Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Eloise Sweater (again)

To review: Eloise Cardigan (free on Ravelry), one skein of Cascade Sierra, smallest size.

Here she is at two months.

One month.

And two weeks.

So MH has gotten bigger, but this sweater is still too big. I have a sneaking suspicion that all of her sweaters--no matter what size they are--will fit her perfectly in July.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sad News

You have probably already heard the sad news that after five years, we have decided to close the Knit Nook. Many factors led to this decision, but the main reason is that we have been hit very hard by the economic downturn. Closing so soon was definitely not part of the plan. I always thought that my children would go to Bloom and come hang out at the yarn store after school. That they would grow up sitting at that big old table coloring, doing homework (and hopefully) knitting. But it just wasn't meant to be. It makes me sadder than I can even say...I just don't have the words. (And don't forget, I have my MFA in Creative Writing--a masters degree in figuring out how to say something!)

But even now, I have no regrets. The last five years have been a blessing. I got to do what I loved for five years. I might not have made much money, but being able to take all the yarn I ever wanted right off the shelves made me the envy of every knitter. And most importantly, I have formed more friendships in that tiny little store than in my whole entire life. My life is better because I owned the Knit Nook. And even though the store will close this spring, I know that I have made friendships that will last a lifetime.

Thank you so much for five wonderful years.