Monday, June 24, 2013

Rainy Day

It's the end of June and we get a lovely, cool rainy day before the heat comes this weekend. We have a group of lovely women here at the shop fawning over silk blends and gorgeous patterns. Our shelves are stocked with vibrant colored yarns and soft textures.

We have several coffee shops around offering warm drinks and yummy treats. Our couches are comfy and the sign says open. You may have the Monday blues but we're all smiles here at the Goat and there's plenty to go around, so drop what you're doing and shred that to-do list and join us on this wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Used Patterns

Now I don't know about you but I have gone through a few ink cartridges printing out patterns. Then I mark them all up with notes and mods and which yarn and needles I used. After all of that I don't really want to throw away the paper when I'm done, unless the pattern is just that bad, I want to keep them.

This means that I end up with piles and piles of wrinkled up papers with coffee stains or tears that make it quite difficult to reuse effectively. I am trying to come up with some good storage solutions to this problem.  I was wondering what you thought of these options:

The classic Binder with paper protectors

The Accordion Binder

Files in a lovely file cabinet

Or page protectors fused into a slim folder

Each of these options has its pros and cons but all can be used effectively. I have recently started converting over to the last option. I find them to be easy and minimal, but I guess anything is better than a large stack of loose papers.

What do you prefer or use at the moments?  We would love to hear. :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

What's Happening In June

Do you have children in your life? Friend's children, nieces or nephews, or grandchildren? Well, we have something special for you this summer, Kids Knitting Camps!!

There are 3 stages of kids knitting camp. Week 1 will be basics, cast-on, knit, bind-off.

If the child feels comfortable with what they learned and want to continue to build their skills then sign up for Week 2, where they will learn purling, and simple increases and decreases.

The final week, if the child feels confident and wants to learn more, they will learn swatches and gauge, kitting in the round, and using double points.

Camp is for children ages 8-14 and the cost per week/per camp is $75 which includes all supplies needed. Check out our June schedule on GotYourGoatYarn for class times.

Summer is the perfect time for children to learn a new hobby, something to keep them busy during their time off and it's a wonderful skill to know.