Happy & Sad
Now on a sadder note, I just read Larissa's post on the loss of our lovely Mabel's. I was crushed when I first heard the news, but we were in the midst of our vacation and I couldn't really process it. Larissa's post brought back the memory of Mabel's and what it really meant to me. After all, Mabel's is the place where I first got back into knitting. It's where my mommy knitting group got together and I made some of my best friends. It's where I discovered that there's a world of yarn beyond Michael's and Jo-Ann. It's where I decided that I wanted to figure out how to make a career out of this knitting thing. I owe Mabel's so much, even though I didn't get down there that often (especially recently). Sadly, they closed up shop while I was still out of town, so I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye.
Sometimes you just don't know what you've got until it's gone. Cliche, I know, but so very, very true.