September 15, 2005
Not such a good day over here.
I haven't been blogging lately; I've been struggling with some personal trouble, decisions, health matters (my mother's, my own). Of course a lot of you know I'm from south Louisiana, too, which hasn't helped my mood any. I'm hoping to get back on the blogging horse sometime soon; I could use a place to vent some of the emotions I've been dealing with! For reference, here's the post I just made to the front page at Yarnivore:
Friends of Yarnivore:
I’m writing to you with sad news. After giving the matter a great deal of thought, I have decided to close the doors on Yarnivore.
Some of you who have become closer friends over the last year have been aware that my mother has been ill, and that I found that very difficult this summer. In general, the last few months have been very hard on me, and I have come to feel that I will be better off personally if I do not also have to maintain the yarn store. Of course I am sad, but I think this is the right decision for me.
I’m going to have a small going-out-business sale to help recoup my investments, and I’d love to see you. Right now I have sweater quantities of most of the yarns I have carried, as well as needles and bags and spindles and books and magazines, and to start out, everything in the store is 30% off. I’ll be here this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Below are the hours I’ll be here. If these aren’t convenient for you, please drop me a line and let me know, since I may be able to meet you here some other time.
Friday, September 16th: 12-9pm
Saturday, September 17th: 12-6pm
Sunday, September 18th: 2-6pm
Thanks for your support over the last year. I’ll let you know next week what I still have in stock, and what hours I’ll be in the space. I hope to see many of you soon.
My personal plans are to do freelance copyediting, and perhaps to teach some knitting classes from home after I’ve had a break from the yarn store.
Love to you all,
Yarnivore is at 325 Gold Street, near the intersection of Flatbush and Myrtle.
Posted by Rose at September 15, 2005 01:54 PM
I'm sorry that you had to make such a hard decision. I hope that things get back on an even keel for you soon.
Posted by: Anna at September 15, 2005 05:13 PM
Sorry to hear this. I just read in Star magazine that Uma Thurman and Kate Hudson were into knitting, and was wondering if there was a way you could capitalize on this (make them avatars?).
Posted by: Ellen at September 15, 2005 08:34 PM
Sorry to hear that :( but I'm all for giving yourself a break to take care of yourself and your family
Posted by: Toonhead! at September 15, 2005 11:18 PM
oh, rose. i'm so sorry. how wrenching this must be! i feel so fortunate that i got the chance to come and sit and enjoy the beautiful, lively, inspirational space you created there... and remember, you have the ability to make that life grow in other places, too.
hey, if you have any of that tencel left and are willing to ship it, maybe i could help take it off your hands?
i'm very glad to see you back in the land of blog again. you have been sorely missed, and worried about, and wondered after. big hugs to you, woman!
Posted by: katje at September 16, 2005 12:11 AM
Just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear your sad news.
I am also going through my mom being ill and know how hard it must be.
Please be well and take good care of yourself.
Posted by: ellen at September 19, 2005 05:26 PM
i know how difficult and heartbreaking and crazy it can be to go through a mother's illness, and i'm very sorry. it sounds like you're making the right decision about the store, though we sure will miss you! even though i was hesitant about coming over too much because i worried that my daughter would just run amok, our visits were always wonderful -- you created a special space. hope that you're able to run or do something to help. take care.
Posted by: mrspilkington at September 21, 2005 06:37 AM
I'm sorry to read about your stresses of late. I hope that things calm down for you soon. Take care of yourself.
Posted by: Diane at September 25, 2005 04:53 PM
This is a really late reply, but I've only just learned the news. I just wanted you to know that Yarnivore holds a special little place in my (and my husband's) mind - even though I was there only once. I'm so sorry to hear the news and for what you've been through. Take care and good luck.
-It took me almost 6 mths to decide what to do with the beautiful yarn I picked up there.
Posted by: Leah at December 30, 2005 12:34 PM