Normally, on Wednesdays I do not post on the blog. Wednesdays saw no time for blog posting as it was the one day a week that I worked.
For the last 3 years I have worked Wednesdays at Grey Heron - Collingwood's yarn store. But Grey Heron, like so many small businesses, especially small yarn stores, is struggling. And so I have found myself laid off - a victim of the economic downturn.
I will miss the store. Working one day a week, for a retired person, satisfies many needs. It was one day a week to put on 'work' clothes, meet people, use different brain cells and it came with a pay cheque. All this done in an environment surrounded by yarn and knitters. It was perfect.
We had a group of Wednesday Afternoon Knitters that came each week. Originally they came for official knitting lessons but as their knitting-knowledge grew, Wednesdays morphed into a 9-1-1 group. They brought their knitting and I stood watch to help where needed. Some of them could cast on and knit when they first came, some could not. Look at what they have accomplished! I taught them that and I am proud of them. I will miss you ladies.
Things change. Wednesdays will now be for knitting.