|Before/After pictures of our latest set of shelves|
Over the past year we have added 17 unique, hand-made pieces of furniture to our store (compliments of Jotham's amazing handiwork and a few dedicated friends), for a total of about 550 hours of labor (that's in addition to working his full-time job). We've stocked over $100,000 of yarn and notions, with more added weekly. We've helped over 1000 people find patterns, fixed over 400 knitted or crocheted mistakes, and taught over 500 new skills in 136 classes.
In that same time, Miles has grown from an 8 lb 14oz baby to a 22 lb toddler. In the last month alone, I have told him not to touch the yarn an estimated 1700 times. He and I have spent over 1100 hours together at the store, or about 50 hours per week (yes, that was with Mondays "off!"). Add in the weekly hours for reordering, keeping the website up to date, and other random administrative annoyances, and it's more like a 70 hour week.
|Miles, 1-5 months|
And I wonder why I feel tired.
Jotham and I have eaten over 100 Little Cesar's Pizzas, 500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and 20 pounds of cheddar cheese.
I have nursed Miles 3-5 times daily since he was born, estimating about 700 times while at the store.
|Miles, 5-10 months|
|Miles, 10-12 months|
|Hand-dyed, hand-spun local yarn. Yummmm!|
|Some knit and crochet projects for Miles|
|Some of the original wine rack shelves, Jotham's lazy susan creation on the left|
|Some of our newest yarns|