Tuesday, June 28, 2005

more yarn

yesterday we met with our third rep. We bought lots of Louet, yarn from the Fibre Company and Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, sweaterkits, pick up sticks, and needles from skacel. Later today we'll be buying the rest of our needles.

I haven't had much time for knitting lately, what with the store opening in two weeks (less than). Sigh.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Shirt and Classes

I just realized I haven't written about my knitting projects in a while. I'm working on a shirt. It's blue and bumpy and beautiful. Ok, maybe not the beautiful part, but it is blue and bumpy. And my camera still doesn't work so I can't show a picture of it. Argh.

I don't think I've mentioned the classes yet ....
We'll be having free beginning knitting and crochet classes on our opening weekend - July 9th and 10th - the website has slightly more details. www.thatyarnstore.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

busy busy

Today was once again a busy day. We went to a small business business near our house and talked to someone there about press releases, we worked on our press releases, copied our flyer onto colored paper, ordered business cards with our logo on it, went to the local farmers market and passed around flyers, went to a grand opening of a cowboy store a couple of blocks from our store, worked on the website. All of this for you.

Friday, June 17, 2005

July 9th!

We've picked an opening day! It's very, very soon. Very, very scary too. We figure at least for the first day we'll offer free beginning classes if a ball of yarn is purchased. I think we should offer free beginning classes all the time, but that still has to be decided.

We went to pick up another couch today, it's green. Unfortunately we had to rent a u-haul because we don't have a flat bed truck so it's an expensive couch now.

Lets see ... we still have to get a sign, dad's meeting with someone tomorrow, and we still need shelves, dad has taken it upon himself to build them.

What would you do if you had a yarn store?

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Our website is up - thatyarnstore.com

Check it out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Poor blog

Poor blog, I've neglected thee.

Lots of exciting store developments have happened in the past few days. On Saturday the family picked out a couch, an almost matching comfy chair, and some groovy lamps for the store. We also bought some nice chairs for the table that dad will be making (it's going to be a big table for people to sit at, with enough space to spread out your projects). On Sunday some of us cleaned up the floor and applied varnish to half of the store.

And ... today we bought yarn! How exciting! We actually went to a distributor's house and spent three hours looking through binders which contained small examples of yarns by the manufacturers he works with. We bought some Debbie Bliss, some Sirdar, lots of novelty yarns by Knitting Fever. I think we had a nice first purchace.

Another exciting develpment is that we now have a logo. woohoo.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

I'm back

The family just went to Oberlin to see F graduate from college. But now we're back ... While on the plane I knit M a scarf, it was done in a moss stitch (k,p on an odd number of stitches). I knit three colors together and alternated between 5 yarns, with a rowan polar yarn being used throughout the scarf. Unfortunately my camera is out of batteries and I don't have access to the camera's software so I can't post a picture of it. Oh well.