Seduce: to win over; attract

Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Favorite On-line Yarn Shops

Two of my favorite on-line yarn shops are Simply Socks Yarn Company and The Loopy Ewe.

After six years of sock knitters support and loyalty, Simply Socks Yarn Company (SSYC) is having a Grand Opening of a physical store (no, not near me, boohoo)!  You can see progress of how Alison turned an old post office into a beautiful yarn shop here.   And she will be offering a Grand Opening Sock Kit (available online next week, although I've been haunting her blog and webpage just in case it's available today).

Some of my favorite yarns from SSYC are:
Sleeping Dragon Wooly Bamboo fingering weight.  My favorite color is  Roses & Chocolate.  I've already worn out the pair of socks I made with this yarn!! It is luscious to work with and a dream to wear.
Last year Alison came out with a SSYC Solid Sock yarn line.  Love it!  You can choose from 66 beautiful colors.  I made my "Walk Across Texas Socks" out of this yarn.
Other favorite yarns are ShiBui, Lorna's Laces, Schaefer, and Malabrigo.

I have also bought patterns and stitch markers at SSYC.  I have participated in the SSYC yarn clubs and have been very please with the yarn and colors I've received.  I can't say enough about how great this online shop and the service received has been.  I wish Alison the best of luck with her new physical shop.  Maybe one day I'll be able to visit it.

The Loopy Ewe is celebrating their 5th anniversary month.  There is a free pattern.  And for something different this year, instead of one anniversary yarn, they are offering three special colorways by three different dyers spread out over three weeks.  One by the Sanguine Gryphon on their Bugga base, the second by Lorna's Laces on their Solemate base, and the third one will be out next week.  A great way to celebrate an anniversary!

Check out their webpage and Sherry's blog.  I've ordered yarn, needles, and patterns.  I've participated in their yarn club.  And this summer they are having Camp Loopy.   Another yarn shop with great customer service and great yarns!

This month is great time to celebrate with two of my favorite on-line shops.

6 comments:

lynn said...

Thanks for the heads up I plan to visit both spots.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Well, since you can't get there from here, I bet you have them both on Speed Dial!! Now what's that number again? LOL!!!

Daisy said...

Roses & Chocolate sounds like an interesting color name for yarn. I like either of those really well alone, together sounds pretty good too. :)

Nancy said...

I agree these are two great online shops. Another one that I like is http://www.JimmyBeansWool.com/

SissySees said...

Great post!! I'm doing so very little online shopping now that my dear friend has her own yarn shop. It's an hour away, but I did the math last night, and with my employee discount (I teach classes for her), I at least break even most of the time, comparing the cost of gas to my discount.

Margaret said...

SSYC knows me well! I love that site. I've ordered a few from Loopy Ewe. they have great book sales, if I'm thinking of the right site..