That's right! The café is finally open! We received our state license today and can officially start offering Rishi tea and coffee. While the coffee selection is still undecided, I am leaning heavily towards Wicked Joe's. The coffee is roasted here in Brunswick (and we love supporting local businesses), they have a number of wonderful organic choices, plus, it tastes "wicked good." (ha,ha)
There is more exciting news - our class schedule is now posted on the website so check that page out as well. Class enrollment is limited to 5 people per class, so register soon!
Tonight is our third "Knit at Night." So far, we've had a great turnout. Last week, our first guy joined the group. Granted, he was only a couple of months old, but he is an expert knitter in the making!
I am currently struggling with a classic knitter's problem - too many projects! I am working on a number of samples for the store. Two sweaters - one from Debbie Bliss' Book Seven patterns, and the other sweater is this fabulous design from Jo Sharp. I also have a Noro scarf going and a pair of socks! Now I have my eye on a pattern for making a Noro bag. There simply aren't enough hours in the day. Luckily, my sister, Becka, starts next week and she can help me try out all these beautiful patterns. Every time a new yarn arrives, I want to stop whatever I am doing and knit a swatch to see how it looks. Becka was thrilled to hear that it would actually be part of her job description to try out new yarns and patterns. Paid to knit - what could be better??
Now that the café part of the shop is officially open, it is time to start really advertising. We'll be putting ads in all the local papers so be on the lookout for them and spread the word! Actually, we have been incredibly lucky so far with how many people have heard about us already. We recently joined the Brunswick Downtown Association and local Chamber of Commerce, and a number of people have come in after seeing our listing on those websites. In addition to our shop, you'll find lots of great information on the wonderful things happening in Brunswick. I highly recommend checking it out!