunker down and get into knitting mode. 





We will be hosting a Holiday Ornament KAL on Saturday, October 24th, from 1 to 4. Our table will be open to those wishing to work on ornaments from the Knit Picks Adorn Pattern Collection (click on the link to order your Collection patterns). 
KAL' s are free, non-instructional gatherings. You will need to provide your ow n pattern and of course you can purchase your yarn and needles here at the shop. 



Our next save the date event is Saturday, November 14th from 1-4pm. Join Kelly from Romney Ridge Farm for her needle felting class, Santa & the Elf. All materials to make jolly old St. Nick and his little helper are included. Add them to a mantel display or hang them from a tree. If you wish to purchase additional kits please let us know so Kelly will have a sufficient supply for everyone. 

Fee: $45.00

Please register no later than October 24th as space is limited. 



Our Flaum KAL has been postponed until November (make sure to check our Facebook page) and yes we are taking orders for Quince & Co. Owl, hoping that Quince will have the yarn available by then. 



With so many of you going digital we have said good-bye to most of our print magazines and have been carefully selecting our periodicals as of late. As many of you know, we have now added Taproot, PomPom and Amirisu for your reading pleasure. The PomPom's and Amirisu's are so popular that they have not lasted more than 24 hours on our shelves. Currently, the two hottest items available at the moment are Loop's 10 (US stock is sold out completely and only available to the lucky shops who pre-ordered) and Arne and Carlos' Slippers. We hate sad knitters but once these are sold out we don't know when they will be available again.




 
WHAT'S ON OUR NEEDLES 


...as the leaves start falling we are squirreling away warm woolens.




Olivia Cowl by Michele Rose Orne knit in Alpaka Queen from Schoppel-Wolle.



George by Susan Mills, a  clas sic Icelandic style cardigan
 knit with Casdade 128 Superwash and Fiber Company's Tundra.




 
Woodland Tales  by Mandarine's from Pom Pom's The Wool Issue, knit in Rowan Felted Tweed DK



Gudrun Johnston's Hermaness Worsted was last month's Fringe Association Hat-a-long knit in Swans Island American Collection Worsted.


I fell in love with 
number 9 from Cocoknits, knit in Swans Island American CollectionWorsted, so much that I had to recreate the whole package. You can check out number 9 along with the linen and flax tunic I had made from Eve at Thimble and Acorn in the shop this weekend. 

 
HEATHER'S HELPFUL HINTS
I've noticed a lot of color work happening among knitters this fall, so here is a quick reminder:

The more frequently you catch the strands at the back, the less pulling or puckering you will have on the front.
Shorter strands lie flatter than the longer strands as a rule. 
Cross the working color under the carried color every 2-3 stitches until you get very comfortable with stranding, then you are ready to strand across 5 stitches.


 
 
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Are you celebrating a birthday in the month of October?
Clip this coupon and bring it in for a (one time only) 20% savings on anything in the shop during the month of October, excluding Quince & Company, 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.
 

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