Cacie and Thom have moved on to new adventures, and the studio feels emptier these days without them. There are Thom & Cacie shaped holes where they used to be, and to fill the space I’ve been working on what feels like half a million things. Change is always disconcerting- it throws everyone off their stride- but we have so much to do in order to get ready to open up for the public, and we’re trying to keep ourselves focused. It’s odd, though. After a life full of change and transitions, you’d think I’d get good at navigating them. I’m still so resistant to change.
We’ve started having our Knit Nights on Wednesday evenings, and that seems to be working out. It’s a goodness to have a little bit of time to just be in the studio, without working--- to actually relax and enjoy this place we’ve made! What an idea. Why didn’t we think of this before? We needed this just for us, I think. Cookies and tea and sitting in a space where I’m 100% not mopping my floors or chasing my dogs or tempted by my TV--- but also obligated not to work. HEY WHAT A TERRIFIC IDEA, YOU GUYS.
We’re looking to start up our stove rentals and dye classes later this month- I’ve gotten the studio rules written, along with the safety guidelines, and we’re working up class descriptions, etc, right now. It’s all this weird mixture of brainstorming, meetings, careful typing and an impending sense of WAIT WHAT WE’RE REALLY DOING THIS, SERIOUSLY, which is surreal. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and while it’s more than a little intimidating, we’re also really excited to get it off the ground. There’s this feeling in the studio that knowledge should be shared, and we’re always interested in building community.
I’ll let everyone know once we list classes and stove rental blocks, and if you’re on the website you’ll see the scheduling page go up, too. (The tab is already there, but we’re still sandboxing the software.)
Wish us luck! This will be a blast. And stop by some time. We’re having a lot of fun lately.