Bye bye Misti Alpaca, bye bye!!!

February 11, 2009 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

Misti Alpaca hasn’t been doing too well on the site, so I’ve decided that I’m not going to grow that line anymore.  It did very well last Winter, but isn’t doing too well this Winter.  Here is a link to what’s left in stock:
http://www.yarnstudio.com/MistiInternationalBabyAlpacaChunky.html

I forgot to tell you guys about my trip to TNNA in Nashvegas!  The show was originally a needlepoint show, and has been purchased by the TNNA (The National Needlearts Association).  SO, it is sort of skewed toward needlepointers and cross-stitchers, not knitters.  However, I was able to take a digital photography course that would better equip me to give you guys a better yarn website.  The class was a little advanced for me (i.e.  when he said F-stop, my stomach lurched).  I was able to glean enough newfound knowledge to improve my webmaster performance.  I’ll let you be the judge.  The show was set up differently than the usual TNNA show (usually in a convention center with rows upon rows of beautiful yarn and needlepoint).  In this show each vendor had a hotel suite.  They set up their wares in the “living room” part of the suite, and lived in the bedroom part of the suite.  It was a little unusual.  I didn’t stay for the actual show.  I just took my class, hung out with my friend Dana H. of Stirling (she sells the beautiful leather knitting bags that I use/sell) and had some good food.

I love Nashville.  It seems more fashion forward than Memphis, and somewhat hipper.  Is it because I’ve lived in Memphis so long?  Maybe.  Maybe Vanderbilt attracts creative juices that create fun coffee shops such as Fido.  I had the most delicious “Veggie Scramble.”  I’m not normally drawn to vegetables at breakfast, but meat.  However, I ignored the meat because the veggie scramble called to me.  After breakfast I headed over to Trader Joe’s.  I’d never seen or shopped one before, and I’ve heard my friends Gretchen and Laura rave about Trader Joe’s.  So, on my way to BLISS YARNS in Brentwood, I stopped at Trader Joe’s.  I bought some things that I thought would keep in the car on my 3 hour trip home:  eggs, salami, granola, and wild rice.

Now on to the important stuff.  YARN.  I was prepared to purchase enough Malabrigo to knit a sweater from Bliss Yarns.  I had done my research and knew what yarns they carried.  When I got there, I discovered that they had been neglected by Malabrigo Yarns and only had about 10 assorted skeins.  I just bought a couple for some of my new Peace Hats.  I hit the sock yarns hard.  I remember buying (2) skeins of Araucania Ranco (colors that I don’t have in stock at this time), (2) skeins of Cascade 220 in some heathers, and a couple of skeins of Lorna’s Laces Worsted, also for the Peace Hats.  I’m EXTREMELY happy with my purchases, but just a little sad about the lack o’ Malabrigo Worsted.  I strongly suggest that you visit Bliss Yarns in Brentwood, TN if you’re ever close by.  The staff was exceptional.  Hell, I thought those girls owned the shop.  They knew their stuff and carried themselves with an air of ownership I have never seen in an employee of any type.  It was refreshing.

Back to Debbie Bliss for a second, before I quit writing….I’m going to kit this now.  If you’re in a hurry for me to kit something else first, just leave me a comment on the blog and I’ll get to it!

18 Tab Button Jacket

18 Tab Button Jacket

Keep on knittin’ baby!

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