...we were really busy at the store today! The bad news is, we were really busy at the store today. Being busy was really good (for me!). Unfortunately for my dedicated blog readers, it meant I didn't have time to get any photos of stuff that came in recently. But I can at least tell you: we have gotten some really cool buttons from a couple of companies we ordered from at TNNA. Here are pictures of some buttons we got from Renaissance:
Fish bowls. I love them. They are much cuter in person than in this picture. We also got these:
Who doesn't need sushi buttons???
We got Knit Stix, needles with inches marked on them so you can also use them to measure with. Haven't you wished you had inches marked on your needles so you could check, using your free needle (the one with no stitches on it) if you have finally gotten that @!%#& two inches of K 1, P 1 ribbing done YET? I have. The best thing about them is that Helen Jost, who invented these needles, grew up right here in Camden and graduated from Camden High School! She is a very cool lady and it was a pleasure to meet her at TNNA in Indianapolis. We also got Tuffy and Durasport yarn from Canada, nylon-enriched wool loveliness for making warm and long-wearing wonderful socks for winter. There are new colors of Velvet Touch and Suede and Foliage, all long-time fave yarns at Unique One. We also recently got the newest Heartstrings patterns.
I also was too busy to finish my "Dream" summer cardigan or to photograph my shrug that I just finished knitting. It's already been a good model for the store, garnering attention and causing people to purchase yarn and the Spring Vogue Knitting issue it is made from. Which I find a little surprising, because I didn't think it would be a particularly interesting model; however, it has really unusual, interesting shaping and we've had some pretty hard-core tourist knitters in lately, and it's like there's some invisible thing in the air: they hone right in on this little shrug, and start trying to figure out how it is knit, because its shaping is really kind of magical and difficult to figure out. It's a curious thing. And it makes people want to knit it, because it is a curious thing. Iris Schreier (the designer) is quite a clever girl and I admire the way she thinks. I'll get pictures soon, promise!
Since I didn't do the above stuff, I also didn't yet start my Vivian Hoxbro kit, but I will, soon. Really.