February 5th, 2007

Super Duper Sunday!

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Well, I was just finishing up this post, adding the last of the pictures when POOF! It was all gone. . . . grrrr. So, here we go again. . . .

First off, the weather has to be mentioned. It is so cold here! It’s 14 degrees with windchill of -1. That’s in the MIDDLE of the DAY! In case I haven’t previously mentioned it – I hate winter, the cold, etc. I’m a born and bred New Englander, my mom is Canadian, you’d think I’d have some level of tolerance, but no. Anything below 70 and I am not a happy camper. WEBS – Aruba’s Yarn Store sounds just perfect to me right now.

Now onto our faboo Super Bowl event! What a great day we had. This is one of my favorite events of the whole year – I just love everyone coming to the store to hang out, knit, spin – it creates such an awesome vibe. We were packed from the minute we opened the door (20 minutes early, by the way) until we finally pushed (gently and with much thanks for coming) the last person out the door at nearly 4:45pm! At one point, we had people double parked in our parking lot (and for those of you who have been to the store, you know we have a good 70+ parking spaces). We reconnected with lots of old friends and made some new ones. I felt particularly badly for the two ladies who had never been to the store before and chose yesterday to make their first pilgramage. I think they were a wee bit overwhelmed and I assured them that we normally don’t have 150 people hanging out at the store, on the floor, etc. Not that I would mind that, but I had to emphasze to them that yesterday was a bit above average, even by our standards! Here are a few pictures:

We even had a few men join us – we always love that:

And a great big thanks to the staff – who are not all pictured. Thank goodness you were all so willing to work!

A few other personal highlights for me were actually getting to sit in the classroom with several of our regulars and knit! Yes, I sat, in my store and I KNIT! It was – awesome. Then there was the customer who I was checking out and chatting with and she said “Oh, your Kathy!” and I said “Yes” and she said “I recognized your voice from your radio show!” That was cool and freaky all at the same time.

One of the true highlights of the day, was a shawl/wrap that Sharlene, our receiver, crocheted for Gail, a.k.a. the Kangaroo Dyer. Sharlene is a crocheting goddess – her stuff is un-be-liev-able. This little number was crocheted using our 2/14 alpaca/silk, hand-dyed by Gail. Isn’t it drop dead gor-ge-ous?

We are working on getting Sharlene to write up a pattern. She’s not one to take notes and wings it when she is designing. We’ve put her in a closet without yarn and hooks, so I dare say we’ll have the pattern very shortly 🙂

I’ve got lots of other stuff to show you, but I need to get this posted and move on with my day, now that it’s taken me twice as long as it should’ve to get this done. Tootles!



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