Thursday, August 23, 2007

Knit Night is On!

Hello faithful Lint buddies! Our Tuesday night knitting fest has been scheduled for this coming Tuesday, August 28 at the Lucky Lab in Northwest. (1945 NW Quimby St, Portland - (503) 517-4352) Meet us there around 6 or so for a little catching up and of course, knitting. I'll be there with bells on...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Many Thanks and More

So Lint is very close to being empty. As Morgan and Nancy work dilligently to complete our few remaining tasks, I can't help but think about all of you who have helped me over the years. I want to take a moment to say thank you. Thanks to the crew that got it all started 4 years ago. Your hard work and volunteer hours did not go unnoticed. Thadeus, my amazing friend and talented carpenter. Crystal, my jill-of-all-trades. Tom, who can paint a ceiling standing on the top of a ladder. Matt, Jess, Tas, Skipp, Sarah, Johanna, Mom, Ken, Dad, Jen, Phil and those I've forgotten. Morgan, you gave me a month of your life and Lint couldn't have gotten it's start without your tireless efforts and loyalty. And thanks to my Grandmother, for loaning me the funds to take a chance. And thanks to my Husband, Peter, who stuck it out when it was most uncomfortable. It was worth it.

So if you don't know any of these people, don't worry. I also want to thank all of my customers, friends now. My loyal Knit-Nighters... John, Jo Ann, Nancy, Louisa, Marylin, Christina, Rachael and friends, and everyone else who shared our Tuesday evenings. It was really great, and I hope to be a part of it again soon.

And every Lint employee... You are the blood that pumps through the veins of the yarn store and brings it to life. Your creative energies and unique personalities brought life to my knitting world. Teak, the very first and most joyous. Laura, you've come a long way. Emily, endlessly creative and sweet. Hillary, to the end and beyond, always my friend. Mary, honest and loyal. Stina, quirky and cute. Patricia, lovely and wise. Jo, Darcy, Cheri, Elaine, Leslie, Leigh, Morgan... Thanks for making it possible to have a life and a business.

And Janie, Sandy, Jami, Sally... you know who you are. Thanks. Your support really means a lot.

I've been very tired, stressed, and otherwise beat-up, but I have felt so much love in the past few weeks that I know I will be carried through. I know the streak of sour luck will lift, the clouds will part, and I will again feel at peace with the world. But for now, once every job is completed and every box unloaded, I will rest. I will look at my darling boy on his very first birthday and know what is important. Feel overwhelming joy. So, thanks again, for reminding me, and making me feel cared for, and carrying me through. -M

Saturday, August 11, 2007

blog blog and blog

So I've been perusing the numerous knitting blogs today and I have to say that this internet thing is really catching on! I know people love to read about other people's lives and what they're knitting and the lovely yarns they buy. Wow. Anyway, I'm posting this on my very own blog because I read a whole lot of really nice things written about Lint and I just want to say thank you. Thanks for letting me know that you appreciated our little adventure. It makes me tear up a little, ok a lot, but I won't regret making room for the other wonderful local shop owners to thrive. If you haven't heard yet, Mabel's is also closing it's yarn store starting tomorrow. Please visit them, if only to buy a cup of joe. I know I will. And keep knitting, and buying yarn locally. You can't knit all that internet stuff anyway. I know your stash is brimming already. Okay, tangent... thanks again guys, I love you too. -M

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Yarn still available...

Yes, we still have yarn available. And many, many patterns. We also have an evolving free box as we clean out the back room. So don't hesitate to drive by and check it out. I have many yarn sample books for free in front of the store. They're great for kids projects or collage or whatever creative endeavor. Don't forget... only 7 days left. Crazy sale next weekend. (Crazy.)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Countdown Begins..

Yes, it's true. A final date has been set. Lint will be closing it's doors forever on Sunday, August 12. That means just 11 more days to come and buy yarn, books, etc. at low, low prices. The discount increases to 50% beginning on Friday. Please come by and relieve us of our inventory! And thanks for all of those who have come so far, (and have come back!) See you this weekend...