Friday, January 23, 2009

Great Start to New Year!

In this time of recession it has been somewhat nerve wrecking opening a new business. But thanks to CJ's vision and our staff's belief in both her and the store; we are so happy to report that Knit Happens continues to thrive and grow. Every day we meet new customers; both local and from all over the country; who do nothing but exclaim how impressive the store is in its layout, stock, and ambiance. Customers tell us they feel a wonderful sense of welcoming calm when they come in. That feeling is due in large part to the terrific staff we have working here at the store. They all do their best to be as helpful and friendly as possible and to make your time in the store a pleasure.

Of course we have had our fair share of growing pains and this continues to be a learning experience for all of us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time in the store a more enjoyable one. Never hesitate to talk to Mary or CJ if you have any problems we can help to resolve.

New Stuff

New books continue to arrive almost daily. We have recently received "French Girl Knits" - honestly, every pattern is wonderful - you need to see this book! As well, Knit One Below, Continuous Cables, Knitting Goes Large, and several new novels are here. For mystery lovers Barbara Bretton's Casting Spells is a must read. We have a great selection of basic knitting books for beginners as well as stand by favorites like Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Speaking of Elizabeth Zimmerman, we will be offering the Baby Surprise Jacket Class again (check our class schedule) and the pattern for the baby and adult jackets are available for purchase.

We are beginning to receive Sirdar yarns and patterns. Check out "Crofter"
an acrylic cotton and wool blend that is a Fair Isle effect dk yarn. Looks like you knitted a fair isle sweater while the yarn has done all the work! We have great patterns for children and adults in this great new yarn.

New colors of Louisa Harding yarns already in stock have arrived. For those of you who love Gedifra - check out the beautiful shawl Mary knitted with Filarosa. This has been so popular that we decided to order two more bags of every color! New yarns arrive daily - so come in often, bring your knitting and join us at the "knitting table".

Classes are very busy and fill up very quickly. Billy's entrelac scarf class was a huge hit - everyone left that evening with their scarves well on the way. Sign up soon for his next class as well as for his felted clog class. If there are classes you would like to see that are not on our list - or if you are a teacher and have an idea of something you would like to teach at the store - come in and talk to CJ or Mary.

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