After going back and re-reading the note about The Loopy Ewe closing, and seeing the mention of store credit, I realized I might have a credit because you got points which equal dollars for what you spend there. I went back to my account and yes, I did have a decent credit so I did a little shopping.
I was going through the bags (there were few left) and the yarn and remembered they have Jamieson & Smith yarn which I LOVE for sweaters so I went back through my downloaded patterns and found Winifred.
This pattern is in Issue #134 of The Knitter magazine and it looks so comfy and versatile.
When I got to the Jamieson & Smith page at The Loopy Ewe, I was very tempted to write Sheri and say “I want ALL the J & S you have left!” but figured my knitting track record hasn’t been so great lately so I went with these colors.
The top color, which is more tan than pink (I think) will be my main color, though I have a nice brown that might work also.
I’ve been thinking about knitting again. Maybe this is just what I need to get me back to it.
Linda Enneking says
Glad to hear you plan to get back to knitting. I’m hoping quilting will be next. I read your blog every day in hopes there will be something about quilting.
I ordered from Loopy today too. I have so much yarn, but I also had a small credit, so it was nice to use that. I looked at the Jamieson, because I can use it for tapestry weaving, but I don’t know what colors I need, so I decided to skip those–so there was more there for you! 😉 I’m going to miss them! I got to go to the store a couple of times in-person back when the shop was in St. Louis. I always hoped to get to Colorado sometime too, but that didn’t happen.
Sherry Bobak says
That sweater is so pretty!
Thanks! It looks very “wearable”, doesn’t it?
RuthW in MD says
I like the colors of that Winifred sweater, but I see that it is only a three-quarter length sleeve, which means it doesn’t reach the wrists. I have noticed that all the shirts for sale are only 3/4 sleeve length (unless they are a large plaid). I have been looking for full-length sleeves down to the wrists because I am so COLD this winter. Ah well, soon spring will be here.
I much prefer 3/4 sleeves because I’m constantly pushing the sleeves up anyway. Of course, when making the shirts or the sweaters, it’s very easy to change the length of the sleeves or the bottom of the sweater.
Donna in KS says
What’s it going to take to get you back to quilting? You know there would be plenty readers/friends to encourage that! What fabric shop might close to push you over that edge? Just curious!
I don’t know. I think it’s just that we have too many quilts and no one I know wants any of them. I probably need to connect with someone at the fire or police departments and see if they need quilts for kids or anything. Heck . . I could probably have done that while I was at the jail again today! 🙂
Julie Thomas says
That sweater is so pretty and I LOVE the colors you chose! I can’t even fathom making a sweater. Seems so hard. Heck I’ve never even made a full sized quilt. Lol Mom keeps telling me that I can do it. Cross stitching seems so much easier to me. But then I also want to try punch needle and rug hooking. Just not enough hours in the day. I really need to retire! 🙂
Retirement would be fun but you’re probably needed badly where you are.
I want to do punch needle too and have everything to get started but I think I’m afraid to try it.
Julie Thomas says
I have everything too for punch needle! I bought it all several months back after you shared that video. Lol I guess you are my enabler!