Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Remember as a kid how long the month of December was? Do you have a favorite early childhood memory about Christmas? If so, tell us about it. I love hearing these stories. I'll tell you mine, too.
Come see us this weekend and enjoy some relaxing fun time at Knit Picky!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Festival of Trees was delightful! Kids dancing, groups singing, beautiful sound from a wind quintet from NCSOA, just plain fun.
And there were special items all around that brought back warm and fuzzy memories. As a kid, everyone I knew had a Mr. Potato Head. They just did. It wasn't the "best of the best" as games went but it filled time with brief bursts of fun either by yourself or with a buddy. I'll bet if you are over 40, you had one for sure!
Then when Zach was little, along came Woody!
f course with all the little dancing darlings at the show, you know there was plenty of pink (aka the butterfly tree).
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
What lead to this decision? My husband, Steve has been in the lumber industry since college. I don't have to tell you how the building industry is doing these days. So after two layoffs, and much discussion, we both felt it was time for me to resume my career in nursing.
So what does this mean for the shop? Knit Picky is alive and well! In fact, this is the season where excitement and energy radiate through the old house! It's contagious. I read an article about women who run successful businesses and one sentence hit home with me. "Hire good people and let them do what they do best".
I'm fortunate to have Margaret Harvey (aka Margie) as my new shop manager. Most of you have meet her by now but if not, please meet her. She has a calming, soothing personality and is just what you need when you've had a rough day!
Kim is amazing, and has been with Knit Picky from the early days. Kim brings a artistic, daredevil energy to the shop. She used to sky dive as a hobby so who can expect her to be a ho-hum knitter??
And our weekend girls are Samantha (my almost daughter 'cause we share a closeness and worked so closely together) and Shanna (she's like my little sis... adorable and fun and we connect like family)! These two will be working every other Saturday.
Margie, Kim, Shanna and Samantha are very competent, hard working shop staff and are eager to help you anytime. And when we get lucky.....Inger, Belva, Susan are teaching and having a good time with students. Nina is helping out on Tuesdays and has a unique knack for creating color schemes and designs. Steve, my wonderful husband, is volunteering anytime the ladies need him around and that seems to be a lot these day. I secretly thinks he likes it there and you know what? I can't blame him at all because it is a wonderful place to be.
And last but not least, Zoey is still numero uno shop dog!! So, in a lot of words that's what is happening in my life right now. I hope to see you on Saturdays and any chance I get to be in the shop. Thank you for your generous support of this local business. You have made the shop what it is today!
Hugs and happy knitting,
Friday, October 29, 2010
It's FREE! It's open to anyone. And we encourage relaxing, enjoyable conversations. Of course, we always appreciate seeing you knit with Knit Picky Yarn. That makes us proud and shows others our products.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
We "spun" the random number generator today and it selected #1!! Our first winner is Shannon (knitnpal)! We'll have your Rasta ready for pick up.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Easy, right? This is to inspire you to post the answer because beginning next week, we're starting our random number give-a-way!!
Every so often, I'll offer a give-a-way. Then I'll run the random number generator. The response number that matches the random number selected will win a free gift!
Why are we doing this? It is super easy to post here on the blog rather than our newsletter. While we aren't giving up the newsletter, this is just a faster way to get the word out about new arrivals, specials, shop news, etc.
So....I want to encourage you to read the blog regularly and post! Send me your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and comments. This will keep you in the know about what's going on in your LYS and you might just be our very first winner!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Zach & Melissa
The Bride & Mother of the Bride
'Hummm...wonder if the guys are wating on me at Beer Fest?'
'Babe....whatever makes you happy makes me happy'
Friday, August 20, 2010
51% Wool, 49% Acrylic, US 17, gauge 8-9 sts over 4 inches, 47 yds.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Go, Susan, go!
Cute Kim, taking a break while the machine is being looked at....did you hit a pin?
The amazing Sue! thanks for a great day.