Saturday, November 28, 2009

December 16th....yes that's the ticket

The festivities will be here (DK's) on the 16th. Be there or get moths in your wool!!!! :) :) :)

I hope ewe all enjoyed your Thanksgiving with friends and family! I still haven't had my fill of turkey, though I am planning on having some turkey pie this week for dinner.

It looks like December 9th is the next scheduled meeting time. I will host at my house and sure hope you all can come. I'm excited about December and all the festivities this time of year. We put our Christmas tree up today (and Tim put out his Menorah). I'm knitting non-stop getting things made. Why oh why don't I do this in the summer!!

Don't you just love this picture. It's my new desktop wallpaper. I got it here if you'd like to download it.

take care,
Dawn K

Monday, November 23, 2009


Hello Loopy Ewes! I just thought I'd drop a line and let you know about two helpful things that I came across this past weekend. After my red couch swallowed up my last available yarn needle, I remembered that I had seen a pattern for a Knitting Doo-dad Holder way back when. I found the pattern and got busy knitting. The holder is straight garter stitch that goes fairly quickly, and putting it together is pretty clever. The result? Little pockets that hold snug any yarn, cable or knitting needle that you need to have on hand. It will even hold your scissors in the center. Now I'm a huge fan of knitting in front of the TV at night, so this turned out to be a huge life saver for me. I thought I'd pass it along in case you have hungry couches as well. I think this would even be a good thing on a plane ride.

The other thing I found while I was knitting the doo-dad holder was an online row counter. I loved this! You hit the space bar after every row and it keeps track of your count. It doesn't get any easier than that, in my opinion.

Well, Loopies, I hope all of your knitting projects are going swimmingly. Don't miss the friendly post by our fellow LE, Judi, below this one.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hi there Loopy Ladies! I am so sorry I didn't come last week, I really wanted to be there. I hear that we are going to bi-weekly meetings, which sounds good. I hope to be there in December, for sure.

I have been busy with crafts and sewing projects, but still find time to knit, too. I can't wait to see all the great projects you are all working on. I had my surgery in September, and have lost 43 lbs. so far. I feel good, and I gave away alot of fat clothes.

We are clearing out some stuff because we are remodeling some of our house, and I am wondering if anyone is looking for a piano? We have 2, and one has to go. Let me know if you are interested. It is 40 years old, but in excellent condition. Lynn had it tuned 2 years ago, so it might need tuning. She is asking $1200. for it, which is what an appraiser suggested.

I am going to MN, to see the grandkids on Thanksgiving. Can't wait.

Miss you all, I will be back in Dec., I promise. Love, Judi

Monday, November 9, 2009

Come on knock on my door....NOTE THE CHANGE TO INGRID'S HOUSE


It will be at my house on the 25th for anyone who wants to attend that night.

Come and knock on our door.....
We've been waiting for you......
Where the kisses are hers and hers and his,
Three's company too.

Come and dance on on our floor......
Take a step that is new.....
We've a loveable space that needs your face,
Three's company too.

You'll see that life is a frolic and laughter is calling for you......
Down at our rendez-vous,
Three's company, too!!!!!!

Well actually more than three is always welcome.

I am offering my house for Wednesday night if anyone is interested!

take care,
Dawn K

Friday, October 30, 2009

Loopy Ewe Blues

On the off chance that anyone is still reading this blog, I thought I might propose some new meeting ideas! For whatever reason, meeting at peoples homes seems to be getting more and more difficult. For that reason, I'd like to propose meeting at a public place (I have a couple of ideas that I am currently researching..Brewster Ladies Library and Harwich Community Center!) I think we can do this for free/very inexpensively, and it could be some place central. I am looking for input and ideas, so please chime in at your earliest convenience!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Farm Fair 2009 This Weekend!

Click on poster to see the whole picture!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Pet and Other Stuff

Hi Loopies! I noticed on another blog that a sheep is now an available option for a virtual pet, so I traded Loopy the Llama for Loopy the Sheep. I hope you all don't mind. He's quite affectionate! I didn't do the tidiest job installing him on the blog, so if anyone knows how to fix that, it would be great.

In other news, although I wasn't there last time, I heard that we are supposed to meet tomorrow. Unfortunately I cannot make it again, but I thought this post could serve as an RSVP post for tomorrow's meeting. So, Loopies, are you going to knitting tomorrow? Shout it out, baby.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Sorry for the confusion about knitting tonight. The date was a bit mixed up. We WILL be meeting next Wednesday at Ingrid's house. Bring your knitting and everything you need to catch us up on your summer. :)

See you then!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Knitting is Tomorrow!!!!

Hey Loopy Ewes!

We're finally getting together tomorrow! Yay! Ingrid has graciously offered to host at her house, so hope to see you guys there! Post if you can make it! :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy September!

Hi everyone,

I was just curious if anyone has a plan (or any suggestions) on when we're going to start knitting again?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Puppy Update

Hi from New Hampshire. Hope everyone has been enjoying the last few weeks of summer. I have no phone service, but at least I have limited internet (in otherwords, this may not even post!) I am camping and wanted to share an updated picture of the pupsters. It's quite the adventure camping with 6 dogs!
Scout, Jake, Buttercup, and Summit love camping :)
Looking forward to knitting with the group again soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 19

*******Knitting is Cancelled Tonight*******

We'll give this another try at my house tomorrow. I do have central air so you all should be comfortable!!

I hope you can make it.

take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 12

Dexter and I will be hosting tomorrow night. Hope to see you all there. I know that Kathleen and Ingrid won't be able to make it.
take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fishy Swap Wednesday!

Hoping that this Wednesday works well for everyone for the Fishy Swap! Hope everyone can make it - including those that did not take part in the swap. It's time for some fun, relaxing knitting time and some time to catch up :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fishy Swap - August 5th!!!!

Hello Loopy Ewes!  We have had to postpone the Wishy Washy Fishy Tawashi Swap several times now, but no more.  The new and improved swap date is August 5th, and Ingrid has graciously offered to host this occasion.  For all of you who participated in the swap, please, please try to make it.   It is way more fun for all of the participants to be in attendance and share the fun!  See you next week!!!  Oh the swap. . . it's on!!! :-)

Knitting Swap Tonight - Postponed Again!!

Looking forward to getting together for our swap tonight. It's at my (Ingrid's) house. Hope to see you there :)  Loopy Ewe update:  Swap is postponed until next week, and we're not going to meet tonight, so we'll see everyone then!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bella and the babies

Ingrid shared this picture on Facebook. For those of you without an account there meet Bella's babies. (One isn't in the picture because it was being held at the time.)

All of us wish Bella and her babies good luck!

take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Now Fishy Swap is postponed to July 29th!!!

Hello Loopies!  For those of you swapping, the swap has been postponed until next week! Ingrid's Bella had her 4 healthy puppies this morning!!!  In the meantime, we're meeting at Dawn K's tonight for our Loopy Ewe meeting.  If you totally forgot about the swap, you are lucky!  Here's a link to the original post explaining the parameters of the swap.  Next week should be a fun swap!  I love a good swap!  In the meantime, see you tonight at Dawn's!  New update:  tonight was cancelled!  See you Loopies next week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday Ingrid ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Ingrid,
Happy Birthday to you! ♪ ♫

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day today. We will miss you tonight!!!

take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wednesday July 15 roll call

Wednesday night knitting is at my house again this week. Let your voice be herd (get it, herd...herd of sheep...I know...I'm so witty!) and let us know if we will be graced with your presence (or presents...because it is Ingrid's birthday!).

take care,

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Dawn

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Dawn,
Happy Birthday to you! ♪ ♫

Here's wishing you a wonderful birthday!

take care,
Dawn K

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Comfy and cozy knitting

Wednesday was such a fun night! I enjoyed the company of all of you and truly missed Judi and Ingrid!

Kari, you were so intense and involved in your work. I hope you are over the hard part! Sorry that BEAUTIFUL sock you made didn't fit your son!

Jenna, your hat is so pretty. You did wonderfully. I hope you have an easy time of it with your socks! We'll all be cheering you on.

Wendy, I'm glad you were able to join us! Some time I'd like to try two socks at once! You make it look so easy!

Terri, I love the sweater you finished. It's beautiful and comfy! I also love the yarn you are making those socks with. Good luck with that second (I mean third!) sock.

Dawn, Just how many pairs of socks have you made???? Good luck with that baby knitting. It's easy. I do it all the time!

Kathleen, did you get the yarn you need? I love that slippers pattern! I can't wait to see those!

I finished the pink sweater and started a different sweater. Before I go to far I need to swatch because it is looking so big!!!

I have a question for all of you ladies. I was thinking that if everyone was at my house last Wednesday we would have certainly had a full house, which got me thinking (no funny comment there!) Do you think we should put a cap on our numbers? I'm afraid of running out of room. Please chime in and let me know what you think?


We have decided to have our swap due on July 22nd! If you have any questions just let me know!

Take care,

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Run, Don't Walk to Knitting on Wednesday to....

Dawn K's house for a fun filled night of knitting.

I promise we haven't had a tick problem since you were all here last! Dexter wants me to apologize for that. He was new and nervous! He's more settled in now and doesn't bring hardly any ticks in the house!

Let's do a head count. Don't be sheepish...just a quick post to let us know if ewe will be here ☺

take care,

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday July 1

What did you say Stanley..."no knitting tonight!"

It seems that so many people can't make knitting on the 1st that it will be cancelled for the week!

So, get those needles a knittin' and show us what you did when we meet next week!

take care,
Dawn K

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Something Fishy is Going on Here!

Fishy Fishy in the sea...won't you do a swap with me!
That's right ladies. It's swap time again...can I get a Woo Hoo! We decided to get this swap underway. It will be due in July (the date to be determined!). The pattern can be found here.
We thought that something related to the swap or something you know your swappee will like would be the perfect touch to the gift! ♪ ♫ I'm leaving it all up to you..oo...oo. You decide what you wanna do. ♪ ♫ The price range is 7 to 10 dollars. Can you get a lobster dinner for that much??
If you email me by Saturday, I will have Tim draw names and match you with a partner and email everyone on Sunday.
Oh, but the fun doesn't stop there! The wrist warmer (leafy thing!) swap will follow. What a great way it will be to greet the fall weather as summer comes to an end.
I know, I know, more excitement than you can stand!
take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wednesday Knitting!

Knitting is at my house tomorrow - looking forward to it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Happy Birthday to Ewe,
Happy Birthday to Ewe,
Happy Birthday, dear Wendy!
Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday with lots of fun, cake, and time to knit!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

In lieu of a summary of last week, I wanted to post this very sweet photo!!!
And thank you for being such a gracious hostess DK!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Which Ewe Are You?

I found this fun quiz on Susan B. Anderson's blog, and I thought I'd post it here for you all to try.  They will even send you a button so you can show the world which ewe you are!  (LOL!)  Give it a try, Loopies.  Turns out I'm a Shropshire.  (I tried to post a photo, but it was gigantic, so I opted for the minimalist look for this post.) 

Have a nice Tuesday!  Don't forget to RSVP at Dawn's post below.  
Tomorrow is meet Dexter day! :-)

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 10th

June 10th will be at my house. I'm excited for those of you who can come to meet Dexter. He is just the sweetest dog ever (if I do say so myself!).

I should be getting home just in time to greet you all. If you are planning on coming and leave a post it will serve as a disclaimer that you will NOT notice that I have not cleaned up for company. I am swamped every day this week LOL! Ingrid, leave the white gloves at home LOL!

See you then.

take care,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June 3 recap

Good evening ladies. I am posting a quick recap before I head off to bed! Judy I am glad you were up to coming over tonight. It was good to see you. Thanks for the rice krispie treats. They were soooo good!

Dawn L I am glad you stopped by. I hope the alpaca pulls through! I am sure you are sound asleep by now.

Wendy, the friendship cake will taste GREAT with my coffee tomorrow! I love Kate's new socks LOL!

Kari, I hope you and your new babies have a long life together. They will be an "egg"cellent addition to your family....yes, I crack myself up! Keep knitting away at those socks and they will be done by next week :)

Kathleen, the baby sweater you made is adorable! I may just try it in worsted weight myself. I really need to get a sweater set made for Tim's teacher QUICKLY!

We missed all of you who were unable to attend. I look forward to next week and to the chance to introduce you to Dexter. ☺☺☺ Let's hope he turns out to be a really good dog!

take care,
Dawn K

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wednesday June 3rd

I am a bit late posting this, but thanks Dawn L for a fun time last week. Even with a couple of people not joining us it was a full house! It was nice to meet you Jenna (I hope I am spelling that correctly!).

Judi, our thoughts and prayers are with you!

I've updated the list of who is hosting. So I will see whoever can make it here at my house (for Kari) Wednesday night.
take care,
Dawn K

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fiber Event

8th Annual Sheep Festival
DATE: Sunday, May 31, 2009 TIME: 9 am – 4 pm – rain or shine
LOCATION: Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Rd. No., Yarmouth Port, MA

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday May 27th

And people think we are fanatical!!!!!!

Anyone coming to my house tomorrow night?? See you then!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday Recap - To Blog or Not to Blog?

It was fun to get together last night, as it always is.  Yummy food all around, and the conversation ran the gamut of different topics.  We did get into a bit of Loopy Ewe business during a discussion about the swap and the blog.  A couple of the highlights from the meeting:

  • Think to yourself, "Self, do I really want to swap or not?"  It's not mandatory, and it's supposed to be fun!
  • For the blog to exist, it needs posting and feedback.  Do we want to support the blog in this manner or let it go?
  • Kathleen is a very bad dog mommy
  • Wendy wants to knit a mustache.  Kari wants to graph her own. ;-)
  • DL is trying not to overheat before she finishes that big blanket. 
  • Ingrid is a proud supporter of shih tsu polygamy ;-)
  • Judi has seen some scary examples of wildlife . . . (well, you know)
  • We missed you, Dawn!  
Now back to the swap.  Last night, the idea of knitting tawashi was brought up, and that seemed to spark some interest.  There's info about it here.  There has already been some feedback to that post, and I really appreciate it.  We've had one request for the swap to be due after school lets out, so maybe we can tentatively schedule a due date for the end of June.

In other news, Apple and I went to the vet this morning, who said that it looks like her eye will make a full recovery.  Yay!

And last, but not least, here is the recipe for the dip I made last night.

Mexican Layered Dip, Black Bean Style
1 onion, small dice
1 red pepper, small dice
3/4 cup - 1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
2 pkgs guacasalsa or guacamole
1 cup light sour cream
1 lime, juiced
3/4 - 1 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1 handful cilantro, chopped 

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and pepper and saute until tender.  Add cumin, coriander, corn and beans and saute until the corn has thawed and the ingredients have melded.  Add 2-3 drops of Tabasco sauce or to taste and season with a pinch of salt. Remove the skillet from the heat and pour the mixture into a bowl to cool.  Add the juice of half the lime and half of the cilantro.  Set aside.  Mix remaining lime juice with sour cream and set aside.  When beans have cooled, spread them in an even layer in the bottom of a shallow dish.  Top with guacasalsa, spreading evenly to edges.  Top with lime flavored sour cream, and spread evenly over guacasalsa.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese next and top with chopped tomatoes and remaining cilantro.  Serve with tortilla chips.

* I've been thinking about the watery business and that may have been due to the lime juice in the sour cream.  I also thought after the fact that maybe I should have strained the sour cream to get the excess liquid out.  This recipe is a work in progress I guess, but this is how I made it yesterday.

Have a nice long weekend, Loopies!  Happy Knitting!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Another Knitting Night

Another knitting night is coming up :) I know DawnK won't be able to make it (we'll miss you!!!)
Is Anyone else not going to be able to make it?
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wednesday May 13

Tomorrow night is knitting night and I am declaring it pj or sweat pant night! Our dear friend Ingrid has a boo boo and needs to dress comfortably. So feel freee to put on your pj's and party down!

take care,
Dawn K

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Roll call May 13th!

Is it a Yay, or a Nay for Wednesday night? All ewe need to do is post here and let yourself be counted!

take care,
Dawn K

Friday, May 8, 2009

Springy Swap Ideas Post

Hello Loopy Ewes!  Here is the post for all of your brilliant swap ideas!   Feel free to post in the comments or post right in this post!  All of the ideas posted in the comments, I will list here so that we can look at them altogether.  Get those creative juices flowing!

I looked up the project that I was attempting to describe the other night (in a very poor fashion, might I add!) and it is called the Knitting Doo-dads Cushion.  Here's a link to the Ravelry page, and here's a link to the pattern's web page.  A contender, maybe?  I guess we'll have to see what all of you Loopies think!

Now, on with the brainstorming!  :-)

Kathleen's recent idea:  Tawashi . . . some examples I found on Ravelry:
If you have ideas out there, please post them!  

P.S.  In the interest of keeping things simple and fun, try to focus your brainstorming on one item that we all knit.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday Night Recap

Let's see . . . last night was fun and certainly chatty.  Some of the highlights:

  • 2 Loopies were working on sweaters, 4 Loopies were knitting socks and 1 Loopy was knitting lace.
  • Dawn taught some of us a new word, and as a teacher duly taught all of us the proper definition.  :-)
  • Bella still loves her obscene dog toy.
  • DL can kitchener without looking at directions or absolute quiet.  (Wow!)
  • We established in word and now in print that if you can't make the Loopy Ewes meeting of the week, please call or email your gracious host as soon as you know.  (Loopy Ewe Etiquette!)
  • Our next Loopy Swap is looming in the future.  This brings me to the next segment of this post.

Loopy Ewe Springy Swap!  Since we were unable to nail down an idea that everyone was on board with, I'd like to now extend the opportunity for sharing swap ideas to the blog floor.  I've decided to post an area for this separately, in case some of you are just bursting with comments about the events from last night.  We wouldn't want to confuse things, right? ;-)

Yummy snacks all around.  I'm glad everyone liked the quinoa salad.  Here's the recipe.  It's sort of a throw together thing, so this is essentially what I did.

Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
4 scallions, white and light green parts finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 avocado half, diced
1/2 orange pepper, diced
1 cup of fresh tomatoes, diced (I used Trader Joe's Baby Romas)
2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.  Add quinoa, cover pan, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until all the water is absorbed.  Let cool.   Add vegetables and herbs and top with dressing, tossing to combine.

The Dressing

2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar (or any vinegar)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon honey
salt and pepper

Note:  I actually made a double batch of the dressing for this batch of quinoa salad because I thought it flavored all of the ingredients more evenly.  If you have any questions about this recipe, just let me know.

Thanks for hosting, Ingrid!  It's always fun at your house.  :-) 
Happy Knitting, Loopy Ewes!  Swap post coming soon!
K :-)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 6th Knitting

Hey everyone!

Just curious who, if anyone, is coming tonight :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 29th knitting.

Hi Ladies,

I've missed the last two weeks and am wondering if the hostess for this Wednesday is indeed Ingrid. Did anyone miss a week that we are supposed to catch up on? Oh, the confusion.

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Happy Birthday DawnK! Hope you're having a great day :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Knitting Night Change

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!
I have a conflict Wednesday night and I am wondering if everyone is open to a switch for knitting night! Is anyone able to switch to Tuesday night this week (at my house)?
Dawn L.

Happy Easter

For those who are celebrating today...HAPPY EASTER! I hope the bunny was good to ewe all! We have an abundance of baskets here. How that bunny knew that Britt and family would be here today is beyond me. I am amazed every year.
Today I get to meet my new granddog Joey. Britt picked him up last night. She had to drive to NH to get him.
See you soon.
Take care,

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 8 knitting

Hi ladies. I know several of you have already mentioned that you won't be able to attend knitting tomorrow night. I think I am going to have to bow out as well. I need to do some EASTER shopping for my class. There's no school Friday so I have to have it all ready for tomorrow night!

I hope those of you who make it have a wonderful time.

take care,

Dawn K

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kudos to Knitting!

Hello Loopy Ewes!  CBS news recently visited my favorite yarn store in NJ for a story on the benefits of knitting.  I thought you all might like to see a glimpse of knitting in the news. :-)  

Here's the link to the video:  CBS visits Modern Yarn

Enjoy Loopy Ewes!

P.S.  The store is incredible!  On a sad note, I just found out it's closing on June 1st.  I'm so bummed!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The other white meat

Tonight was the fabulous dishcloth swap!!! Beautiful dishcloths all around, all shapes, sizes and colors. We are really glad that Dawn L didn't have her dishcloth in her car today!!!!! Not the best day for you Dawn. We are all sorry about that!

We'll never beat the cover story from tonight~! Though there is always the chance of a fundraiser!!!!

The food was a plenty tonight. Thanks for all the goodies. I know I'll be having pizza for days.

Hey, Loopies!  Kathleen here.  Thanks to everyone who took part in our awesome dishcloth swap!  What a success!  So many beautiful dishcloths, and all different!  You ladies are a group of talented knitters, and I think it's fun when we can all share our skills and creative flair.  Well done!  DK, your insistence on green throughout the swap festivities really cracked me up, and you were so sweet to give us all a bit of green!  I really love my tribble!  (Thanks for giving me the special DB one. ;-)  Love it! LOL)  Thank you also for hosting!  I know we just finished a swap yesterday, but there has already been some interest in having another.  If anyone has any ideas for a good swap, feel free to get it going or let me know.  Last night was fun, Loopy Ladies!  Yay for fun swaps!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday Night Ramblings and a Reminder!

Hello Loopy Ewes!  Last night was fun and perfectly mellow at Dawn K's house last night.  She whipped up some tasty macaroni and cheese to share with everyone.  We caught a little American Idol, and there were critics galore.  ;-)  There was also a lot of knittin' going on! Dawn, your green dishcloth is lovely, and I'm sure your swap buddy is getting the hint!  That little pink sweater that you made is so sweet!  Wendy, it was cool to see you wearing your purple socks, and that purple kitty is beyond cute.   Kari, the socks for your son are really nice and I'm so impressed that they are your first pair.  You are really whipping them up quickly! Judi, are you sure you don't want to share that gorgeous Araucania? You're making some progress on that orange sweater.  I'm sure it's going to be beautiful!  Ladies, I am proud to announce that I finally finished my Cruisin' Birthday Socks!  It's taken me awhile, but they are done, done, done!

Hey, Ingrid and Dawnelle, we missed you guys!  

Just a reminder that next Wednesday, April 1st, is our dishcloth swap!  I'm sure you all have pretty dishcloths in the works or tucked away, ready for the big swap day!  We are meeting a Dawn K's for the exchange.  Wrapping is optional (see my post from last week).

Have a nice weekend, Loopies!
Kathleen :-)

P.S.  Does anyone need anything from KnitPicks?  The new Cookie A book is out and I need it STAT!  Let me know by Friday night.  Thanks! :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Project Complete!

I just wanted to share this beautiful little neck warmer that my mother knit! It's her third project and I am very proud!

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 25, 2009 Roll Call

Are ewe coming to knitting this week?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Craftsy Sheep?

It was a fun night at Ingrids last night! Thanks for hostessing two weeks and a row!! There was lots of knitting (and some ripping) going on! I think four (Ingrid, Wendy, Kari, and DL ) out of seven of us were working on socks. YEAHHHHHHHHH for your first heel turn, Kari! Judy was ripping something that was very cute and DK was also knitting something cute! Baby items??? Terri had a nice blue jean purse in the works!!

I know this is a strange sheep photo, but apparently a poet got permission to spray paint words on sheep and let them roam to create unique poems...anyways, I like weird stuff!

Anyways...see y'all next week at DKs...I hope your O's feel better.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday Night Knitting

Happy Saint Patricks Day Loopy Ewes...

Just thought I would start a post to find out who can and can't knit tomorrow!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Swap Update

Hello, Loopies!  Hope your dishcloths are all going swimmingly!  If you haven't started yet, no worries!  You still have plenty of time.  :-)

Dawn K mentioned the other night that she'd like to present her dishcloth a certain way.  I've been thinking about this a bit, so in order to avoid quashing anyone's creative freedom, I thought it would be good to set a parameter for presentation purposes.   Now this is not at all mandatory, but anyone who feels the need to present their dishcloth a certain way may do so.  How about we put a $2 cap on it, so no one goes crazy.   I will tell you all that all I need is a knitted dishcloth by one of my fellow Loopy Ewes to make me happy, and most of us feel the same.  However, there can be something about the presentation for some, so that's why I figured it would be good to allow for some expression.

If anyone objects, feel free to let me know.  The swap is in 18 days, Loopy Ewes, so happy knitting!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Look #2

Hi girls,

I agree I didn't like the purple either but it matched the header. I did some tweaking and now it's green and you all know how I feel about GREEN!!

Let me know what you think of this?

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A face lift

Hi Ladies,

It was a fun filled night. I think I did the least amount of knitting though! Oh, the talking was great. :) I will type up the bylaws () later this week.

I am trying some face lifts to the background. Let me know what you think. I have to check to see if I still have Kathleen's original ewe to match it to the background color better.

I don't know about all of you but I am stuffed!!!!!! Good food.

Nothing witty from me tonight. I am heading to bed.

take care,

Dawn K

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Knitting Night

Dear Loopy Ewes,
Well, its Tuesday afternoon and I (along with a couple of other ewes) am wondering where and when knitting might be tomorrow night. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but I am also wondering if the lack of interest in the blog is reflecting an attitude about knitting night. I have a couple of things
I want to bring up and I think it is important that EVERYONE who wants to participate weighs in...

1) A plan or schedule for the next month or two might be helpful to those of us who like to "plan"

2) Since we are having people over to our homes a system of RSVPing through the blog might be helpful as well. Of course we all understand that plans change and things come up, but as a courtesy to the hostess it would be nice to let her know!

3) Ingrid brought up meeting every other week not that long ago. I do think that making dates of every first and third Wednesday (for example) could work! Thats just my two cents!

So, I know we are all very busy in our day to day activities, but I would like to hear if anyone has feedback or anything at all to say about the future of the Loopy Ewes!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Next Week...March 4th

Dear Loopy Ewes,
I have a special treat for next weeks Knitting Night. Instead of freezing at my house, we have been invited to Kathy Mealey's Alpaca Farm and Home for our knitting night. She has been kind enough to invite the group over and I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn about so much that she has to offer. Not only does she have alpaca, but she has sheep, goats and a workshop in which she is able to process fleece into roving (needed to spin into yarn). I look forward to sharing more about this opportunity tonight (and giving directions)!
Dawn L.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Hey, Loopy Ewes! We missed a lot of you last night, but we still managed to have fun! We munched on yummy spinach dip, the salsa dip extraordinaire, and fresh fruit with an impromptu pudding/yogurt dip that was quite tasty. It was fun to get together and see everyone's knitted wares and talk about all of those naughty songs on the radio, as well as dogs, dogs, dogs! Dawn, your bunny blanket was coming along so fast. You are a such a super, speedy knitter. Dawnelle, your sock is looking awesome. Go figure how a different stitch pattern can mix things up. Judi, that hat you finished up is gorgeous! What a lucky person the recipient will be!

All right, Loopies, since we've been small in number at our meetings over the last couple of weeks, I decided not to delay matters any longer. With the aid of my trusty young helper, who pulled names out of a one-of-a-kind Greatest-Show-On-Earth hat, we now have swap partners.  And the results are. . .

Silly! I'm not going to publish all of that! I was going to, but then I decided that surprises are more fun! If you don't think so, well then, blab away, my dears.  (This is not a reciprocal swap, by the way, so if you have Betty, it's not a sure thing that Betty has you!) 

I will tell you who is participating, so here goes: Ingrid, DL, Dawn K, Kari, Wendy and me.

Due date: April 1, 2009

Yes, this is technically an April Fools Swap, but it is not a gag swap! You have to make a nice respectable dishcloth for your recipient.  I will send each of you an email or rav message tomorrow (as I am editing this post for the last time at a night owl hour) to let you know who you are knitting for.

Here's to a fun swap!  Any questions, you know where to find me! 
K :-)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

You Thought I Forgot About This, Right? ;-)

Hello Loopy Ewes!

It's officially Dishcloth #2 Swap time!  I'm here to lay the ground rules.  All you have to decide is if you are in or aut!

1.  Next Wednesday, we'll pick names out of a hat to find out who we will knit for.  If you cannot attend next week's meeting, but would like to participate, just let me know.  That can be arranged. :-)

2.  Knit a dishcloth in any pattern that your little heart desires (of course, you might want to keep the recipient in mind too.)

3.  This is strictly a dishcloth swap - no more, no less. 

4. The swap date can be March 11th or March 25th.  I'm leaving this open for input to see what date everyone would prefer.

How does it sound, ladies?  Like some wicked Loopy fun or what? :-P

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A sheepish tale...

Once there was a girl, we'll call her Shawnelle. Shawnelle shared stories of the far away lands where she used to live in in a place called T-Town. T-Town was a unique land. In this land there were both sheep and cows. Now sometimes the sheep would play (in) the field and the cows didn't know, other times the cows would play (in) the field and the sheep didn't know. Shawnelle was the keeper of their secrets! One day Shawnelle met her old friend the cow, who talked about the big field that his sheep was playing in. Shawnelle knew that the tangled web her four legged friends were spinning would be needling her for years to come. In this tight knit community the truth would be hard to keep to herself. She knew one day that they would sock her hard with their news. She would be weaving in all the pieces to the story that she felt she could handle with out much knit picking! Shawnelle turned to her long time companion, the Shawnald and cast off all of her fears about her friends. She would turn on her heels in a heart beat not to let her friends slip one over on her!

There you fairy tale recap of a story. Remember I've used poetic license to create this masterpiece! There will be no carry over on any other post. I'm bound to keep my word! Do not let my humor slip and pass you over. My purls of wisdom have been knit together so that you may climb the ladder of expertise that I have found!

take care,
Dawn K