Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Thank you DHL and UPS!

We are thrilled with our yarn shipments this week. Tons of Malabrigo (Thanks Tobias! You rock!) and the Cherry Tree Hill Jumbo Loop that had been sold out for a while... We actually have new colors in both yarns and they are gorgeous. When our DHL guy showed up with the Malabrigo, we were out in the driveway to meet him before he had even gotten out of the van. We dropped everything to unload the yarn, drool over the new colors, and assemble all of our special orders for the many folks who'd been waiting so patiently for it to arrive. Needless to say, the UPS guy was a bit overwhelmed with his pickup that afternoon. (He's always overwhelmed at what we ship out, but this day we blew him away.)

Jumbo Loop is one of the most popular new yarns this fall. I am NOT fond of mohair at all, but I love this yarn... what am I going to make out of it? I knit a scarf for the shop and it didn't bother me at all, like every other mohair has. It's so soft, and the colors just blended together in the most gorgeous way.

And speaking of gorgeous colors, Cascade 220 sent us their NEW color card. WOW. So many new colors from which to choose. We had so much fun choosing 20 new colors, and we should be receiving them in the next week and a half. In the quantities we order in, that's a LOT of boxes! So we'll use the next few days to get the warehouse organized and ready.

And I finished the mixed fiber shawl! It is really gorgeous (and was SO mindlessly easy) and has been a real hit so far with both local and online customers. Michele is knitting one in the blue colorway and Betsy is making one too, and she had fun picking out her own mix of colors. Can't wait to see them.

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