Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It had been a long day. When I finally left the shop at 6 pm, I stabbed myself in the leg with a knitting needle that had been poking a hole out of one of my many bags. OUCH. Today was so busy with so many customers and so many packages. It was like Christmas today!

First, the Fed Ex guy came with my new order of Jojoland. Besides more Swirl Shawl patterns and Melody Superwash -- I could not resist this new yarn. It's called Consonance and is 50% cashmere and 50% silk. What a combo! It's fingering weight and has 440 yards -- price is it's greatest selling point, believe it or not.

The UPS Guy brought a lot of stuff. First, the big box of Cascade. Then, we finally got our copies of the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave. When I first saw the issue, I knew I had to knit up the Positano Tote. I ordered the Lamb's Pride Superwash for it in lots of different colors. I did get the cactus green color that was called for in the pattern.I am going to use it for the bag. I barely got the Brown Sheep box opened when customers started looking through it for colors. Glad we don't have to put as much away on the shelves as we thought.

If you are looking for nice fibery notecards -- we got our shipment of notecards from Schaefer yarn. Each card has a different picture of hand dyed yarn.

I couldn't resist buying the cutest needlefelting kits ever. They are from Lorna's Wool and I bought several sheep, some Santas, gnomes and Frog and Toad.

Got in 0ur new shipment of Zuma Bags, once again I only have 2 left. I'm sure I will be ordering more. This time, I also ordered the mini cozies from Namaste and something called Oh Snap. These are 3 bags of different sizes to put all your Knitting chachkes in. The mini cozies are great for holding all of your dpns.

New Smooshy sock yarn -- need I say more
Over the weekend I finally made some progress on putting together squares of the Great American Afghan. Hope to have this sucker finished soon. Only -- where am I going to display it???
More progress on the Kauni sweater (not enough, though)

I do get to knit a few rows now and then on my Boku scarf!