The online store is scheduled to reopen on Monday, bringing some awesome tasty yarns to try. I know many of you have been waiting since the announcement in May to get some of the first release of Poste Yarn colors and I won't make you wait much longer. While I have been on maternity leave for nearly 6 weeks, the team has been imagining, winding, dyeing, and tagging up a storm so that we have a nice supply for you. Now, there aren't hundreds and hundreds of skeins. Poste Yarn is a small, artisan line and each skein requires a lot of hands-on time to create. Dyeing striped yarn is very cumbersome, and there will never be huge amounts of this line available. But we will do our best to release some once or twice a month, and hopefully in amounts that will last a few days. Here's a taste of some of the boldly colored shades that are coming soon: Sedona Sunset, Fright Night and Purple Mountains Majesty. I've just completed my first sock in the Sedona Sunset, which will be my awesome Halloween socks this year!
I also have lots of other new yarn, new colors restocks, and a contest to share on Monday and if you haven't signed up for our e-newsletter, it's a good way to make sure you don't miss anything if you don't keep up on the blog.
While I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things, I'm not looking forward to managing a baby, a five year old, an adult relationship with my husband, sleep, and the store. I'm not quite sure how it will all come together, but it did five years ago so I'm confident that it will, though perhaps with a few weeks of trying to get it right. I hope you all will be patient with me if I don't blog as often or if shipments take and extra day to arrive, or e-mails aren't returned immediately.
Joe, James and Henry and I are doing very well. A lot of friends and family have come to clean, hold the baby, bring us food, help with laundry, and generally be super helpful so I could recover from surgery and try and enjoy these weeks. Sleep isn't coming as easy as it was in the first week or so- mostly because as time goes on, regular life creeps back in. Joe will be going back to school in a week, James will start his new pre-school, and I will be trying to juggle work and the full-time job of feeding a baby. At least this one makes it a full time job! While I'm trying not to complain too much about it because HEY-THIS-IS-WHAT-I-SIGNED-UP-FOR, I think I forgot how all encompassing feeding a newborn is. All together, I spend 4-5 hours a day nursing a baby, and that's if that doesn't include him falling asleep mid-way and requiring a gentle waking, or changing diapers in the middle of everything when there's a blowout or burping.... I'm making myself tired just thinking about it!
One of the best things about the past few weeks is seeing James become a big brother. From his first arm-fluttering exclamation of "It's my brother!" in the hospital to today's gentle caressing of Henry's head as I nursed, James is an example of kindness and wonder. While I know his sibling will test James' patience as he gets older, right now it's sweet and special and I hope I remember it all.
Thank you all for allowing me this break for my family. I know that not every small business could bounce back from a 6-week break. But I know you are all such a loyal bunch, and I will continue to offer the best service and yarn I can, and if you have any questions or needs, you know where to find me!