I am feeling like I have sent more email blasts than normal this month, and I noticed a bunch of people unsubscribed. Hoping they are not feeling overburdened by shop email - and doing a blog post instead.
This particular LYS day feels odd, probably for a few reasons - TNNA, the hosting organization, has dissolved, so it feels strange to still be offering something they promoted. More than that, LYS day in the past has been an opportunity to offer some special celebratory things, and I don't feel like we can easily do that without gathering as a group. Having promotions sponsored by our vendors is nice, and absolutely appreciated, but maybe a little short of what I'd love to be able to do.
LYS Day is supposed to be a day to show your appreciation for your local shop. I can say that in that regard, I feel it has been successful - I do feel like the shop is appreciated by our community of fiber enthusiasts. It was nice to connect with some of our customers from farther away (Hi, Andrea, and welcome to the community, Ann!) and remember that I have the opportunity to serve an expansive and growing community, and I am grateful for that. I'm amazed that this was my third LYS day. Time flies.
Anyway, thank you, knitters (confident I've only seen knitters today) for your support of the shop. I am so happy to be here.
Some things to remember - and some new information as well...
Stephanie will be back in the shop on Monday and Friday afternoons starting tomorrow! I can't express how happy this makes me! So, the shop will now be open on Mondays without an appointment.
Next weekend we will welcome Alasdair Post-Quinn to our community, via Zoom, for two classes on double-knitting. I can't stress enough that if double-knitting is something that interests you, you should not miss the opportunity to learn from him. His work is extraordinary and his workshops get great reviews. If you are hesitant because it's on Zoom, fear not. He is used to presenting to larger audiences (at venues such as Vogue Knitting Live and Stitches) and always uses technology for teaching purposes. I don't think you'll be disappointed by an online workshop, at all. And the workshop will be available to you for a couple of weeks afterward, should you need to revisit something taught in the class. This really does take the sting out of a virtual presentation - it's not something you'd be able to do with an in-class presence. Of course, I would absolutely prefer to welcome him in person, and I hope that one day (sooner than later) this will be an option. In the meantime, there is still time to sign up, and there is space available.
We are still offering Sit and Knit via Zoom on Sundays. The link provided last week was problematic. Please use the one provided to you in an earlier email and Facebook post. We will continue to offer this as long as we can't meet in the shop.
Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for some fun new yarn in the shop. Not telling what is on the way - you'll just have to be surprised!
That's all for now. Happy knitting! Or crocheting. Whatever you do, enjoy it!