I had our friend Michael Grills, photographer extraordinaire, come and do some shots of the store and how it now looks. He does beautiful work and somehow magically makes the room even bigger and brighter!
As you can see we have a nice sitting area at the front of the shop, and my Mom brought an afghan that my grandma made for us decades ago for one of the chairs. Lots of colour was her rule and I love that it is in the shop now to keep her close. She passed away about 10 years ago when she was 92 and was always an avid knitter and would have been thrilled that I now own a yarn shop. My other grandma, who was Nana, was also a big time knitter and used to make baby sets to donate to the hospitals for years and years. It is funny how it was always around me but I only picked up my needles in my early thirties. Those ladies would sure have loved that I turned into such a big knitter that I bought a whole store filled with yarn!
I also added some fresh new colours and a bigger sign out the front to welcome everyone in. Plus one of my favourite people, Susi Mayer, had the brilliant idea to make a sweater into an open sign. Her lovely husband made the giant knitting needles out of old curtain rods and rigged us up to hang it. Isn’t it fun looking?!
We miss our Susi, who has moved back to Germany with her family, but we are very hopeful that she will come back again!