Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Sweaters

Wintery weather calls for warm sweaters. Danielle made hers out of the Cascade Eco Wool in purple. This is the Swing Jacket from Knitting Pure and Simple. Really cute on her and what a great fit!

Susan knit this out of ShiBui Merino Alpaca.

This is a pattern from SweaterKits. The sweater will be going down to Knit Michigan. Melody will be representing our shoppe and we will be exhibiting ShiBui and Icelandic yarn. ShiBui is sending us a trunk show, so be ready to stop by the shoppe in another 1.5 weeks. We will have lots of wonderful knitted garments ready to touch and drool over.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Continuing our renovation

We are continuing to work on updating the shoppe. This is where we put the checkout counter.

Then the rest of the main room.

And check out the front room. Three of the trellis's are sitting out in the front lawn, in the snow.

This is the last of the trellis's. We purchased three bookcases from Ikea to replace the trellis. They are in the middle room.

Hopefully our carpenter is coming in tomorrow to put up the slatboard in the front room. Then we will use hooks for the notions and needles. Books and patterns will go on bookcases.

I am still looking for a table. If you know of a 60" oval pedestal table, let me know.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Renovation time

After being in business for 1.5 years, we decided it was time to look at the shoppe and see how we could use the space to give you better service. We decided to put a table and chairs in the front room, to use for classes. Books, notions, and patterns will also go out into the front room. Yarn will be in the main and back room.

We are getting rid of the trellis and brought in shelves for the yarn. Here are Kate and Ashley working hard, helping to set up the new shelves.

And here is the finished project.

The checkout area has also been moved.

We are still in the process of moving items around. This is the back room - we took the shelves out and the countertop will also be removed.

The room will have shelves full of yarn and the buttons and notions are going into the front room where we are putting up slatboard for the notions. Bookshelves will hold patterns and books.

I have four boxes sitting in the closet, waiting to be unloaded. New yarn from Farmhouse Yarns, more Denise Organizers, yarn from Fiber Trends, and felted items and other goodies from Rising Tide.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Click and knit

Yup, they are here. The Addi Clicks. There are 10 different tips, from US 4 to US 15 (no US 5, and don't ask me why), along with a 24", 32", and 40" cord. You place the cord into the tip, twist, and let go. It clicks into place and will never pop out.

If you don't want the case, put the needles and the rest of the kit into this -

the Denise Organizer.

We also ordered Loft Color from Skacel. This yarn was used in knitting the Inside Outside Scarf from Knitting Universe.

Then we have sock yarn that can be knit with US size 3 - Opal 6 ply and Trekking 6 fach.

Now, if I could just order some knitting time.