What do you think of the holiday music playing in stores already? I have the firm belief that nothing like that ought to go on until after Thanksgiving. Why rush the season? It makes me shop faster and get out of that store when I hear it too early. That didn’t, however, stop me from putting this wonderful pillow out in the red cabinet in our entrance. My sweet friend Jari made it for us and we will keep it up year-round. It just looks too cute there. (Did you notice that the middle sheep button has red feet? Hee!) Jari is the mother of Indiana Guy, who rooms with my College Guy. It always amazes me how you sometimes get wonderful friends from your kids friends parents. (That was a full sentence.) And she’s a knitter, too. Pretty cool, huh?
So today I thought I’d share the things that we have going up next week, as well as some new lines that will be coming in within the next few weeks.
Next week’s Sneak Up will include: Chewy Spaghetti Fingering Weight, Gypsy Knits, Yarn Love in their new yarn base (it has silk in it and feels incredible), the rest of the Colinette Jitterbug colors, new line from bellamoden, a new batch from Lime & Violet, Sea Silk from Handmaiden, a full re-stock of Dream in Color Smooshy, and five more colors of the Wollmeise Lace (since the post office decided that I could have that big case of yarn after all.) You’ll also find a brand new colorway from Cherry Tree Hill called Caribou Creek (eggplant, slate blue and dark olive – it’s gorgeous). This colorway will be seen in other shops soon, but once again (as with the Cherry Blossom a few weeks ago), Cheryl at Cherry Tree is letting us debut it to all of you first! We also have new sizes of Addi needles, new lace stitchmarkers from Entrelac, and gorgeous darning eggs, hand-made out of wood from a Holly tree (with more eggs out of other woods, coming in the future.) I’ll also be adding the Summer and Fall patterns from our Seasonal Sock Club (under the Wildhorse Farm Designs section.)
Today, I re-stocked a bunch of Trekking, Sockina Cotton, and Austermann Step – I know you all love these lines.
In the coming weeks, we have orders coming from: Hill Country Yarns, Araucania Ranco, Rio De La Plata, Noro Sock Yarn, and new indie dyer Tempted Yarns, as well as roving coming from a few different dyers and a few other surprises. (And of course all of our regular yarns are on re-order – Schaefer Heather, Anne and Lola just arrived, as well as expecting a large order of the new Handmaiden yarn, Casbah, which should arrive soon, and more of their Mini Maiden which is on the way already.) Oh, and some really fun accessories in December, including more pins by Romi, as well as her beautiful silver yarn ball earrings – I’m anxious for them to arrive!
So now you’re almost up-to-date on things going on around here. We always like to keep a FEW things a secret!
For those celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I want to wish you a happy day full of lots of fun, family, good memories and good food. When we count our blessings this week, all of YOU are on that list. We appreciate you and your business and friendships so much.