I don’t know what made me do it. Seriously, it must have been my mood. Maybe it’s the first bite of, dare I say it? Christmas Candy… Maybe it was my anticipation of getting my advent calendars (yes, I said calendars) in the mail. Thanks to Gayle, I even have a wine advent calendar. Perhaps it’s the OlgaJazzy’s Novel Noel Advent that starts tomorrow. Today when I sat down to write this newsletter and put my mood music on, I clicked on Holiday Favorites station. Oh, the horrors!!! I know, I know… it’s only November 10. I promise not to play it for another week or two in the studio, but the wonderful, hopeful sounds of such a joyous season makes my soul soar. Listening to “Christmas Time is Here” sung by the Peanuts crew make me feel just a bit normal again. Yes, like you all, 2020 has been that rollercoaster ride we just can’t seem to get off. Whether hearing the fun tunes like the original “Frosty the Snowman” by Jimmy Durante or the smooth sounds of Lauren Daigle crooning “The Christmas Song”, I’m ready to celebrate the end of the year.
Sometimes it’s the little things, like music, to put us on track again. Sometimes it’s big, like a new love. Mostly it’s something in between, like learning a new craft. Creating a scarf or a pair of socks makes us feel productive and normal. How many of you have been working through your anxieties by stitching? Just last week, a customer told me that the planning is as good to soothe your psyche as the knitting of the project. She must be correct. After all, why do I start so many projects only to start another when a new yarn comes in or a pretty pattern is published?
I want to thank you all from the depth of my being for all your support in 2020. I know I’ve said it before, and I will most likely say it again, YOU are the heart of my small business. If it were not for you, I would not still be open. I can’t express the love you have shown the community that is the studio. I do have one request. When you post something, you purchased or made on Instagram and Facebook, will you add the hashtag #614knitstudio to help us be seen on social media? I am so grateful of the many kindnesses you have shown me.