Sixteen has always been my lucky number.
So when we were setting up for our Spring Hot Loops Party, and I started counting on my fingers how many Hot Loops Wall reveals we have had, and realized it was 16, I could’ve felt a little old. But instead, I decided to feel lucky.
Plus, there are 16 projects on the wall. Starting to feel like kizmet here.
And there’s the fact that the event was a sellout, yet again. Still more luck.
Then we started the runway fashion show, and Pat hit the red carpet in a trench coat to the song “Itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini.” She worked that runway like a pro, and opened her trench to reveal…a cute outfit with our new Meryl Vest. All to huge hoots and hollers from the crowd.
I had that familiar feeling that so often washes over me at Loops, surrounded by our crazy Loops Troops and all of our devoted customers and all of that luscious yarny goodness, and I knew it was going to be a very lucky night indeed.
Then Dana walked in wearing her Lanesplitter skirt, that she just finished as part of our Spring Knitalong Challenge.
And then I got to show all of these partygoers the results of more than six months of work, searching out the newest and best yarns, and finding or creating the very best patterns to show them off, and schlepping out to Cassidy’s new homestead on the edge of Osage County, fighting off ticks and styling outfit after outfit on the fly, and then photoshopping and cropping and writing and printing in a mad dash of just a few days to produce this:
And this and this.
These are the two daughters of Cassidy, photographer and Loops Trooper extraordinaire. Cora is 2, and Ava is 6, and they are modeling the same shrug. It’s an evolution of a classic Loops Original design by Holly McAlister, “Sophie’s Shrug,” reinvented in a new Classic Elite Yarn called Mesa. This cotton yarn is a wonder because not only is it soft and light, it has the look of an expensive kettle-dye or hand-dye without the hand-dye price tag. And the versatile design will grow with your munchkin from age 2 to around age 6 – a lot more mileage than the usual kid’s knit. Plus, just gaze upon these colors.
And then, when my poor husband-slash-designer-slash-photoshopper-slash-webmaster was nearly at the brink and ready to slash his wife, I asked him to get all the Hot Loops projects online (plus a few bonus projects), which he did. You can see them all here.
And finally, because I know exactly where the tip-tip-tipping point is, I asked him pretty pretty please to print out more photos so we could prepare another Hot Loops Wall for our South store customers. Which he did.
And then he slept for two days.
Did I mention how lucky I am?
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