Update - November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!  Every year at this time of reflection I have renewed appreciation for your continued loyalty and patronage.  I feel blessed that sharing our beloved craft gives me the opportunity to know you.
 
Please note that we will be open on black friday from 10:00 - 4:00 and there will no special hours for the Christmas holiday because it falls on normally closed days.  Between now and then we can't wait to see your gift projects and help you complete them.
 
The shelves are filled to capacity so that you'll have lots of choices for your projects and now's the time to take advantage of that.  Check out our Black Friday Specials below.
 
Also below are some quick-to-make ideas for those people on your nice list.  I've also listed a few of my favorite new yarns that have jumping off the shelves. Stop by and see and feel them.
 
Please enjoy your families.  We hope to see you soon,

Theresa, and all of us at Out of the Loop



Iro Hat

 

Black Friday - 2017

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS
OPEN 10:00 - 4:00
 
Malabrigo Mechita - 15% off
Malabrigo Rios - 10% off
Malabrigo Mecha - 10% off
Plymouth Happy Feet Splash 20% off
Alpaca Grande 20% off
Ella Rae Chunky, DK, and Fingering - 20% off
Lana Grossa Yarns and Filati Books - 20% off
All interchangeable needle and hook sets - 15% off
All Swifts - 15% off
 
*In stock only please; Friday only please; 
if it's busy please allow us to wind for you another day

Hot New Yarn - November 2017

This Season's HOT new yarns
 Cashmere Queen   worsted weight, slightly felted and super soft
The Croft  Shetland, worsted weight lofty speckly tweedy and my favorite this year
Woolen Boon Skinny  For everything Faded
The Knitted Wit  Aran weight gorgeous dyes
Fino Mini Sets  The fabulous Fino in five colors
Dreambaby Paintpot  DK fairisle self-patterning baby
 
These are just a few of the many new yarns we've added this year that I want all of you to see and feel. Stop by and touch some!

Quick Gift Ideas - November 2017

Quick Gift Ideas
Here's a few but we have loads of ideas, just ask us!

 

1. Speckled Everything:  It's all the rage and it's super fun.  We have loads of it in every gauge.
worsted baby ear flap hat 

 

2. Mittens are back baby:  
Bulky Cabled mittens with serious wow factor 

 

3.  Cozy hats:
Worsted weight with lots of WOW 

 

4. Cowls
Worsted or DK cool pattern stitch single wrap (p.s. there are matching mitts!)
5. Slippers: Try a glue gun or fabric paint on the bottom to make 'em slip-free.  I've sent all these before but they are still as wonderful!


Other gift ideas - just ask me for the pattern for: 
- A homemade washcloth , just add a handmade soap 
- A fabulous throw pillow 
A Keepsake ornament 
- A Squishy Stuffy

Fall Open House 2017

Fall Open House
Saturday, September 9
10:00 - 4:00
 
Check out all the new yarns for fall and our inspiring sample projects
Raffles
Every customer gets a ticket, Raffles drawn at 4:00. We'll have great prizes from project bags to needle sets and more
Surprise discounts 
pick a balloon when you're ready to checkout to find out your discount, between 5% and 50%!
Yummy Refreshments all day!

Update - November 11, 2017

The Heat is ON! It's getting HOT in here!

It seems like we've spent the entire month of October stuffing the shelves and planning projects.  The weather lulled me into a false sense of time.

IT'S NOVEMBER!  I must get going on my holiday gifts!

I have tons of ideas and plenty of yarn options for them.  Stop by today to share some cider and snacks and get going on your holiday projects as well.  Of course, we'll have some surprise specials and plenty of fun.

Here's some great ideas to get you started:

1) Andrea Mowry is on fire!  She has her finger on every knitter's pulse and she's cranking out project after project of fun to knit and fun to wear items.  From this cute hat, to a fabulous speckled wrap, or this cosy textured shawl.

2) Fifty Four Ten Studio has been knitting up some fabulous home gift ideas on super chunky yarns.  With a few hours of time and pillow insert you can make https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/step-in-time-pillow or a warm throw. There are several great ideas.

3) Continuing the super chunky idea:

4) And my current favorite quick knit accessories:

Those should get you started but I have loads more ideas so come have some cider today and we'll get you started on your holiday projects!

Happy knitting,
Theresa

Update - August 25, 2017

It's sticky and steamy outside but fall yarns are stuffing the shelves and designers are dropping new projects daily.   We've got some fun events planned so grab your calendar and your needles and get ready for some fun!
 
Malabrigo Mechita is here in 23 gorgeous colors.  It's a slightly felted, single ply, superwash, fingering weight (now that's a mouthful!). Just in time JoJi Locotelli released two new patterns using it: a flattering long lightweight cardigan, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/longline-cardigan-3 and a fun to knit and fun to wear cowl, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bobble-cowl-10 .  I'm pretty sure that Joyce already has the cowl on her needles.
 
One Eternity Later....pardon the SpongeBob reference but it's appropriate and I'm sure the wait will be worth it when we finally receive the Boon Skinny from Woolen Boon.  It is also a single ply fingering weight superwash but the dye process and the colors are something completely different and fabulous!  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/so-faded need I say more?
 
There's no more waiting necessary for the Knitted Wit Aran superwash.  It is front and center so that I can keep looking at it!  This yarn is heaven and the colors are rich and vibrant.  Sue got an early batch so we'd have a sample ready.  She whipped up this cardigan, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harvest-moon-6 and I can't keep it off even on these hot days with my personal heater working overtime.  It must be touched!
 
We've got new colors of chunky alpaca and worsted and DK superwash, new buttons, super soft angora pom poms, new needles from Lykke and loads of ideas for making all of it into something wonderful and new for fall!  There's so many more new yarns to come and I'm excited to see the shop transform for this season.
 
See you soon,
Theresa

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