Monday, July 30, 2012

Yarn is arriving continually now as the beginnings of some of the new fall yarn arrives. We had a big shipment of Malabrigo come in and Amy worked like crazy to get it out on the shelves while Rachel and I waited patiently to see all the new fiber. I just ordered more sock yarn this afternoon and am really looking forward to it coming in. I love knitting socks in the summer when it is too warm for me to have a big knitting project going. Anyhow, here are some shop pictures of just a bit of the new arrivals! My next to do thing is to felt the little llamas that Rachel has been knitting. I think our shop sheep are lonely and need their llama friends. Stay tuned.....






Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Trim in Diva Yarn & Trim

Summer is here and along with it the restless feeling I get that drives me to rearrange things. I have been doing just that in the lobby. I have new fabrics arriving almost weekly along with trims and other treasures so at night, just before I drift off to sleep, in my quieted mind, I rearrange the lobby's trim shop! The plan is usually put into action in a couple of days. Just look at all this eye candy and crafty temptation! 



Monday, July 16, 2012

Fear

This weekend I exhibited and sold at a bead show in Tacoma. When people asked me if I had a shop; I would say yes, I have both the bead and yarn store in Port Townsend. Often, way more often than I wanted to hear it, people would say things like: " oh, my local yarn store just closed " or " my mom and I would shop every weekend for projects but that store is closed now " and then again, " I remember getting my yarn from the cutest shop but it's gone now ". All of this conversation struck fear in my heart and made me realize that my love of yarn and fiber has to be contagious. I want my little yarn shop to survive and even thrive in this economy. I am frightened to the bottom of my knitting basket when I think of all the things customers said about their local shops closing.... on a wing and a prayer and good pair of knitting needles, I will survive.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

One Stitch

What a unique tattoo. Would I be so brave as to wear on my arm, my love for fiber and knitting? Would you?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Whooo -eeee, but I am a slacker! I have not written in here in ages not because I have not done anything or made anything but life has a way of speeding by like lightening! Many changes are afoot in the shop. Cathy has left us ( sob! ) and moved back to Montana to be with family. We have welcomed Amy aboard to work four days a week and Rachel will be our weekend knitter. Both bring many talents to the shop. I will also be on standby, mostly in the bead shop but on hand to help with knitty questions, pithy comments and a friendly atta girl or guy.

New yarn is arriving almost daily and we are all thrilled with the KnitPicks needles and crochet hooks. We are pretty active on Facebook and Pinterest has become a major time suck but we love it anyhow.

Summer seems to have finally arrived and I am going to at long last make something out of cotton yarn. What? I haven't the faintest idea but since we are continuing Monday Knit Nites through the summer, I am sure something will come along!

Felted chicken balls, er, characters! 
Come say hello to our staff and fondle the yarns! You know we are open EVERY DAY! xo, Lois