Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Making it count.

This weekend, we completed our sixth annual inventory extravaganza at Loops.

Over the years, this has evolved from a chore into...well, ok it's still a chore. But it's fun, too. When we get all the Troops together, with Chinese food and cookies and lots of coffee, hilarity is sure to ensue.

When you're surrounded by this much yarn and so many awesome people, there are always bonding moments.

And like most knitters, we have at least a touch of OCD. So tidy shelves and neatly re-stacked skeins make us all very, very happy.

As evidenced by the previous three photos, Cassidy is never one to be camera-shy. Billie Anne, on the other hand, is an expert at hiding behind her barcode scanner.

On the first day, we inventoried the Utica Store. As always, Terrie came "dressed down" in her most casual pair of high-heeled boots.

As the "bossy-pants" of the inventory process, Billie Anne wore a t-shirt appropriate to the occasion.

As did yours truly.

All in all, you know it's a successful operation when you catch Loretta grinning from ear to ear.

Each year, though we announce the inventory dates far in advance, there are always a few customers who are disappointed to find our doors locked. We dread that moment! So it was with trepidation that I looked up to see one customer knocking on the door, with a sign in hand. It read, "Need a break? I have cookies!" Mary Jo, you have my unofficial vote for customer of the year. As we like to say around here, you don't suck. You ROCK!

One other benefit of means that market is just around the corner. In a couple of weeks, Gina and I will be heading to Phoenix to make mischief and see what's new. Can't wait!

- Shelley
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Sunday just isn't the same without a visit to Loops. But so glad you've got everything counted and placed neatly on the shelves. Can't wait to see what comes back from market!

Lee Ann

January 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM  

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