Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Sad Day

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.


Sel and Poivre said...

Oh nooooooo! :(

Sandra said...

that is sad. It sounded like the perfect situation.