Like everything else, owning a knit shoppe has its ups and downs. Real life intrudes and you have to pay the bills, do the bookwork, and sometimes deal with unpleasant events. But then, someone walks into the shoppe and you talk about your passion and you remember why you put in 8 days a week.
People like Patty who is churning out socks (this is Yarn Hollow's Sock Religious, Coffee Wave colorway)
or Carole who has started knitting again after many years.
For whatever reason, we love what we do. We play with colors, with textures, with the feel of good fiber. We challenge ourselves with a new technique. We go into a meditative state with garter stitch. And we meet others, who feel like we do.