Friday, September 07, 2007


It is done

Today, I became the newest staff member of the Dublin Bay Knitting Company.

Monday morning, I'm giving two weeks' notice at my current job. A job that not so long ago, I dreamed of having, but now has become a rat race, golden handcuffs, routine drudgery, whatever you want to call it. A major impediment to what I really want to do...which is to have my hands in fiber every possible waking moment. (I mean, is that too much to ask?!)

Life seems rather surreal right now...kind of like rappelling down a steep rock face (which I've never done, but it sounds cool.) The ropes are securely fastened, but I'm taking that first step into what seems like nothingness. It's exhilarating and terrifying, leaving behind the familiar and proven for the untried.

I just wish my family was happy for me...but we can't have everything.

Because I'll be working just part time at the shop and teaching Saturday beginning knit classes, and on my days "off" I'll be working at home trying to get my Etsy shop and website plans off the ground, my income is going to be reduced by about 60% or more, at least for a while. You'd think that by now, I would be used to a certain husband's dissatisfaction about how much (or how little) money we have--it's always been his main gripe no matter what the circumstances, so why should I care? However, I can't deny feeling as though my parade's been rained all over. Michelle, of course, is doing what she's best at, being a snotty teenager. I just take that in stride, even though it's hard sometimes.

I know you guys are happy for me, and I certainly know that Tricia and Jennifer at Dublin Bay are happy I'll be helping out. I'll be there next Saturday afternoon, and the Saturday after that. Which happens to be the weekend of OFFF, but how can I complain? I'll be at a yarn shop, for the love of Pete! A really nice yarn shop! So come by and say hi!

Weekend plans

I got some of these in the mail this week.

Much in the same way that I couldn't knit a sweater as soon as I learned to cast-on, knit and purl, mixing colors is not at all intuitive for me. My most recent dyeing effort fell far short of the mark, so I'll be overdyeing the skein without having to mix any colors. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping I'll have something pretty to show you in a couple of days!

Congratulations to you, friend! I am proud of you, chasing your dream
Hooray! If you have food to eat and a roof over your head and are living your passion, I believe all is well with the world.
Yay for you!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Rock on with your fiber goddess self. Bah to the naysayers. Just think of how much happier the whole house will be because you are happier and pursuing your dream. Indian Larry said do what you love and the money will follow.
EEP! Congratulations! And if anyone rains on your parade, I'll give you an umbrella!
If you do what you love you will never have to work a day in your life! Kinda has that double meaning, huh! Sorry your family is being rather muggleish about this whole new direction your going, but I think they will come around, 'cuz if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy!
Congrats! Poo poo on the parade rainers. Hopefully it's just a phase and they'll get over it when they see how much happier you are, which means you're more fun to be around. :)
Congrats on leaving the drudge and the new yarn store gig! I have also given notice at the nurse boiler room operation, but alas, no yarn store work to be had!

Your family will come around eventually. They should come to respect you for doing what you really want to do in life! :)
Cograts on the new job! Dublin Bay is a really beautiful store and sells great yarn. The plasma TV kills me because it seems so incongruous to a yarn shop. But hey, you could play EZ DVD's. Awesome. Maybe I'll see you around.
thank you so much, everybody!

About the plasma TV at Dublin Bay--Tricia's a tennis fan, so there will usually be a tennis match on. (Think Wimbledon--fits in with the British theme.)
Hey, Sharon? I have a question or two about Dublin Bay. Can you email me? maxfun AT comcast DOT net

Thanks! :)
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