Tuesday, February 15, 2005

This and that

Today my Sheep Tote class starts. There has been much excitement about this class and so I have lots of students signed up. I'm hoping it's not too overwhelming! It's going to be a long day...I am working all day in the shop, with my class wedged in the middle of the day, then I have an evening class from 6-8. I'll have just enough time to fly home, grab some dinner (that hopefully Mike has prepared by the time I get home) and fly back to the store for class. Of course I could always just stay up in town and grab something from Tacos, Eggrolls and More (everytime I say that, I want to say OH MY! afterwards LOL) which is a fairly new restaurant right across our back parking lot. Funny combination, but good food at a decent price. Since I love Chinese and Mexican food, they will be seeing a lot of me. They are the only ones in town offering Chinese (since the lousy Chinese restaurant --that never got any business because they were lousy-- closed down recently) T, E & M makes a really good eggroll ($.99) and a decent bowl of wonton (good sized bowl at $1.75). On the Mexican side, I've only tried their chicken burrito but it was quite tasty. They also offer a variety of gourmet soups which are quite delish!

Yesterday I worked all day at the shop by myself. It was pretty slow except for the lunch hour crowd. I straighted yarn bins, did a bit of knitting and basically just hung out with some Celtic music on the CD player to help keep me company in the quiet of the day. It was dreary and drizzly (Rainy days and Mondays.....) but it didn't get me down. I love my job and am happy to be there as much as possible.

I got quite a nice surprise yesterday. I have had my eye on some Noro Blossom, specifically color #5. I would oooh and ahhh over it all the time, but had no clue what I wanted to make with it, so I was holding off. All of a sudden it was gone! (Or so I was told by one of the other teachers who thought she had bought the last of it) When I was straightening the bin yesterday, I found 4 more hanks way in the back. Yeah! I grabbed those babies up, because who knows if/when we'll get any more of that color it. Noro is a yarn that trickles into the store 1 or 2 colors at a time so you never know....

Now.......I need suggestions as to what to do with 4 skeins of Blossom! Any ideas? HELP!

I'm working on several projects for our upcoming class schedule...fun summertime projects that I'm sure will draw some interest. I'm working out the details, and can't wait to share them here when I know they are a success!

And last, but not least, the new little knitting group that started last week at Borders in Rochester was a BLAST! There were only 4 of us, but we had SO much fun. It wasn't uncomfortable at all...we all just started talking away immediately and never quit. We laughed and talked and knit until they turned the lights out on us. It was great fun, and I can't wait to go again! My new friend Debbie and I are planning on going to dinner beforehand this week. I'm anxious to see if more people show up this week to join in our fun. I think we all would have stayed later if we hadn't gotten kicked out of the store when they closed. We were having a grand ol' time!

on that note......

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go....

2 comments:

Jane said...

You are always so busy, it makes me need to go take a nap (hee hee) Hope you had fun with the sheep bag class. I made a really cute bag from Noro Blossom. I don't remember how much it took, but I'll dig out the book and let you know.

Kim said...

Hi Trish! Hope your sheep bag class went well. It sounds like there will be at least 6 of us this week at Borders -- I can't wait either!