Monday, February 5, 2007

Super Duper Sunday!

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!



Melissa said...

You're famous! We're going to have to get you "people"!

Kathy said...

I'll be yours, if you'll be mine!

Cirilia said...

HA! I love that Susan Maroni's husband is knitting!!

A tip for the random disappear which KILLS me--every few minutes select all (CTRL+A) and copy it (CTRL+C). It's a habit I've gotten into so I never lose a whole blog entry or long email. Works like a charm.

I'm glad I came by, it was so different from a sale. It was like Yarnland!

Stacey said...

looks like a great time! Let me be the first to put in my resume for the new manager of the Webs "southern" division... :) I'm about 1/2 hr from you guys and it is just too cold!

JD said...

I missed the Super Sunday... I got the card yesterday. :(

Bronwyn said...

Kathy, this isn't related to the current post, but I wanted to tell you I just got the spring catalog, and it's really incredible. I found myself marking every page! The layout is great and pleasing to the eye, and you guys have SO many things that my LYS won't have for weeks yet. Off to shop, and tell your "graphics department" they're doing a wonderful job! ;)

Bonnie said...

I had a great time on Super Bowl Sunday. Thanks so much for a very pleasant afternoon.

I'd like to second the praise for the new catalog. It's beautiful!

sandwood said...

All this cold weather is perfect for consuming all those yummy wools! There's no wool in Aruba!Well, there may be but they're not using right. And who wears socks in Aruba? Forget it! I'll stay here in chilly New England and knit myself silly. Hmm, I should stop in and see what new items you have in the CLOSEOUT section. Never hurts to build up your stash!

Babci Lise said...

Kathy & Steve,
I just realized, after listening to the podcast, reading your blog,looking on the website for yarns for the new classes I'll be taking and heading off to Noho to shop before the Expert Knitters Get very thankful I am to you and Steve for the family knitting store that you have made WEBS ! Thank you for the classes that I have learned so much from, the wonderful teachers Pixie has gleaned from the best in the area and the employees who are always so helpful. The new catalog cover not only appealed to my grandmothers heart( those cutie patootie hands!)but also my gardener and knitters heart.Babci Lise

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