We had a fabulous day yesterday. Becka started working at the shop and she has already made a huge difference. She worked on some displays and vastly improved my sad attempt to write our café menu on the chalkboard. We spent the morning doing all that boring paperwork stuff to ensure she will actually get paid, and I almost killed the fax machine, but after that things went beautifully. The first part of our Louisa Harding shipment arrived. The rest should arrive today.... . But, the pattern books are here. Becka and I stopped everything we were doing to pour over these gorgeous books.
￼As if these weren't enough, the Jane Ellison, Queensland Collection book arrived as well.
These patterns are absolutely beautiful. She combines the same fibers used by Jo Sharp to produce amazing pieces. Mohairs blend with wool/silk/cashmere to create gorgeous sweaters, scarves, socks, and more. All of our Jo Sharp yarns can be used with these patterns, and we also now have the Queensland Uruguay Chunky - a blend of merino wool, alpaca, and silk.
Speaking of books, we just sold out of Interweave's Wrap Style, much to Becka's dismay. She was planning on starting one of the wraps in Queensland Chunky. Not to worry, we will soon be getting in more copies.
Yesterday we also broke our record for the phone sale from the greatest distance thanks to Karen from Colorado who found us on the web. Thanks Karen!
On the personal knitting side, I am almost done with the hooded sweater I am making. Half a sleeve to go and then I can put the finishing touches on it. I am so excited to see how it looks all put together. I promise to post a picture once it is up.
Coming soon to the shop - a children's corner! Peter and I have been discussing creating a small children's area with books, toys, etc... since before the opening. We want a space that will not only keep our boys entertained when they are at the shop, but that will allow parents to have the time to really explore the yarns and patterns. So, we will be shifting things around a bit tomorrow. Stop in and see the results!