Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Back from the beach

I'm ba-ack from the coast, and whoa, what a toime I had! It meant having to miss Saturday's Worldwide Knit In Public Day festivities on Saturday, and the Pride Parade on Sunday, so I hope those who participated in those events here in PDX metro had a great time, and I'll look forward to them next year.

Let me tell you about the beach trip. If I had to use one word to sum it up, that word would be "rewarding". I'm happy as a razor clam to tell you that Stitchjones Supersocks is now available at two locations on the north Oregon Coast: Coastal Yarns in Cannon Beach, and a brand new shop in Manzanita called T-Spot (no website yet). Both YSO's were extremely nice and loved my yarns--I came home with the yarn suitcase nearly empty and checks in my wallet! T-Spot has been open for just one week. In addition to the great yarns such as Manos, Lamb's Pride and a good assortment of Berroco, Olga carries teas and Belgian chocolate. When you're on the north coast, check it out, it's a very cute shop. I might even be teaching a beginning sock class there this summer--woo, another excuse to hit the beach! I'll keep you posted on this. And Sherry of Coastal Yarns has Blue Moon and an amazing collection of yarns.

Even though I sold yarn and got orders, I was really there for the first-ever retreat of the Cat House Band. The guys practiced Saturday afternoon.

(That's Mr. Stitchjones on the far left.)

The audience was small but fierce.

Then there was the scoping out of the venue for Sunday's gig at the Wheeler Crab Fest, and a bit of general goofiness.

Aaand finally, the performance.

Some action in the mosh pit.

I even managed to finish a sock, but don't have a photo of it yet. During the past week I was contacted by another online yarn shop interested in ordering, so I've been in a dyeing frenzy. Must go now, as several pounds of wet wool await.

I said it before and I'll say it again: ROCKSTAR!!! Love the band pics, looks like everyone had a good time...giggled at the mosh pit action!
Sounds like you had a great time. Congrats on the sales! :)
Wooooohoooo! You are a yarn making/selling machine!!! I'm so happy for your much-deserved success
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