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knitwit
07-20-2006, 07:47 AM
Hi Ladies! Cristy and I picked a date for checking out ATL's newest yarn store - Knitch!

We've picked Thursday, August 3 - 4:30pm to stop in the shop and have a look around. There's plenty of space to knit while there too. I'm going to drop in and ask the owner if we can gather there and maybe bring some munchies and drinks to sip on while knitting. If we can't bring nibbles, we'll find a great place to catch a bite to eat afterwards.
Please let me know if you'd like to attend so I can give them an estimate as to how many will be in our group.

I'm lokoing forward to meeting all of you!!
:XX: :XX: :XX:

Cristy
07-20-2006, 11:26 AM
Cool beans--thanks for posting this knitwit--I was on my way to do so and you beat me to it!! If there are enough of us and we decide we want to eat out--I'll make a reservation for the group if we can agree on a place to eat. Please post asap to let us know if you're interested! :)

Cristy
07-20-2006, 01:41 PM
BUMP

projectgal
07-20-2006, 03:02 PM
Count me in! Thanks guys for pulling this together.

As far as the food is concered whatever works--snacks at the yarn store, meal afterward. Just let me know if I can bring something. As long as we have enough fiber ;) we should be fine!

knitwit
07-20-2006, 05:07 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to meet you both!
Cristy- do you have any ladies in the southside group who might care to join?

countingsheep
07-20-2006, 06:22 PM
:oops: As soon as DH gets home and I can talk with him, I will be able to say yes or no. I just need to make sure he's in town but I'm fairly certain it will be no problem. :oo: This is an open invitation, right? :blush: I hope so because I would love to meet some of you and be able to visit in person!

knitwit
07-20-2006, 07:39 PM
Countingsheep - Of course it's an open invitation! I hope that you're able to join us!

Cristy
07-20-2006, 09:13 PM
Yippie!! I'm so glad you guys are joining in!!! Yes, I think I have one or two people who might be interested in coming along--I posted on our yahoo group about it yesterday--One or two people I know in particular might be interested although I'm not sure if one can get off of work in time...we'll see.

Cristy
07-22-2006, 11:53 AM
bumpity bump bump

countingsheep
07-22-2006, 12:46 PM
:cheering: I can come play! :cheering:

So Thrs 3rd @ 4:30? Is there parking or is it "grab what you can find"? :oops: It's been a while since I've been to that area.

I am most excited and can't wait to meet everyone!

Angela

Cristy
07-22-2006, 01:31 PM
I've not actually been to this exact store so knitwit would probably be the better one to answer this question. I tend to grab parking wherever when I'm there--I have one particular location I go to that seems to be pretty lucky for me.

Glad you can come! And yes, the 3rd at 4:30!

knitwit
07-22-2006, 06:29 PM
Hi! There are a lot of parking choices ---

-Metered street parking on St. Charles & along N Highland
- tons of off street parking if you choose to park on one of the side streets or further down on St Charles
-Free Parking behind the building although the parking is limited there because it's also used for Harry & Sons, Surin & Atkins Park.

I don't think you'll have any trouble finding a space - just be sure to stay away from the no parking signs :D

Cristy
07-23-2006, 12:12 PM
just a bit of info:

I'm headed over there in just a bit to pick up some yarn for my KAL since it's on the way to a meeting I have at 5:00. I'll check out the parking while I'm there--I don't know St. Charles that well but I'm sure knitwit is right about there being plenty of street parking.

Knitting4comfort
07-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Hello Everyone,
Where is the new lys located in Atl. I would like to go by there. Not sure if I can meet up with all of you on the 3rd. But I will try. ;)

projectgal
07-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Here's their website http://www.knitchknitting.com/.

I think it is very dangerous to have a yarn store open on Sundays and late hours. I like the idea in the event of a knitting emergency, I don't have to settle for Hobby Lobby/Michaels/Joanns. But it might cause some issues with impulse spending!

Hope you can join us!

Cristy
07-23-2006, 07:18 PM
Hi all--I just wanted to report back a little on knitch...

parking wasn't an issue but it also wasn't easy--I found a nearby spot along St. Charles.

The shop is actually on St. Charles but you walk around to the back of the little area of shops on St. Charles--there is a sign directing you but if you turn left onto St. Charles from N. Highland, you might not see it--I didn't. Coming from the other direction it is easier since they have a sign on the end of the building. When you go around back they have a cute fence and gate that you go through to enter the shop.

I loved the shop and the owner and went ahead and told her we were coming. I found out it's her birthday that day. She said if our party got bigger than 5 or so to call and let her know--Right now I think we have 5 people coming at last count.

The only complaints I have (which aren't her fault..will explain further down) is that she doesn't carry Blue Sky Alpaca or Rowan yarns but that is b/c those two companies don't want to saturate an area and they say she is too close to the other yarn store that does (Why Knot Knit--it's 8.8 miles away but probably 20-30 minutes away with traffic). She is working with those two companies to get them to understand that 8.8 miles in Atlanta isn't really that close when you factor in traffic. I loved the decor, the music, the yarns and everything. I spent quite a bit of time talking with the owner--she's quite nice.

I've very excited about us all meeting there--any more thoughts about food? I'm up for anything but don't want to go to a great expense. I didn't think to ask if snacks are okay--it appears that she serves coffee upon request in her store--water too.

Cristy
07-24-2006, 10:48 AM
bump

knitwit
07-24-2006, 06:29 PM
How about Noche for food? It's a great little tapas restaurant - perfect for sharing & budgetting!
http://www.heretoserverestaurants.com/

Here's the menu...
http://www.heretoserverestaurants.com/portals/75/menunoche.htm

projectgal
07-24-2006, 07:19 PM
I LOVE tapas restaurants. Sounds like a great choice!

Just reminds me of when I was teaching middle school, a male colleague (conservative and married) and I were in the hall chit-chatting while the students were changing classes. I mentioned that I went to a great tapas bar on a weekend trip to Boston. He turned bright red. I kept going on about the great food we had. He looked like he was very uncomfortable. I went on to say how my husband and I always like to find a tapas bars when we go on vacation to new cities. He walked away.

Later in the day, I mentioned this to another teacher/drinking friend and how great it would be to have a tapas bar in Roswell. Guy teacher walks in on this conversation and realized that I was talking about a tapas bar, not a top-less bar!! :shock:

Cristy
07-24-2006, 08:36 PM
hehe..I've had a similar experience w/ the whole tapas thing...it was actually with my dh when we were dating! LOL! Boy did he think he was getting a wild and kinky one! :rofling:

Noche sounds awesome--I've been there before and loved it!! Should we call for a reservation? By my count, so far, there are 4 people attending (including myself). If it stays at 4, since it's mid-week, we might not need a reservation but if it gets bigger...we might want to consider it.

knitwit
07-24-2006, 10:18 PM
Let's wait until we get closer and get a firm head count. I don't think it will be an issue - although Thursday's can be tricky......
still I cant imagine them taking reservations for less than 6. :D

knitwit
07-27-2006, 08:02 PM
:happydance: bump :happydance: bump :happydance: bump

projectgal
08-02-2006, 07:56 PM
Just thought I would BUMP this one more time in case anyone else would like to join us tomorrow. We are still on, right?

Cristy
08-03-2006, 07:58 AM
Projectgal--and everyone else--I am sorry to say I can't make it afterall. I am the autism specialist for a metro school system and yesterday I was notified that I would have to return to the classroom due to a teacher shortage until a teacher can be hired. I was put at a high school that has open house this evening beginning at 6:00 so there is no way I can do both. I'm really bummed and could use some prayers--I've not taught in 5 years--I've never taught high school and the school I'm at didn't realize this unit was being placed here so the didn't order ANY curriculum for me. I'm not quite sure how this is all going to work out....

I hope you guys have a great time--I'm really ticked that I can't come. Please make sure to post and let me know how things went! :) :crying:

projectgal
08-03-2006, 09:31 AM
That stinks! I taught 8th grade LA in Fulton Co. and those first days of school were always so stressful. I can't imagine how you feel being placed back into the classroom without curriculum. You still have a few days yet, maybe someone will be able to ship something to you soon!

Smile, stay positive, and you'll make it! Just think, it could be worse, they could have asked you to fill a K position and you would be spending your evening cutting out bulletin boards and prepping centers! Yuck!


Good luck! :thumbsup:

knitwit
08-03-2006, 11:31 AM
Hi guys - I can't make it either - I have a client that I am working with and the only day she's available is today at 4pm.
Let's reschedule for another day/time.
Sooooo sorry ya'll.
Christy - school will work it's way out!

Cristy
08-05-2006, 01:39 PM
school is sort of working out...I've been told they may only need me there for a day or two--they have an interview Monday for someone who may want the position. Ordinarily I wouldn't be stressed but since I'm still doing my job and the elem. autism specialist job (since that position is currently unfilled as well), I'm feeling the stress.

Did anyone go or should we reschedule for later?

projectgal
08-05-2006, 11:04 PM
Maybe we should try again. Maybe a Saturday morning or a Sunday afternoon might work??

knitwit
08-09-2006, 12:18 AM
Hi Y'all! Apologies again for the last minute schedule change. Sometimes even though I've had stuff on my calendar for weeks, my clients have a way of sneaking their way into my personal time. Not a big deal - but it sure does keep me on my toes.
Not too mention that the thunder/lightning storm did a number on my laptop. Apparently, having it plugged into a surge protector didn't matter when the lightning struck feet away from my window (or at least it seemed like that). It completely shut down & I had to send it to HP to get fixed. Thank goodness it was still under warranty!
If we could schedule another evening, that would be fantastic for me. Weekends are completely out- Sats are for clients & Suns are for my dh- he travels 100% for work & we always try for one day of the week together. Cristy, I know you've got school & little ones & projectgal you've got little one's too. Is there a weekday/evening coming up that you might want to visit Knitch?