Monday, April 20, 2020

Does This Mean Spring Is Finally Here?

So. Have I ever told you that my mother is amazing?

At 86 years young, she was out at the warehouse with me for the better part of Friday soaking up her portion of the flood with the 2 gallon shop vac while I was manning (womanning?) the 10 gallon shop vac, all in an effort to keep the yarn and everything else in the warehouse dry.

See those sandbags there? She continued sucking up water while I made two trips to pick them up. Don't worry. We may refer to her as Mighty Mouse but I was the one who was slinging the sandbags around.

After almost seven hours straight of hard labour, we finally stemmed the flow of the garden runoff enough to go in and have supper.

A big shout out to a couple of the town staff for coming to remove the ice buildup on the back alley that was trying to keep pace with the garden runoff.

Needless to say, we were exhausted by the end of the day and I still managed to fill a number of orders after supper.

We managed to recuperate over the weekend and by Sunday evening the garden was a soggy mess with no snow in sight and the sandbags kept the water at bay. Yay!

On Saturday, it occurred to me (and one of 'the faithful') that we were missing Knit Night. She has been taking courses via Zoom and I had just had my own first experience with Zoom earlier in the week. What if we had a virtual knit night? We could still have conversation and camaraderie. We could still show off our WIPs and FOs. And because none of us would have to drive home afterwards, we wouldn't have to limit our refreshments to coffee or tea. 😉

So let's see how many of you read to the very end of the blog today.
If you would like to participate in a virtual Knit Night on Thursday evenings between 6 and 9pm, leave an affirmative comment.
If you don't want to/can't participate for any reason, say so. I still want to know if you read this far.

Written by Lori, thankful TCL owner, who has a dry floor thanks in part to my very own Mighty Mouse. Love you Mom.


  1. I read your blog! Not up to doing people interaction at this time but i do like the idea of virtual knit night maybe in a month or so if we are still stuck at home. Miss you all.

  2. I would love to have knit night via Zoom!

  3. Yes, I could do a Knit Night via hour to 90 minutes max, though. :-)

  4. I never made it to a Knit Night while you were in the store but I would like to try and join your virtual knit night this Thursday.

    1. Have you liked or followed The Crafty Lady on Facebook? If so, under what name? (So that I can add you to the virtual group.)

    2. I believe I have, under Sarah Keeling.

    3. :( Your name isn't showing up so I can't add you ):