The first day of June seems like a good day to begin blogging again.
I’ve set up this new blog to help me keep myself on the path as I try to move my new business venture forward from dream to reality. Most days, the path is not very well-marked. It’s more like a deer trail through the meadow: visible only when viewed straight on. With a full-time day job, a huge yard and garden to tend to, housework, craft guild, knit night, kid, cats… I seem to only occasionally stumble across the path and never manage to stay on it for long. Still, I’ll get there.
“And where is ‘there’?”, you may be saying to yourself.
Yarnsmith Fibreworks Inc. (like it?) will be a carding and spinning mini mill turning dirty fleece into clean fibre, batts, roving, yarn, and felt. You will be able to send your single treasured fibre festival fleece or your entire season’s clip to my mill and have it processed as you desire. Not a fleece buyer or producer? You will be able to purchase house-branded fibre and yarn of many types from lace weight to bulky: alpaca, breed-specific wool and wool blends, cashmere, mohair, angora, qiviut… Maybe one day you will be able to stop by the shop and relax in the café with house-roasted coffee and biscotti or fresh lemonade and ginger cookies.
Until then, I will use this space to keep in touch, both with you and the dream, writing about the usual things, knitting, spinning, life (not necessarily in that order). Hiredhands.ca will stay as it is. Eventually, as I figure out this new platform and templates, I’ll put a link to it in the sidebar.
Thanks for reading. Here are a couple of pictures of other “firsts” from this June 1.