This past week has been nothing short of crazy! The best part, if I had to pick one, would be the simple fact that it is the third week in September. Why do I single that out? No, no birthdays, anniversaries or other significant milestons. The third week in September is truly the beginning of the fall knitting season. The kids are back in school, sports and other activities have been merged into the schedule, everyone is more focused on whatever their job at hand is and, the best part, the knitters are ready to really get going again.
One of the highlights this week, was, of course, Vickie Howell's appearance at the store. While Steve was off juggling the kids and getting Jackson to hockey practice, I had the delightful job of retrieving Vickie from her hotel, enjoying a lovely pre-event dinner with her and kicking off the event. I had only met her once before, briefly, so it was so much fun getting to know her. As only two working gals can do, we did a bit of brainstorming, so stay tuned. I also got to hear first hand of her encounter with The Yarn Harlot in the Atlanta airport. Read here and here for the scoop, if you haven't already.
So here we are:
A grand time was had by all. I am wondering what is going on with my head in this picture. I looks enormous next to Vickie's and we are not that different in overall size.
Friday we had our first of many spring buy meetings. Yes, I did say "spring". We're only 8 hours into fall, I know. The company we visited with doesn't necessarily work according to the traditional buying/selling calendar and therefore I like to call this collection "resort" rather than "spring". All I can say, is if the products we looked at on Friday are any indication of what we'll be seeing from our vendors this spring, it's going to be a really, really good season.
Yesterday was our photoshoot for our holiday catalog. The lovely Cirilia will once again be gracing our pages, along with the newest supermodel Ella (you'll have to wait to see her debut).
Cirilia is modelling a very special sweater from the faboo Norah Gaughan at Berroco and a big "thank you" to Andra for getting this design knit in record time for the shoot.
It's awfully hard to be thinking holiday when it's a perfect 80 degrees with a crystal clear blue sky outside, but it will be here before we know it!
Oh, one quick programming note. The first week of October is National Spinning & Weaving week. We'll be having all sorts of demos and such throughout the week. More info to follow, but be sure to check out the website or give Customer Service a call with any questions (800.367.9327).