Cause for Cheer

On this day, yours truly has become an official Loopy Groupie.

The sixth parcel from The Loopy Ewe arrived today which made me really excited. I rummaged through the goodies at work but couldn’t take photos. Everyone immediately noticed, and admired with much longing, the very nifty clear TLE tote. Perfect for projects-on-the-go! This will make a public debut at the first ever Dubai Knitters regular monthly meet-up next Friday.

Here is a photo of the entire package. It was all inside the TLE tote.
These are the Loopy Groupie goodies: the tote, a Romney Ridge Farm 2009 calendar, an exclusive Loopy Groupie sock pattern, a skein of Indie Dyer Supersock in Aquamarine and of course the famous Loopy Kisses!

Sheri, you are the best! Thank you so much.
Here is a close-up of the Supersock. Pretty, pretty shades of blue.I also got myself my own Chibi.And the very nifty Loopy Ewe decreases stitch markers. Cute, aren’t they?
And some yarn and the Gridiron pattern. From left to right: Louet Gems Fingering in Linen Grey which will be knit up into Gridirons for the husband, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Multi in Gold Hill and Shibui Knits Sock in Wasabi.
Those in the UAE with acute sense of observation would recognise the Lorna’s Laces skeins as similar to those of Debbie’s. The colourway is just too lovely and the perfect pattern for these is the Wildflower Socks.

Lindsay from the UAE Knitters Group came up with the idea of a Roaming Yarn Box where every knitter would have a chance to anonymously drop in leftover/unwanted/unneeded skeins of yarn for other knitters to anonymously pick. It gives us all a chance to go through the stash, find odd balls or leftovers and let others sample different yarn bases and brands.

I think Lindsay and I should be ready to meet up next week so she can hand over the box to me. The Dubai knitters are meeting on the 24th and we will definitely be adding to Ze Box. This, of course, was the nudge I needed to give the stash a much-needed airing.

So this is where all the money went!It was a very cleansing experience. I remember every skein of yarn I ever bought. Some have ended up completely different from what I had in mind when I bought them, a lot are still waiting to be wound into cakes and given a proper project to be knitted into.

I’ve reorganised them and stored evenly between a 4-tier plastic bin, an IKEA hamper and the top bunk in the children’s wardrobe. Photo of that to follow soon.

So much yarn…

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