Friday, July 13, 2007

I've been very quiet....

I know - but with good reason. I have lots and lots and lots on my mind. As some of you know, I have always wanted my own physical yarn shop - starting the online business was a way to sort of "test the waters" and it's been more than I could have ever dreamed of. I thought it would cure me of the itch for a shop but to no avail - I miss seeing people every day, I miss hanging out regularly with other knitters, I miss seeing new knitters catch the 'bug' that we all know so well.

Last weekend we attended a family wedding in my husband's hometown not far from here and we drove by this old house on the Main Street that had a sign in the window. It said 'office for rent' - could this be the same space that Angela had told me about - she even called and got the rental info and everything. What struck me about this spot were these beautiful wood doors at the entrance - I knew nothing about the inside but absolutely loved the doors. Anyway, after much thought I called the number and went to see it yesterday with Angela and then went back last night with my husband and my mother-in-law. In the afternoon, Angela tried to get me to contain my excitement - apparently, it's not good for negotiations if you are jumping up and down, giggling and squealing - go figure! My mother-in-law tried to get me to relax as well - she kept mentioning things I should consider - very valid, important things - like - ah -zoning? But I think they all could tell by the dazed look on my face that this was the stuff of my dreams.....

So turns out that someone else had looked at this place before me and the landlords were waiting to hear back - I tried to offer a deposit - I told them I was a much nicer person than anyone else they'd met but no luck. They gave the other person until Monday to make up her mind - seems she brought in a contractor to make some changes and wants to see how much it would cost. Me, I want to change nothing except for some paint and new carpet. See I really am the better choice, don't you think? I have to wait until Monday to find out for sure -but if everything is lined up the way it's supposed and this is the right spot for Pick Up Sticks then it will all work out -----it's going to be a really long weekend!

By the way, the online shop is absolutely continuing and hopefully, will include lots more selection of yarn.....good thoughts everyone, good thoughts!

13 comments:

Alyssa said...

Ooh, that's exciting news! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you (thought that might make it difficult to knit...). :)

Isobel said...

I am sending out good vibrations (my mother has psychic powers - so I know of what I speak). This was meant to be, and yeah you are the better person, hands girl it's yours. Next time I am home I will have to come by the shop and browse, and buy, and buy, and buy. Here's to dreams coming true!

Anonymous said...

Warm wooly thougths coming your way... oh, wait, should they be wood-and-brick thoughts now that there is a building involved? Anyways, very excting and I'll keep my needles crossed!

heather s

Andrea said...

Hope that works out for you. Good luck!

chris said...

eeee!! how exciting!!! sending my best wishes your way!

FireDragon said...

how exciting! Best of luck. Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

I pray you get it - cannot wait. Good luck. Keep knitting.
Clare

Suzanne B said...

OH WOW! I hope everything works out for you.

Susan Pandorf said...

Well, well. That IS exciting! Will keep my fingers crossed, Connie.

Blessings!

Helen said...

Sending lots of lucky knitty vibs from across the oceans. Sounds like the perfect building for a Pick-up Sticks yarn shop. Needles crossed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie.
You are my hero. A yarn shop close to Churchill. I am going on Sabattical soon, and can become a permanent fixture, or a door stop. I am sure whatever building you choose you will make a unique and inviting yarn shop. Keep us posted.
Marion

Ann said...

A Pick Up Sticks shop - I may have to consider moving to Canada. Anyway, good luck !

Arianne said...

CONGRATULATIONS, CONNIE!

I must say that you're one of my favourite online knitting retailers! In fact I ordered my first ONLINE yarn from you! (And it was luxury of luxuries Sweet Georgia sock yarn too!)

So if anyone deserves a REAL LIFE SHOP it's you!

SO SO pleased for you!