Yes, that would be the title that would describe this week. Every moment has been full of movement and progress. I know at the end of it I'll just crash into the floor. We spent much the last week in PA for a family wedding, thus the blog silence, then we came back into town to celebrate James' fourth birthday (I'm glossing over that for a reason- if I think about it too long I get teary because I no longer have a baby, but a boy), and we'll spend the rest of the week moving around fixtures and setting the store up just so before we even think about moving the yarn over.
What do you think of this table? A nice spot for a rest and a stitch? We salvaged this and many others from a local factory. Like this entire building, it's being reclaimed and repurposed. What once had a life in the tool and die industry now has a life in a yarn and dye space. Cool eh? Now I'm just thinking about paint colors for this table, as the wood is really too far gone to be sanded and varnished. What color do you think would be nice on this table?
Above the shelves in the first picture (see bottom picture), you're going to see this map. On it, I'm placing a dot for each one of you (or maybe a dot representing dozens of you in one place) that has helped Simply Socks Yarn Company grow. I want a constant reminder of the knitters who have helped me and my family be happy and whole. Each one of you has provided me with a career, and there are dozens of dyers, shippers, and artisans who rely on everyone who has touched SSYC over the past 6 years. If I were to write a list of all the lives you've affected with your purchases, it would be rather long.
When I walk in the door each day, I want to look up at Canada and think "Hey, Bobbi, I know you're going to love this month's club selection," or at PA and think "Vickie, you're going to get this sunny weather in about 12 hours." Afterall, it's the loyalty of all you knitters that has made this new storefront happen, and that's going to be my focus as I look at this map throughout the day.
Take a look below, and you can see just where this map resides, 10 feet up. These shelving units are nearly 10 feet long, and that's just one side of the store. There's so much room for sock yarn!
These shelves won't be empty for long! If you were planning on placing an order for something, I recommend doing so in the next couple days as we will soon be closing for about a week to move everything over.