Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

Hi everyone. Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. It's been a very busy 2 weeks. I'm still getting my feet wet and I appreciate your patience. I also appreciate it when you come in and I still don't remember your name and you don't get mad at me. I'll get them eventually...

If you haven't seen the weekly newsletter then you'll be surprised to find out that we'll be opening on Sundays again in the Fall. Beginning September 11, we'll be open Sundays 11 - 3. And, on 9/11, we'll be giving 10% of our sales total to the local Altamont Fire Department and Ambulance Squad in memory of those that lost their lives 10 years ago. So please join us that day for some friendship and knitting.

We have gotten in many new, yummy yarns and are expecting more at the beginning of September. Check out the website for updates on new things to the shop and also new classes. We've added some new October classes with more to come.

I was also fortunate enough to be asked to give the prizes for the Spinning Bee at the Altamont Fair this Saturday. It was a hot day but all the spinners looked like they had fun. We also have a Grand Champion in our midst. Stephanie took the top prize at the fair for her lovely beaded shawl. There is a picture of it below but it really doesn't do it justice. The BEST part about getting to see the shawl is that when Liz and I walked in the Sheep Barn, Stephanie had JUST found out she had won. It was so great to see her and her family so excited!!!!

So, below are some pictures of the Spinning Bee and then some customer show and tell. I apologize for not knowing everyone's name. Like I said above, eventually I'll get it. I also plan on getting a list of all the winners from Jaye and will post them here.

Here is Liz spinning on her Louet and a drop spindler whose name I should know but can't think of it right now...sorry.

And Stephanie spinning on her drop spindle.

Jaye, Heather (I hope that was her name) who won the Spinning Bee for wheel spinning, me, Deb Guard who won the Spinning Bee for drop spindlers and Deb Anderson...the MC at the Sheep Barn for the day and also the designer of all those great Noro patterns we have at the shop.

Stephanie's shawl in the middle. Take a look at the HUGE ribbon to the right of it. Isn't that just the biggest ribbon you've ever seen?!?!?!?

Now, some customer show and tell...

Laurie's Crocheted Bolero. This picture doesn't do it justice. It was so nice and matched her outfit perfectly.

Karen's Budding Apple shawl in the Perwinkle Sheep's Watercolors II that she made during our KAL this summer. So lovely.

And take a look at all these stockings that Florence made for her grandchildren, also a KAL this summer. They are all just beautiful and big so that they can be filled with a lot of loot!

Sheila's vest and mucklucks. I believe that this is the vest that won a First Place ribbon at the fair. Good job Sheila!

And, that's Lois behind the very cute toddler dress.

Have a great week everyone! Hope to see you at the shop soon!


Liz said...

Yes, seeing Stephanie's reaction ( and her family's reaction) was great! And FLORENCE!!!!!! Your stockings are wonderful. I can't believe you made 5 in this short time. Looks like you beat your deadline too!

Steph said...

I really was having fun while spinning, I promise!! Hahahaha.