Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Our Son (the Boy) is heading towards Saskatchewan on his big adventure and we have booked a few days to see him. (We will have to find him first!) The endless list of things to do before we go is slowly getting checked off. We found people to stay with the dog, watch the shop (but it will be closed!) , mind the cows.
If you are in the top half of my mailing list, you already know about my 'Customer Appreciation' Event. Today (Thursday) and tomorrow the shop will be open until 8 pm. This will give you time to see me before I close for the next week. Plus you will receive at least 10% off any purchases with some things being up to 50% off.
Thursday and Friday the shop is open 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday regular 10 - 5 hours.
Remember the Shop is closed from September 1st - September 7th. Regular hours resume September 8th. (Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5 )
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
In the meantime they held anything that I wasn't quite sure where it belonged.
Today a box came filled with this lovely yarn with purpose. Manos del Uruquay are now full members of the WFTO, the World Fair Trade Organization. I received a small shipment of some of the beautiful yarns and some patterns. I have always been a supporter of the small independent businesses that do good for their local communities. This is a great way to support a group of rural women who are using their local resources to create a beautiful product and a reliable source of income for their families.
Come a see the lovely colourways...now to figure out where to put all that 'random' stuff.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
According to someone there are 50 million knitters in North America, 2 times the number of Golfers.
Knitting! It's a good thing!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Mary arrived first thing this morning (well 10 am) and the two of us unpacked 9 good sized boxes filled with new yarn. Lots of yummy stuff. The store is getting very full, lets just say things are getting a bit 'creative' here.
But its too hot to even think about knitting with wool, fortunately my current project is in cotton.
When the batteries get charged I will show you some pictures...or come by and see for yourself!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
That out of the way, I headed into Toronto to do some errands. First a call to one of the warehouses to check stock, only to hear that the sprinklers had turned on over the weekend and they were flooded, no word on damages or delays in orders. (imagine soggy bags of yarn!)
I managed a couple of stops, a few interesting finds and got stuck in traffic. This week will be filled with finding a home for all the new inventory for fall.
I know its hot, trust me, this place isn't airconditioned..but there is some great yarns and projects to do!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
My little store, is in a very old building, with no air conditioning. It is surprisingly cool despite the weather outside, but still warm.
I skipped work for a couple of hours to 'do' another wedding. The Sanctuary is one of the nicest buildings in town, beautiful woodwork, lovely windows but alas no airconditioning. We can open windows and doors, but the bus goes by just as the Minister is getting to the important part, so many of those have to be closed during the ceremony. Today, we broke the rules and opened anything that would provide even the slightest breeze. The Bride was beautiful, the groom was nervous, the ring bearer and flower girl were adorable, (Mr. Bty's kids from highschool!) and the flowers were gorgeous. I love real flowers at a wedding!
Next week, I head into Toronto on Monday to pickup 4 cases from one supplier, and then another 6 are arriving Tuesday or Wednesday...lots of wool, just what I need more insulation!
Christmas and Winter are coming...will you be ready!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
There are a lot of activities planned up and down King Street so bring the family, they can drop you off and you can visit for a little while.
There of course is the 'Clearance Event' happening, take advantage and add to your stash!
See you Soon!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I know I have this store, we have a dog (that's old, but likes to travel), we have this farm thing and other commitments. So we are thinking, but it involves closing the store for a week, only one week, I will be open every other one from now on. There are lots of decisions, fly, drive, find house sitter that could stay with dog....then there is the root canal thing I have to have done before we can consider going (no drug plan either!)
What I am telling you is that I may decide to close up the shop for a week, the first week in September and the husband and I and perhaps the dog will trek to the middle of no where to see our little boy.
To bribe everyone into feeling good about this, I am having a 'clearance' event. I have sorted out some of the yarns that I am replacing with some new great stuff and there are colours that need to be refreshed.
Come in and see what I have. Some are 30% off some are 50% off. But they all have limited amounts.
I don't 'do' sale events very often, there is always stuff at a good price I do the best I can to find good value in the yarns I select. There aren't any signs posted in the windows. I want to give my blog readers and regular customers the heads up first.
Either its the meds I am on or I haven't had enough coffee today..so if I sound so undecided its because there is so much to decide. . .
See you soon!
Friday, August 7, 2009
from Namaste a small collection of great knitting tote bags and a few accessories. These are definately not your 'Grandmother's' knitting bags (but she would love them too!).
Designed by knitters using 'animal friendly' material.
Great gift for the knitter in your life, even if that knitter is you.
See you soon!