2011 Yarn Crawl – Stop 1 – The Loopy Ewe

The Loopy Ewe - Do you Know the Entrance Password?

Oh what fun I had on my Friday of Fun visiting 4 yarn stores in St. Louis.  It wasn’t that long ago that I realized that the acclaimed Loopy Ewe was in my city.  I was shocked, but unfortunately due to limited hours (after all I think she’s mainly an on-line store) I’ve never been able to visit.  So having a chance to visit there was wonderful.  I could have gotten lost in there for hours, and the staff leaves you alone so you really could get lost for hours.  But they were there when I needed help.

Sensory Overload!

I think the thing that impressed me most was the amount of hand-painted yarn.  I was overwhelmed by all the amazing colors.  I wanted to buy it all, and I seriously thought about it. But knowing I had 3 more stores to visit I restrained myself to some of Loopy’s yarn.  Choosing which colorway was hard! I wafffled for over a half an hour, I put yarn in my lovely little basket they give you to shop with, and I put it back, then I put it back in my basket, then back on the shelf.

An inviting Place to Sit

On this yarn crawl I had good intentions. I wanted to limit my yarn purchases to buy yarn to knit the story of Spud & Chloe, and at the Loopy Ewe they had the yarn.  But when I started adding up the costs to knit these toys, I realized that I was indeed insane.  Toys are wonderful, but luscious expensive yarn should be wrapped around you in a veil of comfort.  So, well, my plan went out the door in about 45 minutes.  But I have 4 new planned projects and lovely memories of my yarn crawl that will last me the year.  My Loopy Ewe purchase will be a shawl, and a cup to commemorate the start of my crawl, because I needed a good mug for coffee.

My Loppy Ewe Purchase

So the Loopy Ewe, I used google maps and made my route from my office (I had to drop off Pineapple Upside Down Cakes for an ALS bake sale), then I cranked the radio and headed out to my first destination.  I pulled up to the address, and it is an office building. Hmmmm….was I in the right spot?  I parked my car and went inside.  Yep, there on the sign, Suite 107, the Loopy Ewe.  I got to the door, and to get in you had to ring a bell. I felt like I was entering a secret society, a hidden den of yarn wonder, a speakeasy of yarn quite possibly.  And then you walk in to the most incredible sight, row after row after row of lovely colors and yarn of every type.  I felt like yarn was on prohibition and I had to have the secret password to get my yarn fix.  And no one outside that office space knew such a wonderous world existed behind that cold white door.  I felt like a child entering Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.  I think it had been too long since I immersed myself in the world of yarn.  i can’t believe all the wonders I had lost by shopping mainly online in the last few years due to a heavy work load and crazy schedule.  It was fun having my yarny senses revived.

Next Up we stop at the Kirkwood Knittery!

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Knitter and Spinner
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5 Responses to 2011 Yarn Crawl – Stop 1 – The Loopy Ewe

  1. Lorraine says:

    Wow Rebekah- Can I stand in your aura? I would love to go just once.

  2. Thanks so much for including us on your Yarn Crawl last week. I’m glad you popped by!

  3. Susan says:

    Oh, I want to visit The Loopy Ewe. I am in love with the yarn and the superior customer service – the best I’ve found in my 20+ years of knitting/yarn shopping. Thanks so much for the look inside.

  4. Lynn says:

    A speakeasy of yarn!!!! I LOVE that analogy! What great pics and NICE goodies…..

  5. Chris says:

    Oh, lucky you that the Loopy Ewe is so close! But dangerous…

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