It's nearing that time again, when I put together a special kit to commemorate a holiday or occasion. The next one, which releases in about a month, celebrates the store's 6th anniversary- a very special occasion for me. It's a time when I look back and reflect on a period six years ago when I told business professionals, fiber professionals and family and friends that I was opening a sock yarn store- and a time when I received an obscene amount of odd looks, concerned questions, and people who flat out told me that it sounded risky and asked was I crazy!? An entire business model based on a craft that very few had even heard of, let alone would give any validation- sock knitting. Obviously, these people weren't knitters! Here I am, and here you are SIX YEARS later. Heck, we even have a convention. Can I get a *woot*?!
Since you're the group that made this happen, and you obviously have good taste *wink, wink*, I'd like your help in naming the special colorway that is part of the coming kit.
When I approached this particular dyer about this colorway, I told her that my inspiration was something that means Spring to me- an Amish clothesline. The black, blues, violets, and cool greens in this skein are the colors I see on outside my neighbors' homes Monday mornings, as they wash their best and hang to dry. As the garments flap in the breeze, it brings to mind a simpler life- one unencumbered by iPhones, social networking, DirectTV, big box stores and SUVs. And while all of these help my life run smoothly, they often cause frustration and that constant nagging feeling that something has passed me by, but can't pin down exactly what.
I find this skein so calming. Just like knitting, it combats those daily woes, whether they are small or large. What would you name it?