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🧶 Our crochet queen

It was 3am, in the wee hours before we opened our 3rd Loops location, at 61st and Yale in Tulsa. We’d all been in a mad rush for months, as we wound down two smaller locations, moved everything into storage. and built out the new store. Sherri Torrez had been crocheting chain-link rings for weeks…
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🧶 Bobbin and weavin’ with Nancy

Recently, I was scrolling the ‘gram and something grabbed my eye. I’d never seen anything quite like it. Then I glanced at the account and saw that it was @nancymarchantbrioche – none other than Nancy Marchant from Knit Stars Season 2… I reached out and asked if we could zoom and catch up, so she…
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🧶Goody goody gift time

Welcome to your Sunday, ! How will you use the gift of this day to fuel your creativity? Well for starters, we’ve put together a little goody bag as a gift with purchase this week. Everything on our site is 30% off right now, and when you order $100 or more we will include these…
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🧶 Solitary refinement

The last couple weeks I had some extended time to myself for the first time in a couple of years. After two weeks of traveling around for work (from Florida to Texas for Luke’s job, then to Tulsa for mine), he was called back to Nacogdoches, TX for another unspecified length of time. Having slept…
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🧶 Summer’s sock-tacular new book!

There’s nothing quite like opening the box with the first printed copy of your very own book. It’s difficult to explain the swarm of emotions. Excitement and exhaustion. Relief and trepidation. Not unlike giving birth…you’re so proud of what you’ve made, and you’re holding your breath as you prepare for it to go out into…
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🧶Getting the Nac of it

Hello from Nacogdoches, Texas, a.k.a. “Nac!” 🤠 Yes, you read that right. After several idyllic months working from paradise in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Hot Luke’s work has brought us to East Texas for a spell. It might be a week…or it might turn into a month or two…or longer. We got word of this…
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🧶What to do with those gauge squares

Visible Mending, directed by Samantha Moore, © BFI / MediaActive Projects 2023 I first met Lorna Hamilton Brown during Knit Stars Season 6. Often when we film our Knit Stars Masterclasses, we’ll arrange for another expert to be present on set with the Star, to provide an extra set of eyes and to act as…
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🧶Your shiny new Sunday yarns

Happy New Year and a happy new newsletter look for you, ! As promised, we’ve re-thought and renamed the newsletter I’ve written every week for the past 18 years. We’ll still be doing what I love most: telling stories and sharing curated project ideas from across the yarn world. But as we shift our focus…
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🧶A seed…and growing together

A Yarn Story in 3 Chapters Chapter 3 Dear faithful reader, Eighteen years ago I planted a seed…a humble little yarn store with a big dream. To honor the craft that’s given me so much joy, and to share that joy with other like-minded people. Like everything that grows, so much has evolved over those…
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🧶Alonso, vicuña, and carrot soup

Today I’d like to introduce you to Alonso (the man, not the baby alpaca :)) Five years ago, I met Alonso in Arequipa, Peru, where we were filming what would become the first double-header workshop release of Knit Stars Masterclass Season 4. I first met Alonso briefly when we arrived for our first day of…
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🧶A Yarn Story: Chapter 1

First, thank you for all of the kind responses to last week’s story about the fearless Corinne. I had so much fun putting that together, and am hoping to do more profiles like that in the future, so you can keep getting to know your amazing, fellow community members. And second, today I have a…
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🧶Meet the fearless Corinne

Corinne: “Hello?” Me: “Hi Corinne! Am I pronouncing your name right?” Corinne: “Yes. Wait…who is this. It sounds like…Shelley?” Me: (laughing) “It IS Shelley! How did you know?” Corinne: (laughing now too) “I was watching Ginnifer Goodwin’s workshop yesterday, and you talk a lot in it…so I recognized your voice! But why are you calling…
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🧶The story of the cracked pot

Hi from somewhere in Nebraska, where we celebrated Thanksgiving with Hot Luke’s extended fam. Dear reader, I hope this email finds you rested and relaxing after a busy week. A couple weeks ago, after a particularly challenging hot yoga session where I had been a bit disappointed in my balance and “performance” that day, my…
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🧶How far would you walk uphill for inspiration?

When Olga Buraya-Kefelian @olgajazzy was growing up in Belarus, she would save up money each month to buy a Cosmopolitan magazine. She and her mother, a seamstress, would pore over the pages together. They couldn’t afford to buy the clothes, but her mom would sew and Olga would knit. Then Olga married her enlisted spouse, and…
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🧶A tale of two hats

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more hat-making mishaps than any other kind of yarn disaster. There was the time I didn’t swatch, and ended up with a hat so big it came down past my nose (remember Mushmouth from Fat Albert?) And the time I used the wrong yarn, so my brim…
Read More

🧶 Our crochet queen

It was 3am, in the wee hours before we opened our 3rd Loops location, at 61st and Yale in Tulsa. We’d all been in a mad rush for months, as we wound down two smaller locations, moved everything into storage. and built out the new store. Sherri Torrez had been crocheting chain-link rings for weeks…
Read More

🧶 Bobbin and weavin’ with Nancy

Recently, I was scrolling the ‘gram and something grabbed my eye. I’d never seen anything quite like it. Then I glanced at the account and saw that it was @nancymarchantbrioche – none other than Nancy Marchant from Knit Stars Season 2… I reached out and asked if we could zoom and catch up, so she…
Read More

🧶Goody goody gift time

Welcome to your Sunday, ! How will you use the gift of this day to fuel your creativity? Well for starters, we’ve put together a little goody bag as a gift with purchase this week. Everything on our site is 30% off right now, and when you order $100 or more we will include these…
Read More

🧶 Solitary refinement

The last couple weeks I had some extended time to myself for the first time in a couple of years. After two weeks of traveling around for work (from Florida to Texas for Luke’s job, then to Tulsa for mine), he was called back to Nacogdoches, TX for another unspecified length of time. Having slept…
Read More

🧶 Summer’s sock-tacular new book!

There’s nothing quite like opening the box with the first printed copy of your very own book. It’s difficult to explain the swarm of emotions. Excitement and exhaustion. Relief and trepidation. Not unlike giving birth…you’re so proud of what you’ve made, and you’re holding your breath as you prepare for it to go out into…
Read More

🧶Getting the Nac of it

Hello from Nacogdoches, Texas, a.k.a. “Nac!” 🤠 Yes, you read that right. After several idyllic months working from paradise in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Hot Luke’s work has brought us to East Texas for a spell. It might be a week…or it might turn into a month or two…or longer. We got word of this…
Read More

🧶What to do with those gauge squares

Visible Mending, directed by Samantha Moore, © BFI / MediaActive Projects 2023 I first met Lorna Hamilton Brown during Knit Stars Season 6. Often when we film our Knit Stars Masterclasses, we’ll arrange for another expert to be present on set with the Star, to provide an extra set of eyes and to act as…
Read More

🧶Your shiny new Sunday yarns

Happy New Year and a happy new newsletter look for you, ! As promised, we’ve re-thought and renamed the newsletter I’ve written every week for the past 18 years. We’ll still be doing what I love most: telling stories and sharing curated project ideas from across the yarn world. But as we shift our focus…
Read More

🧶A seed…and growing together

A Yarn Story in 3 Chapters Chapter 3 Dear faithful reader, Eighteen years ago I planted a seed…a humble little yarn store with a big dream. To honor the craft that’s given me so much joy, and to share that joy with other like-minded people. Like everything that grows, so much has evolved over those…
Read More

🧶Alonso, vicuña, and carrot soup

Today I’d like to introduce you to Alonso (the man, not the baby alpaca :)) Five years ago, I met Alonso in Arequipa, Peru, where we were filming what would become the first double-header workshop release of Knit Stars Masterclass Season 4. I first met Alonso briefly when we arrived for our first day of…
Read More

🧶A Yarn Story: Chapter 1

First, thank you for all of the kind responses to last week’s story about the fearless Corinne. I had so much fun putting that together, and am hoping to do more profiles like that in the future, so you can keep getting to know your amazing, fellow community members. And second, today I have a…
Read More

🧶Meet the fearless Corinne

Corinne: “Hello?” Me: “Hi Corinne! Am I pronouncing your name right?” Corinne: “Yes. Wait…who is this. It sounds like…Shelley?” Me: (laughing) “It IS Shelley! How did you know?” Corinne: (laughing now too) “I was watching Ginnifer Goodwin’s workshop yesterday, and you talk a lot in it…so I recognized your voice! But why are you calling…
Read More

🧶The story of the cracked pot

Hi from somewhere in Nebraska, where we celebrated Thanksgiving with Hot Luke’s extended fam. Dear reader, I hope this email finds you rested and relaxing after a busy week. A couple weeks ago, after a particularly challenging hot yoga session where I had been a bit disappointed in my balance and “performance” that day, my…
Read More

🧶How far would you walk uphill for inspiration?

When Olga Buraya-Kefelian @olgajazzy was growing up in Belarus, she would save up money each month to buy a Cosmopolitan magazine. She and her mother, a seamstress, would pore over the pages together. They couldn’t afford to buy the clothes, but her mom would sew and Olga would knit. Then Olga married her enlisted spouse, and…
Read More

🧶A tale of two hats

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more hat-making mishaps than any other kind of yarn disaster. There was the time I didn’t swatch, and ended up with a hat so big it came down past my nose (remember Mushmouth from Fat Albert?) And the time I used the wrong yarn, so my brim…
Read More

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A lifeline made of yarn 💗

Dear friends, All around the world, as we brace for the worst yet hope for the best… We have put together this little message that we hope will be a lifeline in the form of yarn. With resources and pretty pictures to help you pass the time more peacefully, immersed in your passion. Free Stars…
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By now, you might have heard that 8 knitting superstars will be attending the Grand Opening of our Knit Stars Flagship Store, Oct. 1-2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (We’d love for you to come too, and join us in the celebration! You can get more details and RSVP right here). But I bet you’re also wondering about…THE…
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This past couple of weeks, the knitting world fell in love with Tom Daley, the Olympic gold medalist and British diver who knits to calm his nerves between dives. At about the same time that Tom’s story went viral, I was in Atlanta filming with another Knit Star on the rise – Vincent Williams, the visionary behind…
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Come hang out with these 9 Stars 💫🎉

“If you build it, they will come.” Remember this line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams? In the movie, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. With the help of his wife, he begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield…
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