Tuesday, April 19, 2016

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

Actually I'm working 6 days a week, but I'm as busy as if it's eight!  I'm enjoying the process of filling the shop with inventory and chatting to all the lovely people who walk through the door.  Hubby is busy working in the back building an office-storage space.

Not a lot of sewing is happening, but I have been knitting up some baby hats. Always a fun way to showcase a certain yarn.


This little hat uses a 3 needle bind off while knitting an i-cord.  I needed three hands, but managed...



I made another slightly smaller one out of the leftovers.  I'm a firm believer that every baby needs a hat : )  The pattern is by A.Opie and is called Duality



These lovely fingerless gloves were knit by Carol.  She is an amazing knitter, and fast!!! There are a few samples around the shop made by her. It's a free pattern called Marg's mitts


I've been having fun changing out the window displays.  I have everything from gumboots and umbrellas, to needles and books.


Next month will be a camping theme!


This beautiful baby Merino needed to be a little hat too.  So soft


This is the very fun quilt the staff made for me when I left Katja's.  It's nice to have it  hanging in the shop as a  reminder of them.

Thank you to everyone who has popped in with well wishes.  For those of you who have purchased yarn, how are your projects coming?  I'd love to see

Enjoy your week,
Carla

15 comments:

Needled Mom said...

The shop and the yarns look beautiful. I wish the computer had a "feel" ability for the merino.

LOVE the hexie letter quilt. That is perfect for the shop!

dutchcomfort said...

Thank you for sharing the photo’s. It’s so nice to see the window display and the quilt, LOVE that quilt!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Oh how I wish I could stop in for a visit.

Shauna said...

Nice to see his lovely your shop has become.

Patchwork and Play said...

That last photo is lovely with its special quilt and spinning wheel! The colours of the wall is the perfect back drop!

Cath said...

I love the window display and would have so much fun doing that myself! It all looks wonderfully successful...congratulations! Love the little hats too....so darn cute!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your shop looks wonderful! I wish I lived nearby :)

Lynne said...

The window display looks great! I have some of that Folio yarn. Fingerless gloves are a great idea to make with it. Cute hats too!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I think your shop looks magnificent and the quilt from your colleagues at Katja's is the cherry on top!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Craftandothercrazyplans said...

Beautiful shop and amazing knitting, well done! 😀

Craftandothercrazyplans said...

Beautiful shop and amazing knitting, well done! 😀

rachel said...

What a beautiful place! And hey, I feel like I'm working 8 days in 6, too!

Soon, I will be teaching my girls (and learning myself) how to take raw fleece , wash it, rove it, spin it and then dye it. I'm excited but intimidated. I'm not even sure I got all of those terms correct! :P Wish us luck!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Your shop looks so wonderful Carla. I can only imagine how fun it must be to stage displays and windows. Something I'd love to do. I'm sure owning a shop though is hard work both physically and mentally. Wishing you the best.

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Man, I really wish I lived nearby! So many yummy yarns to ogle over!! I hope you take a display of your camping themed display too! I love that end of retail! (Also... I can't even imagine what six days a week feels like. I'm up to three full days in shop and crawling to the finish line every week...)