Monday, February 4, 2008

Welcome to our Blog

A lot of Yarnmarket shoppers have said they want to know more about us: who we are...what we do...and what it's like to work in a place with a gazillion skeins of yarn. Well, it's fun. And it's busy. And it's changing all the time.

There are about 20 of us now -- mostly part-time. We've got a lot of moms who drop the kids off at school, work at Yarnmarket for a few hours, and then pick the kids up. We figure it's a win-win for everyone because we've got some really smart and talented ladies, and they get to have that ever-elusive life/work balance. Well, they get to TRY to have that ever-elusive life/work balance.

I'm going to be doing most of the writing on our blog, but I'm sure I'll be able to coax others to make postings. (Jan? If you ever get a free moment, blog away!) Jan writes our newsletter, so most of you already know her...sort of. She also works with Alex to select our yarns. And she does a dozen other things I'll write about another time.

Actually, I'll write about everyone who works here who isn't too shy to appear on a blog. Some people might not want to be featured. (They're the ones who are part of the Witness Protection Program or who are alien scouts reporting to Remulak on the activities of Earthlings. We know who you are, Jill, and we're not afraid of you and your Remulakian leaders!)

Here's a little bit about me: I do a lot of our communications work. Like advertising, public relations and our blog (of course!) I love yarn and am often found wandering our warehouse looking for something really neat to knit. I recently found some lovely cashmere. Ahhh... I can't wait to find our Vicuna when it arrives.

Right now, I'm knitting socks. Socks are fun. And quick.

I hope you'll visit our blog regularly. I'll be writing about the YarnMartians (that's us!), our new arrivals, and our behind-the-scenes fun.

Just one word of warning: this blog's going to change every once in a while so don't get worried that you've come to the wrong blogspot. We'll be adding our nifty new logo that Amanda -- the world's finest designer -- is busily developing. And we'll enhance the functionality as soon as our IT guys have time to work on the code. I'm not sure of everything we're going to change. But just know that this is going to be a dynamic place, so don't be surprised if someday when you show up things look a little bit different.

This is Steve, one of our owners.
Well, he says it's him.

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