Thursday, August 23, 2007

Where are the bums?

Okay, so today has been a bit of a disappointment. I've had exactly two sales (thanks, Kathies) and gotten two purchase orders submitted, including an interesting phone call to Amy Butler's studio. Could I be a bigger nerd? 'Cuz it was the highlight of my day. Sad, but true. Me and th4e (I am sooo leaving that new mutant 'e' in) whorish nails are having a great time sitting in the new chairs, knitting, listening to the boys flatten boxes in the back room, and clickety-clacking on these here laptop keys. Like I wasn't hampered enough with the cramped keyboard size... to have added talons to the mix is just plain nutty.



Too bad I didn't think to pack the camera, so you could see a slew of butt-less chairs, but that's okay. They'll keep for now. I could've also shown you the geeky sign I made from the sandwich board Bette brought over last week. She'd painted the inside panels on a crib head/foot boards with chalkboard paint... it's sitting right outside my door this very minute. Oddly enough, she called me from a knitting shop on Bainbridge Island just today and asked me what kind of STR I would like...



Sorry, I must've passed out again. Socks That Rock. Coming to me. In a super-secret colorway I haven't seen before. I'm not even going to look it up, because that would ruin the surprise. Okay, that's total bs. I'll be back in a sec...

Huh. There isn't any of that specific colorway listed... anywhere. We'll have to wait 'till it arrives back from WA with the traveler responsible for it's safe passage. Okay, I've got a wee bit o' straightening up to do, and we're out of here in just 38 minutes. Possibly this is the longest day ever. Good thing I was holed up in a yarn and fabric shop, and not, say, home... where I would've eaten my weight in those ice cream 'drumstick' things. Bill bought the good ones, with the chunk of chocolate in the tip of the cone. Later, crafty-mommas. Eli is about to launch himself off a stack of fabric bolts... Cami

6 comments:

Jaye said...

I would monitor the days that have less traffic and create some specials or theme days: cookie day. Come and purchase something and get a chocolate chip cookie. Have you read the Knit Cafe book? She has some great themes.

LotusKnits said...

Ooh I like Jaye's idea. Cookies plus knitting = yum.

And supah sekrit STR? Ieee! Lucky you!

Dragonfly said...

add a pot of coffee to the cookie and you couldn't keep me away. I bet Jaye is onto something with monitoring the days. Plus word-of-mouth will get out soon :)

I wanna see a picture of the whor4e nails *tease*

Stephanie said...

OH yes...cookies and coffee? I would be there in a second...if it weren't for...ya know...the mileage! I can't wait too see your STR. I love the base yarn soooo much but some of the colors really bug me how they pool like mad. Grrrr. But some don't...so you never know!

Annalea said...

No worries Cami . . . every shop has slow days, even my rockin' LYS up here.

I'm with Jaye. See which days are slow, and have a regular yarn sale (my LYS does 30% off yarn on Wednesdays, another one close by does 25% yarn on Fridays). Or free cookies & coffee (or herbal tea, for knittahs like me, you know ;o), during the mid-afternoon when you KNOW everyone's getting munchy.

You're going to do just fine, girl. I'm glad that things seem to be chuggin' along. :o)

Robin/Indy said...

Could it have been that the shop was on overload per/human bodies on Wednesday...OMG - between adults and children it looked like we were going to BUST out the door. But we had fun...Robin