More arrivals….

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 |

I’ve been running to the post office every day it seems. I can’t get deliveries to the store since the mailman shows up during the day and I’m not here. So all deliveries go to my local post office and I get so excited when I see the delivery slip in my mailbox. Last Thursday we hosted a Yarn Tasting at the store (more on that later) and when I came home and picked up the mail there were three delivery slips waiting for me. Thankfully I was off on Friday and was able to get everything. We now have kits from Fleece Artist in Nova Scotia – we have sock kits (2 different styles of sock, 20 different colours/patterns) and thrum mitten kits. SweetGeorgia sent their order of bulk yarn, worsted and their always popular Tough Love Sock. And, I also received an order of rug hooks so those of you who asked for them at the Creative Festival they have arrived. Over the next few weeks I will creating more beginner rug hooking kits with different patterns. And, I just realized that I will have to order more hooks since I intend to make up quite a few. If nothing else, I am getting to know my local post office...

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Knitting Wool

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Knitting Wool

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -“ ― Heraclitus I can attest to this. Late August when I was setting up the store I thought I had come upon the best possible layout. I knew where the yarn would go and where the rug hooking wool would go. The tables would separate the areas without blocking them off. That worked until I ordered more yarn than I had space for. I then had to add a couple of cabinets and move things around a bit. That too worked until I came home from a very successful weekend at the Creativ Festival with more yarn than I started with. This is because I met Rhichard Devrieze and am lucky enough to be carrying his beautiful hand dyed yarn in the store. I brought back enough to fill two shelves and that started the changes all over again. I still have some work to do to fit everything in but I’m happy that at least I know where things will go…for now. That happiness is going to be short lived. I came home yesterday to a notice that I had missed the FedEx guy who was bringing an order of yarn from Briggs and Little in New Brunswick. Some of this yarn is special orders for weavers and dyers but some will end up in the store and will make lovely warm cardigans for this coming winter. I also received notice that my yarn shipment from Sweet Georgia yarns in Vancouver has been shipped and should arrive early next week. I’ve forgotten all that’s in this order but I know there’s at least 3 colours of sock yarn and some worsted weight. I’m very excited to see the yarn and hope it’s sent in a really nice box since I am not sure I have shelf space for it. I will figure something out though because not long after that shipment arrives I am expecting a shipment from Fleece Artist in Nova Scotia. I’ve ordered kits from them which will make great last minute presents for the knitter in your life. And, if you’re lucky enough to be the recipient of the finished product you will have a wonderful pair of socks or a warm pair of thrum mittens. But it doesn’t stop there. Monday I am meeting with the local rep for Madeline Tosh and will be placing an order.  I don’t know how quickly it will arrive in the store – I’ll know more on Monday – I just hope I have enough time to get more...

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