A big warm thank you to everyone who came out and shopped on Small Business Saturday. It was wonderful to see you, and I so appreciate you coming out to support the shop. It was an especially great weekend for me with all my kids home together. It was especially nice to have my girls home for the holiday. The rest of the year, I'm the only female in the house, so it was a fun time for some girl talk. They're not really girls anymore, but are women now. They're at that age where so much fun and happiness lies ahead of them -- establishing careers, making it on their own, and choosing a life partner. Both girls are in committed relationships, but neither is ready to get married. However, several of their friends are engaged, so there was much fun wedding discussion. Top of the list, of course, is the ring. To be surprised with the perfect beautiful ring seems to be an essential component of a successful proposal. It's a romantic notion, but to me it makes no sense. How on earth is the guy supposed to get the right thing if you haven't told him what you want? There are so many options, and the differences are incredibly subtle - especially for someone who's never bought an engagement ring before. It's a recipe for disaster. I expressed my highly un-romantic concerns, and Katie assured me that it was no problem. The solution is to have an intermediary - someone who knows what the girl wants and can be trusted to keep a secret, even from her best friend. Brilliant!
While not as monumental as an engagement, a holiday gift is fraught with the same perils. Our expectation is that our family has listened over the year for our subtle clues and gotten us just what we want. Of course, it's rarely the case. In all fairness, our husband and family do listen, but choosing knitting things is overwhelming - especially for a non-knitter, and being directly specific kind of takes the fun out of it. There's a better way this holiday season. Let us be your intermediary. Join us for Wishlist Wednesday, a fun chance to get specific with Santa. We've got pre-printed list with all the big-ticket items you probably want or need - all you have to do is check it off. There's also a special section for specific yarns, colors, and quantities you'd need for a project you'll love.
I look forward to seeing you Wishlist Wednesday, December 6th 5:30-6:30 pm