Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Today's newsletter is short - but definitely worth reading.....

Crocheters, come sign up for this week's class on the crocheted baby surprise jacket, and the crocheted wingspan shawl class - they are both great classes And both are great for holiday gifts......

Yes, we are still trying to hire someone - the newsletter below gives the details.

And..... well, to find out the rest, you'll just have to read on......

Calling ALL Crocheters
Crocheted Baby Surprise Jacket. starts this Wednesday and there are still a few openings in the class. 
Learn how to turn this: 
Unsewn CBS Jacket
                  Into this: Red CBS Jacket
This class starts this Wednesday August 28th, and continues on September 4th and September 11th, from 530 to 730pm. The registration fee is $65. and the class flyer is here.
Still looking for a new shop staff associate...
We had some good candidates but they mostly needed more than we could offer, or changed their mind, or weren't available when we needed them, or weren't experienced enough so we're still looking. We need someone with experience in Knitting, and at least one, preferably two, other fiber arts - crocheting, spinning, weaving......

We do not need weekend or evening specific help, but mostly have mid-afternoon shifts to fill, especially as we get into the holiday season, when we will need someone (one someone, not several someones) who can work on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4 and at least one Sunday afternoon per month. And fill in on short notice when someone has an emergency, or when we need to work around vacation requirements.

Expect hard work. There's a LOT of stock work involved, to keep the shelves neat and get new merchandise dealt with and you've got to be able to help customers, both with problems with existing projects and with helping them to decide on new projects. You must be familiar with Ravelry, and must must must be good with numbers.  When you make a cashiering error, I personally get to pay for it, and I don't like that. We are a small local yarn shop and there are no deep pockets to pay for mistakes, so if handling money and numbers is a problem for you, you will not be happy in this position.

If you're still interested, please come into the shop and introduce yourself to as many of  the staff as you can. They get to make most of the hiring decision (I basically try to just rubber stamp their choices), since anyone we hire has to get along with them, and meet their standards for the position. They know far better than I do what help they need during the day when I'm not there, so I defer to their judgement on this. I've found they're very good at it.
Watch for another newsletter later on this week!
Maybe something special for Labor Day weekend???

Semper Fi CommunityTask Force
Knitting/Crocheting Project
About a dozen or so of our volunteers have not yet picked up their donated project yarns - we need you to come in and get started - we're now down to about 6 or so weeks. We've gotten almost a half dozen shawls in already, and have yarn for over a dozen more waiting to be picked up. Sarah is the person to see if you've signed up and need to pick up yarn. If you have signed up and need to pick up your yarn, please do so as soon as possible so that we can see what we will have left. If you haven't signed up yet, but would like to join in, just reply to this newsletter and let me know and we'll add you to the list. We have patterns for knitters and crocheters and for all skill levels.
And if you have access to the Redstone Rocket, watch for an article about the project in the next few weeks. They're sending a photographer out this week to take pictures of some of the completed shawls.

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