Friday, February 10, 2006

Big Day


We are receiving the keys to the shop today. I woke up at 2:30 this morning so excited that I couldn't go back to sleep. We have tons to do, and I'm ready to go!

My entire dining room is filled with yarn. It distracts me whenever I walk by because I just want to stop and pet it. The sad thing is, what is sitting in my house is only 1/10th of the total amount we will be getting in within the next few weeks. Beat still my heart.

My knitting savant daughter was so thrilled to get y'alls comments on her scarf. I had to read all of them to her, and then go to your blog to show her a picture of you. She wanted to put a face to the name, I suppose. She has been knitting up a storm. Here's the proof.

Pattern: purse of her own design
Yarn: strap- Brown Sheep worsted, bag - Dancing Yarns Alpaca worsted
What she learned: I-cord
Her comments:
Momma's comments: She didn't make ONE MISTAKE on the base of the purse. I was amazed. How 'bout a 5 year old doing I-cord? Makes a momma proud.

31 Comments:

Blogger Mintyfresh said...

Already a designer! How very awesome. Great job!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Isela said...

Send some yarn my way, my living room doesn't have enough :). Her little bag is very pretty--a design of her own, wow! I am very impressed!
http://isela.typepad.com

3:42 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Fabulous job on the purse! I love cute little bags like that.

How exciting-moving into you very own yarn store!!!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Your daughter did a fantabulous job!! I'm so impressed! I haven't even tackled an I-cord yet...

I hope she continues to knit and show us what she makes. She's doing great! She must make you proud!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

So exciting about the shop!!!

And dang! She is one talented 5 year old! Crazy!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Yay!! The keys to the shop, how exciting!

What a sweet purse and a sweet little girl. She is to be congratulated!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow, I can't believe she is only 5 and is knitting so well! And she even designed it herself, that's really amazing. I still haven't knit anything of my own design yet.

I can't wait to hear more about Yarntopia and to see some pictures! You must be so excited, I am so happy for you.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

This is from Grandpa:

"I know it makes you feel good to learn how to do things."q

Grandma says," Wow, what a great job!"

4:45 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Wow - such a beautiful purse, and she did a beautiful job! Very cool!!

I'm so excited about the store I can hardly stand it--- and I'm clear over here in California!!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is the most perfect little purse! The I-cord is a fantastic feature. Great job.

And Amy, congratulations on officially becoming a small business owner. I can't wait to visit your shop and I will do my best to drag Monkee with me.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

A designer at such a tender age -- wonderful!

Shop shop shop! I can only imagine how exciting this must be for you, since I'm practically jumping out of my skin thinking about having a truly local yarn store!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

SO excited for you two on the shop! Good luck with getting everything organized and settled before the big opening. I don't know where you find the time to still blog ;)

Following in her mother's footsteps - wonderful!

6:25 PM  
Blogger knittingnurse said...

Whoa! Now I'm totally AMAZED! Second time out of the gate and already designing! Watch our Debbie Bliss, etc. . . We're growing one in good ole Texas that is going to keep you on your toes!

YEAH for YARNTOPIA!!!!!!

6:39 PM  
Blogger amy said...

keys to the shop? yeah!!! i am so excited for you.

so now that you have another knitter in the house is she thrilled to get to be a part of the store? gosh at 5 years old it would be so cool to have a mom who owns a knitting shop!!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Beautiful bag!! Great job :o)

Keys?!? YAY!!!! How exciting!!!

8:58 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Yay on the keys to the shop!! I'm sooo excited for you and Sheryl! It seems like just yesterday that you announced that the two of you were going into business, and now the shop's going to open!! It's been amazing to vicariously watch the whole dream come to fruition. I only wish I didn't live so far away in Hawaii so I could come visit your shop! With two of the nicest gals as owners, I know it'll be the best LYS for miles around. And congratulations to your beautiful daughter on her fantastic bag! My son's 4, and I can't imagine him having the coordination to knit, much less design his own bag. (With I-cord, no less!) She is one amazingly talented little girl! Take care and best wishes to you, Amy! :-)

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Oh man, your daughter puts me to shame. I think you have a budding world-famous knit designer on your hands. (Think of the great publicity your shop will get when it has its own resident designer! But maybe I'm thinking ahead to far.) Her bag looks great!

Have a wonderful day in YOUR shop!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Saun said...

She's a designing genius. If she's doing that at 10 imagine what she'll be doing in 10 years.

Congrats on getting the keys to the shop. Try not to OD on all the yarn. It sounds like heaven.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

Wow! She's doing better than I am. Does she want to come over and finish some of my UFOS's? =)

I'm so excited for you about the shop. I would have totally been up a 2:30 running around in circles too.

6:03 AM  
Blogger geoknitter said...

Wow, I STILL have problems with icord! Good job for her and that is so fantastic about the shop! I don't know if I could let all that yarn go...

6:07 AM  
Blogger traveling knitter said...

I've never even TRIED an I-cord, and I'm 28!!!

7:57 AM  
Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

I know you are proud. A five-year-old doing an i-cord? It's confirmed...I'm a failure!

We must share brain waves or something. I woke up at 3 am (2 am your time) and felt all antsy and excited, too, but I didn't know why. Now I do! Yarntopia is on its way...

10:35 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

amy here scarf look terrific! can't wait until the shop opens, then we can see first hand how much yarn is avail. :)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Allena said...

that is awesome! what a smart girl! she has a great teacher i'm sure!

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

That knitting savant daughter of yours may be dipping into the Debbie Bliss before you know it! You should be so proud!

8:28 PM  
Blogger knit_chick said...

Your daughter is going have more FOs than most adults (which is so great). Good luck with the final weeks to Yarntopia!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Wow, you got the keys that sounds so exciting! And your daughter already designing? You are going to have to hire her for the store. She can teach! And the purse is great. I can't wait to see the store!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Way to go Rachel! I am very proud of you.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

How exciting!!! And all that yarn sitting in your home. I'd be happy to help you store some of that while you're waiting. ;)

And tell your daughter she did a lovely job on the purse and I am really impressed that she designed it herself!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm so impressed with your daughter's purse! It is very cute.

I'm so excited for you and Sheryl. The grand opening will be here before you know it! I can't wait to be able to shop at Yarntopia :)

2:23 PM  
Blogger otter said...

Oh my gosh...gonna have to watch that one. She will be down at the shop petting yarn in her spare time.
Hey, what a novelty. What other shop has an in house designer that small. Hmmm...great marketing tool!
cyndye

9:34 PM  

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