Edited on 7/17: baby update at end of post
After seven years, SSYC is taking a short break. And if you're one of our loyal knitters and blog readers, you already know why. If you are seeing this message, that means that the Van Zandt family is about to or has just grown by one, and Joe, Allison and James have a new little one in the house!
This means that the SSYC website will be closed for a month or so while Allison takes maternity leave. You are welcome to browse the website and plan projects, but ordering will be disabled and nothing will be shipped until mid-August. If you need to reach Allison or the store with any type of question or concern, it will unfortunately wait until mid-August. I don't recommend phoning and leaving messages as its likely the inbox is full and the messages won't be recorded. Instead, the best way to log a request or question is to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll address them in order when I return in August.
The storefront will still be open one day a week for in-person shopping, days listed on the bottom of the homepage, so if you are interested in shopping in person, or keeping Heather and Mary busy, then please stop in! And when we resume the website sales and shipments in August, you'll see awesome fibery goodness- including new colors of striping Poste Yarn.
Thank you so much for your support over the past seven years. Not only has our family grown from two to four, but our store has grown from one room in our home to a 3500 sq ft storefront and studio. I feel lucky to serve you every day, and I look forward to resuming once little Henry is on a schedule and life has returned to a new normal.
Edited 7/17: Meet baby Henry! Shown here at 2 days old, he's doing quite well. Good nurser and sleeper- sleeps only about 45 minutes when not being held, but 5 hours when snuggling. Needless to say, Hank the Tank is rarely without a warm body holding him, day or night. He's being spoiled rotten right now, which is how I want it, and he's completely loved by his older brother who sings him You are My Sunshine and wants him to watch him build towers. Hank was over 8 pounds when he made his arrival, which was nearly 2 pounds larger than his brother was five years ago. Which explains why so many of you who visited the store in person exclaimed "you're all baby!"
I feel great- Hank and his daddy allow me to get 8-10 hours of sleep a night (I know, it's crazy) in two to four hour spurts, which is completely different than I'd experienced before. Though I'm loving these weeks of quiet and family, I have to admit that I'm thinking a lot about yarn! Heather comes out to the house to have me approve or tweek Poste Yarn colors, and I just want to show them all to you! That will come in about three weeks or so, and I'm really looking forward to it. See you again then!