We Are So Not Kidding. You Really Don’t Want To Miss This

JulyBlog_2017Get ready for a huge all day Habu Event this weekend.  On Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th, everything Habu in our store will be 30% off!  We told you it was big.  Come in and grab all the Habu you want at a great savings while supply lasts, and make something that has been on your to do list.  

Is there a blue moon this weekend?  We’ll check.

See you soon!

Diane and Christin

If It Ain’t Broke

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What should be more celebrated than the human spirit of invention?  It is, indeed, a wondrous thing.  We certainly covet and appreciate creativity and innovation.  However, one must not reject a past creation, with its perfection, in the name of improvement.  Some things simply do not require improvement.  And, in the attempt to make it “better,” some inventors miss the entire point of what made the thing great to begin with.  There are some things that just need to stay the way they are.  They just end up being pretentious and wrong.  Here are some examples:

The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is a perfect sandwich.  The bread lightly grilled, the cheese (good old American cheese) gooey and warm, and served beside a steaming bowl of soup (tomato is our preference).  This is a good thing right here.  So, who’s idea was it to make a brie grilled cheese sandwich?  Or goat cheese?  Even the three cheese thing is overkill.  We will, at this point, allow bacon to be added.  But the line must be drawn here.  No cod fish.  No wild boar. Settle down right now.

The Tunafish Sandwich

This is a sacred sandwich.  We don’t mind if you change the bread to a roll.  You can even put tomato or cheese on it.  That’s fine.  But seared ahi tuna is an abomination.  It needs to stay on the sushi menu or in a stir fry.  Whoever came up with this idea needs a time out.  He needs to look within himself closely and come to grips with some of the issues that he’s been carrying around.  Did his mother not hold him enough?  Is he afraid of something like heights or inclosed places?  Whatever his issues may be, he needs to work some heavy stuff out. Try to find his soul again. Geez.

Pizza

Here is the recipe:  Tomato Sauce, Cheese and Dough.

Okay.  We get it that people like to add things on their pizzas.  Pepperoni, sausage, onions, ground beef, olives, etc.  So let’s just mention what shouldn’t go on a pizza.  Or, better still, let’s list some that have wicked combinations:

Tropical Veggie Delight (yes, this is a real thing) has zuchini and pineapple on it.  Are you kidding?  Zuchini shouldn’t be within ten feet of a pizza.

Asian Fusion Pizza.  Chicken, peanuts, and snap peas.  No comment.

Mexican Fiesta Pizza.  Refried beans, chorizo, and beef.  Sounds good if you are at Taco Bell.

At this point, we are willing to renegotiate.  Let’s just call all the above flatbreads and we are good.  Leave pizza alone, though.  It is an icon. They got it right the first time.

Cheesecake

Again, this is a perfect thing.  Cream cheese, vanilla, butter, sugar, on a graham cracker crust.  Here come the wicked combinations:

Pistachio Coconut Cheesecake, Macadamia Mango Cheesecake, Walnut Lemon Cheesecake.  Who are these people with their nuts and fruit?  If they have to add all this stuff, put it on top so we can scrape it off.

Ice Cream

This might be the worst one. Ice cream has always had a great range of flavors.  We have no problem with that.  But, today, the attempt to create the most pretentious ice cream flavor in an attempt to modernize it, has reached a feverish level.  Here are some examples:

Lavender, hibiscus, and green tea ice cream.  This is not ice cream.  It is potpourri.

Cillantro, watermelon, cucumber ice cream.  Not in a million years.

Cayenne, sage, vanilla ice cream.  We like the vanilla part.

We could go on, but what are we trying to say here?  The best way to say it is that, sometimes, simplicity is a beautiful thing. Like a great cup of coffee. (Let’s not go into what they have done to coffee.  Adding all that whipped cream and syrups.  That’s not coffee anymore.  It’s a sundae. Who can drink that first thing in the morning without going into insulin shock?)

Or a great, clean lined, simple sweater.  A sweater that requires no extra design.  It simply highlights the incredible yarn with which it is made.  It allows the yarn to do all the work. And it fits and looks great.

We have been making one sweater after the other from the Cocoknits Sweater Workbook.  This is such a great book, and you can make simple, clean sweaters out of any yarn you want.  The pattern is easy and fun.  If you get the book, the worksheet book, and the color coded stitch markers, you are set.  You can use your stash yarn up making great sweaters. If you can’t get to our store, here are the links to order the books and markers from our website:

http://www.knittingtoknowewe.com/patterns-and-books/

http://www.knittingtoknowewe.com/notions/

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There is a great event at our store on July 15th and 16th this month.  It is The Great Habu Event!  Everything Habu will be 30% Off!  Now is the time to load up on all the Habu projects you have wanted to make.  It should be a fun weekend.

Our store is open this weekend before the Fourth of July.  If we don’t see you this weekend, have a great holiday!

We have already started to get the orders we placed at the convention last month.  Appalachian Organic Cotton has new natural beiges that just came in.  They are great. Shibui Reed has arrived.  It is their new linen, and it is soft and wonderful.  Rain has also arrived in some new colors.  This is Shibui’s pure cotton yarn.  It is what the dark gray sweater above is made out of.  Really beautiful stuff.

We are about to get in Big Bad Wool.  All of it.  You are going to love this yarn.  Madeline Tosh, Loopy Mango, more Shibui, Freia, and a brand new yarn from Blue Sky Alpacas are also coming, plus tons more.  We will keep you posted as they arrive.  This Fall is going to rock.

So, stop by and see us.  Think about a new project you want to make, and we will help you put something awesome together.  We have lots of ideas and are here to help you through your project.  So, get yourself an audiobook and sit by the pool, knit and listen. That’s our tip of the day.

We are here to help and welcome you.  We’ve got a lot of time.  After all, how long does it take to make a grilled cheese sandwich?

See you soon!

Diane and Christin

Go Easy On Mother’s Day

Mother's DayWhat a special day Mother’s Day is, right?  And, let’s not kid ourselves.  It is irrevelevant who one’s mother is, every mother wants a fuss made over her on Mother’s Day.  Sometimes the pressure of making said fuss can be challenging.  What to do to let your mother know just how special she is to you?  Some people are more creative than others.  Some go a little overboard in their enthusiasm.  So, here is a friendly guide as to how extreme one should go when celebrating their mother on her special day.  There is a fine line between wow and uh-oh.  Here is an example:

Fran wanted to give her mother, Theresa, a new and exciting experience.  She booked a reservation at a fancy French restaurant that just opened in her neighborhood.  It was tough to get a reservation, but she managed to get one and wisked her mother there on her special day.  Fran suggested that Theresa order a meal that consisted of new things she had never tried before.  When the meal came, she was pleased to see how much her mother enjoyed all the new flavors and spices that she had never experienced eating.  During dessert, Theresa began to feel strange.  By the time the coffee arrived, Theresa’s face hadMother's Day begun to swell up.  In a few minutes, her face grew even larger, resembling a balloon in the Macy Parade.  Something like this:

Fran rushed Theresa to the hospital.  They gave her shots and told her to wait on the bed.  Theresa turned to see a small child staring at her.  The child freaked out and ran into the hall, tripping a nurse, who bumped into a cart.  The cart rolled into a patient in a wheel chair with an ankle injury.  The patient fell out of the wheel chair, breaking her collar bone. A nurse that had attempted to catch the falling patient missed and slid into a patient’s room while the patient was closing the door.  It slammed into the nursed head, and she passed out.  Moral of story:  French food is dangerous.

Here is another story with a happier twist:

Simon decided to give his mother a makeover for Mother’s Day.  He sent her to a swanky salon and told them to do the works.  Estelle, his mother, was pleased with her makeover.  She thought she looked like a young Ethel Merman.  Simon was very nearsighted, and when arriving to pick up his mother who was in front of the salon, he didn’t recognize her.  He drove around the block over and over again.  He began to panick.  He dialed the police.  The police came with their light’s flashing and pulled up in front of the salon.  Estelle crossed the street to get out of the way of all the cars and ended up in a line waiting to board a bus to Las Vegas.  On the bus, she met Herman.  Herman took one look at Estelle and thought she looked like a Vegas showgirl.  They really hit it off, and by the time they reached Las Vegas, they were in love.  They got married in a small chapel that night.  Herman owned a restaurant off the strip called “The Winning Hand.”  Estelle became the hostess, and on occasion, even sang a few songs there.  Unfortunately, she may have looked like Ethel Merman, but she didn’t sound like her.  So it was not very often that she sang anything.  Estelle and Herman are still happily married, and Estelle says that that was the best Mother’s Day she ever had.

Moral of story:  Never hesitate to board a bus to Las Vegas.

(You know who always has been thoughtful to his mother?  That awesome guy, Thor.  Even as a kid he always made his mother a great card with his brother.)

Handmade Mother's Day Card

Awesome Thor and Loki’s Mother’s Day Card

So, what have we learned from all of this?  We have learned that it is, indeed, the thought that counts.  All your mother really wants is for you to let her know that you appreciate her.  Stay away from potential disasters that might occur while telling her this.  Stuff like eyebrow weaving, abrasive facials, skiing trips, unusual pets, or water slides.  And don’t like hire out the Mummers to play on her street.  Stick to simple things like jewelry, flowers, or maybe a lap dance. Things that make her happy.  Like, maybe a gift card from our store.

And speaking of our store, boy, did we have fun last weekend with Lisa, from Manos del Uruguay (Fairmount Fibers), who taught us how to brioche!  We all had a great time, and hope that Lisa, who is an awesome teacher, will come back soon to teach us something else.

The new Shibui linen is on it’s way, along with great new patterns.  New Appalachian Baby kits have arrived as well.  Organic cotton is the way to go for a great baby blanket for all seasons.  More Madeline Tosh is coming, and we just ordered more Cocoknits Books that sold out.  (Just finished a sweater from this book, and it is fabulous.)  More stuff is coming everyday.  We can put something great together for your mother.  Just think how great it will feel to know that she will love it and that it is a very safe choice. ( Plus, if she is feeling daring, she can knit on the bus to Vegas).

In honor of this special day, we will be closed on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

So, enjoy your mother on Mother’s Day.  And stick to simple foods.

Mother's Day Dinner

See you soon!
Diane and Christin

Epic Cake Failures

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Who doesn’t love a cake?  Not only are cakes delicious, but they convey the many expressions of humanity in a succinct, confectionary message.  Typically we find messages of joy, love, and well wishes.  But, while exploring the delightful world of cakes, we discovered that there was a whole other world that existed.  Who knew just how many different sentiments could be conveyed on a cake?  Here are just some of the many examples that we found (yikes):

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Sometimes, we are in such a hurry to convey a heartfelt message that we are a little hasty with our execution.  We don’t always get it completely right.  What can we say?  It doesn’t get much better than this:

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We didn’t feel that any of these required further explanation.  And, besides, we wanted to get in some stuff about knitting.  So, first let us tell you about a great event that will be held on Sunday, April 30th, between 12:00 and 3:00.  Lisa Myers, owner of Fairmount Fibers (Manos Del Uruguay), will be teaching a brioche class.  We will be doing the Churros pattern:

Churros pattern

Please register in advance for this class.  Bring a size six, 24″ or 32″ circular needle, (if you don’t have one, we can provide it).  We will be using two different colorways of Fino of Manos Del Uruguay.  We will have a selection of this yarn from which to choose.  The cost of the class is $30.00.  You can register on line for this class at this link: http://www.knittingtoknowewe.com/classes-and-events/, stop by our store or call at 215.598.9276.  It should be great fun to make this beautiful scarf.

We have nearly sold out of the new Cocoknits book, but more are on the way.  We are all doing projects from it, and it is awesome.  Come in and check it out, along with choosing a great yarn to use.  We have just gotten in more Madeline Tosh, Shibui (And more Shibui should be in any minute.  New Shibui Linen! Yay!), and beautiful Anzula.  Lots of great new things.

Our store will be closed on Easter Sunday, but open on Saturday (in case you aren’t hiding eggs that day or baking a cake.  If you are baking a cake, Easter is spelled E-A-S-T-E-R.  Just keepin’ it real.)

So, have a great holiday, and just remember that a cake is always a nice thing.  Even if there is a surprise in it or on it.

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See you soon!

Diane and Christin

Project Of The Month

Knitting Project of the Month
Aalto Poncho Pattern

Turn heads with Aalto. Bold geometry contrasts with a graceful bateau neckline for the perfect easy-to-wear summer coverup.

Skill Level

Easy

Materials
  • Shibu Knits Twig
    • 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, 12% wool
    • 190 yds/50g
    • 7 (7,8) skeins

Gauge

22 sts & 28 rows = 4″ in St st after blocking, with 1 strand of Twig, on size 6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Needles

Size 6 (4mm) needles

The Interworkings Of Your Pet’s Mind

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Pets are a wonder, aren’t they?  They keep us pretty busy with their crazy antics and make us smile when they are so darn cute.  We have a tendency to think they are simple minded, obsessing on ball throwing and treats.  But, we have considered that, perhaps, they are smarter than we believe.  We will examine here the possibility of what is really going on in the world of pets, and what they think of us.  Here are some items that pets have shared with us that they want you to know:

1.  Diversion Technique:  We use affection, such as licking, jumping, and rubbing against your ankles to move you away from a specific area where we have stashed items that we do not wish you to find.  If we are guiding you away from the sofa, for example, it is because we have something on the order of a stolen turkey leg stashed there.

2.  We always note when you change your appearance in some way.  Like a new hair cut.  You left with longer hair, and come back with shorter hair.  If we like the new hair, we will lick you or rub against your ankle.  That is our way of saying that this is a good look for you.  If we bark at you, it’s our way of saying that we can’t believe you did that to your head.  Cats generally run and hide so they can laugh at your new look in secret.

3.  We like to keep you entertained by doing inanely stupid things.  We will turn upside down, and look up at you, or jump in a box, or pop up out of a pile of towels, and you think these things are marvelous.  You take pictures and videos of us doing these things, and post them on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. We are highly entertained by these activities. You have no idea that, collectively, we are doing research on how to take over the planet while you are asleep at night. (This is the real reason why cats, expecially, are nocturnal creatures.)

4.  An interesting scientific fact:  When we vomit under the coffee table, and it is 10:00 a.m. on your watch, it is also 10:00 a.m. to us.  We vomit in real time.  We don’t have our own time reality.  Just thought you would want to know that.

5. We utilize a variety of techniques to acquire extra food from you.  We wine, stand in front of where the food is stored and stare intently, look from you to the food storage area, and back at you to make this point, rummage through pantries or cabinets, making a mess, so that you take over and hand us the food, or lay down next to our food dish and look dissapated and sad.  All of the above techniques work successfully in a consistent manner.  And we are in awe that they do.  We, again, find this highly entertaining.  We love the simplicity of your human minds.  You are adorable.

6.  We are aware that you study us to learn our patterns of behavior.  We also do this with you.  For example, we know that a good percentage of you will either skim, or not read at all, the end of this Newesletter.  We have alerted the author of this, and advised her to send a separate email when announcing an up coming event.  We hope that our advice will be taken into concideration.

(Do you know what that awesome guy Thor’s dog, Odin, thinks of him?  Odin thinks that Thor is as awesome as he is.)
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In the hope that you are still reading this, we are going to let you know in this Newesletter about two upcoming events.  The first is a reminder that our One Year Anniversary Party is this Sunday, February 26th, from 11:30 to 4:00.  We will have refreshments, and everything in our store is 10% off!  Come in and celebrate with us.  We love our new location, and would love to see you there.

We are also going to have a great event with Manos del Uruguay, the following Sunday, March 5, from 12:00 to 4:00.  Lisa, from Manos del Uruguay, will tell you all about how and where this beautiful yarn is made.  You will have a chance to see great projects made with this yarn, and ask her about the amazing group of women who make this yarn in Uruguay.  We have had one of her trunkshows in the past, and it was great.  Admission is free, so come and have a great afternoon with us.

We are starting our first project of the month.  We picked a timely one.  We will send a separate email with all of the details, but here is Christin, below, wearing it:

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We have also gotten in some beautiful new kits from Loopy Mango!  Here are just some of the great (and easy) projects you can make:

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So, that’s all we are going to include in this Newesletter.  Thanks to our friends in the animal world, we know when to sign off.  

See you soon!

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Future Planetary Ruler

Diane and Christin

 

If You Are One, Just Own It

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In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, we thought we would focus on the people who truly embrace this day out of the year.  If you are, indeed, a Valentine’s Day fan, we salute you.  You most likely are what we, with great affection, refer to as a Softee. Let’s take a little quiz to access whether you are one of these alleged Softee people.  Here is the quiz:

1.  Do you secretly have an extensive collection of romance novels with muscled torsos on the cover?

2.  Does your heart race (just a little) when you hear a love song from your past on the radio?

3.  Do you watch old movies with Cary Grant or Clarke Gable in them? (And let’s not forget Steve McQueen.)

4.  Do you tear up watching sappy commercials on TV?

5.  Do you defend Twilight as a quality film?

We could go on here, but we believe the point has been made.  If you answered “yes” to all or most of the above questions, you are a Softee.  And, what’s wrong with that? We say, nothing at all.  But, we realize, it sometimes isn’t so cool to be a Softee. In this cold, cynical world, it is easy to be scoffed at if you feel the need to drop to your knees upon encountering a puppy or see baby ducks at the park.  There can actually be eye rolling  or even gagging, when you show this side of yourself to others.  But, who cares?  You are a dreamer.  A visionary in a cold, hard, jaded world. We are with you. It’s a tough battle when you are dealing with people who think “pay it forward” means making a payment on their visa card.

In light of this comparison we are making, let us explore when Valentine’s Day is expressed by some of these cynics.  Here are a few examples of when Valentine’s Day can go horribly wrong:

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We believe our point has been made.  Left to their own devices, the Non-Softees just make a muck of things.  So keep your chin up.  Know that you are making the world better by believing that vampires sparkle in the sunlight.

(Do you know who is a bit of a Softee as well? That awesome guy, Thor.  He is a sucker for Valentine’s Day.)

Awesome Thor Valentine

Awesome Thor Valentine

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Why, lookey here.  We’ve got ourselves a Valentine for knitters!  So, let’s talk about knitting.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would do something special.  So, on that day, Tuesday, February 14th, everything red is 10% off in the store.  There you go, Softees.

We just got back from our TNNA Convention, and are really psyched about what we saw and purchased there.  Some amazing things are going to arrive in our store in the next few months.  New Loopy Mango kits, Anzula, Manos del Uruguay, Knit Collage, and more.  Plus, a new book by Cocoknits!  This is not just any book.  This book will change the way we knit projects.  It incorporates notions that work with the projects, and will allow the knitter to make a project with any yarn they wish.  The patterns are amazing, and are beautifully easy to make.  This book is set to be released at the end of this month.  We are really jazzed about it, and think you will be too.

Guess what?  It is our one year anniversary in our new store!  We are having a little party in honor of the occasion on Sunday, February 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (The whole day, basically.)  There will be refreshments, and EVERYTHING IN THE STORE WILL BE 10% OFF! ( Look at it as an extended Valentine’s Day Softee Bonus.)  So, come in and celebrate our being in Newtown for a whole year now.  We love being there, and love to see you when you come and visit us. ( And, just sayin’, we happen to know this as fact, that Softees love a good gift card from our store or one for our website.  We make them all pretty.  We are all about presentation. Think Valentine Super Gift.)

Our store will be closed from Sunday, February 19th, and will reopen Thursday, February 23rd.

Stop by this magical month, and see the new things coming in.  Just know we are here to help you put a project together (a great one), or help you with an exisiting one (Also, we like walks on the beach, writing poetry, finding ourselves, and braiding each other’s hair, and we are just messing with you now.)

But, we are Softees too.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

See you soon!

Diane and Christin

Yikes.

Yikes.

 

Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?

ktke_january1A brand new year is upon us!  A blank slate.  A fresh start.  How great is that?  We start the celebration with a toast.  We wish all good things for everyone.  It’s all good.  Then, we yank out that timely tradition and set ourselves up for the next 365 days.  What are we talking about?  Why, none other than the New Year’s Resolution.  From an early age, we have learned that, by proclaiming to correct our many flaws and weaknesses at the beginning of every year, we are on the road to becoming a new, improved version of ourselves.  But, is this really the best idea?  Maybe this requires some rethinking.  This might be an okay thing if we didn’t choose the things we have the hardest time not doing.  Here is a case in point:

Your New Year’s Resolution is to be more thrifty this year.  You could certainly stand to tighten the old belt, right?  No problem. You can do this.  Piece of cake.  There you are, walking in the mall a week later, past one of your favorite shoe stores.  No harm in looking in the window.  You’re certainly not planning on going in.  What is that you see?  Jimmy Choo heels 20% off!  What??? They are really great…but, nope, not gonna bite on that.  You would be pretty happy in those shoes, though.  You would do a happy dance (and you’d look great doing that dance in those shoes…)  Be strong.  You turn to walk away, and what is this, now?  What is this lady who came up to the window looking at?  Your shoes!  She definitely is looking at them.  Looks like she could very well be the same size as you.  What if there is only one pair left?  Is she going to take them?  Hmmm…She reminds you of someone.  Oh yeah, your second cousin, Theresa.  You never liked her.  She was always trying to one up everyone. And she never liked animals.  There is something wrong with a person who doesn’t like animals.  What’s wrong with a little squirrel or a bunny?  Or, how about a lemur?  Who couldn’t like a lemur?  There was always something definitely wrong with Theresa.  Bet this lady doesn’t like animals either.  Why would you let her take the last pair of Jimmy Choo heels and be happy?  She doesn’t deserve them.  She’s a hater.  Plus, you would look so much better than she would in those shoes. She doesn’t have the right vibe to wear those shoes, and you don’t like her personal ethics.  They’re really not right for her.  Why, you would be doing her a favor by taking them.  Better go in and grab them.  You’re welcome, you souless Theresa wannabe.

See what happened there?  You can’t even feel completely good about your awesome purchase because you now feel like you have let yourself and the world down.  It’s sad, really.  But, you wouldn’t have felt bad at all had you not made the resolution in the first place.  Without painting yet more scenarios, let’s just list the topics that should be avoided as New Year’s Resolutions.  The big ones are:  Food, Work, Money, Exercise, and Behavior (Like saying you will be nicer to your next door neighbor, and then you see her standing on your front lawn with her Schnauzer, Theodore, letting him poop all over your  flowerbed.  In no time, you will be at her front door with a handful of zip lock bags and a death stare.  No one could blame you for not backing this resolution up.)

If you still want to keep this tradition going, we have a few suggestions.  The rule of thumb is to set the bar low.  How about, “This year, I plan to always carry an umbrella with me if it looks overcast.”  Or you could resolve to floss everyday, or water your plants more regularly.  See where we are going with this?  This way, you have an opportunity to feel successful, and improved.  The old way only makes you feel bad about yourself, and a pervasive sadness takes over, and you are hurled into the Great Abyss of Failure. Not a very happy new year in store for you now, is there?

New Year Dog Of Sadness

New Year Dog Of Sadness

(You know who never sets himself up for a New Year’s Resolution failure?  That awesome guy, Thor.  Of course, he doesn’t have any issues to resolve.  He is that awesome.)

Awesome Thor with no issues to resolve

Awesome Thor with no issues to resolve

Another reason to be happy you didn’t do the spending resolution is because we are having a Big Habu Sale Event!  That’s right.  From now to January 20th, Everything Habu is 30% off! Come in and load up on all the Habu you have always wanted.  It’s beautiful stuff.  (Don’t let that Theresa impersonator beat you out.)

Our store will be closed from Friday, January 20th, and reopening on Wednesday, February lst. 

(We will be at the TNNA Convention, buying more ridiculously great stuff.)

We also should mention that we just got a truck load of Madeline Tosh in DK, Lite, ASAP, Silk, and Pashmina.  Lookey here:  

This even isn't all of it.  We had to use an additional wall.  We're talking a lot of Tosh here.

This even isn’t all of it. We had to use an additional wall. We’re talking a lot of Tosh here.

This even isn’t all of it.  We had to use an additional wall.  We’re talking a lot of Tosh here.

So, to summarize, don’t make any big declarations this year, unless they are to seek out ways to be happy and appreciative of the superb individual that you already are.

Well, you can make just one.  How about planning to come and see us soon?

Happy New Year!

Diane and Christin

What?  Theresa doesn't like me?

What? Theresa doesn’t like me?

Yep. It’s this Saturday.

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For those who have perfected the art of procrastination, we say, “Good for you!”  You have worked hard to achieve a goal for yourself.  Nothing wrong with that.  We know what it takes to be an ace procrastinator.  It takes a distorted perception of time and a whole lot of denial.  

Well, not to worry.  Just for you we not only will be open regular hours this week, but will be open from 10:00 to noon on Christmas Eve (It is this Saturday, if you haven’t been paying attention.) 

We will be here helping you to slide right under the wire without anyone ever knowing that you waited until the absolute last second to get your presents.  No one has to know.  It will look like you planned this holiday gift giving bonanza months ago.  We will gift wrap whatever you purchase. (We do an awesome job with gift cards as well.)  They’ll never know that you came in minutes before we closed on Saturday. 

(Do you know who never procrastinates?  That awesome guy, Thor.  He gets all of his presents way before the holidays.  He is that awesome.)

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We will also be open from 10:00 to 2:00 on New Year’s Eve for those who entirely miss the mark.  

Also, keep an eye open for our next Newesletter.  It is going to have a pretty good surprise in it. ( Hint:  It rhymes with pale. Get it?) 

So you see, we’ve got your back.  If we don’t see you this week, have a great holiday and a happy new year!

Diane and Christin