Friday, April 30, 2010

This Is Progress!!!

Hi everyone!

We have been making amazing progress!  The painting is done other than the front sitting area and doors (thank you Mike and dad-in-law).  

Here are some pictures of our hard work.

Orders are arriving (that is a lot of yarn):
Shelves are being assembled in record time (thank you Mike and Kevin):
The classroom table is ready to go and chairs will be here soon:
We have beautiful light fixtures:
And shelves are being stocked:
The above picture is our Misti Alpaca Bulky and this was a joy to unpack!  I am a beauty school drop-out (twice) because of not enjoying having hair on me, but somehow being covered in a light coating of baby alpaca is amazingly tolerable. 

We have several order coming in the next week and I can't wait to will fill our shelves with more fibers that are beautiful to the eye and touch!

Cheers!
Alisa

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

IKEA!!!

It has been much too long since I blogged, and for that, I apologize.  I am sure you understand that we have been very busy getting the store ready.  Blogging should be easier now that we are actually seeing things happen as a result of our efforts and that means lots of pictures.  Here is the beginning of what will soon become Firefly Fibers...

Yesterday, we went to IKEA with our two wonderful assistants and purchased so many wonderful things for our yarn shop.
We rented a U-Haul truck and this allowed us to get what we originally went to pick up and also a few extras that we decided on once we arrived at the store.  

All the big stuff went in the moving truck:
We had 2 carts full of smaller items:
It was a long day.  We left Beaver Dam at 8 am, got back about 9 pm, and it was about 10 pm by the time we unloaded everything.

This is our table for classes:
This is our couch for the sitting area (the paint color is pending):
This is our shelving:
As you can see, we have our work cut out for us with assembling everything.  This is the bulk of what we needed for the store so there will be just a few odds and ends after this, hopefully.

I will post about my knitting progress soon (the socks have fallen by the wayside and been temporarily replaces), for now I wanted to share the progress of our store.  I have been knitting,but mostly I have been playing with a lot of yarn so I can make the final selections for the store.

Cheers,
Alisa