Friday, September 29, 2006

This is great

My friend Ann shared this with me. It is well worth the few minutes to watch it. Any true knitter will understand.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I have been a bad blogger

I am so sorry that I have ignored this blog for a few weeks. I have been buried in Yarn! The sale is going great and I really am getting sad to say goodbye to all my customers and also to my yarn. I keep stashing it in the closet to take home but there is only so much that you can stash before it is another yarn shop in the basement.

I swear to you that I have been knitting. I finished Annie's sweater and I will take a picture of it after I block it. I also have been working on a beautiful lace piece that is from "Gathering of Lace". Can't really show you until it is done.

Until later....

Saturday, September 09, 2006

So this is the scoop

This is the letter that I put out to my mail list and in case you aren't on it and want to know:

"A Good Yarn" by Janis Tester

Once upon a time there were three bears... No, wait. That's the
wrong yarn. Once upon a time there was a girl who loved knitting.
She had long dreamed of opening a yarn store where she would be
surrounded by the most beautiful yarns, the most interesting knitting
books and the good company of fellow knitters. And so, one day she
did. And she called her store YARN! And it was good. :-)

Dear Friends,

In the three years since opening YARN! I've had the privilege of
realizing a long held dream: that of having a place to conceal my
enormous stash and knit with my friends under the guise of running a
business. This has truly been a wonderful time in my life, in large
part thanks to all of you.

Some of you may have already seen the announcement on my blog that I have decided to close the store and move on to a new business venture. And you know what *that* means! Yes. A Great Big Sale!

Please join us on Saturday, September 16th as we kick off our closing
sale with 25% off of every ball of yarn and every knitting book and
doo-dad in the house. Samples and fixtures will also be for sale.

See you then!

2311 Santa Clara
Alameda, CA 94501

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-5:30
Sunday 11:00-4:00

My blog will continue. Afterall, do you think that I won't be knitting, cooking, and having more to say than anyone wants to really hear?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What I have been doing

Bodega Bay

This is how much knitting I got done over Labor day. The picture really doesn't do this piece justice. I love it. I did skip the 80's length that it is meant to be (can you say "to the knee"?) and I didn't put the bobbles. I think I am going to love this sweater.


I also went to Brentwood on Saturday to the u-pick to get tomatoes to can. No u-pick because of the crop this year. We did score boxes of canning tomatoes for a good price though. We got to pick a few of em. It took all day to can enough for 3 of us to take home.

On a sad note... I did find out this weekend that the shop will be closing its doors and not selling. I have mixed emotions on how I feel about this. On one side I am excited to be moving on to a new adventure. On the other hand I feeling like there is a death in the family. It is my decision and I know that I am doing the right thing for myself but I am very sad about an ending of another part of my life.

Friday, September 01, 2006

New Beginning

Bodega Bay Sweater

So, I started a new sweater. Shut up, I will finish this one. I swear that I will. So far I got about 12 rows done. This sweater is Bodega Bay out of Alice Starmore's "Pacific Coast" book. I paid enough for the book that I figure that I better do at least one sweater out of it. I am even making the small size so that I don't swim in it this time.

On another note...

I made pickled peppers yesterday. The peppers were overtaking the garden and what do you do with a pound of serrano's? I pickled them. The recipe was from the "Simply Recipes" blog.

Pickled Peppers