Wednesday, July 18, 2007

So much to do.....

Look at this - just two days since the last post. For those who know me well, you probably thought I might not blog again until hmmm....December?

My mind is full, full, full - I'm feeling slightly (ok, alot!) overwhelmed - BUT I have managed to accomplish some 'store' stuff. I have a phone number, I have a 1-800 number that ends in KNIT, I know what I have to do to get the electricity in my name, I've arranged for debit cards to be accepted at the store, oh right, and internet...........got a list of new yarn to buy. We get the store on August 1 and plan to paint that first weekend and then we have to wait for the new carpet to be installed and then we move in ----my expected opening day will be September 4th with a grand opening a week or so later after we work out any kinks. Thank you all for your wonderful comments - they mean alot to me - my dad was reading my blog and said, you have alot of friends. I said that I hadn't met most of the people who commented but yes, I do feel as if I have lots of friends!


And I have been knitting - how about that? Here's the STR sock that I'm mad at. I am so ticked off by the toe I have no idea when it will come off the needles - I've even contemplated ripping it out but that seems a bit excessive - there's just a few more rows to finish it - I really should do that today.




When Sarah came with me to see the store and pay the first and last rent - she innocently mentioned samples for the store on our way home - yikes - that completely slipped my mind. I guess my 1000 single socks are not really going to do it. So....I dug through my stash and found this: Fleece Artist Goldilocks Shawl in Mineral, I think. A mindless knit which is probably really good for me at the moment!
And of course, I had to start a whole new project - even had to go buy the yarn for it - it's Lizard Ridge from Knitty and here's my first square. Only 23 more to go! Don't you think it will just look beautiful on display at the store? I do and yes, I'm going to carry Noro Kureyon.
I'm number 711 on Ravelry - no invite yet!

10 comments:

transitknitter said...

Congrats Connie! Our Knitting group is abuzz with the news of your shop. I for one will be marking the opening day on my calendar. The bonus is it is the first day of school, drop off the kids and head for the shop!! The Playdate by Apple Laine is beautiful.

Alyson said...

Everything is so exciting for you right now! Congratulations very, very much!!! :-D

laceknitter said...

Connie - I apologise for being self-centred, but your timing is so perfect for me! My friend and I have a knitting-based holiday planned for the first week of September and we had added your new store to the list. We can be among your first customers. Imagine actually getting to fondle your beautiful yarns. Yippeeee!!

Isobel said...

Ok, I admit it, I did think your next blog would include Happy Christmas. You have been a busy girl, and found time to sock knit, I haven't tried the pattern yet, but if the toe was making me sick after knitting the sock I would probably knit a toe that worked. I am going to use the yarn for the Fawkes socks anyway. Why not use the socks for the sock yarn samples - great display of finished products. I am so excited for you, I will be with you in spirit the first day you open the doors.

-- jlb said...

WOW,I look away for a couple of days and off you go! New Store! Congratulations!

I feel a road trip coming on, not THAT far from Waterloo.

johanna

Karin said...

Connie, I'm so happy for you. I've been following your last couple of updates, but I'm always behind for commenting. I can't wait to see updates for August and I'm hoping a TO trip will include a stop to see those doors in person, soon :)!

-- jlb said...

by the way - are you recruiting test knitters?

Will knit for store credit! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making your dream come true!! Hmmm...Bradford...that is where my step-daughter, & her husband and my grandson live... I could become a "regular"!!! Oh...& don't forget those easy to get "gift certificates" I could ask for for Christmas!!!
Marg

Anonymous said...

Wow, I go camping for a few day s and you go and open a store!!!
And as jlb saya - not that far from Waterloo...

heather s

Ani said...

single socks are good samples! congrats on the store!

*starts screaming*
OMG! You got roving! AHHHHH!