Our first New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at fibre space™ was spent counting our inventory before the start of business on January 2nd. We got a lot of knocks at the door and frantic stares through the window. I got the impression that the stitching world wasn’t so happy about us being closed on a holiday…when you all are home from work. So the second year we were open and did inventory after hours on New Year’s Eve. Kel and I didn’t finish until the early morning hours on New Year’s Day and neither of us really slept that night. We made a lot of mistakes (some of you might have noticed that our entire class schedule appeared to be sold out the next day…but it actually was an inventory miss-step. This year, I decided to be closed on New Year’s Day again so that we could properly do a count, but we started early. Now that fibre mom (my actual mother who works here with us!) is here, she has been able to work on the counting during the day while the shop is open, and I have pulled a few late nights and early mornings to get the counting done so that we can potentially be open on New Year’s Day. I am excited to say that we are almost there. Mom and I are here this morning knocking out the needles (this is not fun), and we will stay late tonight and tomorrow to finish up.
So….this means that you can join us on New Year’s Day to start the year off right – with a stitch-a-long at fibre space (noon – 5 pm). I thought a simple and quick project would do the trick, and I for one need to get one FO under my belt in 2012….just to set the tone. I had two great cowl / scarves projects in my queue on Ravelry that I thought would be a good fit for our New Year’s Day stitching or for your car ride to or from wherever you might be traveling. They are both free downloads!