Friday, June 18, 2010

Holey Moley its June!!!

Greetings from my new ipad- technology might actually find me some day!! It's been a while since I wrote, but most of you will understand knowing how busy the shop has been. We have a couple of really cool things in for a limited time, so I had to get to the keyboard and let you guys know.

FIrst and foremost is the arrival of the summer Blue Sky Alpaca Trunk Show! We are really thrilled with the selection of samples that arrived this week. If you have lusted over Dyed Cotton or Worsted Hand-Dyed yarns you are in for a treat. The Everyday Hoodie in Dyed Cotton is even better in real life than it is on the pattern picture. We love it! The Eyelet Cardigan is also sampled as are the Baby Kimono, Ribbed Tank and Hooded Baby Blanket. I am fascinated with the Hooded Baby Blanket. It looks like it is a really difficult pattern - tons of color work and all kinds of trouble to knit... and then I looked a little closer- TOO COOL. Each row is just a series of slipped stitches and knit stitches. The wrong side rows are simple purls in one color. I'm tempted to knit it just to play with the colors, and we all know I don't have any baby plans in my future. On other projects that have caught my eye in this group of samples are the Knit Chicken, and Girl's Sundress. I'm not sure I need a knit chicken- but it is incredibly cute.

In Worsted Hand-Dyed the Aran Pullover, Striped Hats and Two Button Hat and Mittens arrived. The are really wonderful. I just ordered more Dyed Cotton and a good selection of Worsted Hand-Dyed, so there is lots to pick from when you come in.

I'm off tomorrow morning for a quick family visit in western North Carolina. All the siblings, and families and mom will be there. It should be fun to see everyone. I am learning how to load pictures from my camera to the ipad- and then hopefully to the blog. There may just be hope for me yet. If you stop by the shop say "Hi" to Kathryn Dabbs who offered to come and help out while I'm out of town. She agreed to slave at the yarn store in exchange for a couple days at the beach. Very cool. I'm lucky to have such good friends.

Be good, happy knitting:)