Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Woolly Boully Softie up at the Loopy Ewe

My Softie Sock yarn (100% superwash merino) is up at the Loopy Ewe, but you might want to act fast if you want some--many of the colorways have already disappeared. Do not despair--the Yarn Grove still has some of the popular colorways in stock.

Sunshine Family

I wanted to share a little story about a new colorway I have that's up at the Loopy Ewe right now. It's called "Sunshine Family." Does that ring a bell at all? If you're about my age, it might. The Sunshine Family were my favorite dolls. I managed to get this off of eBay a few years ago:

I'm sorry that the picture quality is so bad--I took it with my old camera when I was in Texas a few months ago. Texas is where my doll collection is. What else is in the collection? I might be a bit too embarrassed to say right now. I still have the Sunshine Family dolls that I played with as a child, but I wanted these--untouched, promising, evoking the anticipating.

There's more to this new colorway than that. I was obsessed with yellow as a child. Second in line were orange and green. I was girl who preferred Bert over Ernie. I loved our 70s kitchen. My mother had a crocheted doll that was done up in yellow, orange, and green. She made me a chevron blanket in those colors. These are the colors that, when seen in this combination, make me feel happy. I think that deserves some socks.


The_Add_Knitter said...

Do you have any Little Kiddles in that collection?? I bet you do!

So cheery, such a great color way!

JaneD said...

It's a treat as I write my dissertation to take a break and find you've posted something new. But when I saw it was about the SUNSHINE FAMILY, well that deserved a reply. I wonder what happened to ours. We played with them along with our very odd assortment of real Barbies and fake hollow Barbie knock-offs, who were taller but thinner than our Sunshine Family; our Wonder Woman doll, who was truly an Amazon in comparison; an oddly-articulated skinny Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, complete with dress, basket and Toto plus Glenda the Good Witch's dress but no doll; two Action Jackson dolls that were also oddly articulated and thinner than the Sunshine Family; and, saving the best for last, and relatively equally-sized, our Vinny Barbarino doll. I wonder what some of those would have been worth on ebay if we hadn't gotten rid of them.

The yarn is beautiful!

Senora Fuerte said...

Thank you for the Opal sock yarn! It arrived in the mail on Monday, I think, and I've already cast on. It's an interesting colorway. At first I thought, "Eesh! What am I going to do with this?!" But then I did a little swatch and it really comes out a nice subtle speckly color. Very pretty! I'm using it for some stockinette socks... so I can knit while I finish that Potter book. :)

Mrs. H said...

OMGawsh! I remember the Sunshine Family! My cousin had them and their house! We used to play with them for hours on end! So worthy of this colorway... :)

Heather said...

I found your blog when I was googling how to dye yarn with sunflowers and had to comment when I saw your Sunshine family. I still have my old Sunshine family stuff. My set is a store, sort of a pottery wheel/country craft store. Love your yarn.