Meet Loopy, one of our newest pack members. No, he’s not a stuffed wolf in stuffed sheep’s clothing, he is exactly as he seems.
Back in the days that I hawked my artsy metalstuff at the local street festivals, I would inevitably come home with other artists’ work. Sometimes there were straight trades – my work for yours – and sometimes a little cash or beer or a promise scribbled on the back of a homemade business card was added to sweeten the deal. Slow shows = lots of time to wander away from the booth = coming home with more cool art than cool cash on Sunday evening. The funniest trades were the accidental serendipitous ones that went like this:
Hey, I like your geegaws – these are really neato – and you look familiar. Oh, I remember, you bought one of my whimididdles yesterday! Well here’s your money back, because I must have one of your geegaws – these are the best ever!
What does any of this have to do with Loopy?
Loopy is the King of a specialty yarn store called The Loopy Ewe . His kingly duties include overseeing everything, of course, and greeting, probably some guarding, and color consulting. And yes, he was rescued by his current shepherds. For the record: I don’t knit, but I live with someone who does. I learned to crochet 70′s rainbow yarn into a circle when I was a child, and made thumb and nosewarmers for the entire family one year, but my yarn arts ended with god’s eyes after I discovered counted cross stitch at age 8. All that to say that
Loopy’s people bought a tag for him and I went straight to their website and blew the $ on this yarn for thick socks.
Maybe Loopy’s tag should say something like Slick Salessheep instead.
Tagline: King of the Shop