Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My Happy Place

No visit to Ryan and Fort Collins is complete without stopping by The Loopy Ewe, and this time was no exception. I often marvel at how incredibly lucky I am that my son chose to attend graduate school in the same location as my favorite yarn store. I hardly took any photos while I was there since it seems that I felt the dizzying effects of yarn fumes as soon as I walked in the door, but I can assure you that it is even more wonderful than you can imagine.

I told myself that I wasn't going to go this year; I have enough yarn and didn't need to spend any more money, but Ryan is an enabler extraordinaire. He was driving that day and his car went to The Loopy Ewe, so what else could I do but go in and fondle yarn?

This is just a very small section of the fingering weight yarn, and Ryan using natural light from the windows to match skeins of Hedgehog Fibres. He is an excellent yarn picker-outer, choosing beautiful colors that I might not consider myself.

So, what's in the bag?

Two skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in Ink. This has much more depth and tonality than my photo shows. I honestly don't remember buying these, but I do remember a comment from Ryan about how sad it would be to leave one lone skein on the shelf. Maybe they will become socks for his size 13 feet (thus two skeins).

One skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Seasalt. This is one I wouldn't have chosen by myself, but I like it. I'm thinking maybe Portfolio, but am always open to suggestions.

And my favorite, three skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in Eel. This seemed like an unfortunate name to us, so Ryan and I started calling it Labradorite, like the stone:

It's a good thing that yarn is squashy so I could fit six skeins of yarn that I wasn't going to buy into my luggage. All in all, another successful and happy visit to The Loopy Ewe!


  1. nice yarn adoptions!!! I love the sea salt one :) I like the colors and I like the sea and lots of salt. I'd love to go to that store one day in real life :)

  2. I am having some serious Yarn Shop Envy right now! What great yarn choices, and I love Ryan's thought process on orphan skeins!

  3. Ooooh, gorgeous colors! I love that Eel/Labradorite.

  4. I'm so jealous! I'd love to visit Loopy Ewe some day.

  5. YAY! So happy you made it to Loopy and I LOVE the colors. They are right up my alley. You did a good job of renaming Eel/Labradorite.

  6. Such lovely choices...and a good story to go with them.

  7. oh yay! I'm so glad you got to visit - and give a new home to those six lovely skeins! I like that Portfolio scarf (new to me!) and look forward to seeing the Labrodorite become something beautiful too.

  8. Beautiful choices Bonny! And Ryan!


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