It’s been a little while since I’ve written and there are some things I need to cover.
First, if you are a regular at the shop (or even if you aren’t) you know that we are big Casapinka fans. Dami and I met her at Rhinebeck just after she had designed her Loop shawl. She has been to the shop on numerous occasions, and I have even made her my summer salad twice…you know the salad everyone loves because someone else made it. Anyway, Casapinka has started a podcast, and I didn’t discover it until last week. I watched Episode 1, A Deer in the Headlights, and then watched the others. I thought it was hilarious. Bronwyn is crazy smart like you would expect a physician (she is an ER Dr.) to be. She is quick, witty, and uninhibited. She’s one of those people that I have a hard time keeping up with, because she jumps topics and says things that take me a min. to process. Anyway, I thought I would tell you all about the podcast. I love the black chalkboard. She talks about yarns, knitting designs, cats, kids, and her obsession for airplanes.
Next, you might be wondering about the TNNA show that was held in DC last weekend. The big day was Saturday or at least that is when a lot of designers were there….but Mom got to hang with some of them Sat. night. I showed up Sunday. It was a small show with fewer vendors. We didn’t find a lot new..but we did find a few things, and it is always nice to pick colors when you can see them all in person for sure. But one of the highlights of the day was meeting Melissa and Lisa of Espace Tricot. I visited this shop once on a trip to Montreal. It was there that I learned about Sweet Ga. I signed up for their newsletter and ever since then, I have been a big fan, and they have been the standard to live up to. Mom and I introduced ourselves and before we knew it Mom was sharing stories of the mishaps of getting the online store up. These ladies have their act together for sure.
National Knit in Public Day is Saturday, the 18th is World Wide Knit in Public Day.
To celebrate this holiday of our craft, we are going to offer a Saturday Only Special. Buy one item of yarn and get the another 25% off, with the discount going to the lower priced item. Only one discounted item per person.
I also wanted to remind everyone that Mom is starting a new Beginning Sock Class starting July 9th. She limits the class to 6 people.
Speaking of socks, here is a free sock pattern I just came across. Mount Airy Socks by Mary Lukas. Yep, named after Mount Airy, MD.
I have more news, but I will save it for another day!
Hope to see you soon.