Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Blue Moon Fiber Arts sock yarn

I forgot to mention in the previous email that I have been diligently trying (for over a year) to get Blue Moon sock yarn into the shop. And I will keep trying. I know that many of you love to buy this yarn. You can buy it online but wouldn't it be nice to see it and hold it before you buy it? (Internet colors just aren't representative of the real thing). So I will persist in getting Tina to make us the 1st East Coast shop to sell Socks that Rock! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rainy Day

Did I say rainy? There is a tornado watch here in Connecticut and the store is empty, so...I am going through the Retailer's Convention Guide (first week of June) and deciding which vendors to check out for the shop. This year there are 2076 vendors, big small, old, new...so many to select from. If there are any vendors that you are familiar with and would like to see in the shop, please let me know. I am always on the lookout for new offerings and you are my best resource!

One that I know I will be checking out is Moving Mud, from Stowe, VT. Seems ironic that I am travelling to Columbus, Ohio to speak with them. Their glass buttons and shawl pins are so unique!

By the way, more Addi Lace needles arrived today in sizes 32 and 40 inches. Size 24 inch needles are still on order; hopefully they will ship soon. I think you will like them for knitting socks if you are making 2 on 2 circular needles.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Learning (and Knitting)

I came across a page I had ripped out of Woman's Day 9/14/2004. Here are some excerpts from that article that you might enjoy.... (my additions in blue)

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere" Chinese proverb

In general we retain:
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear and
90% of what we teach someone else to do So next time you want to learn something, trick yourself by saying you are learning it so you can teach someone else. That will get/keep your attention.

4 Ways to live and learn (and knit)
1. Second guess what you already know - things around you will always be changing, so just accept that you'll never have all the answers.
2. Read (or Knit) a lot! Books, magazines, patterns. The resources are never ending and fairly inexpensive.
3. Embrace your mistakes. Most of us learn more from our failures than our successes.
4. Stop thinking there's an end in sight. There will always be more to know (especially with knitting). That's the beauty of it.

Try learning one new trick or technique during the month of May! Laura

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