The newsletters we have been publishing the last several months have been met with much excitement and we are so pleased you are enjoying them. It has occurred to us that perhaps you would like to know what is going on around the shop on a more frequent basis and we have done a few things to make that possible. One is to start this blog. We are still in the process of moving in and slopping the paint around and finding where to file all our upcoming goodies. We are hoping to offer much of the same content as you have read in the monthly newsletters here on the blog as well as more in-depth yarn and book reviews. Hopefully everyone working in the shop will share what projects they are enamored with on here and perhaps you can stop by with your work for us to show off here as well!
The second thing we have done to get news from the shop to you on a more frequent basis was to set up a Twitter account. If you follow us on Twitter you will get short (less than 140 character) snippets of info. We often share news from some of our favorite designers and yarn companies who are also on Twitter such as Spud & Chloe, Berroco, Clara Parkes, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Kim Werker. We will also be sharing links to new blog posts on our Twitter feed. You can see the 3 most recent tweets over on the right in the sidebar to get a feeling for how it works.
We are also in the process of moving the mailing list to a different service. It should stop the annoying monthly e-mails reminding you that you are subscribed and the e-mails should land in more inboxes rather than bulk mail/SPAM folders. If you are already subscribed to the mailing list you should be moved over to the new system in time for the September newsletter. You may get an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription and we hope you wish to continue receiving our latest news in your e-mail inbox.
While we’ve been ramping up these new projects we have also been getting ready for the busier knitting and crocheting season, placing orders to restock the shelves with cooler season favorites as well as some fun new yarns. Toss in last minute vacations before school starts, back-to-school preparations and we have not yet gotten the August newsletter together. A mini-newsletter will be going out in the next day or two and will include the pattern shown in the photo above which was designed by our own Kate Manning who was profiled in July’s newsletter. With Kate’s permission you may find us posting it here on the blog as well so everyone can enjoy this fun knit.