Friday, December 12, 2008

Arts Market Update:

I will be at the Arts Market (corner 5th and Main, in the parking lot adjacent to the Farmer's Market in downtown Baton Rouge, LA) from 8:00 am until noon tomorrow (Saturday the 13th) with handspun yarns and spinning demonstration.  

New yarn: a wool/hemp worsted in natural, and also dyed in shades of onion-skin yellow, denim blue, and black. This is a fantastic yarn for bags, totes, etc.

I will be back at the Knitting Asylum shop by 2:00pm (perhaps a bit earlier if the Traffic Goddess smiles upon me).

And, when I return here, there will be an update on life in general, and snow in particular.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yarn Therapy at the
Knitting Asylum

Tonight we are having the first monthly Knit Night at the Knitting Asylum.  I'm calling it Yarn Therapy, and it's going to be the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-8:30.

I can't believe how fast the past month has gone by and how very little time I have had to blog while getting this shop set up, but there is an enormous process of applying for wholesale accounts, and waiting for things to be shipped, and sussing out how to fit everything I want to offer into less than 600 square feet of space, or about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment.  

I am about half-stocked but new merchandise is coming every day.   I have a good selection of hand spindles, wheels, fibers, carders, and roving ... knitting yarns from Lily Chin, Knitivity, Wool in the Woods, Sockotta, and a variety of closeouts, as well as bamboo needles, small weaving looms, and (so far) a modest supply of knitting books and some crochet items, as well as my own handspun yarn and hand-dyed batts and roving.  Something for everyone who makes things with string ....

An update will follow after Knit Night!

(And yes, there will be pictures.)

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