A Walk Down Memory Lane…

My DH (Dear Husband) reminded me last week… It was this time last year that I began contemplating leaving the safe umbrella of an employer, a regular paycheck, regular hours & trading that in for being my own boss and an owner of a yarn shop. WHAT A JOURNEY IT’S BEEN! I find myself thinking about all the little decisions and choices that led me to my current path. As I look back, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my knitting circles. I first told the group of ladies that have become my Wednesday Night Open Stitch group. I had been knitting with them for a while, and I remember how terribly scared I was. I couldn’t hear anything but the frantic beating of my own heart. I was afraid that someone would tell me it wasn’t a good idea. But they didn’t. They became very excited. The next thing I knew, they started popping questions off like firecrackers! And the longer we sat & talked, the faster the questions came and the more excited they became. It makes me smile & chuckle even now.

With a hint of courage under my belt, I began telling my other group, now my 1st Thursday Open Stitch group. They were equally supportive and interested! Not one single person told me – “No, this is a bad idea.” I realize now that they could have just been holding their opinions to themselves, but I don’t think so.

So, it’s a walk down memory lane that I’m taking this spring, and in honor of this time of reflection, I wanted to share my good fortune with each of you! I’m holding a MEMORY LANE SALE – every week, I will be announcing a new sale and other fun promotions. This week, I’m going to kick off the MEMORY LANE SALE with Anne – a lovely fingering weight (perfect for spring and summer knitting) by Circulo. This yarn is 100% cotton and can be found in 8 sumptuous summer colors! With 371 yards, this mercerized cotton is a WORKHORSE! We will be offering this loveliness at 20% off (in-stock yarn only). This sale will be available Tuesday through Monday, May 2 – 8!

For your inspiration of the Anne yarn, we’ve created a Ravelry folder of possible items you can make with the Anne, both in knitting and crochet!

Watch your email, The Flying Needles webpage, our Facebook & Instagram pages for other promotionals during my walk down Memory Lane!

Grab your needles and let ’em FLY!


Comments 2

  1. Wendy W. Hall

    My sweet friend, that pounding heartbeat…. trust it. I do believe it’s guidance comes from sound sources that are not just physical. Just like your varied types of yarn that you promote there is a trail …a yarn, if you will, that has brought you to this point. …sometimes it’s not what to do next but allowing the next rush of yarn to gather momentum and size to sustain you forward. ….hmmm, that’s pretty good.😊

  2. Laurie Krebs

    You are amazing Susan. I am so happy to have a knitting store in town and one with the enthusiasm and great ideas you’ve knitted into Flying Needles. Congratulations

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