Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Welcome to the (Knit) Buzz



Hey Y’all,
Welcome to Hill Country Weavers’ brand spanking new blog. Now, in addition to all the rest of our super- awesomeness-- the fantastic store, the amazing classes, and the rocking KnitBuzz gatherings-- we'll be posting regular online updates about the knitting life.

I’m your host, Spike Gillespie (that's me in the picture, partaking in my favorite pastime: buying Noro, Noro, Noro!). Writing and knitting are on my Top Ten Passions of All Time list, and I have been known to do both just about anywhere—weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, on airplanes, in the bathroom and on and on. I’ve got a lot of books out and I’ve knitted more projects than I can count. Which is why, when Suzanne asked if I'd like to write the HCW blog, I jumped at the chance to combine my love of everything yarn related and my love of words.

I’m planning to reveal my darkest knit blunders, my greatest knit triumphs, and my most embarrassing knit moments. I’m also going to tell you about the classes I take, introduce you to the teachers and staff, and let you know about new products. And our mascot Stella is going to occasionally get up from her naps to share her wisdom.

We really, really want to hear from y’all, too, so please post your comments, questions, and stories right here. Would love to know what you're working on, too.

So glad to have you,

Spike

11 comments:

lindar said...

Awesome! I will look forward to the updates. I have you on Bloglines, so I can keep up with the postings daily.
This will indeed be FUN!!!

Linda (aka) cakefeathers

abbenormal said...

Sounds good. Look forward to reading.

knittygirl said...

Love me some Noro!

Valerie said...

This is going to be fun...looking forward to checking in and seeing what's happening.

rorimartin said...

Just seeing the picture of you in front of the Noro makes want to be in the store right this very minute! Hmmm.... Suzanne did say there was a futon around there somewhere!

Knitonator said...

Cool beans! Another yarn link to feed my obsession, and it's local stuff. I like it, I like it! Now, if I can just navigate this newish e-thing!

Pam aka knitonator

Becky said...

Glad HCW finally has a blog! I'd really like to see regular updates about new products. HCW is so large that it's hard to tell when new things come in.

Jan E said...

What a great idea: I'm a big HCW fan and also a quilter, so this will be great. Happy blogging, Spike!

Susan B. said...

Great to see you Spike!

DogGirl said...

Hey, Spike! So happy to see HCW geg to blogging! I'm blogging myself these days. I have a hand injury that is keeping me from knitting and it's driving me CRAZEEEE! Guess I'll just have to go out and go postal on someone instead since I don't have knitting to keep me sane. Looking forward to reading more goodies from you. Cheers!

suealex said...

Does this mean there will be more stuff happening at the Buzz? I love the whole idea of it!