Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Thank you everybody for the candy, the cookies, the flowers, the presents, and most of all your friendship! Have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Holiday Hours

Along with drinking and eating, we know that knitting is a great holiday stress reliever. Here are our holiday hours so you can get your fix when you so desperately need it!

We will be closed Sunday, December 23 through Wednesday, December 26.

We will be open Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30, but only 12- 5 pm. Stitch and Bitch is canceled this week.

We will be closed Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1st.

After that, our hours will be the same: Everyday, 11 am - 6pm except for early on Wednesday at 8 am and late on Thursday until 9 pm.

Have a happy holiday!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Goings on

This past Saturday I was at the Rainbow Blossom Green Gift Fair. It's a great idea: get a few area businesses and artists together in one place for holiday shopping you don't have to feel guilty about. I brought some Lantern Moon baskets and needles (fair trade), Blue Sky Organic Cotton, O-wool, Perdues in Paradise Alpaca, and a few skeins of Farmhouse Yarns Lumpy-Bumpy (just some of our organic fibers). We also had a few of our handknits (sweatshop free and all). Here is the (overcroweded) table I set up.

On Sunday, Whitney finished the first half of her leaf scarf from the '06 Interweave Holiday issue. She is also teaching this class, starting Friday, January 4th. Read the description here for more information.

Here's a close up of her work. She's using Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere. Yowzah!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What I'm Into...

This week, I'm in Velocity's "What I'm Into..." column. Guess what? I'm into yarn and knitting. You can read the full article here.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Good Folk Fest 2007!

This weekend was the Good Folk Fest down at the Mellwood Art Center. Suzanne and I were there, selling our handmades.

Here is a picture of our booth. Suzanne is trying very hard not to notice that I'm taking a picture of her.

You probably recognize most of it. It's all from the shop. A lot of our customers came by this weekend and were overcome with recognition. "I remember this! I took that class! Wow, you haven't had this yarn for over a year!"

It was hard to pretend to be a "professional knitter" all weekend. Folks would come by and ask, "Did you knit all of these scarves?" And I would answer, "Yes. I mean--Irene knit that one for a yarn trade and my mom made those two, and I think I made that one when we moved that yarn to the sale bin--" And the ladies would just stare at me and slowly start to back away.

When I wasn't confusing people with my inability to answer a question, it went pretty well. Overall, the weekend was a success. Met a lot of great people, listened to a lot of great music, and generally had a great time. Good Folk Fest? More like Great Folk Fest!

Even Suzanne's son Zack had a great time!