Nana's Knitting Shop

Knitting tales of a lifelong knitter
and yarn shop owner.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The year in review

As my anniversary month comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back at the year:
  • My very first customer was the famous Quilter, Mickey Depre.
  • I taught 65 determined women how to knit.
  • We made socks.
  • At least one pair of lovely socks visited Niagra Falls.

  • We made felted purses.
  • At least 50 knitters should now always have garments that fit because they learned all about it in Gauge class.
  • We made mittens, tams, and gloves, and we made lace.
  • We did intarsia, we did Fair Isle and we created beautiful entrelac.
  • We made one of a kind mitered square Kimono jackets.
  • We met the Mayor of Oak Lawn. And thanks to Linda's contribution of the giant rubber band, the skirt I wore that day will never fall down again!
  • We made prosthetic breasts for Y-Me.
  • We entered the National Excellence in Needle Arts Competition.
  • In the heat of the moment, two of us took on a project so unbelievably tedious (and yet so beautiful), we can only hope we have the will and the fortitude to finish. We keep telling ourselves "it's a Spring sweater anyway." In the meantime, we'll just steek.
  • We had wonderful parties.
  • Customers bought 153,520 yards of Cascade 220. That's enough yarn to wrap the Sears Tower, Chicago's tallest building of 1,450 feet, 318 times!
And best of all, we met the nicest people in the world. I think everyone that has spent any time at all in the Shop has made a friend; I know I've made lots and lots of friends, many of whom will be friends for life.

Thank you each and every one for making this a great, talent filled, laugh filled year. I for one have had a ball.

Here's to another great year!


Anonymous Karen K. said...

We should be Thanking You for the good will you have generated within the knitting community. Your patience, knitting standards, and relationship skills have allowed your Shop to be one of the finest Yarn Shops within the southern suburbs!

Here's to many more successful years!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tricia, Coming to open knitting each Thursday has been a joy to meet so many lovely ladies. Thank you for being in Oak Lawn, it is great to have an upscale knit shop and someone like you. Thank you for your good advise. Therese B.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend!

Sarah B.

2:55 PM  

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