We have some talented friends among us! Who knew? A beautiful young lady came in the shop yesterday and brought with her the makings of a fabulous Bee Keepers knitted quilt! She has made many, many little knitted,stuffed hexagons. They are like little jewels waiting to be sewn together to create one beautiful quilt! What an heirloom! We love seeing your creations, they inspire us! Our Judy Platt has been weaving up a storm(not literally) no help needed there. She brought in three beautiful pieces she has woven on her new Ashford Knitters loom. Many of our new weavers have purchased their own looms! We are thrilled that all of you have embraced this new way to love fiber! Our classes are filling up fast, we have 2 openings in June. May is full!
Yesterday Knitting Under The Influence closed. That shop was a beacon of light to me and many others. Like lightening in a bottle it was the perfect mix of craft and friendship. Nancy Gauthier opened "the shop"at just the right time! There have been other knit shops in Shreveport but none like this one. I personally found a place where I could go for awhile and escape my grief. But also, a place I could express my grief.. I met other moms who had lost their children. They showed me there was indeed happiness in gathering and knitting,laughing, and crying. I learned how to be a friend. And I learned I was worthy of friendship. I know this may sound too good to be true, but it wasn't. High school and college weren't my thing, I was a nerd, and not very comfortable in social situations. I married,and married... lol... and my life revolved around my children and family. Friends weren't a big priority. The "shop" gave me the missing pieces. Knitting Under the Influence has inspired me and my sweet partner,Linda to hopefully bring to you and other friends the laughter, friendship and camaraderie that we felt over the past seven years. Thank you Nancy for all the love and graciousness you shared with me. I'll bring you my key this week;)....
I am just a simple knitter who is living the dream of running a yarn store, where beautiful yarn is turned into wonderful products and friendships are knit together just as wonderfully! I hope to just share my joy of fiber arts and the joy of sharing with you, as well. Enjoy!