Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Say It's Just a Dream

The last two days, I've felt like I've been in a daze. I opened my e-mail on Monday morning to read the most horrible news: My LYS is closing. The owner has decided that she wants to retire, so in about a month, that wonderful place will be no more. There was no warning, no sign that this was coming. And I am utterly devastated. I've been going to the store about once a week for the past eight years. My friends work there. It's been my knitting community. I'm not sure what I'm going to do without it.

As at all times of sorrow, I've turned to my knitting for comfort. I've been working on my shawl, which is finally starting to look more shawl-like.

(Apologies for the crappy photo. As if the bad news weren't enough to ruin my week, I managed to spill half a mug of tea on my laptop this morning, so it's in time out until I can take it to the Apple Store this weekend and I've had to find a workaround for posting.)

I've finished the edging and picked up stitches for the body, and now I'm into the long process of working up the short rows (though, considering that they're getting progressively longer, they might better be called long rows). I have to say, lots and lots of garter stitch is good for the soul. I hope it does the trick this week.


  1. Natural Stitches is closing?! I've only made it there once, but I loved it! I loved that I could count on them for Pitt colors... :( I'm so sorry to hear this news. I hope you can find a place at another LYS. I've loved reading about the KALs and other events you do with NS over the years.

  2. Aw, that sucks about your shop closing. Mine closed last summer and I was wrecked. Then, lo and behold, just this week I found another shop -even closer to me- that's been open 3 years and I never knew it was there! I wish you the same luck.

  3. Jennifer6:28 PM

    Sorry about your LYS closing. Mine closed a couple of years ago, and I had the title of "The Resident Knitter" since I was there so often! I haven't been in a yarn shop since.