I’ve one more week of trading left in my little shop, before I finally close the door and my family and I begin the process of dismantling, packing up and removing what’s left before I say goodbye to Knit.
So far I’ve been fine and as I’ve told everyone that’s asked “that making the decision was the hard part”. I’m no fool though (well?) and I know I’m going to feel a sadness when I close the door for the last time and will probably need a period of readjustment.
It is said, that as one door closes (literally), another one opens.
Since I announced the closure of the shop, so many of you have asked if I’ll keep the Facebook Page and blog up and running. As I’d always assumed it was just a shop thing, I wasn’t confident that the interest was there without the shop, but it seems I was wrong :-)
I can’t keep calling myself Knit, Knitmidleton or KnitinMidleton, not least because I actually live in Lismore and who knows maybe someone else will eventually open a knitting shop in Midleton and then it really wouldn’t seem right.
Some of you will already associate the name LeftFootDaisy with me as it’s been my profile name on Ravelry, Pinterest and loads of other things for many years now.
Cue boring, hopefully succinct, explanation –
My favourite flower is the daisy, big floppy ones, small dainty ones, I don’t have a preference. I even considered changing my name when I was younger, but I’m not even sure I’m a Lora, let alone a Daisy. I was meant to be called George (yes for a girl and no not Georgina, I’m a child of the early 70’s) and I think it would be a good fit now, probably not in school though, the bullies would have had a field day
My love of daisy’s extends to a tattoo on, you guessed it, my left foot. There’s just the one and if I ever get round to it I’ll have more, but I love it so much that I stupidly thought I’d use it for my on-line presence many years ago and it’s kind of stuck.
My husband even proposed with a giant billboard at the side of the road which read ‘Will you marry me LeftFootDaisy’ 💕
So I’d like to re-introduce myself as LeftFootDaisy aka Lora and just so you know it’s me I’ve decided to go the whole hog ;-) and it’s LeftFootDaisy – Confessions of a Fibre Strumpet
I’m going to keep popping up links to patterns, news stories and ‘naughty’ knitted thingys on the new Facebook page (come and join me) and I’ll post here about all my fibrey and not so fibrey goings on, where I’ll also continue to make up words, use awful grammar and write as I speak 😁 As I won’t have my own shop I’ll be able to talk more about where I’ll be shopping, what I’ll be buying and the things I love or loathe.
I hope all of you and more will join me, better still, interact with me, I’ll miss that the most :-(