Thursday, March 09, 2006

Swatch Watch

Do y'all remember Swatch watches? Anyone who was ANYONE had one in the mid-eighties. Miss Lovie sported the clear one with the clear jelly guard. Stylin'! I even had a peach colored Swatch polo shirt, which I wore in my 7th grade school photo. Yes, I looked hideous with the chrysanthemum bangs and braces. No, I will not show you the picture.

Now, when I think of a swatch, I think of this. As I mentioned in a previous post, we are knitting swatches of all of the yarns we are carrying in the store. This is no small chore. Here are a few that I've done.

Sheryl has created a blog to keep up with the progress of the store. For those of you who are interested, check it out here. There are some cool before and after pictures on there. And if you enjoy seeing yarn p0rn, boy do we have it.

I have the privilege of meeting another blog friend this afternoon. The lovely FarmGirl will be flying in to Houston this afternoon, and I'm going to take her out to lunch and give her a personal tour of the shop. I can't wait!

Did any of y'all catch the premier episode Stitchcraft on Oxygen this past Sunday? From what I saw, it is more of a glimpse of knitting in the fashion world as opposed to a technique program. I enjoyed it, and I hope there will be more episodes to come.

Finally, for those of you who were wondering, Penny Karma is my first-cousin. Believe it Monkee!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Tilli Thomas

Sheryl read in one of our many retail books that you should buy at least one "stretch" item for your shop. Something that is a gamble. This is our "stretch" item. It is Disco Lights from Tilli Thomas. The yarn is 225 yds, worsted weight, 100% spun silk with tiny sequins. Can you see them sparkling in the sunlight? As you can imagine, it is pricey. But Lordy be me it is gorgeous!