Black Dog

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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Just Heartbroken

With a billion other things to be focusing on, we can't.

About 8:30 p.m. tonight, Tate snuck out a back door that was left open at the shop and he's missing. Matt and I are all but inconsolable, but we're sure that he'll be back. We spent a couple hours scouring the neighborhood behind the shop, but night is upon us and he's not here.

What I wouldn't give to hear the quick TICK TICK of his nails on the flooring in the shop right now. Connor is beside me, and I'm sure she can sense our concern and grief. Matt's a wreck, I'm a wreck, and we're pretty much frozen in place waiting for him to reappear in the still-open back door. We've made flyers to put up around the neighborhood in the morning and we'll make the right calls on Monday. In the mean time, keep the four of us in your thoughts and hopefully he'll return. Or, just like he came to us a year ago (almost to the day), he'll spread joy and bring love to another family soon.....but I'm greedy--I WANT HIM BACK!!!

Friday, July 23, 2004

We Are Alive

The truck arrived Thursday (yesterday) and was unloaded safely--first at the house (only three casualties--minor things like a piece of glass and a couple other small far) and then at the shop space. We're working on an absolute ISLAND of boxes of yarn and shop goods, with more streaming in the door every day (the UPS guys -- yes, multiple ones -- are getting quite familiar with us). New things (brand new, too) include:

  • Anny Blatt and Bouton D'or baby yarns that are nummy!

  • Almost 100 books in various titles from Interweave Press

  • Two HUGE boxes of Angora Tweed from GarnStudio (yes, the stuff that was used to make the cover sweater of Interweave Knits Fall 2004)

  • Way cool jelly bags for knitting (translucent bags with pockets in blue, green and pink----AWESOME price, too!)

  • Dazzling Knits, a new book packed with domino/modular knitting projects (very, very cool title!)

  • Tons and TONS of Addi Turbo needles from Skacel (our first installment of our orders from the trade show last month)

  • Restock and new patterns from iKnitiative (we now stock them all!)

  • These little beauties for your knitting bag

  • LOTS LOTS more, trust me on that one....... Back soon.............much love!

  • Monday, July 19, 2004

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!

      Many of you (hopefully) remember the front and innerds of the new Lansing, Michigan, location when I posted them back on June 23rd.  If not, here's the full frontal  
      And here's the inside     Well, Matt and his band of merry wo/men (some of both genders, thank you to all!) have been working VERY hard to get the shop ready for the arrival of the goods, on Wednesday.  Many thanks to Sarah for the updated pictures I got to see tonight.  



      and another view



      That makes all of the hard work going on down here 10x worth it!  I can't wait to see it in person.  Can you?  Plan a trip!