Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch, Happy Puppy Stitch

Is there anyplace better for a snooze? Stitch, our wonderful shop puppy, doesn't think so. Stitchie is with her favorite pal, Chocolate Bear, and surrounded with balls of Noro Silk Garden and Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool that threaten to just tumble out of their overstuffed cubbies in her dreams... oh, it isn't it a dream... she is at the shop! Even shop puppies get tired after a hard day of greeting customers and watching us get ready for the Granite State Knit-In.

What a great weekend! We packed on Friday and headed up to Loon Mountain Resort to spend the night and be ready to start unpacking the "car" for our first vending event at the Granite State Knit-In.

The event was wonderful! Great classes/workshops, great vendors - Grafton Fibers and Tree of Designs are two of new favorite vendors - and we were lucky to setup next to Sue from Lambs Ear in Gilford, NH - she is really nice and brought beautiful Great Adirondack yarns for the show. Her yarns were beautiful and it took all I had not to jump right into all the colors. We also had lots of colorful yarn - we brought Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, Jumbo Loop Mohair and our colorful collection of Prism Stuff yarns. We had lots of Poetry in Stitches kits and brought a variety of kits and patterns from our local designer Tonia Barry Original Designs, as well as variety of kits that we had assembled in our shop like Venezia from Interweave Knits, a Lizard Ridge Afghan yarn pack with the newest Noro Kureyon colors and about 30 other kits. Our table overflowed with stuff - as did the car when it was packed! But we had a blast!

The event was run by a wonderful group of ladies who are all spectacular! And, this show was attended by 153 wonderful women/men who knit up a storm from when they walked into the show until they were leaving! They knit through the workshops, through the lectures, through lunch, through the raffles, and I am sure almost all them worked on their knitting in the cars on the way home - those who didn't were driving :) It was an awesome event and we can't wait for next year! We hope to vend again and maybe teach a class :)