Wednesday, August 2, 2017

From Homesteading to Knitting in One Fell Swoop!

Will try to shift the focus of this from a homesteading and farming blog to a small shop owner blog. Yikes! Could be a train wreck. So, the ducks are all gone, they liked to swim in one of our farm ponds and sadly, something got them there. They never came home. Will try again next year.
Down to only 5 chickens. This is also sad, I love my homestead and gardens, and this year it just didn't happen. Because......
A year ago, I cashed in my retirement and bought a small yarn shop. It's been a ride. It's been fun, exciting, adventurous, nerve wracking and fun. Oh, I said that already. Would do it again in a heart beat.
I already had another business, online, that I worked from home. This was a quilting and sewing thing, so in order to keep what little sanity I had left, I moved that business over to the yarn shop. I still work at home, but that's mostly website maintenance;  also merged the websites for the 2 businesses so that would be a bit easier.
That was a good move.

So, the yarn shop....... I've written about it before, back in January when I last posted. HERE: Crazy Aunt Ter's Life And Times

So that's pretty much my life right now, but lets get to the fun stuff. We have so much going on at the shop on any given day. Lots and lots of people drop by to show off their creations, get help with current crises and of course, stock up on yarny goodness.

Today, we have what we affectionately call our Super Scrappy Sock Club. Every Wednesday afternoon from 12-4 we work on scrappy socks. Get the kit here: and use it with your choice of patterns. There's enough yarn to knit a pair of socks.

Our big event is our Grand Opening Week. From Aug 8-13 we will be celebrating almost a year open. We'll have prizes, discounts, free patterns, some refreshments, giveaways.....And, on Aug 12th, at noon we will have our Ribbon Yarn Cutting Ceremony! All are invited.
Ironically, the same week is the I75 Yarn Crawl where knitters, crocheters and other fiber nuts will make their way from Northern Michigan (we're the northernmost shop) all the way down to somewhere in Tennessee. All along I75, yarn shops will be playing with more discounts, prizes....
You can get your passport here:

Also, during that weekend, we have yet another Trunk Show! Skylie Knits from Mio will be here to show off her hand dyed yarns, stitch markers and more.

Like I said, lots of stuff going on!

More to come.... Life is Still Good!!

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Crazy Aunt Ter's Life And Times

Crazy Aunt Ter's Life And Times