I warned him. I told him how many boxes would be on the porch for the sock club. I don’t think he quite envisioned this. (And actually, this is not quite all of the boxes awaiting him today, because there were a few more to pack and it also doesn’t include regular orders from the weekend, yet.) At least the sock club group stacked well, being all the same size and shape. So – I hope you like it! I can’t wait for them to arrive at your house. I coaxed my mom and dad into helping again on Saturday and then made them pose for a picture. They were a HUGE help! Don’t forget that you’re welcome to take the Sock Club member button (in my sidebar) if you’re in the sock club. It has been fun to see them on different blogs already! And if you’re a button collector, then you know how to do it the correct way, saving it to your own server and all. I have no idea how to do it. I just send a link to Web Guy and ask him to do it for me. (Maybe I shouldn’t admit that. Never mind.)
Knitting Daughter was working on making mini yarn cakes for the Loopy Sock Kits (one of the fun gifties that we give in orders) and low and behold, look at the photos that I found on my camera when I went to upload the most recent ones to the computer! Hmmm. I’m guessing she was a bit bored by the whole yarn winding activity, what do you think? It made me laugh, though!
I forgot to tell you about another great yarn that we will have going up this week – this is merino/cashmere/nylon blend from The Knittery in Australia. I’ve had it here for about 2 weeks now (waiting on photos) and I can’t quit looking at it. I love the colors. We have her regular sock yarn base on order as well, so that will be in later. Also – since we are doing lace yarns, we needed something fun to go along with that. We have beautiful shawl pins arriving soon in sterling silver and copper from Designs by Romi. You will love these. They are perfect for shawls, but also on scarves, hats and bags as well. I have been eyeing Romi’s beautiful work for months, in anticipation of our lace line.
May will be a busy month around here. I was looking at our “coming soon” section and realized that I expect orders from 10 of the 11 companies listed there this month. (Yarn Love will be back next month.) In addition to those, of course we have NEW yarn lines coming in as well. I will keep you posted. I have been working with our “top tier” indie dyers to insure that we get regular and frequent orders from them, to keep all of us well-stocked. I’m also looking forward to attending the TNNA Market in Ohio, the first weekend in June. We went to this last year and it was invaluable, as we were finalizing the vendors that we wanted to carry here. I think it’s important to be a member of The National NeedleArts Association and to attend the market at least once a year. This business is very important to us, and we always want to stay on top of what’s new and what’s popular in this industry. We’re committed to finding the best for you! I’ll let you know what I find there that weekend that we all need.