Thursday, October 28, 2010

Let me tell you a little bit about owning a yarn shop...

While one would think it would be simple, fun, relaxing, creative…please think again. Don’t get me wrong…there are moments in time that encompass all of the above. But in the end, it’s a BUSINESS!!! Even though I would rather be playing with yarn, shopping for yarn, or simply knitting with the yarn, there’s just so much to do to keep the doors open and the yarn on shelf!

With all that being said, over the next couple of weeks I’ll try to share with you some of the actual knitting that’s been going on in my life.

When Cowls Fly:

I knit this one up in a jiffy as a sample of our current Project of the Moment. Made in luscious Astral by The Alpaca Yarn Company, this drapey, lacy cowl would make a perfect gift for the holidays. If you can count, you can do it!!


When the Indie book by Sirdar came into the store, everyone went insane!! We didn’t even have the yarn in yet, but the book sold out in just a couple of days. So many stylish, amazingly wearable patterns graced the pages and put the locals into a frenzy. So, of course, I just had to jump on the bandwagon and knit up the Waterfall Cardigan. Talk about instant gratification…each sleeve only took a couple of hours!! Size 17 needles certainly do have their advantages. ;-)