Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Now that we are near the end of 2011 it's time to think about what goals we would like to achieve in 2012.

On the list:

More Lessons, learn new techniques and challenge myself with new projects.  (Two at at time toe-up socks!)

I had a few goals for the shop for 2011 and for the most part we managed to achieve them.   Thank you for that!

I have just a few hours today to finish counting stock, (we will let the accountant think we did it all today shh!)

Happy and Healthy New Year Everyone.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


 Holidays are exhausting, 3 Christmas dinners meant we ate way too much.  

The Boy and The Girl are both 'home' but we haven't seen much of them in the past 48 hours.  The Boy worked overnight to clean up snow and ice and The Girl travelled to see friends.  It's nice that they are home for a bit, I miss their company.

The Farmer has a Birthday just before Christmas and 'we' decided that he/we could use a new chair.  Our newest piece of furniture was a love seat  purchased about 1994.  In order to make use of this new piece we moved almost everything, but the TV, in the room.  I was amazed at the number of 'projects' I had stashed around the room.  (Lets just say that the largest laundry basket in the house did not hold all of the yarn!)

This week I have shortened the shop hours to spend time with family and to catch up.  I finished one cowl and a hat so far.  Today I will sort through the basket and put each project into its own bag and put the extra yarn away, (Now that I have written it down, it will happen?)

Today (Thursday) and Tomorrow (Friday) the shop is open 12 pm - 4 pm(ish) and New Years eve we open at 10 am and close at 3 pm(ish).

We are also counting inventory, please disturb us!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's about the giving!

This note came to yarn shops around the Country from one of our major suppliers:

Usually at this time of year we mail out little presents to all of you to show our appreciation.
This year we are donating the money to Oxfam.
So instead of receiving a pen from us you are giving 20 chickens, 15 goats and 10 donkeys to needy families around the world.
Have a good one!

It adds up to a pretty big donation, when you shopped in an independent yarn shop you contributed to this donation!  Thank You.

There are only a couple of days left until your Christmas knitting is done!  What's your next project?

See you Soon.

Monday, December 19, 2011


I have ruined Christmas shopping for my family.

It's easier to purchase a gift for someone when they are passionate  about something.   When your passion is also your business then that Gift giving option is completely gone.  Apparently I am difficult.

But for those of you that don't own a Yarn Shop, gift giving can be easy.

Giving gifts to people who use yarn can be very easy.

There are:  Books about their favourite projects, Project Bags, Knitting Bags, Needle sets and Yarn.  (Giving us yarn gives us permission to work with something we may never think of purchasing for ourselves.)

You could fill a stocking with: sewing needles, scissors, measuring tapes and stitch markers.

Last but not least there is always the  favourite gift the Gift Certificate!

There are 5 days left to finish your shopping.  The shop is open a little later on Thursday and Friday evenings to make it easier.

Those of you knitting madly, its close but there is still time to finish!  (Then What!)

See You Soon.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's Beginning!

There is a week left before, well you know, and there is a little skiff of snow on the ground this morning! Okay I should really think about getting this Christmas stuff organized.

Some of you have wondered about extra hours this week, I would love some! I have chosen to use the "by appointment" option for those that want to shop after hours. I have things to do too! I am in the store almost every hour it is open,  being open more leaves me less time for the other stuff. I hope you understand.  It's been a hectic year. (This week I learned about all the things you need to do when a cheque gets stolen and you need to recover the funds!)

This week we had a couple of shipments arrive. The new Stargazer from Estelle and
City Lights from Diamond Yarn.

The Ruffle yarn selection has been just about depleted and it is unlikely that we will see any more until after Christmas and New Year's Holiday Celebrations are complete.

You still have time to knit something for a gift and if you are done then there is a good selection of yarn and patterns to keep you busy this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A treat for those musically inclined.

There's not much time!

Planning Christmas hours and they are posted on the sidebar.
I debated about being open a bit later or an extra day, but choose to add the "by appointment" phrase instead. I will be happy to stay open a little later, or meet you at the shop at another time. There is so much to do, I need time to get everything done too!

See you Soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


4 x 12 =Four hanks of a new yarn called "Twelve" made this lovely shawl. The Yarn is actually 12 different yarns 'fused' together in random lengths. This easy knit only took a few days to complete.
When we were at the 'One of a Kind' on Sunday we saw a few like this that sold for many times the $60 it costs to make this.
Amazingly soft, come see!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Stars are Brightly Shining...

A new yarn from King Cole, Galaxy, with colour names like Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury..they look like shining stars!

If you have to knit a sample and mess up just one ball, make a sweater for a tiny little Girl!

We love it and it is very soft!

Come See!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

All I Want..

This is such a fun time of year, trying to find the perfect gift and keeping all the secrets. Just in case you didn't know we now have a wish list started at the shop. There is a collection of 3 x 5 cards with room to create your own wish list. Walk around the shop and fill in all those things that you would like to receive, then tell your friends and family about the cards and easy peasy for them. They get the joy of giving you something you want and you get to be surprised with every gift you open!

Come in a fill out the card, or email the shop and I will fill one out for you!

(It's fun being 'Santa'!)
Some days I get to play with Yarn!

Only 18 more sleeps! Back to your knitting!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Oh What Fun!

Moonlight Magic: Did you see the sky at 10:30 last night, clear and bright? That's what it was like when I arrived home. Lovely evening. Not as many shoppers as previous years but a few new faces!

The Fun part was the fact that the Debit Machine decided that after 3 years it was tired and decided that last night was it's last.

Today I am without it until the company drops by with a new one.

Should be an interesting day.

The new colours of Frill Seeker have arrived, plus a few of the older favourites. I ordered extra....will it last?

We had a few things marked down last night..I am leaving them on Sale for today!

See You Soon

Thursday, December 1, 2011


It is December, we all have a lot to do.

1. Today is an Anniversary for the shop. Soper Creek Yarn has just celebrated 3 full years of business! So today is my 4th December 1st?

2. December 2nd (my 4th December 2nd) is Moonlight Magic in Bowmanville, come visit downtown from 6 pm - 10 pm and celebrate the Holiday Season with the Shops and Restaurants in the Heart of Bowmanville. (Some have special events never know what you may find!)

3. December 3rd, (my 4th December 3rd)....

See You Soon!