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Friday, May 20, 2005


The LYS grand opening last night was well attended. I hadn't been in her shop since opening day a couple of weeks ago and she has acquired quite a bit more lovely stock since then. I mentioned before that she is carrying a lot more high quality merchandise. I saw lots of things last night that were thoroughly tempting like gorgeous Lantern Moon wood needles. It was far too crowded to really shop however, so I settled for enjoying the tasty treats such as hummus and veggies. I heard some folks talking about the other LYS and saying that this one's atmosphere was a lot more appealing. Silently I had to agree. I hope this new shop does well and I hope that the old shop continues to do business too.

Here is a promised picture of the ball band of the yarn I'm making the flower cloths from. If anyone out there can read it I'd love to know what it says. I think I'm on my fifth flower cloth. There is enough yarn in each skein to make two cloths so I've been very busy!


Blogger Lauren said...

Well, a little competition might be good. Maybe the other LYS will try to achieve that better atmosphere... glad you had a nice time! That is great the there were so many people there interested in fiber arts! :)

Have a very nice weekend!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Janice in GA said...

"Too crowded to shop" sounds good! I'll check out the shop next time I'm in Forsyth to visit my dad. It's a short hop to Macon.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Miriam said...

That is Cyrillic. I can't tell if it's Russian or if it's another one of the cyrillic languages. It could be cyrillic from any of the baltic or ex-soviet states that still use a cyrillic alphabet. I'll ask my husband to check it out later (he speaks a bit of Russian) and I'll let you know if he comes up with anything.


10:40 AM  
Blogger LMH said...

Lantern Moon! Lantern Moon! she says, hopping up and down. :) (You know what to do....You won't regret it)


11:16 AM  
Blogger The Stitchin' Sheep said...

This will show you that I have NO LIFE, but whatever...

That bottom line in the middle (that's partially not visible due to the glare) says something to do with "yarn for knitting". There's a fourth word in there, but I was just throwing likely words into an online dictionary (it is yarn for knitting, after all) and those all fit. It would be easier if I had a Cyrillic keyboard, but...

In defense of how nerdy I'm making myself look here, I have a master's in theoretical linguistics, so this sort of thing always gets me interested. Otherwise, I have no excuse.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

When Threadbear opened in Lansing, I was sure it would put one or two smaller places out of business. Miraculously, all 7 yarn venues are continuing to operate. Makes it heaven for us knitters. Hope your two shops do as well

11:39 AM  
Blogger urraca said...

In the middle it says:
"Chenille from Troitsk"
and underneath that:
"yarn for hand knitting"

On the right:
"100% cotton
100 grams 160 metres"
I can't read the rest

On the left:
"Troitsk Mills
town of Troitsk, Moscow Region"
then the address and phone numbers

7:05 AM  

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