I just wanted to send a quick update about the shop and how things will work once the new "stay home" order goes into effect at 5 pm today. As I'm sure you're aware, the governor has asked non-essential businesses to close to the public late this afternoon. After recovering from the initial panic, I read the guidelines more carefully and was somewhat relieved. Under the current order, I am actually able to continue to keep the shop open in a very limited way. While I can't allow anyone inside, I can still offer curbside pickup, local delivery, and all normal shipping options for anyone who places an order online or over the phone. So once you've worked your way through whatever is on your needles or hook right now, I can still provide whatever you might need for your next projects. If you want to place an order and have any trouble, just email or call the shop (email is faster and more reliable!) and I'll help you figure it out.
I'm also working on a way to possibly host a virtual sit-n-knit. If you want to be included, please send me an email with the subject line "Virtual Knit". I don't want to send too many of these email blasts to people, so please email if you'd like to be invited. I'll put something on FaceBook as well, but I know not everyone uses that platform.
I think those are the two most important things I can tell you about the shop today. But just for fun, I'll show you this gorgeous new yarn I got today as well as the magazine that came with it for inspiration. We got a shipment of Noro Ito (7 gorgeous colors) and Noro Akari. Either one makes a fabulous Nightshift, or a variety of other projects. Akari is a worsted weight yarn that's a blend of silk, cotton, mohair and wool and it's the softest Noro yarn I've ever touched. It would be great for lots of spring projects. Now, who wants to knit a Nightshift?
I hope you are all staying healthy and wish you lots of luck managing this social distance. Knitting and crocheting are well known ways to cope with stress and anxiety, which we are probably all dealing with during this unusual and difficult time. Let me know if I can help. I'll be here at the shop!