March 05, 2012
…. but can you blame me?
Good thing there aren’t too many of these posted yet.
Click at your own risk.
Geez. Thanks a lot, Mary.
February 01, 2012
Having a store that covers so many different craft “topics” means a lot of things, not the least of which is you never quite know what the UPS guy will be bringing you on a given day.
Since I hate to leave any one section neglected and out in the cold, our shipments are usually a mash-up of treats that will eventually head to all four corners of the store.
The following is a sample of what we received today.
Why yes! I did get a new camera and am spending lots of time playing with it.
Why do you ask?
February 01, 2012
Ever since Mary posted this pattern on her website, I’ve been distracting myself with heart knitting quite a bit.
Here’s shot of the collection I made and then stitched into a banner.
Blocking improved it dramatically.
That fuzzy stuff is Malabrigo Angora.
Not a yarn you would normally associate with angora and frankly, it doesn’t look like much on the ball, but it’s dreamy knit up.
January 31, 2012
You have to come in and check out this magazine. It’s British.
Or don’t even come in if you can’t, but check it out somewhere.
Online is a good option.
In addition to carrying around a hard copy, I also usually download one to my iPad.
Of course, digitally you don’t get the cute little giveaway included in every month’s issue.
I actually have no idea what that is.
But I like it.
January 26, 2012
This is what a meeting with a yarn sales rep looks like in my office.
It’s gone a little more high tech than it was back in the Studio Knit days.
Most everyone types up their orders on their iPads now (or the equivalent) rather than writing all those long lists of color numbers by hand.
But there’s still plenty of pouring over pattern books and fondling yarn and the torture of, once having chosen a yarn, having to pick out colors. (Ugh! I usually throw in the towel and just order them all. Oh well.)
The sales rep sits here (today it was the unbelievably lovely Sherry Massey):
And I sit here:
And we both struggle to get through the avalanche of wool and related paraphernalia with our knees up to our chins and our phones buried somewhere underneath the commotion so that when one of us gets a call, we flutter around madly, messing up the piles that were never that neat to begin with.
But the best part is:
If you’re reeeeeeally good, you may get some samples at the end.
And despite the literally hundreds of boxes of yarn you have in the back room, these little treats will delight you and brighten your whole day.