Hello from The Yarn Barn!
Its been a while since I've done an update on the happenings here at our little shop and mill, so I'll take this opportunity to fill you in a little bit!
Our main focus in October has been powering through customer orders in the mill. With winter coming and fiber festival/craft fair season in full swing, this is our peak production time. We've all been helping out in the mill to keep things running quickly and smoothly, and despite a little trouble from the carder, things have been moving along well!
Since the Wool Gathering, there's been some down time in the store to start preparing for upcoming craft shows. So far, we have two weekend shows planned in November.
The first will be at the Barn-N-Bunk Christmas Open House on Saturday November 11, from 10 am to 4 pm, where we will be selling our yarn and hand crafted gifts and accessories. For more information about this event check out the Barn-N-Bunk website at www.barnnbunk.com/.
The following Saturday, November 18th, we'll be taking our goods to Edgewood High School for their 33rd annual craft show fundraiser. The craft show is hosting 200 booths this year and admission is only $1! Come check out our booth and support the local high school! We'll be there from 9am to 4pm. You can find out more information on our Facebook Event Page.
In preparation for these shows we've been building our inventory of knitted and crocheted accessories and working on a few new patterns. Emma's pattern for the Eclipse Scarf has been perfected and is finally available for purchase on our website as a downloadable PDF or paper copy here in the store.
Check out the online version here > Eclipse Scarf Pattern.
In between making wall hangings and working on blog posts ;) I've been working on a hat pattern using our new Nora yarn. I hope to have it available in time for the craft shows coming up, so stay tuned for that!
Liz has been very busy as well creating patterns and building our inventory of knitted and crocheted accessories for the holiday season. The Striped Fingerless Mitten Pattern and the Fabulous Fall Scarf Pattern (below) are both available on the website!
As far as inventory, we all know that Liz is constantly knitting and crocheting up a storm! She stopped by today to drop off some of her new creations, so I'll give you a little sneak peak of what kind of winter goodies we have stocking our shelves now. I paired together the pieces I thought were complimentary, but they certainly are just as lovely on their own!
This is just a sampling of what Liz has made for us, and she's working on even more projects as I write. Be sure to come see what gift ideas we have, either in the shop, online, or at one of the upcoming craft fairs!
As for Robbie and Carrie, they are, of course, the masterminds behind everything we do at The Yarn Barn. Thanks to Robbie, the mill is able to operate smoothly and with very little malfunctions. Carrie is what keeps everything together in terms of customer orders and organization. They are both constantly working hard to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. Without them, none of us would be here!
Last weekend Carrie celebrated her birthday, (so be sure to wish her a happy birthday when you see her) and Robbie got his first deer of the season, so be sure to congratulate him too!
Thanks for checking in with us, and stay tuned next week for more from us here at The Yarn Barn.
As always ~keep crafting~ and have a lovely week!