Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! ... and Black Friday

I just wanted to take a minute to say Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. I have so many things to be thankful for and among those I certainly count my great customers, friends and family. Thank you all and stop by The Yarn Grove on Black Friday for a sale!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Zuma Bags and Mini Cozies

Just in to The Yarn Grove, the brand new Namaste Zuma Bags and mini Cozies. In all the delectable colors that Namaste offers. The mini Cozy is Animal-friendly faux leather
and measures 2 3/4" W x 8.5" H x 1/4" D . Perfect for DPNs and crochet hooks.

The Zuma bag is Animal-Friendly faux leather and measures 9.5" W x 11" H x 17" L 10" (length at the base) Handle Length: 10" (top of bag to top of handle). This bag opens wide and the interior features 3 pockets (1 zipper pocket and 2 open-top pockets). The front pocket boasts an accordian-style design for multi-compartment. Great for gifts and you will have to have one for yourself!

I'm off to the Rocket City to see Orange Boy and Cheryl. I'm going to Cheryl's first baby shower and I couldn't be more excited. I made a trip to Trader Joe's for them and also taking homemade veggie soup and taco soup (no meat). Delicious!
Have a fabulous fiber filled weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Phyllis, you're a sweetheart...

My friend Phyllis, blogger of Knit and Purr, whom I met at Noble Knitters, went all sweet on me. Well, not that she wasn't always that way, Phyllis is a sweetheart. She bought me a skein of Wollmeise from the Ravelry group: Completely Pointless and Arbitrary Group under their RAK 4 Angels Swap. I'm not feeling too angelic but apparently Phyllis thought I was... Thank you my friend! I will think of you everytime I pet my skein of Wollmeise. It is gorgeous. The colorway is Versuchskaninchen1. She bought it from a Ravelry lady in Germany. I will be thinking of a special project for this yarn. Talk about making my day. Not only did a beautiful skein of Wollmeise arrive but also little German teabags, wafer cookies and treats! Wow, I feel special all because of you, Phyllis ...

Some shop news ... scheduled to arrive this week, the ever fabulous brand new Zuma bag from Namaste. More on that later...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I broke my own rule...

I broke my own rule about knitting socks - I always start one, finish the toe, start another one and work on them simultaneously. Well as I was gearing up for my out of town adventure, I grabbed this Lorna's Laces Sport weight sock yarn in Aslan and away I went. I have made a lot of progress on it - mostly while on planes, my usual: turkish caston, toe up, and then I am knitting a 3/2 rib. Very stretchy and I love them. These will be for me!

I hit the ground running when I got home Sunday evening. You guys did lots of shopping whilst the shipping department was away and thank you all! Don't you just love the Debra's Garden Needle gauges ? I know many of you do. Whether for yourself or a knittin' friend, you will love these high quality tools...

While I was gone, my mother went on a whirlwind trip as well and had a problem with her vision - visited a local doctor where she was and found out she has Macular Degeneration in both eyes, one worse than the other. She was devastated to say the least but we are now hitting it head on. While there is absolutely no cure for it, there are treatments in the eye that can (hopefully) slow the progression. 3 things she loves at this age of 82 - reading, playing cards and knitting... So I am keeping positive thoughts about these treatments.

Anywho, The Yarn Grove is busy gearing up for the holiday season and hope you all are too.