Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Here's part of the sock yarn room - this little shop is stuffed with yarn! Pure heaven if you ask me??!!!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Everything is really coming together - I'm tired, tired, tired but happy. We have lots of time now until September 4th for finishing touches - and more yarn!
I have a dilemma and keep wavering back and forth on it - should I have the whole store inventory online or just socks and lace as usual. Some days I think just keep the online as it is and feature some of the instore stuff from time to time and then of course, there are other days where I think it should all be online. My big concern is that I can't like the online inventory with the point of sale system because it's hugely expensive to do that but I do have my sister working with me full time and so (most times!)feel confident we can manage the inventory manually. So....what do should I do - what would you like me to do? I'm curious to hear your thoughts.
I was going to post pictures - but a police officer just came to the door and said the street is closing for a parade and I don't want to get stuck here until after 4 pm - pictures tomorrow, promise!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
with guesses of 240 skeins!
Email me at connie(at)pickupsticks(dot)ca to claim your prizes!
The move is going well - the store looks better and better every day - today the computer goes so I will be working more often up in Bradford. Right now, I feel like I'm in a mess because the yarn is up there and I'm here.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here's Blue Sky Alpacas - I'm starting with Worsted Hand Dyes, Suri Alpaca, Bulky Naturals and Bulky Hand Dyes - once this started to happen then I got really excited -
Here's Noro - Kureyon and Silk Garden to start - I'm still loving my Lizard Ridge blanket and can't wait to get our KAL started!
I almost went to the wholesaler's again today - I was at my grandmother's and it's just about a block from there but I controlled myself. I have more than enough to fill the shelves - and there's still more on the way! My Dream in Color is due in this week and it will be put up on the website. There will also be pre-orders for the Tulip baby sweater - no sense in winding kits if I don't have to.
My grandfather's antique desk is too big for the space I wanted to put it - now I'm not sure what to do with it. Greg's aunt came by with the offer of a microwave and coffee maker - good, good, good!
I'm tired but excited - very excited!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Yvonne guessed the number of Somoko skeins correctly at 75!
Michelle guessed the number of Cherry Tree Hill at 300 - her guess was closest because 310 skeins arrived.
Please send me an email to connie (at) pickupsticks.ca with your addresses and color choices!
The contest for Dream in Color is for Classy only. If you've guessed for Classy and Smooshy, I will only use your Classy guess. Smooshy isn't expected for 3 weeks.
Oh and did you see? I'm having a moving sale at Pick Up Sticks - I cannot get into my yarn room for the boxes - 10 boxes were delivered just yesterday, not to mention everything else that had already arrived! So....I'm having a big blow out one day sale - 25% off everything in the store.
One more thing - the new carpet is going in today and I have insurance so we're moving this weekend! Yeeeeeeeha!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Guess what? I just got a call from Dream in Color and there are lots and lots and lots of worsted weight yarn on the way to me - with Smooshy sock yarn to follow in about 3 weeks. So here's the deal - how many skeins are on the way? If you guess correctly then you will win the Shrug pattern and the yarn in the color of your choice to complete it. Heck - it's my anniversary so let's have some fun!
Somoko is not here yet but we do have a correct guess for that - I won't announce it until the yarn arrives in case anyone wants to keep guessing!
I'm off to do store stuff today - insurance, sign etc but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all of your support. Pick Up Sticks is more than I ever imagined it would be and none of it would have been possible without great friends and customers like all of you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This post will have lots of pictures but not many words because I'm really tired....here's my great dad priming trim first thing this morning.....
Here's Angela priming panelling - the ceiling in this room is about 15 feet - fun wow trying to get it all primed!
Here's my darling husband taking his first coffee break - I took a picture of his work - we had to send him back to fill in the cracks with primer.
See? Brown gaps in his painting!
Here's my sister, Lisa and her husband, Dave hard at work! Still priming - it seemed like an endless job!
And some results - these walls are painted with one coat of primer and one coat of paint - it just might be enough considering all the shelves that have to go in. The space has a real cottage-y feel now which I absolutely love!
The main area is almost done - just trim to do tomorrow! So far I'm thrilled with it - makes me love it even more!
Just a bit of knitting news - some Cherry Tree Hill came in but there's still more - it's on the website so you can have a look - so the contest is still on!
I'm a lucky duck to have such a great family and great friends ....now if I just sell some yarn then I can pay the rent! :)
Thursday, August 02, 2007
So the contest....you want to know about the contest? Well, Cherry Tree Hill and Louet Yarns have begun a new collaboration - Cherry Tree Hill colorways on Louet Yarn hand dyed by the brilliant, Cheryl of Cherry Tree Hill - what could be better? So....how many skeins do I have coming in? Closest guess wins a skein in the colorway of their choice - contest closes when the yarn arrives - which might be tomorrow so you better guess quick! And....Fleece Artist has sent Somoko sock yarn to me - guess how many skeins of that I have on the way and you can win a skein in the color of your choice. Two contest, two chances.........go for it!