I am so psyched! We’re just a few weeks away from opening and I can see things really shaping up. Wrapped up yarn buying for the near term. Still have a few colors to select for a couple of yarns, but I think I’m getting there. Some yarns will be dyed just for The Artful Yarn and will come in a little later in August and some in September. People have been very supportive and are working hard to help get things to us by our opening. We plan to get into our space the weekend of July 15 to start painting and assembling cubbies, etc. I’ll keep you posted on a firm “Opening Day” date.
Originally we weren’t going to offer books, but seeing how well our space is being planned by April, our designer, we’re going to offer some books and special edition magazines. One magazine is called, Jane Austen Knits. As an English major and huge fan of Pride and Prejudice, I decided that was a sign! Hahaha! The cover photo of a ruffley scarf/cowl sold me instantly! We’ll have some great yarn to knit that item for sure!
We are also going for a real mix of fibers, textures and colors. A little bit of everything! You’ll have to come visit the shop and let us know what you think. The thing that’s really great about working with smaller producers is how nimble they are. We’ll be able to special order yarns for projects quickly with few restrictions on quantities which will be really nice.
Thanks for checking in at our blog! We’re posting in two categories for now but as things really get geared up, we’ll post new updates in different categories. Enjoy the week!