May 6th, 2009

Vintage Baby Knits Book Signing & Trunk Show!

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I am very excited that author Kristen Rengren will be here at WEBS tomorrow evening from 6-7:30pm for a book signing of her new book Vintage Baby Knits and trunk show! 

 

For those of you who listen to our podcast, Ready, Set, Knit (Show #125)!, I had the opportunity to interview Kristen a few weeks back.  I also was able to meet Kristen in person at the last taping of Knitting Daily TV and see some of the pieces from her book.  I cannot wait to see the rest of the pieces.  The book is adorable so be sure to come by WEBS tomorrow night to meet Kristen, pick-up a signed copy of her book and enjoy some yummy treats!  You know we always have yummy treats. 

WEBS is always opened on Thursday evenings until 8pm and our Thursday night drop-in will be in full swing until 8pm so plan to stay, meet some new friends and work on your latest project!

For those of you who read this blog on a regular basis, listen to Ready, Set, Knit or especially visit the shop, you know Steve & I have had an insane travel schedule since January.  The fact that we don’t get on a plane for the entire month of May is awesome.  I know, most of you are giving me little sympathy because traveling is fun – it is – but it’s also work, literally and figuratively.  Plus, when you travel as much as we have been, it puts day to day life in a weird time warp.  Let me give you an example.

This morning I went out to the store and spied these waiting to be put out on display:

Steve & I bought these from Della Q back in January at TNNA.  I said “Oh, these great bags are finallly in, I love these!”.  The store staff smiled and agreed that they are darling, etc.  I grabbed one for myself and continued on “I love the Marrimekko prints and I love the cobalt blue. . . . “  They smiled and nodded politely and then someone casually stated “It’s great to have them back in stock.”.  Operative word in that statement would be. . . . BACK – as in, they were out of stock which means they are not new, but in fact a RE-ORDER.  They had been in the store previously and I didn’t know that.  See, this is what happens when you are operating at a million miles an hour and 32,000 feet up.  You miss things.  Now, is the fact that I missed a simple project bag’s arrival a huge deal, no not really, but it is one of those moments that sort of pings me and I think to myself what else have I missed?  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not in worrisome sort of way – we have the greatest staff on the planet and they can manage anything and everything – it’s more my own personal “what’s passing me by” concern.  I mean, how can I live without this bag in my life:

For the record, the cost on the bag is $8.00 and comes in two other adorable prints, but this one is my favorite.

One last item for today.  I spent some time over at the bead store this afternoon.  One of our suppliers was in town and I had not previously had a chance to meet him (Surprise!  I’ve been out of town the last two times he’s come to visit.)  He brought tons of beads for us to look at – Barbara, Janet and I had fun picking out some new items for the bead store:

I am particularly fond of these:

We’re not on-line yet (sorry, sorry, sorry!) but be sure to visit WEBS – America’s Bead Store when you come to visit yarn!

Kathy

P.S.  A huge thank you to Gail – the Kangaroo Dyer and woman of unlimited talents.  The beautiful planters outside the store feature not only gorgeous flowers, but are packed with fresh herbs.  Gail took the time to clean out the mess from the winter months and get all of the new plantings in.  Thank you Gail!!!  The store front looks beautiful.  I know Freddie is particularly appreciative of the fresh catnip :)

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  • http://www.keeganlaneyarns.com/blog Melissa (Meliabella)

    Oh wow! I hope there are still some of those when I get there tomorrow! I am obsessed with blue this spring! :)

  • KathyElkins

    I could probably make sure that one is available :)

  • http://www.keeganlaneyarns.com/blog Melissa (Meliabella)

    You're the best! :)

  • Cirilia

    Mmmm, those beads look like delicious candy.

    And fresh herbs…I smell a new venture!! Forget lemonade, J1 and J2 would CLEAN UP at the tent sale selling bouquet garni!!

  • http://www.berroco.com Cirilia

    Ahem. I should note that we'll be featuring an exclusive Pure Pima pattern from Kristen in this week's KnitBits! Let everyone know!

  • http://suzynaj.blogspot.com Suzyn

    Oooh! Will those adorable bags be available online? I won't be in MA any time soon.

  • KathyElkins

    They are online! Just follow the link in the post!

  • KathyElkins

    Thanks for the link to the pattern. We'll definitely give them out! Woohoo!

  • http://www.exploroo.com explorootravelnetwork

    Very nice products – perfect as gifts to our loved ones. I am also fond of beads. As a matter of fact I am making my own necklace, bracelets and other stuff. Perfect to wear during travel

  • http://www.exploroo.com explorootravelnetwork

    Very nice products – perfect as gifts to our loved ones. I am also fond of beads. As a matter of fact I am making my own necklace, bracelets and other stuff. Perfect to wear during travel