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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Planning, Planning, Planning

We have been meeting with reps, exploring locations, tweeking this blog, and creating our logo (our graphics design guy is amazing to work with). Next step, getting the software and conquering the Quickbooks monster!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shops We Have Visited

These are the 26 Oregon yarn shops we have visited in the last year or so:

Have You Any Wool (now closed)

Artistic Needles (now closed)

Rose and Ram

Purl District

Boersmas

Woodland Woolworks

Pacific Wool and Fiber

All About Yarn

Molehill Farm

The Stitching Post

Gossamer

Juniper Fiberworks

The Yarn Garden

Mill Ends Store

Abundant Yarn (now closed)

Twisted

The Naked Sheep

Kitt'n Kitten

Coastal Yarns

For Yarn's Sake

Knit Purl

Dublin Bay Knitting Company

Close Knit

Yarnia

Happy Knits

Make One

Yarn Crawl

We visited 8 yarn shops in Portland this weekend! And, we managed to fit in Pier One and Ikea, too! We had a yummy dinner at Hot Pot & Sushi and awesome accomodations at the new Residence Inn by the airport. It was interesting to experience the different "flavors" of each shop that we visited. The stash of new yarns, patterns, and needles to try out is growing quickly!