Ewe too, Loopy?

by Jen on February 1, 2010

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.

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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?

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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

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Loopy’s people bought a tag for him and I went straight to their website and blew the $ on this yarn for thick socks.

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Maybe Loopy’s tag should say something like Slick Salessheep instead.

Tagline:  King of the Shop

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Clark February 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I just got my really cool name tag today and my human has posted a picture of me on her blog. Just thought you might want to know.

Yours,
Clark

Angie February 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

What kind of yarn is that? Me likey.

Jen February 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm

it is called Country Roads. I couldn’t resist the johndenverness of it (or the colors).

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