Mara Rooney, owner of the Dancing Goat Yarn Shop took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for me and jumped at the chance to offer two of my blog readers a chance to win a gift card to her shop!
What does a typical day at Dancing Goat Yarn Shop look like?
First thing I do is go through the mail, email, and phone messages. I also put out the open flag. If the flag is out we’re open! The rest of the day is spent checking for items that need restocking, going through deliveries (if there are any), ordering, rearranging, looking up the latest trends and new items all in between helping customers. (Its taken me four hours to get back to the computer just to answer this question!) I also try to get a little knitting and/or crochet done so the shop can have samples.
What’s your favorite part of your job? The most challenging?
My favorite part is picking out the yarn and accessories to carry in the store. When it arrives it’s like Christmas! At the same time it’s the most challenging part because you often are taking a gamble. I may like something but that doesn’t mean customers will. I have to lay aside my own personal tastes and think about colors, textures,weights, etc that will cover a broad scope of clientele.
What inspires you?
Color and softness I think is a huge factor. Then usually I begin to think about what I want to make and if it will be knitted or crocheted. That puts me on the hunt for a pattern.
Mara also asked that I mention a few shop updates:
Mon – 10-8, Tues – closed, Wed – Sat 10-8, Sun 10-4
Learn to Knit, Learn to Crochet, Knitting Socks, Flounce scarf class, needle felting and technique saturdays. Sit ‘n Stitch nights are the second Friday and third Saturday of the month 7pm-9pm
For more details and to register contact Mara at the shop 585-786-2888 or email: dgyarnshop(at)yahoo(dot)com Be sure not to use the ( ), use the symbols for her email
NOW for the GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Two lucky winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to Dancing Goat Yarn Shop. Gift Certificates will not be mailed out, winners are invited to pick them up at the shop. To enter yourself to win just submit a comment below telling me about your favorite yarns. One entry per person please, winners will be drawn at random from all eligible comments. Please be sure to enter you email or your Ravelry name so I have a way to contact you. I will close comment entries on Sunday, October 10 at 10pm. (10-10-10 @ 10 get it?) Winners will be randomly selected and notified soon after. Good Luck!
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