Last night I was shocked to read news that The Loopy Ewe is closing – Loopy is retiring to quote Sheri.
I have not purchased yarn from anywhere in well over a year but I have such fond memories of The Loopy Ewe. I started back to knitting in about 2006, then in early 2007, we moved from Kentucky to Missouri. I had purchased yarn mostly from Hobby Lobby or a tiny yarn shop in our town in Kentucky. It was right after we moved to Missouri that I found The Loopy Ewe and I thought I had landed in yarn heaven. The boxes of fun were delivered way too often – just like the cross stitching supplies are now and the fabric before my knitting days.
We moved to Texas and things got a bit more tricky. The mail lady arrived like clockwork and often, it was just as Vince was turning into the driveway when coming home for lunch. If the mail lady wasn’t at our mail box, Vince had met her as he was coming home so he knew our mail had been delivered. Those boxes of fun caused me some headaches and the mail lady quickly learned a place or two to hide them so Vince didn’t retrieve them from the mail box, though a few times, she got caught sneaking away from her hiding place. 🙂
It was all in fun and he loved giving the mail lady a hard time about bringing all that yarn to our house.
Last night it was a bit sad to read that Loopy was retiring. I will admit I could feel the tears wanting to flow and then I looked over and saw Little Loopy sitting next to me. Addie had found him in a box when I first got here and I sat him on the little shelf next to my chair.
Seeing Loopy sitting there looking all happy reminded me of several things. First, my knitting skills would never be where they are today had it not been for the challenges and fun things sponsored by The Loopy Ewe. Second, Sheri is such an amazing business person (and person overall) and she will continue to provide cross stitchers with the best cross stitching shop ever (Colorado Cross Stitcher).
Everything changes and I will not look back and be sad about The Loopy Ewe Closing. I will be so thankful I found them and so thankful for all Sheri did for the knitting community.
Very well said. Can’t wait to see al the things she does with the Colorado Cross Stticher.
Me too! Her customer service and super fast shipping are second to none!
My first thought when I got the email was, “of course they can’t stay in business, Judy doesn’t buy yarn anymore!” So it’s a good thing you started doing cross stitch to support their new venture! I can’t help but wonder what they think every time they see their customers proclaim they’re doing a ‘no buy’ year. It must strike fear in the heart of every vendor! I didn’t buy from them often, but I’m sad to see them go.
Sherry Bobak says
Love that picture of Vince with the Box Of Fun sticker on his shirt! LOL