Monday, August 23, 2010

Word to the wise.

Don't ever try to knit with beautiful, natural alpaca while you are having your hair cut.

Fortunately, my hair - along with some tiny twigs - came right out after a soak in our Eucalan wool wash in the yummy grapefruit scent. Bonus: my Treads mitts emerged even softer, with a beautiful halo, and a brightened, gorgeous cream color.

The alpacas that produced this very yarn will be at Loops South this weekend! Grace and Bella will be in the Loops South parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10am-2pm.

We'll also have a face painter who will be painting an alpaca "tattoo" on any willing faces! Plus the face painter can also do balloon animals. We hope everyone will tell their friends and family - whether or not they knit - about this event!

Also, Stefanie Japel arrives for Grand Opening weekend this Friday, and will have a meet-and-greet Friday from 4:00-6:00pm. This is open to the public - so come join us.

Last but not least, we will have giveaways, prizes and a Lantern Moon trunk show - awesome needles, hooks, bags and accessories from Vietnam.

See you this weekend!

- Shelley
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Anonymous kay springer said...

Please excuse my reaction to the mention of the Yarn from Vietnam, but my Father recently passed because of physical problems from being in the Army during the Vietnam "conflict". I watched my Father suffer with physical problems that were minor when compared with the mental problems he suffered. PLEASE understand and care for the millions of Americans that continue to struggle and wonder where they fit in when so many Americans value the dollar more than the Veteran. PlEASE HAVE THE COURAGE TO APPROVE THIS COMMENT IN HONOR OF ALL VIETNAM VETERANS. THE DOLLARS YOU MIGHT LOSE IS NOTHING TO THE RESPECT YOU WILL GAIN.
With much hope that others care, Kay Springer

August 27, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Kay, you have my sympathies on the loss of your father, and my appreciation for his service to our country. I do suggest you visit the Lantern Moon website and read up on the company (which carries needles and accessories, not really yarn). They are a small, highly respected organization with a strong social conscience and we are proud to be associated with them.

August 27, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger DragonsChest said...

I had a wonderful time at the Grand Opening on Saturday. Getting to pet both Grace and Bella, and to hear them humming, was such a treat!!!

The store is gorgeous. I'll be bringing my English MIL in for a visit when she arrives this month.

Best of luck in the new location - it's so nice to have your store on my side of town. :)

August 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

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