Thursday, October 25, 2007

We're Going to be in Pictures!

We're gonna be famous! We're gonna move to Hollywood! We're gonna get a sitcom! We're gonna drive convertibles . . .

Ok, I may be getting a bit carried away. But you never know - first CN8, next, the WORLD.

CN8 came to visit the shop last night, and is tentatively planning to air their "Holiday Knitting" extravaganza on It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle possibly on November 19th. We'll keep you posted on the date.

Of course, the reporter was a bit stymied when no one actually was doing any holiday knitting - but leave it to the Rosie's girls to be creative - "this sweater is for my sister, it's for her birthday . . . but it could be for Christmas."

No one doing holiday knitting??? Knitters, I hate to tell you this, but, that season is fast approaching. Here are my tips:

a. Don't do holiday knitting, knit for yourself.

b. If you can't do a, do the following:

1. Start early. If you come into the store on the Saturday before Christmas wanting to make grandma a sweater, I will surely sell you the yarn with a smile, but honey, you're not going to get it done. If you're planning a big project for mom, dad, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, other, whoever, plan and start early.

2. Prioritize. Make sure you knit for people who are going to appreciate it. If your six year old nephew wants a matchbox car (do they still make those?), get him the matchbox car, don't knit him a scarf. Save the knitting for those that will understand the love and care behind each stitch.

3. Don't get overwhelmed. It's just a holiday, it's supposed to be fun. If you have to give one sock still on the needle, or wrap up your sweater in parts (a box for the sleeve, a box for a body, etc.), it's all good.

So, if you're planning on doing holiday knitting - come into the shop - we'll help you through this trying time. Or, we'll convince you to knit for yourself.


EmilyG said...

Says the woman who knit a sweater in a week to hit a birthday! ;)

Carol said...

Matchbox cars are alive and well. And cluttering up my living room...

Lauren said...

thanks for your help in the shop with this scarf that I am making for a holiday gift for my mom. Couldn't have done it without you!