I made it!
Ode to surviving xmas in retail:
There was great rejoicing, and no one did mopeThe alarm clock was silent, no beep did we hear
“I slept till 10:30!” I said with a cheerThere’s knitting to do and movies to see
Chinese Restaurants are where we will beI’ve earned three days off, I’ve worked like a dog
It’s time now to celebrate and write in my blog
I was thinking of spinning and fiber and yarn
when all of a sudden an idea started to dawn
My gifts are abundant, my life is quite rich
So here in my blog is my holiday wish
Don’t take life for granted
Hug your loved ones quite tight
Be thankful for your stash and to all a good night
The shop is open today and tomorrow, but these are my days off.
The best gift I got this season?? An Assistant Manager. The shop is going strong, and it’s time to add some management back up. So all you regulars, come by after the New Year and welcome Kim. I’m really excited about her. She is the rare combination of a knitter with retail management AND food service experience. She’s going to make life and the shop great!
The last week has been full of holiday parties as well (hence me not posting last week). First there was David’s theatre company Brave New World Holiday party. Then the Sit n’ Knit holiday party. That was great! Here’s the little beret I knocked off from left over alpaca, for the holiday gift exchange:
the party was great. 50 knitters, free food, free liquor, knitting gifts raffle, holiday gift exchange . . . what could be bad. I don’t know what the restaurant was expecting when this party was booked, but they weren’t expecting us. They weren’t expecting 50 or so rowdy, drinking knitters.
Here are some party pics:
Winner of my hand knit beret
The short row shaping for the front came out pretty well. Now I just have the sleeves. The construction of the front would also make a pretty nice sleeveless tank. Maybe this summer I’ll play around with that.
– David’s vest (my design) Alpaca from Rhinebeck
– Clapotis (Knitty.com) Silk Nylon from Rhinebeck
– Mr Green Jeans (Knitty.com) Merino hand dyed from Rhinebeck
– Gatsby Girl Pullover (Interweave magazine) Sublime extra fine merino wool dk
– Life Aquatic (Vogue magazine) Manos Silk
– Pullover (Fitted Knits) Art Yarns Superwash Merino
– ???? for my own handspun
Better start knitting!!