Update - October 14, 2016

Fall has arrived here at Out of the Loop and the shelves are bursting with gorgeous colors and cozy fibers and the schedule is jammed with fun events to excite and inspire you! 
 
This weekend I'm thankful for having had six happy years building Out of the Loops collection of yarn and yarn lovers.  It's you, my beautiful customers, who inspire me everyday and I am blessed to have the opportunity to return the favor!  Please stop by when you can for some fun.  I'll be open extra hours and there will be plenty of sweets and surprises! See details below.
 
Next Friday, October 21, from 7:00 until 8:30,  we'll enjoy another Meet the Knitter Night.  Danielle Rudi and her mom, Raymonde Rudi , will be here to show the work they have beautifully crafted over many years.  As you will see, their work is impeccable, their taste is classic and fashionable, and their sweaters will inspire you!  I hope you can join us for some wine and cheese and share the excitement about the accomplishments of two fellow fiber artists.
 
I have been teasing you for months and I've finally put it on schedule!  Stop by and get measured! Fit Night, Saturday, October 29, 5:00 - 8:00.  I am thrilled to be a CustomFit LYS. Amy Herzog has put together a gorgeous and growing group of patterns that are exactly as patterns should be.  The old way of making a sweater is turned upside down in a way that makes sense and leads to sweaters that fit...actually fit, perfectly!  Rather than making your gauge fit a pattern and then modifying the pattern to match your measurements, you'll start with your gauge and measurements and the pattern will be generated to match.  Perfect, right? Stop by for some refreshments and some fun and get started on the road to fit!  Check out our Friday Morning Sweater Class on the Fall Schedule.
 
As you can see October is jammed full of fun so come by when you can and join in.
 
Let's get this party started!
 
See you soon!

CustomFit LYS October 2016

CustomerFit LYS FIT NIGHT
 
The date has finally come!  I'm so excited for all of you to learn about this innovative method for making sweaters.  Join us Saturday, October 29, anytime from 5:00 - 8:00. We'll take all your measurements, put them in the program under your profile where they can be saves and modified, and help you choose a pattern or you can come back later for your pattern.  Check out the growing list of patterns at  

$10 will reserve your spot for your measurements fitting and one pattern from CustomerFit.
 
10% yarn on Fit Night! 

CustomFit LYS

CustomFit LYS
Out of the Loop has joined Amy Herzog's CustomFit LYS program 
 
This is an exciting and new way of knitting sweaters.  Rather than making a swatch fit the pattern and then making the pattern fit you, you'll make the best swatch, we'll put in your measurements and generate a pattern.  There's lots of pattern choices and lots of ways to customize and add design elements.   Stop by and let's get you fitted.
 
 I think this calls for a wine and cheese measuring party! Stay tuned...
 
https://customfit.makewearlove.com

Summer Hours 2016

Summer Hours
June 21 through September 6
Out of the Loop will be CLOSED on Tuesdays
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 -4:00

Knit Along 2016

Shop KAL's (Knit Along)
 In these part online, part in-shop events, you'll get the motivation and inspiration of working on a project with others without the cost or commitment of a class.  We'll kick it off in shop and have check in points when there will be a facilitator who provides assistance.   We'll set up on a discussion group on Ravelry where you can ask and answer questions, post your results, and watch everyone's progress.  There will even be prizes along the way! Join in the fun of these cooperative learning experiences. 
 
Big Sister KAL
I started this sweater on my last vacation out of a need for a black cardigan. How did I not have one?  While it looks like a lot of plain stockinette stitch, the construction was so innovative and fun that I want to share it with you.  This is a top down sweater with the fit of a set in sleeve AND there are NO seams to sew!  Your collar and pockets will be knit as you go. Jump in anytime!
 
 
Facilitator: Theresa Kirby
 
Emiliana KAL
Every time I look at this shawl, I want to cast on.  The high contrast colors are eye catching and perfect for wearing a neutral and a spectacular bright color around your face. The slipped stitch pattern is super easy even though it has serious wow factor! Check it out on our Ravelry page below.  Jump in anytime!
 
Facilitator: Courtney Sokol

Holiday/Christmas Club 2016

Holiday/Christmas Club
 
This was fun last year.  Let's do it again!  We'll give you a little more time to get going this year.
  
1. Now - August 13: Choose, purchase, and register your holiday gift projects by August 13.  You will receive 10% off your yarn for this project.
  
2. Now through December 31: Finish and bring a picture of your completed project and you will receive a coupon for 15% off another project to be used in January.
  
3. January 1 - 31: Use your coupon to start something wonderful for yourself!
 
If you need ideas try the Christmas Stocking Class or the Cabled Cowl/Cap Class (see the workshop section).  You can learn a  new technique and check off a gift for someone on your nice list

Yarn Shop Hop 2016

Yarn Shop Hop
Hudson Valley Yarn Shop Cruise
 
You're invited to the 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Yarn Shop Cruise! 
 
This event is a self-guided tour of the yarn shops in the Hudson Valley.  Starting Saturday, June 18, Worldwide Knit in Public Day, and ending September 5, Labor Day, you'll have the opportunity to experience the unique qualities that make each shop and its town beautiful.
  
Stop by any of the sixteen shops anytime to purchase this year's collectable tote bag. Inside you'll find all you need to participate in the events at each shop and be eligible for prize drawings after Labor Day.  We'll end by celebrating with a Hudson Rive cruise aboard the Pride of the Hudson on September 18.
  
Check out the details on our website,www.hudsonvalleyyarnshoptrail.com
 
Also see our Facebook page and Ravelry group, 
Hudson Valley Yarn Shop Cruise.  
 
Post your purchases, prizes, and projects on Instagram using #HVYarnCruise.

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