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Location: 2915 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend IN 46615 (across from River Park Furniture)
Phone: 574-232-9276

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

No guts, no glory

Today I place my first order for yarn and notions. Scared? Me? To coin a phrase, I'm scared s***less. But I can't very well open a yarn shop without inventory, now can I?

I am meeting today with Joanne Cole, the local Edwards-Drew rep. She carries Brown Sheep, Crystal Palace, Isager and some others. She also carries a brand of needles I have not heard of before - Daisy. These are made by Crystal Palace, out of ABS resin. They are purportedly lightweight and comfortable to use - I will test drive a set later today. But what I find really, really interesting is they are color coded by size, e.g., all size 9 needles are the same color, all size 10 needles are a different color. Why didn't anyone think of that before? It won't make needle sizers obsolete, but it sure is a convenience. I'll let you know what I think of them. Has anyone out there used Daisy needles?

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