There is really nothing like the inspiration and camaraderie you find in a knitting or crochet group. We are all grateful for Zoom, but it's just not the same. When someone has just started a new project with a yarn they are in love with but you have never used, you can't reach over and touch it. You can't really examine the details of the stitch definition. It makes it tough to share their excitement.
We think it's time to offer up a little stitch time at the shop. This is a very small shop, as you know if you have visited in person, so the space is at a premium. Therefore, we need a way to keep the crowding to a minimum, which means we need to have more control over attendance than I would like to.
Our maximum for a group is 6. We want to offer a drop-in group so that lots of people have an opportunity to participate. So in order to make this work, here's what we have come up with:
- The shop will be open to drop-in knitting on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 - 12. This is our pilot program - we may add times or change times according to what is best for the majority as we are able. Be sure to let us know what you would like.
- In order to keep the group size manageable, we ask you to call the shop at (828) 680-1042 to let us know you are coming for each visit (and make sure we aren't already full). If you don't call ahead and we have room - you will, of course, be welcome to stay.
- We here at the shop have been following CDC guidelines for COVID safety, and will continue to do so - we also have a 4 stage air purifier with UV light which we will continue to run until the machine gives up the ghost, because why not?
- You are welcome to bring your coffee or other beverage with you as long as it is in a spillproof cup. Please no food.
If you have an established group of 6 or less looking for meeting space, we would be happy to accomodate you if possible. Call the shop at (828) 680-1042 to discuss it.
Life still won't be completely normal for awhile, but hopefully this is a step in the right direction. We really look forward to seeing what you are working on in person, sharing inspiration and tips, and making new friends.