Finally! The hooks for the slatwall arrived, and I have most of my notions / tools hanging up! And the Berroco order arrived - the colors of the Seduce, Seduce Colors, Bonsai and Bonsai colors are amazing. I can't wait to make something out of this yarn. And the Peruvia Quick came, too - such a rich looking yarn! Jasper - another yarn I really want to knit up ASAP.
When the Frog Pond knitting group came to the shop the other night, it looked more like Old Mother Hubbard's yarn shop. Now that I have the Berroco order and things are hanging on the wall, I am beginning to wonder if I will have enough display space for the yet-to-arrive Malabrigo and ARTyarns orders, the back-ordered Zitron, Brown Sheep and Berocco yarns, and the Cascade yarns I ordered yesterday. I still have to order Mountain Colors and Fiesta (there's only so much start-up capital).
Also yesterday I got my glass display case, so I will have somewhere to put all those beautiful antique buttons (I just haven't decided where to put the display case), and the flooring was installed in the rest room, so it is less of a nature excursion to go pee.
And best of all, yesterday the phone rang off the hook with people calling to ask not only what day I will be opening, but what TIME I will be opening. Chris - I think I am going to need that offer of help on opening day.
It has occurred to me that I still need to get in a sport weight yarn for colorwork, etc. Any recommendations? Cascade has beautiful colors, but so does Brown Sheep.
I also think I will start a Knit Along of the Great American Afghan, probably in July or August. This will be a free activity, will meet once per month (probably Thursday evenings), and should be great fun. I want to let the opening dust settle a bit before I start classes (which require a bit more structure than a Knit Along), so the target for classes is still after Labor Day.
This is the last weekend before the shop opens, and I have a boatload of yard work to do. I have lots of plants needing to be put into planters and the vegetable garden, the soaker hoses and timers to set up, and mulch to put down. I may knit myself a clone.
So - until next time, knit happy.