Saturday, April 20, 2013

Giveaway for Topsy-Turvy Book and The Loopy Ewe!

Hi, Knitters,
I am off in Colorado teaching at the wonderful Loopy Ewe Spring Fling this week. In the meantime, my friend, Kristin Nicholas, has posted a review and giveaway for my new book Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys! I want to make sure you don't miss the chance to enter as her giveaway is only open through tomorrow, Sunday, April 21st, 2013. Thank you, Kristin!

Above in the photo is the book signing table at The Loopy Ewe yarn shop in Ft. Collins from Thursday morning. The turn out was great. I taught a class on Wednesday night at the shop, too. It was a great, fun group of knitters who had traveled through an enormous blizzard to get to the class. We had a super time together and hopefully they learned a few things at the class. I taught my new Fair-Isle Hat Class.

Here is the toy display from Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out at the shop. The Loopy Ewe is a beautiful shop bursting with detail and TONS of standard and unusual yarns. It is a fantastic shop with kind and helpful workers. The owner, Sheri, is amazingly good at what she does. I'm thoroughly impressed.

This is only one aisle at the shop!

This is the beautiful Skein Yarn. This is a yarn that is hard to find.

Here is a wall of MadelineTosh worsted weight yarn. It is too much!

The book has been selling well all week and the response has been wonderful.

I had some of my Itty-Bitty Knitter friends from Ravelry come to see me. Kendra flew in from Massachussetts (in the middle) and Pam lives locally. We are heading out for dinner tonight. I can't wait!

Claudia, the dyer and creator of the incredibly hard to get Wollmeise, is Sheri's friend. Claudia is here from Germany and let me tell you, she is a delight. She personally selected this colorway called, Barist'O, for me in her Lacegarn. What a dream come true. I am so excited about this yarn. I am making Nuvem with it. The Loopy Ewe gets a shipment of Wollmeise and it is gone within minutes so it is a treat to have this in my hands.

This is the lovely and generous Sheryl from The Loopy Ewe. She patiently waited for me all day on Wednesday at the Denver airport because my flight was delayed about 6 or 7 hours. Thank you for everything, Sheryl! I have really enjoyed spending time with her this weekend.

This was the kick-off! There are well over 100 knitters attending the retreat and they are an enthusiastic bunch to say the least. My classes have been so much fun so far. I am teaching two more today, my other new class, Build-a-Toy. This is such a fun class to teach.

I'll be back soon! Please pop over to Kristin's blog before midnight tomorrow to leave a comment to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy!

I highly recommend shopping for your yarn and knitting needs at The Loopy Ewe. Their online shopping business is incredibly successful but the shop is just as good if not better in person. I have shopped here online for years now but after being in the shop and meeting the staff and Sheri, the owner, I am so impressed. Their customer service and organization and dedication is like nothing else. This is a hard working group of knitters.

best, susie