Friday, October 17, 2008
Check it out at http://blog.yarn.com.
Be sure to update your links, bloglines, feeds, etc. Any problems - just email me at kathy.elkins AT yarn DOT com.
Comment on the new site and let me know what you think!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So - tomorrow we'll celebrate (hopefully you will like it as much as I do) and then next week I'll be back to a consistent blog schedule!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I know I announced our migration to Wordpress a while back. Between our trip and the usual workings it takes to make these things happen, it's taking a tad longer than I had hoped. It is looking GREAT though! A few more days is all I think it will be, so please bear with me :)
Most important item right now - please be sure to join this Sunday from 12-4 for our 5th Annual Knit/Crochet for a Cure. We will be creating squares this year that will become blankets. If you are a spinner, come on in and bring your wheel. For those of you with Rigid Heddle Looms - bring them in as well. We're adapting a design for "strips" that you can weave and contribute to the cause. This is always a fun day, so please stop by.
Snacks and such as always. Raffles a definite. Come and join in this very worth cause to benefit the Cancer Connection right here in Northampton.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Most importantly, I want to let everyone know that this blog is on the move. I am migrating to Wordpress, which is something I've been planning for awhile. Many of you know my frustrations with Blogger and ultimately, I need more control over the blog for a variety of reasons. Stay tuned for the redirect and be sure to update your links when the move is complete. I'll keep you posted! Just bear with me and the tech team while they get this accomplished.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here's Shay Pendray working a project in between segments. She is one of the loveliest people I have ever met.
Here's Kim Werker on set prepping for a segment with producer Kathy.
It was great fun to do the TV thing again, but I was equally happy to head for home again.
The night before I left for Cleveland, the WEBS crew gathered for a surprise shower for Mary. I was in charge of carrying out the cover story and getting her to the restaurant on-time. She thought we were meeting our designer and one of our printers for dinner to discuss business. When we walked into the retaurant, she instead found this:
She was completely surprised and we had a lovely celebration. The wedding is only 3 weeks away and we're excited to share in her special day!
I flew home from Cleveland in time to record this week's podcast which featured Norah Gaughan! She was in town for a store appearance that night so it was the perfect opportunity to have her back on the show. I was a little delirious from the traveling and started out the interview by calling one of Berroco's yarns by the wrong name. Consumate professional - yep, that's me.
We finished the recording and Steve and I headed over to UMass to make a presentation to a marketing class. It was great fun but a little tough since Steve had written the presentation while I was gone. I think we muddled through pretty well.
Then it was back to the store to prep for the event with Norah. As exhausted as I was, the event was GREAT! We had many of the Fall '08 garments on hand and most in two sizes.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
While Pixie is still on holiday, I invited back one of my favorite guests, author, indie dyer and blogger, Carol Sulcoski! Carol is co-author of the lovely book Knit So Fine and she has a second book due out this December, which we discuss. You can see Carol's gorgeous yarns at www.blackbunnyfibers.com and read her blog at www.goknitinyourhat.blogspot.com.
You can get Ready, Set, Knit at http://www.yarn.com/ or on iTunes!
P.S. If you have suggestions for topics, KALs or special guests, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'd love to hear from you!