Hello, City Knitters. I passed the compositional buck and just copy-and-pasted Marilyn’s story for our first post last week. But it’s time I introduced myself as the shop’s novice blogger. Jessica’s the name, writing’s the game. Let me make it eminently clear right now that I am NOT the brains behind the technical aspect of participating in this electronic consortium. For example, I’ve only just mastered the finicky process of posting photos. Did you know that one is not supposed to use sharpie markers, glue stick, and scissors to accomplish such a task? I will not be diverted, however. I know that knitters generally display attributes of patience and good humour, so I’ll let you watch from the sidelines as I slide up and down the learning curve.
Last week, we reorganized the shop according to gauge! Ruth, Lorilee, and I spent the better part of two days gutting all the shelves and sorting everything knittable from thin to thick, laceweight to chunky. At times, the task got the better of me:
But I prevailed and showed the fiber who’s who:
I’ll admit that at this juncture, most of us who work here are still a little foggy on where, precisely, we’ve placed specific yarns. But the change has already proven to be a good move: Whatever pattern you want to make, we just direct you to the correct gauge department, instead of leading you about the shop in a tedious (though impressive!) recital of which yarns would work. As you wander through the shop, you’ll find the light worsted weight yarns (22-24 st/4″) through to the lighter chunky weight yarns (16 st/4″). In the next room, we come full circle with the lace- and fingering weight yarns meeting up with the super chunkies: