Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ellyn Cooper TRUNK SHOW & other news

Yeah! Hurray! The annual Ellyn Cooper Trunk Show is almost here. November 8-30 we will have a great array of Ellyn's beautiful hand-dyed yarns. The Trunk Show has become a much anticipated event at Knitting Addiction and I think this year is going to be new levels of wonderful.

I've talked with Ellyn several times about the show and she has new colors and a host of neat new fibers to add some real fun to this year's event. If you are an Ellyn junkie as so many of us are this is the time to road trip to the beach and spend some time finding a new project in Ellyn's beautiful yarns.

We hope to see you here!

Other news around ths shop of note is a new but familiar face. Karen Arbaugh who many of you know has joined me at Knitting Addiction as a great part-time person. If you have not met Karen she has wonderful skills and is an awesome addition to the KA staff. In her "real" job she's a paramedic for Dare County, so she thinks that KA is the "fun" job. Karen will be around a couple of days a week. Stay tuned for another new face in tne near future.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 22

Just a little advanced notice for those who do read the blog. Knitting Addiction will be uncharacteristically closed on Saturday, October 22. A dear friend, Susan Kowalski, passed away from the evils of cancer last week and the memorial service is on Saturday. Dave and I will be attending the service and the events following. Please keep the Kowalski Family in your thoughts and prayers. Susan and her husband George have been huge assets to the Southern Shores VFD and she will be greatly missed. God bless and Godspeed Susan, please keep watching over all your folks from a higher vantage point.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wow!! What a great day!

What a great day!! Saturday, October 8 was a loads of fun at Knitting Addiction. We were lucky to have Carolyn Schena from Studio 12, Avon join us for the day for an Art Show. Studio 12 had some damage from Irene and we hoped to have a good day for some great art and shopping.

Carolyn brought tons of beautiful art for the fine folks at KA to admire and purchase. She creates beautiful ceramic buttons and tiles, amazing fused glass jewelry, and lovely original paintings. Gary, her sweet guy, is an amazing potter and Carolyn brought a wonderful array of his pottery, platters and YARN BOWLS!!

It was a feast for the eyes. Blue, green and earthy glazes on neat pottery. Sparkly fused glass pendants and earrings, sterling silver clay molded into fanciful jewelry. There was something neat for nearly everyone. Loads of shoppers found treasures on the Studion12 tables and it was fun day all the way around. There is also a fresh supply of yarn bowls at the shop if you having been waiting for the next delivery!

Thanks to all who came out to support Studio 12 and the Schenas. They are great people and longtime Knitting Addiction friends. If you missed the fun this weekend, we are hoping to have Carolyn back up for another show in the near future. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Studio 12 is coming!!

Yeah me! FINALLY something to blog about! Carolyn Schena from Studio 12 in Avon is going to be a the shop on Saturday, October 8 all day. She's packing the truck with all sorts of Studio 12 art, pottery and jewelry and heading north on the ferry to bring a slice of Hatteras to the northern beaches. We are really excited to see the beautiful things she will have for sale. Please come in and shop 'til you drop! Christmas is right around the corner, so this is a great opportunity to support local artists and find the perfect gift for a friend or even yourself!

Check out the Studio 12 website at Studio 12