Yesterday, 22 large boxes of yarn arrived.... from a single company. When I heard the beep of the UPS truck backing up to the delivery doors, I was already prepared for a big shipment, but even I was stunned by the amount of yarn that came through the door. I was too busy to get a picture, but it was a sight to see becuase the UPS truck was 1/4 full of yarn. For my small store. Woah. It's a good thing we have a large, two story warehouse area.
Thankfully, I have a very accomodating UPS guy who stacked all the boxes in nice rows in a single layer, since they are too heavy for me to lift off in my *delicate* state. ahem. He told me he was very worried I wouldn't be in yet that morning, and he wouldn't be able to do his other deliveries, since my shipment blocked everything else.
What's in all the boxes? Take a look at the sale section, and you'll see. It's dozens of new colors of Online Supersocke at a really fabulous discount. 4-ply fingering weights (some with aloe and jojoba) and 6-ply DK weights (again, some with aloe and jojoba), bright stripes and subdued manly colors, and even a cotton stretch collection. So if you want to snag some wonderful yarn at half off, now's the time, as I haven't had this in stock for over a year.
Online Supersocke is one of those fun-to-knit workhorse yarns- you can definitely machine wash and dry your finished socks, which makes them perfect for gifting. Mary, who has worked for me for years, has feet the same size as all the sample socks Online sends, and she wears these Online Supersocke socks everyday (she has many, many pairs she's collected over the years) and they get no special treatment. They still look nearly new- some of them 4 years old.
For those of you who pre-ordered the Van Gogh collection, it will ship on Friday. The single balls of the collection will be up on the website on Thursday or Friday, so if you didn't need a whole collection, then you'll want to snag the particular colors you'd like then. If you see colors you like sell out, I do hope to be able to get more in a few weeks, if it's still available.
If you're coming to the store on Saturday, you'll see I've set aside some space for the Girl Scouts to set up a table and sell their tasty cookies. From 11-1 on Saturday, Jan. 21 you are welcome to buy some cookies along with your yarn... I've already bought FIVE BOXES, which is many more than I usually do. But I think they are good for growing a baby. Even though the lemon-sized baby is much smaller than the mass of all the cookie's I've eaten. Don't tell me otherwise. The coconut caramel ones (now called Caramel Delites) are my faves (and I just had to stop typing, get up and go eat one), with Thin Mints pulling in second. Which are you helpless to refuse?