On Saturday, 9 October, I had an Open House for Yarns Apart. All my inventory was available for touching and squeezing and ooo-ing and aaahh-ing over. The Open House was held in conjunction with EFN Knitting Movies, which started at 16.00. The shop opened at 11:00 and by 12:00 the space was buzzing with happy knitters.
We held these twin events at Cassandra’s studio in Amsterdam. This is her space for giving music lessons but it was just right for this knitting event too. I brought coffee and cupcakes, fruit and cheese and crackers. Cassandra brought beer and popcorn for the movie part. It was such a sunny day that I thought people would be outside enjoying the weather, but people indeed came and stayed and knit and chatted and hung out. Gezellig!
I know I’ve said it before, but our little knitting community is rich with talent. We recently added to the talent pool when Stephen moved here and joined our Monday night Stitch ‘n Bitch. Welcome Stephen (and happy shopping too 🙂 ).
I wish I had more photos of the day, but I forgot to bring my camera. Honestly, considering the week I had at work, plus the all the stuff to do to get ready for the open house, I’m happy I didn’t forget my head! The photo of Stephen above was taken by Jacki (thanks!). I think Cassandra also has some photos which I hope she will put up on the EFN site.
I do have a couple of pieces of Yarns Apart news. The first news is happy and sad. Sadly, my latest order of yarn from Madelinetosh did not arrive in time for the Open House. I got word from TNTPost today that it is in the country and will be delivered tomorrow. Happily, I will have new yarn to show and sell! There will certainly be a blog post about that shortly and the shop will be updated too. Currently it is taking 3 months from ordering to delivery from Madelinetosh, two weeks of which is shipping time from Texas.
Secondly, I want to let you all know that I will have a booth at the Handwerkbeurs in Zwolle in February. I won’t be having another Open House before then. If you want to see yarn in person before ordering, I’m always happy to bring some to de Jaren in Amsterdam on Monday nights. Just email me or post a comment here if you would like me to do that.
Finally, thanks to everyone who came to the Open House, and happy knitting to all!