Archive for November, 2009

It’s Monday and the Sun is Shining!

Wow, isn’t it nice to see the sun? ok, we had good weather for Thanksgiving but the clouds yesterday made me miserable. The shop will be open for a while this morning; just got word the yarn delivery I was expecting tomorrow is ahead of schedule and will be in this morning so I’m on my way down to open and will probably be there until noon or so.


Question of the Day — Black Friday

Update 11/25: Shop will be closed Friday. See ya’all Saturday.

Question of the day is: Will any of my yarn friends be wanting to visit me at the shop this Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, commonly known as Black Friday? The past two years I was open on Thanksgiving Friday but my records reflect zero sales both times and I really can’t remember that anyone just dropped in to visit those days either. So, should I open the shop or stay home and enjoy the company of my grandson & little granddaughter?

I just finished stocking the Panda 100% Bamboo (DK weight; from Universal Yarn); there are four colors: Gold, Mandarin, Jade, & Sky. Three colors of Yummy (DK weight, 100% superwash wool from Universal Yarn): Tequila Sunrise, Storm, & Raspberry Mocha are also now on the shelf.

Holiday Hours

I’m going to try a bit of an experiment. Since I have an ongoing series of health related sessions which delay opening of the shop on most Thursdays,from now through December 10 the shop will be open Thursdays (except Thanksgiving Day) from Noon to 7:00. If you would like to see evening shop hours continued in the new year, I need some support from you during this trial period.

Closed Thanksgiving Day & Friday;
Saturday from 10:00 – 3:00.
Closing early Thursday, December 17 due to family commitment
Closed Friday, December 18 due to family commitment
Open Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23 from 10:00 – 5:00
Open Thursday, December 24 from 9:00 – 2:00.

Closing for year end inventory at noon on Thursday, December 31; re-open Friday, January 8.

Short day Tuesday, Nov. 10

I’ll be closing at 1:00 on Tuesday to attend a funeral and seriously doubt I’ll be back in the shop that day.

Special Events – Shop Closed

Yarn Basket will be closed Saturday, November 7 so I can participate in the Christmas Show at Meadowbrook Mall that day.

Tatting Needles Are In

Tatting needles arrived this morning. Also got a couple of the cotton hankies prepared for edgings. I have the sets containing sizes 3, 5, 7, & 8 and individual needles in sizes 3 & 5.

Location & Hours:

703 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS


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A Few of My Favorite Things:

Knitting Lace & Lace Knitting
Crocheting Shawls
Knitting Socks
Stacks of brightly colored dishcloths I've crocheted
Listening to my granddaughter giggle

"When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad."
~ Maria in the Sound of Music

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