Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Us!

You're going to have to forgive me if I get a little weepy while I write this post. You see, today is the ninth anniversary of Lorna's Laces in Chicago. All I can think of is how lucky I am to work in yarn.

First things first, I want to thank Lorna Miser for creating Lorna's Laces.

I also need to thank her for trusting me with to carry on her legacy. It couldn't have been easy for her to let it go. Nor could I have asked for a better friend or mentor. The story of how I came to be the shepherd of Lorna's Laces is here.

Then there's the Lorna's Laces crew. They are a pretty great bunch.

They come to work every day and do what I ask of them. Each and every one of them has learned to speak a strange and wonderful language I like to call "Elizabethan". They decipher the crazy bits and pieces of paper that makes up the dye list. Sometimes they do things before I know they need to be done.

Then there are the people that pay us the compliment of carrying our yarns in their shops. A LYS owner is a very special kind of person who understands us all. They help us with our projects, remind us that green is our best color, point us in the right direction when we go astray, and provide us with a second home and sense of community.

Last but not least is the stitcher. You are the reason I get up every morning to make pretty string. You make Lorna's Laces look great. It's an honor to be allowed to be part of your life. Because of you we swaddle babies and warm feet. We become whimsical hats and serious scarves. Beautiful shawls and sturdy sweaters.

I am so lucky to work in yarn. Thank you.


Bonne Marie said...

Happy Anniversary to the bestest and most huggable yarn crew & Co. around!

Jody said...

Happy Anniversary and the pleasure is really ours! I keep one of my WIP posted on the front page of my blog with Lorna's Laces labels distinctly readable! I love everything that you do. Currently I am having an affair with Solemate.
Thank you, thank you!

Jody said...

OOPS! It's Fearless Fibers that shows a label, but SOLEMATE is right underneath, sock form!!!! And I bow to you often!

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Happy Anniversary to a great great bunch of people!

CrochetBlogger said...

Very happy anniversary. I'm actually working with some Lorna's Laces this week and loving it - what you do is so appreciated!

Annika said...

Happy Anniversary, Beth! It's been such a pleasure to knit and design with your pretty string.

Natalie said...

Happy Anniversary!! It's so nice to see your smiling faces again! What a blessing to celebrate!

Bev said...

Happy Anniversary! May you be creating your wonderful pretty string for many more years to come!!