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The shopping frenzy is about to wind down, and now it’s all about relaxing with your loved ones and your favourite crafts. We’ll be closing early on December 24th, in case you need to send any of your elves our way. felted-fire

Then the Loop will be closed for Christmas and Boxing Day, reopening on Saturday December 27th for a Post-Boxing Day Sale. After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and home-baked treats, toddle on down to check out our specials on yarn, patterns and accessories.

In the new year, we have lots of ways to keep you and your friends busy by expanding your knitting and language skills. Watch for announcements about upcoming knit & chat sessions in French and Spanish.

We’ve added some beginner and refresher knitting classes to our Workshops listing, and in early January we will be adding more winter classes.

And of course there’s always Loop Group. Starting again on January 8th, join us for our regular Thursday evening (6-9 p.m.) gathering of knitters & crafters. Everyone is welcome, beginner level on up.

Have a wonderful holiday, hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Mimi and Cathy
The Loop

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Here I thought today would be a quiet snow day at The Loop, since the city of Halifax has deemed that 3 inches of snow make it too dangerous to send children to school. But I’m being kept plenty busy because finally! our winter issues of Knitters and Interweave Knits arrived today.

A winter's worth of knitting ideas
A winter’s worth of knitting ideas

Then, a nice man with a dolly brought us two huge boxes of Manos del Uruguay yarn. We’ve got two dozen colours of the classic wool you know and love, in multis and solids.

Manos del Uruguay wool
Manos del Uruguay wool

We also brought in a dozen colours of the wool/silk blend, including several brand new solid colours. The silky sheen of this double-knitting weight yarn is irresistible.

Manos wool-silk blend

Manos wool-silk blend

It just happens that the new issue of Interweave Knits has a cool-looking reversible ribbed sweater that uses the Manos Silk Blend. Hmm now I want to make that ….

Another one for my queue ...

Another one for my queue ...

We’ve been so busy at The Loop, with new shipments of yarn and other goodies that we have fallen behind on our blogging. We do have some brief updates on the front page of our website though, if you’d like to take a peek at some of the new products we’ve been getting in.

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Winter Lace from Mountain Colours

This Sunday, December 7th, we have a special treat that should calm the nerves of the most harried shoppers. Judith Emery will be at The Loop from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., playing her Celtic harp. That would be an excellent time to drop by and see what’s new on our shelves, and maybe evenĀ  fill out a card for our wish list registry. We’ll keep your list handy in case any elves of your acquaintance drop by looking for gift ideas for you.

Hope to see you soon!

Cathy is merriment
Mimi is starlings
Morgan is pomoboho
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