A Girl's Gotta Knit

A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Well, we got back from a little mini vacation in Vegas last week. Mr Ken and his Dad played in the World Series of Poker and they had a blast. Neither made it to the money-but it was an amazing experience for both.
While they played, my friend and I cruised Vegas and I was introduced to the wonderful world of Vegas shopping. I am absolutely a NON-Shopper. I learned to make my own clothes when I was 10 years old and from that day forward I have been cursed with that knowledge. I will look at a shirt and think, "that's $10 worth of material, I won't pay $50 for that" or, "this is the shottiest seaming I have ever seen, I won't pay $50 for that!" So I pretty much never go shopping because it's so frustrating. Vegas shopping, I discovered, is like yarn shopping when you are on vacation...it's more like a souvenir, so regular shopping rules do not apply and you are temporarily allowed to buy things you won't normally buy. It was GREAT and I scored BIG TIME with 3 gorgeous, vintage style jackets!
Anyways, Vegas was fun as always, then there was the coming home part where the plane almosted crashed! Apparently our plane came in a bit close the previously landed plane and got caught in it's jet stream...that slammed us down on to the runway, jerked the plane to the left and shimmied us around before we bounced back up. Then we slammed back down a second time and at this point it was shear silence inside the plane. Again, we were jerked around and suddenly we were taking off again and back up in the air moments later. I pretty much didn't want to land at all at that point. I was perfectly content to just hang out in the air indefinitely. But we landed safely after that. Gotta say, it was pretty scary!
Now it's back to the real world...no waitresses coming by offering drinks every 30 minutes, no ding ding ding of the slot machines, no flashing lights drawing you in. It's good to be home, but I sure do love Vegas!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Independence Day

I don't know about you, but I can't believe that the 4th of July is right around the corner.
This year has flown by...soon it will be time to start thinking of Christmas creations.
Pretend I didn't say that...I don't want to scare anyone-we still have 6 months to have everything done :) LOL!
Anyways, I do have this new Independence colorway right in time for the upcoming holiday and year round patriotic enthusiasm :) There are also lots of new Skinny colorways as well as DK Yumminess. Come on by and check it out!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Win a FREE spot into the Lucky Lurker Club!!!!!!

Calling all designers!!! Here is your chance to win a spot in the next round of the Lucky Lurker Club. I am looking for a design with pattern in each the Skinny, Middy and DK Duet Sock Yarn.

How to win your free spot: Submit your Skinny, Middy or DK design via pictures and a portion of the pattern to sales@aswellyarnshop.com by July 15th. Designs can be anything...just so long as it uses a major portion of the skein. There will be one design selected in each the Skinny, Middy and DK for use in the next round of Lucky Lurker Club. The design selected in each weight receives a free spot in the next round of Lucky Lurker-a $105 value!

The details...once selected, a final draft of the pattern is due July 31st. The pattern becomes property of A Swell Yarn Shop. The three winners will be announced July 18th. Oh yeah, and you have to be able to keep a secret and not show anyone your winning design! :) The designs not selected will not be used in any way-they are your designs and I complete respect that.

I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy knitting! ~Angela