Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sales Rep Visit and Hat Pattern Update

Jan, Kathleen and I ordered fantastic new yans from Classic Elite yesterday. Pam Allen formerly of Interweave Knits is their new design director and has taken this company in a fabulous new direction in my humble opinion. The designs are fresh and the photography and pattern layout top notch. Look for good things this spring.

Berroco has a couple good looking new yarns (Lumina and Seduce) we are adding and we've decided to expand our color range in the Bonsai bamboo blend. There will also be more pattern support for Bonsai as well as the new yarns.

Personnally, I'm heading out of my grey phase and into dark teal blue phase with a little lavender and dark coral thrown into the mix. And you know I always favor a good green and orange.

Jan is knitting socks like mad due to the nature of the current political season. More Mountain Colors sock yarn coming.

In addition, I sold a hat pattern to the guys at Simly Shetland for their upcoming fall publication. It is done out of their new Lambswool Cashmere blend yarn. Now if I can just not lose the sample hat prior to the photo shoot.

Knit Out Adventure at MOA

Wow! The crowds, the lines, the celebs were all great.

Steven, Cis and I rocked the TNNA & Stitch n Pitch booth. We had lots of items for people to touch and feel.

I handed out 300 pretty postcards on Saturday to promote our Vintage Button Show and Sale scheduled for March 7 & 8, 2008. That was all the cards I had, so I printed 300 flyers of the card to hand out on Sunday. 250 more of the full color cards are being printed and should be here early next week.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Out of Town

I'll be way up north at Bearskin Lodge near Grand Marais defying winter with my DH and a bunch of DFs until February 14. Yeah!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Becky and the Button Event

DH and I finished putting together a postcard to distribute for the Biggest Vintage Button Event This Side of the Lake. It looks fabulous and so far we haven't noticed any typos. It's printing today and should be available Thursday.

New Opal sock yarn shipment at the shop.

I'm working today so I'll have to take some photos to add to the site. They are offering their yarn in solid colors but, Jan and I both think we'll pass. The spacedyed self-patterning is so much more fun! They've also sent a pattern book containing some darling mittens and gloves.

Friday, February 1, 2008

My life and the screen.

The video for Linden Hills Yarn made possible by Dale aired for the first time on Cable Access Channel six last night. Where did we put that 20 inch tele?

And I've been spending much of my time this week updating the aforementioned website, flickr, blog, ravelry . . . Can't I just knit?