I have now received three or four requests for Cascade yarns, so I am looking into getting them. Unless Cascade has a ridiculous minimum order (like Plymouth Yarns wanting a $3,000 minimum purchase) I will carry Cascade, although it might not happen before the opening date. I must say the Cascade patterns alone make it worth getting the yarn.
My Berroco rep, Joan Looi, sent me an email about the knit kit (knitkit.com). This is the Swiss Army knife of knitters - it has a built in tape measure, row / stitch counter, crochet hook, and a yarn cutter, and has a compartment that has stitch markers, tip protectors, scissors, and a tapestry needle. This is a great gadget! To assemble all these tools separately would cost more than the retail of the kit - $19.95 to $21.95, depending on the color. It should be here for the opening date of 19 May.
The Yarn Gourmet is now on Facebook. I am not much of a techie, and spent several minutes of the set-up process using language that would felt nylon yarn. But I think I've finally got it, by George. I did get a photo album up and running, of completed projects from the past. If my Alzheimer's is in remission this week I will take my camera to the shop and get some pictures onto Facebook. I should have taken "before and after" shots of the shop - the progress is amazing, when I step back and look at it.
I will not be on Twitter, as I don't have much use for a cell phone anymore (I'm always at the shop), and it is just one more expense I don't really need. I am told I can link my Facebook page to Twitter, but the sign up process for Twitter defeated me. Felted nylon, anyone?