Friday, June 30, 2006

Vegas-Here we come

The bags are packed and our flight leaves at 9 tonight. We are flying back on the red eye Tuesday night arriving early Wednesday morning in Toronto.

Have a great long weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Finally some pictures

Well, as I promised, here are some pictures of Bettna. The picture with 3 pieces is the bottom of the fronts and backs. The other picture is the sleeves.

I am almost done the one sleeve/front and the other sleeve is done, just have to finish that front part.

As I mentioned, Beth and I are off to Vegas on Friday. Because Saturday is a holiday I decided that I needed/wanted to go away. I am closing the store on Tuesday and we will be back in Toronto at 7am Wednesday morning meaning I will be tired but the store will be open on Wednesday.

The website is almost ready to launch. We have one more small problem (taxes) and then it is ready to go. In the US where these programs are made there is only one tax rate but we have 2 which causes problems. Once we have the solution, I will let you know.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Crazy Weekend

After the tent sale I thought that this was going to be a relaxing weekend.

The store was jammed on Saturday. I was in there helping Sarah most of the day. I went upstairs around 2 to rest and she called me to say that Nadine was here. I have never met Nadine (she lives in Montreal) but we have talked on the phone, emailed and I read her blog. She was visiting her mom who lives in Burlington so it was great of her to drop by.

Saturday night was a Stag and Doe in Brantford. We left at 12:30 and instead of going straight home like responsible people we went to a friends house. 3:30 was a little late (or early) to be getting into Ancaster.

Mom and dad have visitors from South Carolina so Sunday afternoon was dinner at their house.

To everyone who answered the meme on my blog, I have gone through this morning and answered on yours. Sorry for the delay.

I promise pictures tomorrow!!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Tent Sale

Sorry but I didn't get pictures of the tent sale. It was totally crazy. By 12:15 on Wednesday there were over 50 women clawing through boxes of yarn. I heard afterwards that it was getting crazy-women were using their elbows to push other women out of the way so they could grab yarn.

I decided at 9 last night when we were putting the leftover yarn away in storage that I needed a holiday. (Indy wasn't a holiday-it was working) Beth and I are off to Vegas on Friday night for 4 days.

I have finished the front and back pieces of Bettna. I am almost done both sleeves and now just have the top of the body to finish. I will try and get pictures for you over the weekend.

The people from Namaste called me on Thursday and my shipment of bags is on the way. Hopefully they will arrived before Friday-the messenger bag will be great for the plane. I am also deciding on a new project. Bettna will be too much to carry if it isn't done by then. I know that many of you are saying socks but I get bored after the first one and never finish a pair.

Monday, June 19, 2006


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Quick Post

I am off to price the final yarns for the tent sale and realized that I hadn't written in a while. Here is the tent while empty. I will try and get pictures on Wednesday when it is full of yarn.

Bettna is coming along great. Got lots of knitting done yesterday while watching the Nascar race and golf. I have the stocking stitch part of both fronts done and the back over 1/2 way done. I hope to finish the back tonight during the hockey game-GO OILERS!! Now its just the sleeves. Here are the two fronts. Not a great picture-sorry. Took it quickly in the tent.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Back from Indy

The show was great but boy am I tired. During the day there is lots and lots of walking. In the evening we meet up with friends for dinner and drinks. The greatest thing about the show is seeing friends from England and New Zealand that we only get to see twice a year.

I didn't get much knitting done-there wasn't even time to sleep while away. There will be pictures later in the week of my progress so far.

This is just a sample of what I saw. There will be more information available in our store newsletter-hopefully this will be done in the next week. I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting ready for the tent sale.

Yarn news
I had already ordered most of the new yarns before going to the show. The show is great for seeing garments from all the new books knit up. They always look much better in person.
As for ordering, there were new colours of Bearfoot from Mountain Colors to be ordered along with colours that we were missing. I did find interesting sock yarns from a company called Claudia Hand Painted Yarns. These will be arriving before September.

Needle news
Everyone at the show was talking about Clover's new Knit Lite. These are plastic knitting needles that have a light in them. Enjoy knitting anywhere, anytime…day and night. Illuminates knitting with black, dark and fuzzy yarns. There was an article in the New York Times about these needles a couple of months ago.
I am hoping our shipment arrives mid July.

Knitting Bag news
I found a great company called Namaste. There was so many different styles of bags in so many colours that I dragged Beth and Cathy over to help me order. They make a fabulous Messenger bag out of corduroy which I ordered in 4 different colours.

The Everday bag is a great handbag that you can take anywhere. We have it coming in 5 different colours.

The Needle Binder is a cool way to store your all your needles-straight and circular.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Off to Indy

Beth, Bev, Cathy (who reps for our company and sometimes works in the store as well as being one of my students) and I are off to Indianapolis early tomorrow morning. We aren't going for fun-this is a trade show to see the new yarns for fall. Okay, the show is Saturday-Monday which gives us time to shop and sightsee.

I needed knitting to take and have been dreaming of knitting Bettna so I got one front cast on today. I am using colour 244 of Silk Garden. Here is the picture again so you don't have to scroll down to see it. Jane just finished knitting it for the store (in colour 245) and it is fabulous.

I know there won't be time to write while I am away. We are home late Tuesday night so Wednesday I should be able to give you a preview of fall.