Ward House

It is just a dream

A Stitch In Time

There are so many activities I would like to do:  become a successful massage therapist and to own/operate a yarn store, not unlike Wool becomes Ewe < I really enjoy that store; a shame that I live 30-45 minutes south of them.   This little slice of entrepreneurship would be run by just me and my girls – worker’s compensation insurance is too expense, which is a shame cause I know of local teens that would be great in the shop.  Cannot operate a shop if the insurance is too high.  In this fantasy my shop would be named something like A Stitch In Time.

Ronnie operated a successful home improvement/painting/small maintenance business for several decades.  In the beginning the paperwork was manageable and people paid semi-ontime.  As time went on, the paperwork became unmanageable, insurance too costly and long time clients taking more and more time to pay.  Roughly four years ago he gave up his own business to go to work for the Grist Mill Square (one of his clients) full time as their maintenance man and has not looked back; says it is one of the best moves of his life (next to meeting me).

Google is full of articles on how to and not to run a yarn shop.  In this one the author makes some good points including the craft table clique.  I do well with people in small doses – not good for someone who wants to operate a store, eh?  Typing all this out has helped me to realize that perhaps starting a knitting/crochet circle would be a better option.  That way I could teach AND learn from others.  Oh, and the location must have internet – YouTube has a plethora of learning to knit videos.

There is a church just three doors down from me and the local radio station advertises womens aerobics on wed or thurs nights.  Perhaps the pastor would be willing to let me hold a knitting-b there.

Anyone have experience with this type of thing?  I am thinking that having a set of understandings prior to beginning the B would be good: be understanding and tolerant of beliefs other than your own, be open to learning a new way of doing something, etc.  What else?

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May 19, 2010 - Posted by | Knitting | ,

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