Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
My Son..who was supposed to leave for his big adventure on Mother's Day is leaving tomorrow (Friday) morning. The plane leaves about 9 so I should be back in time to open, but I am not counting on the Toronto traffic.
So for the first time in the 6 months I have been open I will open late! If you are coming to Bowmanville, visit me after you have had lunch.
See you soon!
Also finished a pair of socks from stash yarn, but I won't show you those...its a secret project!
Days are quiet in the shop and days are filled with plans for the fall.
Don't forget about the Left Handed Knitting in June!
A fun event is planned for June 20th..I will keep you posted.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Lessons are Saturday mornings 10:30 till noon. Starting June 6th. If you are interested or know someone who would like to become one of us..contact the shop..email or telephone to reserve a seat. Lessons are $10.00 per session, requires 5mm needles.
Other lessons include:
- Beginners lessons, Wednesday mornings 10:30 till noon ($10.00 per session)
- Knitting clinics, (bring WIP or UFO and get back on track) $5.00 per session.
- Classes are limited to 4-5 students.
June 20th is WWKIP day for Soper Creek Yarn, it just happens to fall on the same day as Bowmanville's Fabulous Fifties Festival. More details to follow, (as soon as I figure out what I am doing!)
Lots to do, not enough time...but there is always a little time to knit!
Friday, May 15, 2009
At $29.00 each they pack a lot of information for a very reasonable price. If you aren't sure, we have come to an arrangement, that won't break any copyright rules (Lucy's videos, Lucy's rules). You can purchase the video for the full price and then if you return it within 5 days I will refund $24.57 +taxes, the remaining $5.00 is for 'rental' of the video. (After 5 days the video is yours to keep!) The best part is that each time the video is returned (in good condition) the price goes down $3.00 to the next customer. If you are the 5th person to take the video home you could purchase it for $15.00!
For those on high speed..you will enjoy this "The Last Knit"
It looks like the long weekend may be rainy...good day to snuggly up with a good video ;)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Last week, against my 'Shop rules', I took a return and gave the customer her money back. When I checked the balls of yarn for weight, one was significantly less than the other, 6 grams. That means that this ball is now about 8 metres short. I could just put it on the shelf and not say anything, but I can't do that.
So what to do. The customer will deny that she has shorted me, (but I am sure that since every other ball in this colour weighs over 100 grams that this one did as well.) Do I confront her, or just tell her next time she is not allowed any returns, (my store, my rules).
So hence the dilemma. So now every ball gets weighed, either during the return or after, and any one loosing my trust with not be able to return yarn under any circumstance. I know that 99.9% of my customers are honest kind and generous people...so bear with me.
It's taken over a week to write this up, but I wanted to let you know that I will make sure that every ball of yarn you purchase has been checked for weight, you won't have to worry about purchasing one that is 'short'
On to other things.
Some pretty knitting: Chevalier done with Creative Focus Superwash. Pattern says double the yarn, I did a single strand.
When my kids were little, I sold/ordered Avon products and for the past couple of years I was ordering stuff on line. (I really wasn't a very good rep but I liked their products and that way I could be sure of a good supply!) Yesterday I signed up again, so if you like their products and currently don't have access to a brochure..come and see me. Orders are every two weeks, and there's always something new.
When I told my husband what I did he said: How much more are you going to take on!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Today would also have been Mary's birthday. Mary was another Rickaby's staff member, Mary was an only child and looked after her parents through their senior years. When I worked in the yarn department in the store Mary would fill in during busy times. She would have been well into her later years by then. A beautiful knitter, she knit most of her wardrobe. Skirts, jackets, sweaters; the more complicated the pattern the more Mary liked it. She loved to do colour work. Needlepoint was another favorite craft, she recreated famous paintings and made needlework handbags.
One of Mary's passions were butterflies, if it had a butterfly on it, Mary loved it. The day a needlework canvas handbag with butterflies arrived was one of her best days.
A kind lady who lived a simple but lovely life, with many friends.
Two extraordinary women born on the same date, 2 very different lives!
On the Knitting front, I finished another shawl, (my new favorite thing!), still working on too many projects.
On sale this week, a few skeins of Northern Chunky, some lovely Filatura diCrosa yarns, and greatly reduced some leftover Needfull yarns!
See you soon!
This past Saturday was the Downtown Bowmanville's Maplefest, the main street was closed to vehicle traffic, lots of fun. The shop was busy, and I had some things on sale...they are still on sale.
Otherwise not much new or interesting...just knitting and not much of that lately.
Next week things should be better......maybe.