Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Open For Business

Wait. First you have to take down the window covers.
Ok, NOW you can come in.


Check out the pottery!


Salt & Pepper Shakers in sheep and alpaca. Each curl on the sheep? Hand made and applied, one at a time.

A little yarn graffiti on the wall o' yarn...


and lots of dyed roving.

And there are handspun yarns, felted bags, purses and hats, Icelandic pelts, hand-carded batts, needles & notions (including The Knit Kit), hand-dyed worsted weight yarns and lace yarns, Tsock Kits by the Tsock Tsarina... and even a place you can pick your own fibers to be blended for you into custom spinning or felting batts.

So, Saturday the 25th we opened and it was a wonderful day. We met lots of invisible friends from Ravelry, and had tons of fun dyeing yarn. We had a couple from as far away as Ohio - Thank you Miss 'Cubed for making the trip, we were glad you made it - and I'm glad you brought Miss Swords with you. (her new hubby made no-bake cookies to take to the party. we love him.)
Special thanks go to Twiggi and Georg for helping out in getting things ready and running on Saturday.



I think all of those who dyed yarn can agree with me on the need for more 'containers' though - and so I've stopped by the dollar store for trusty measuring cups for the next go-round.

Thank you Enigma, Maker-of-Excellent-Beer for the Excellent Beer, Awesome Homeade Ice Cream AND toppings (cherries... chocolate... nomnomnom) and thank you for putting the dye-day idea in our heads.

I leave you with this important and thought-provoking question:

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Congratulations! It looks like a wonderful day. I need to figure out a way to road trip to visit!

Dan said...

Wow that looks full of awesome! I really wish my body and schedule would have put up with the drive.

Caroline M said...

Yes please, I'd like to learn to weave and I'd quite like the custom blending too, turning the handle on the carder is more than I can be bothered with on some days. It all looks lovely, the lighting is good and everything is so pretty. Congratulations and here's to the future.

The Knifty Knitter said...

It looks like everything turned out wonderfully! I wish I could have been there but the whole "living-in-another-state" thing kind of prohibits that. The pottery is beautiful. Must have...

enigma said...

it was FUN!
can't wait to come visit again & maybe buy some roving...

LICraftgal said...

Congratulations!!! The store looks awesome in the pictures!! I am hoping to get to come see it in person soon.

Colleen said...

Congratulations! That looks like it must've been fun!

Chalyn said...

i'm going to need a set of those sheep shakers, one of the mugs, possibly that bowl with the blue inside...

oh, and yarn. mustn't forget the yarn.

maria said...

What color did you dye the baby?

Karin said...

Congratulations!! Next time I'm out that way I will definitely have to stop by.
That's a great looking store.