Winding down
Friday July 01st 2016, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life,LYS

Goodbye, and Thanks For All The Fish.

I read that email, scrolling past the dolphin photo, inwardly pleading, NO. Oh please no!

It was true.

I put my carry-around cowl project in my purse and headed over to Purlescence. Sandi and Kaye were both there and we exchanged grief and thanks and hugs and memories of the good that had been.

But it came down to this: over the last ten years they had taught many how to knit, to crochet, to spin and to weave, and they knew some of those would continue to teach others. But they themselves had had very little time to make anything–they both described crafting at 4 am because the imperative to create felt so strong and had been kept in check for so long.

And so they decided to retire, and Purlescence will close for good August 28th.

But…but…but…but… !!!

I’m happy for them. I’m very sorry for all the rest of us. I’m glad we got to have that community gathering place as long as we did–and the wait for Stitches next February just got much much longer.

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Oh, how sad for you. And how happy for them. Changes are so hard, and I wish them all the best. I hope you find someplace close to knit and chat.

Comment by Pegi 07.02.16 @ 4:57 am

You’ve written of such fondness for them over all these years, I am truly sorry for the gap it will leave in your community. I’ve lived vicariously so feel a remote sadness, if that even makes sense. Always seemed like such a charming place you’d want MORE of in the world.

Comment by LynnM 07.02.16 @ 11:15 am

I just read their email, and came here to see if you had any other news. Yes, I’m so happy for them. And, yet…… rats!

Comment by DebbieR 07.02.16 @ 9:53 pm

Sad to hear this. I remember when Nathania started the shop. I had lost touch with her / blog, and then came across a photo of her among a friend’s family wedding photos a few weeks ago. Definitely a small world!

Comment by Rhonda from Baddeck 07.06.16 @ 8:21 am

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