Announcing the launch of The Knitting Experience Café Online Store! When you can't join us on the Big Red Couch, but are in a desperate need of a fiber fix, we're now just a click away. Or if it is the middle of the night and you are planning your next project, you can check out the yarns, patterns, needles, etc... that we have in-stock. You can even request that we hold your order for in-store pick up! Or, for those shopping from further away, all orders over $50.oo ship for FREE! And the first 50 orders include a special free gift as a thank you.
The online store has been a dream of mine since we opened shop over two years ago. For the past 6 months, it has been a constant effort of data entry, photography, and programming.
Lots and lots of programming. Peter has devoted most of his weekends and far more all-nighters than anyone should have to endure to get us up and running. Through it all, he has learned A LOT about fiber content, gauge, yarn weight, etc... . I, in turn, have learned just how little I know about computers. Luckily, even though I think he has wanted to curse me to the high heavens for my lack of database skills, Peter has restrained himself and only mumbles about my computer-illiteracy. Then he VERY patiently shows me how it should be done. I'm learning. Really. Progress is being made.
With all the work to get the online store up and running, many other areas of my life have been on hold. Such as housecleaning. God. You do not want to see my house. Or the mountains of laundry. Cooking? Domino's delivers.
But knitting? Knitting has preserved my sanity.
And, let's be honest, it's about time Peter got his sweater. The man deserves a sweater. While pictures have been downloading and files copying, I have been knitting away on the sleeves. The caps are within sight: