Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stash Bash!

Hey Y'all,
First of all-- do not, I repeat: DO NOT miss Stephanie's Yarn Harlot soiree tonight at BookPeople. Even if you didn't score tickets to the reception, you are still welcome to the reading. You do not have to purchase a book to attend. However, if you want a book signed, you will need to buy at least one there. So, let's say you have two YH books you already own and want those signed-- okay, but you'll need to buy one at BP, too. Shop local and all that. Also, rumor has it that Stephanie has a bad head cold so depending how long the line is to greet her, well, maybe she'll only have time to sign forty books per person-- let's see how she feels.

Now, onto the next VERY IMPORTANT matter of business/fun. Usually, we keep our email updates different from our blog posts, you know, to keep it lively and interesting and different. However, occasionally, I can't resist sharing with you info from an email, just in case you didn't get it. (If you aren't on our mailing list and want to be, just shoot me a note:

So this Saturday, May 30, we're hosting a HUGE STASH SWAP & SALE. You are invited to join us as a seller, a buyer or both. The event is from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m. and we'll get there at 9 a.m. to help set up on the front and side lawns of the store.

You don't have to RSVP, but it sure helps so... if you know for sure you're coming, drop a note to and let us know how big your stash is. (The one you're bringing, not Your WHOLE STASH-- hehehe.) The focus of the sale will be on fiber and fiber-related tools (yarn, roving, needles, hooks, drop spindles, books, magazines, etc.), but bringing other craft supplies is fine, too - including fabric, beads, and the like.

There will be a large bin available for any yarn and other materials that you would like to give away rather than sell. Please bring along a chair to sit in and as many beach/summer-themed containers as you can for displaying the goodies you have to sell (e.g., kiddie pools, coolers, buckets, beach bags, beach towels). We are gathering together some of these things, too, but would appreciate any containers you can bring for yourself. If you have a beach umbrella, that would be a smart thing to bring, so that you can keep yourself shaded. Water and sunscreen would be good, too - we only want people passing out from yarn fumes!

Please also bring some small bills and coins so that you can make change. We will have some on hand, too, in case you run out of small change. We recommend marking up your yarn, books, etc. with prices ahead of time, just as you would do for a garage sale. You keep all the proceeds.

The gravel lot right next to HCW is now free again. The entrance to the lot is on Monroe St. Please park either here or in the spaces on Congress right in front of that lot. If it rains we’ll move the sale into the Knit Buzz building behind the store.

And remember, as our beloved knitting blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee likes to say, Every stash needs a little airing now and then. So come on down, unload, refresh, and have some fun with us.

See ya tonight AND Saturday I hope,

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