Thursday, January 7, 2010

Leaving the Biz

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or are a member of one of the various fiber groups on Yahoo you probably already know this by now. I am leaving the fiber arts business, at least for a while. Who knows what the future holds but my family has a new plan ... one that I am very excited about. Unfortunately it does not include the time and space for Rocket Yarn. I've had a great ride these past few years. I've met a lot of great people and learned a whole lot along the way. I really appreciate all the encouragement and support I've received throughout this time.

I marked everything in the shop down 20% and surprisingly enough, most of it has already sold. As soon as it warms up around here I will dye up the rest of my undyed stock and list that in Etsy at 20% off as well. It has been unusually cold here in Florida for an unusually long period of time. This Florida girl just can't work out in that cold. See picture of frozen dog water below ... taken about noon. I still can't believe it myself. I may get some batts made up and listed in the meantime. We'll see how it goes. I have a part-time teaching job that starts on Monday and I have no idea what kind of time will be wrapped up in that. I'll also be spending a lot of time researching and planning for our future. Being an aerospace engineer in this economy with the uncertainty hovering over the space program is not going to be easy but I have to try. At least we live in a good state for it and my husband is willing to move. We are actually looking forward to moving because there is just not much going on in this little town we live in. It's time we move somewhere so we can put both of our engineering degrees to use.

More updates to come ....

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