I forgot to mention that I purchased a Pony Rosewood circular needle (US size 7) when I was at Stix-n-Stitches last Saturday.
My Needle Enabler had previously purchased a Colonial Rosewood circular and we were able to compare the two needles — they are identical (as someone had mentioned in my comments last week). And the Pony needle is quite a bit cheaper.
Yarn Shop Strategy
The other day, Ellen posted this comment:
Your account of your visits to all these fabulous yarn shops made me wonder if you have any thoughts on the best way to organize such a shop. I have seen shops organized by type of yarn, brand of yarn, color of yarn (that was a beautiful store!) and with no apparent organzational plan at all. I would love to know what you think about this. Maybe there could be a book on the theory and practice of knitting retail!
Good question! And one that started me to thinking.
I was in six establishments that sold yarn last weekend. Can I remember how the yarn was arranged? Nope.
When I enter a new yarn shop, I am immediately overcome. Sensory overload! Sensory overload!
What do you all think? What’s the best way to display yarn for sale?
While arranging it according to color would be lovely, it’s not terribly practical, I think. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shop that does this.
I think a lot of places arrange by brand of yarn, don’t they?
My preference? Arrange by type and/or weight. Put all the sock yarn together, all the laceweights together, etc.
The weekend finally caught up with me. I was fine Monday. I was fine yesterday — until about 7pm, when I crashed and burned. And this morning on the train I could barely keep the old eyes open to knit. So there’s not a whole lot of progress.
Here is the handspun Flower Basket Shawl.
And here is the sock-in-progress. I’m just starting the heel.
Lucy is just plain tuckered out too!