Friday, March 30, 2007

happy mega meeting friday

Hi everyone.
The retreat was so much fun, I hope next year Meika will be sleeping all night so that we are able to stay at the camp. I hope to see a few retreaters on the mega meeting today.
Don't be shy, come see the store and chat with me. I'm still offering 10% your first purchase from mega meeting and if that order is over $50 I will throw in free shipping.
See you soon
click on the link below to begin your mega meeting experience
Meeting: march3007

~Karen ... I got it working, hope to see you soon :-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

When Bloggers meet

There is something magical when bloggers meet. When you read someones blog you get to know the person a bit. You certainly get to know what style of knitting they like even what colours they prefer. You can also get a sense of what they are like. Same with email friends. I met a lot of people this weekend who read the blog. I met one person who I have got to know by email - Audrey. It is great to finally meet her.

I met Peg whose blog I follow, I told her she is just like her blog. She is just like I imagined she would be. Brenda whose blog I have followed for a long time and I have known for a while as she is a great customer also got to meet Peg for the first time at the retreat. I think bloggers have a special bond. This picture is Brenda and Peg with their Teddys.
The next pictures are of Mary and her Teddy. She made an original Teddy Bear sweater. Isn't he handsome. I was quite impressed how quick she whipped up that sweater and then dictated the pattern to me from memory.
I have got a lot of feedback about the retreat and most of it was positive so I talked with Camp Homewood today and they have given us next years date. The 2nd Spring Knitting Retreat will be March 28-30th 2008. I hope to see many of you again and lots of new knitter too.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A Very Fun Retreat

This weekend was very fun. The retreat went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I had a lot of fun and it was great to meet so many knitters. There were 40 knitters at the retreat. All ages and all levels of knitting experience. I have a lot of pictures. I didn't even get my camera out until Saturday so I don't have any pictures of the store packed with about 30 knitters on Friday night. It was fun.

On Saturday morning we started the Teddy Bear sweaters. The first pictures are of people working on the sweaters. Charlotte 11 years old was our youngest knitter at the retreat and she knit a fun pink teddy sweater. Then Saturday afternoon I thought what better for knitters than to play with yarn so they got 25 samples of different yarn to play with. I didn't get any pictures of the Yarn sampling as I was too busy. .

I got lots of pictures of the Fashion Show/ Show and tell. This was a great activity. What better for knitters than to get to look at other knitters knitting.

Roger's Gansey, Marilyn's wedding shawl, Mary's Escher inspired seal sweater. Myriam's shawl and Carol's Award winning Stary night socks

The retreat ended today with some wonderful group shots of the well dressed Teddy Bears. Some of the people left early today so their Teddy's didn't get in the pictures.
Charlotte was very proud of her first sweater. She knit this with very little help from her mother. She doesn't really like knitting on double pointed needles so I think next year she will learn the magic loop method of circular knitting. The next picture is Megan, Meika and the Teddy all wearing the Pinwheel sweaters.

A few group photos of our well dressed Teddy's and their owners. This was fun I think we will do this again next year. I will blog more about the retreat tomorrow. I have a lot more pictures. We have an original Teddy sweater, pictures of bloggers meeting etc....

Friday, March 23, 2007

no mega meeting today

Due to the Knitting retreat and the very busy day I'm going to have getting ready for it I wont have time to do the mega meeting today. I will be doing it next Friday so Look for mega meeting on next Fridays blog.
Hope to see you then

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Just 1 more day

Just 1 day until the retreat. I am excited. For everyone coming to the retreat. Please bring a good variety of your knitting needles. I mentioned in the hand out to bring 4 - 5 mm needles. Some of the sweaters need smaller and 1 needs 5.5mm dp and 16" circulars. I have lots of needles people can borrow if they don't have that size or the store has a good stock for buying needles.
Please drive safe and I look forward to meeting all you wonderful knitters. We have 40 people coming to the retreat. I can't even imagine how fun this will be. I will certainly post lots of pictures and details after the retreat. Note to myself- Don't forget the camera....

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patricks Day

Here are some pictures for St. Patricks' Day. I haven't put any pictures of Meika on the blog for a long time. She is so cute and especially cute today all in green with her shamrock hair band.
Here she is cleaning the house. Child labour
Here is a picture of Sweetie. Many of you may remember him last year when we got him . You need to scroll down the post to see Sweetie. As you can see he has improved a lot. He is now happy, playful and very healthy.
Lastly here are some of the bears all dressed and ready to go to camp next weekend. We have a few more waiting for sweaters. I am really busy getting ready for camp. It should be a lot of fun.

Friday, March 16, 2007

10% off your megameeting purchase

Its Friday again everyone. That means its mega meeting day again. So join us , come say hi and tell me where you are from.For a limited time this spring I'm giving mega meeting customers 10% off, and if your first purchase is over $50 I will throw in free shipping.
So click on the link and join us for another mega meeting Friday. Chat ,shop, ask questions , just have fun.
Meeting: march162007
I have the camera pointed out at the store so you will see the entrance and all the beautiful yarn when you log on. Hope to chat with ya today

Friday, March 09, 2007


Hi Megan here,
Its Friday again, and that means its mega meeting day. Now don't be shy when you sign on . There is a chat box just below the web cam. Say hello and where you are from. Also I thought I should mention you have no obligation to shop or buy anything. But if you wish to do so it is allot of fun with the web cam. I love shopping in my pj's :-)
So come on in to fun Knits today and have a chat with me, tell me about your projects, ask me questions, let me know what you think of mega meeting.
I hope to see you today.
Just click on the link below and sign in, its so easy.
Meeting: 9march2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Fibre Fun

I had a great day today. I went down to Courtenay to Judy Macleans of Sweatermaker yarns to do some business. I love going there I am sure you can see by these pictures why. Fibre paradise!!!
I came home with some fabulous hand dyed tops for spinning, needle felting or whatever. They are going in the store tomorrow and on the internet by the weekend. I have Silk and Merino blends and Blue faced lester wool tops all hand dyed in beautiful colours.
This beautiful fibre is inspiring me to learn to spin. It is so soft and wonderful. Enjoy the pictures.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Victoria was fun

Here are pictures of our trip to Victoria. The first picture is Deb way in the back of the van buried in yarn and racks. She happily sat in her corner and knit there and back. The next picture she took of me in the front. I was knitting my Tofutsie sock. I wanted it finished to show how nice and soft the yarn is.

Socks finished. As usual not a pair but they don't look bad together. The blue on is Regia Bamboo. Nice yarn. The next picture was the night view from our room. Much nicer in person. That is the Parliament building lit up at night. It was really pretty

Then of course the booth. Not bad looking for a 10X10 space. I worried how I would cram all that yarn in a little space but I have a lot of experience in that department. The booth didn't even look cluttered and lots of room for shoppers. I am happy to say that there were lots of shoppers and they bought lots of yarn. We came back a bit lighter. It was a great weekend.
I also want to mention the retreat only has a few spaces left so you may be out of luck if you don't register today or tomorrow.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Shop on line with live customer service

Hi everyone, I'm Megan Shelley's daughter and I'm very happy to announce that we are finally launching our new on line shopping option. Every Friday I will be on line with mega meeting on our web cam ready for you to join the meeting and serve you. This way no matter where you are in the world you can shop as tho you are really in the store. You will see me and you will be able to see the actual colors of the yarn you are buying. This will be our first day so you may have to bear with me while we work out the bugs. I hope this is a fun experience for everyone. As far as payment goes we are still working on that, you may mail a check and we will send out your product as soon as we get it or you may phone fun knits with a credit card number and we will ship it on Monday.
All you do to get started is click on the link Meeting: 2march2007
Easy... Hope to see a few of you today. Happy shopping :-)