As you know, I’m a woman of many hobbies. And sometimes it can get overwhelming. With the addition of quilting to my repertoire, there’s definitely been less time to do it all.
One of the things that I’ve really let slide is the yarn shop. It actually started when Stella went kaput. The dye studio was up at Mom’s and without a car it was difficult getting up there to dye.
Then Mom got bit by the quilting bug, and wanted to turn the dye studio into a quilting studio. So the dye stuff came to live with me. Then that same bug bit me, and while the dyes are just down in the basement, trying to carve out time to keep the shop updated with fresh skeins just hasn’t worked out.
Mom and I opened the shop in the summer of 2009, after I bought a dye kit on a whim. The shop grew quickly, and thanks to all of you, we had a nice little following. But it was never more than a hobby for us. It made just enough money to feed our own knitting habits (patterns, tools, etc). And we always said, when it wasn’t fun any more, we’d stop doing it. We didn’t want it to become work.
And while I do still like dying yarn, trying to make sure the shop has fresh yarn on a regular basis feels more like and obligation than fun.
So my friends… I’ve shuttered the etsy shop. I’ll still continue to knit and design and blog. And the facebook page will stay up so keep you up-to-date on my design work.
I will probably still dye a little too – but just for personal things.
We had a good run and it was a blast! And we couldn’t have done it without you!
ONWARD AND UPWARD!