December 4: Virtual Tour

I took advantage of the last burst of icy weather and rearranged the store. It’s not as fun as it sounds. There’s lots of heavy furniture moving, vacuuming and mopping involved. My feet are ready to fall off when I finish, but I love doing it anyway.
We realize that we have many readers who live afar and are not able to visit us in person very often, if at all. So we thought we’d treat you to a grand tour of the shop. Even if you are here every week, I bet I have a few things to show you that you didn’t even know were here!
Come on in!
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We have yarn…
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yarn…
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and even more yarn!SWAK
We have buttons…SWAK
needles, hooks and gizmos…
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and clothes. Almost all of our clothes are on sale right now, 20%-60% off, so we can make room for new clothes. Who doesn’t love new clothes?
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And we have other cool things!SWAK
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We have patterns, including notebooks filled with our original designs…SWAK
and patterns marked down so low you can’t say no (we’d really like these to go away)!
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We have a comfy couch for bored companions, and a computer handy too…
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I knit swatches for all the yarns in the shop!
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We decked out the front windows for Christmas…
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and everyone loves our curtains!
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We have a big classroom…
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with our very own movie popcorn machine…
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and our wall of fame (all of the cool people have taught at SWAK)!
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This is one of my favorite pictures…
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this is where all of the business action happens…
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We have a fabulous dressing room…
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and a big cabinet filled with samples for sale (at bargain prices too!)
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Now for behind the scenes. So far I’ve only showed you a little over half of the store!
Have you ever looked up? You’ll find pink flamingos, old baskets and other treasures…
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including this sign we found while remodeling the building. It suits us well!
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Our back hallway is filled with junk stuff…
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This is where all of the action happens!
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You’ll be glad to know we have a potty. I painted the picture at a Tipsy Artist party, but I’m not very good.
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And we have a big storage room filled with junk, junk…
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and even more junk! I have a hoarding issue with baskets, lucite literature holders and glass jars. I have a bigger storeroom upstairs overflowing with stuff too, but we’ll save that for another time when I give you a tour of the 2nd floor. Let’s just stick to the 1st floor today.
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Come on back to the galley (aka kitchen)…
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where we hide our snacks, and ship packages! I painted that picture too.
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We have a flying pig named Wilbur. My dad put that up for Mason when he was a baby. It’s a miracle it’s still up there, considering how many times I’ve run into it with my head.
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And hiding behind the kitchen is another bathroom. I bet we’re the only yarn shop around with our very own URINAL! (This place used to be a law office) We have NO use for it, so we keep the potty brush there.
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We have our very own shower too, but as you can see we use it for storage.
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Some day when the upstairs apartment is empty I’ll take you behind the scenes there too. I have two cool old apartments. A family is currently living in the front apartment, artist Beth Loftin has her studio in the back, and I have another overflowing store room filled with stuff that is long overdue for a big clean up.
Now that we’ve given you the grand tour, come on in and make yourself at home!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 Comments

  • mbkinser

    04.12.2013 at 16:14 Reply

    Love what you’ve done with the place! I almost got lost.

  • pharris824

    04.12.2013 at 20:59 Reply

    I’ve never looked up!! Definitely going to have to do that next time.

  • pindy4176

    09.12.2013 at 12:19 Reply

    I never paid attention to there being a second floor! How interesting to know that people still live above shops. Living above SWAK would be too tempting for me, though!

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