Friday, November 21, 2008

What a frenzy of knitters!

It's 3pm and it's the first time I've sat down all day! At 8am Michele, Shawn and I hit the ground running, and it's been non-stop ever since. Polly joined us at noon, and was helping customers for some time before I even noticed she was here. What a day... Just lots of people, lots of calculating, lots of special ordering, lots of shipping, phones ringing off the hook (be patient folks if you get the machine - we DO return calls as soon as we are finished helping our "in person" customers!) Today was the first time in a while that folks said they got busy signals for us - that means all of our lines were busy... and that doesn't surprise me.

So I'm finally sitting... and realizing that all of the internet stuff I needed to do today did not get done. I had some new things to put up, but you'll have to wait a bit longer. We expect a busy day tomorrow and then next week will be busy too, with Thanksgiving and lots of folks in town visiting relatives. We always see out-of-towners during the holiday weeks.

And it's COLD! I hear rumors that it will be snowing next week, in possibly significant amounts. I'll believe it when I see it! But right now it's just bitterly cold here. The temps haven't really gotten about the high 20s for days, and the wind just goes right through you! Plus it's been snowing sort of non-stop for days now, no real accumulation, but snowing, for sure. And that always causes people to show up on our doorstep!

Customers this week have been purchasing knitting projects for the holidays. A lot of them have been picking up hats and scarves, since we have so many made up in the shop. The most popular scarves have been the Sin City Scarf, the Pleated Scarf, the Wandering Ribs Scarf, the Manos Scarf and the Ripple Stitch Scarf.

And the hats... well the Super Bulky Button Hat is still #1 in popularity, especially with our new colors of Malabrigo Chunky. Other popular hats are the Moss & Sitar Hat, the Alpaca Pom Hat, and the Cabled Beanie. Some things just never go out of style!

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