Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Diet? High in Fiber

Two surprises were waiting for me when I got home this evening -- my orders from the Loopy Ewe and Sonny & Shear! (How's that for fast shipping?) Let's just say I have a lot of quality time with my wheel ahead.

First, from Kris at Sonny & Shear:

Lorna's Laces Wool Top, 8 oz., colorway Rainbow

DragonFibers BFL, 4 oz., colorway Rosehip

Miss Babs BFL, 4 oz., colorway Van Gogh

And from Sheri at the Loopy Ewe:

Dyeing Arts Dazzling Duo (without an errant apostrophe) superwash merino, 4 oz., colorway Sleepy Doormouse

Gale's Art BFL, 4 oz., colorway Deep Blue Sea

Sakina Needles BFL, 4 oz., colorway Smokestack

Let me tell you, these are two retailers who know how to run a business! Both orders were mailed within hours of being placed and got to me in two days. Both arrived neatly packaged, with each roving wrapped in plastic (the Sonny & Shear fiber was even tied up with bows, like a present). Both had small goodie bags with a few treats -- some yummy tea bags (from a company called Stash, natch) from Sonny & Shear and yarn sample cards and sample-sized Soak from the Loopy Ewe. Finally, both had handwritten notes thanking me for my business -- Sheri even reminded me to "take time to knit this week" (d'you think she's worried I'll be doing nothing but spinning?). I will definitely be purchasing from these fiber pushers, er, I mean, shop owners again. May I suggest you click over and do the same if you're in the market for some yarn, fiber, patterns, or notions?


  1. Wow, now that is great customer service. I'll definitely be keeping those two shops in mind for fiber in the future!

  2. I love Sonny & Shear! It's my favorite online pusher. Er, seller.

  3. I am constantly amazed at how quickly the Loopy Ewe ships...and how slooow some others ship:)

  4. I haven't tried Sonny & Shear yet, but TLE is amazing. The only time they don't ship same-day is right after a big sneak-up. Sheri and the Loopy Elves are the BEST!

    Your fiber looks really awesome! Have fun with the fiber-ey stuff around the house organizing! :)

  5. Anonymous6:11 AM

    Is it wrong that I'm insanely jealous of your new purchases?

    Beautiful fibers; I may have to go have a little looksee. What could it hurt to look, right? ;-)

  6. I had the pleasure of meeting Kris at TNNA a few weeks ago, and she's incredibly nice and definitely worthy of that praise you bestowed on her! :) Great wool!

  7. Anonymous11:15 PM

    A high fiber diet is soooo good for you.

    I love the Mister's TV Static socks! Wild thing, in his black AND gray socks.

    Your new house looks so cute! All moved in?

  8. Anonymous7:13 PM

    ohhhhh prettyyyyyy. I'm trying like hell not to go shopping for more fiber. You temptress you!

    I love your home. It's beautiful!!