Saturday, October 21, 2006

Where to Begin?

I don't even know where to start, I have to much to blog today. First I want to post a photo of the new needles that we have in the shop. How cute are these? They are by Serendipity, which is a company from Rhode Island, USA. Every top is different, and the tips are really sharp. Great for lace.

Serendipity needles

They come in this cute box which looks as if they are flowers in a garden box.

The next thing is what arrived in the post today, my Hot Socks box. I cannot believe how many lovely things were inside.

Sock Swap1

I have been dying to see some "Socks that Rock" in person, and here it is in just the color that I would pick! It is so soft and lovely, I just keep looking and petting it. I am debating whether to make socks with it, or a scarf. Jennifer has also included some Eucalan wool wash, another item that I have been wanting to try. The Interweave yarn requirments chart looks great. I have to get it for the shop, it is really handy. I am also going to have some of that lovely hot chocolate later on, I expect it is going to be delicious. Thank you so much Jennifer!!! You have made my first experience with swapping a great one. Here is a close up of the STR in Mist.

Sock Swap2

You would have thought that my day could not get any better, but then I had to work at the shop. I was not really looking forward to working another Saturday as I was there last week. I could use a few days off, but today was like an all day knitting party. The morning was a bit slow. We had a class upstairs with Nic. Around midday, the "regulars" started coming in. I had to bring some chairs down from upstairs. Here is a photo of one of the less crowded moments.

Shop Saturday

If you look in the foreground, you can see a little bit of the other table, where some very nice ladies were learning magic loop and working on socks. At some point, Nic went out to get everyone some tea, and then the place really started filling up. There was a point where it was a bit hard to walk around, but everyone was in a very happy mood, so I don't think anyone felt very bothered. This was quite a contrast to yesterday, which was our slowest day on record. Days like today are when I feel like this is what we opened the shop for, and all the work is worth it!

P.S. Sorry the photos are quite small, click on them to see them larger.


Jill said...

I thought it was a great afternoon, lovely atmosphere. I counted 15 people in there at one point....

janine said...

Pretty needles :-)
I have just finished blocking the shawl I have made with the Koigu I bought from you last month. I will post photos on my blog tomorrow if you are interested

Wibbo said...

Jill's spot on! I had a lovely afternoon.

PurlyQueen said...

The Socks that Rock truly rocks! I haven't forgotten about my Lorna's Laces yarn for the Twisted Float Shrug! I finished the Sunrise Circle jacket last night - seams and all. I just need to get some toggles for it.

Flossie said...

Ah, looks like you all had great fun. I got as far as Richmond and caught in the rain storm so turned around and headed back to Kingston.

I'm sure I'll be in this weekend though, I'll bring knitting and hopefully there'll be lots of others there again.


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