Kay and I took a trip to Florida recently, to Sarasota—land of manatees, Choc-0-Gators, and a yarn shop celebrating its tenth anniversary.
A Good Yarn.
The proprietors of A Good Yarn are Susan and Murray Post, who have created a place that is stacked to the rafters with love.
This was no hour-long celebration—it was an entire day of knitters who had come from near and far to be together in a place they treasure. One knitter from Seattle ditched her family vacation to come. Knitters showed up early and stayed late. The tote bag count was epic.
I can’t stop thinking about all the day’s conversations as we spent the hours talking about yarns, patterns, the perfect tote bag.
Family bubbled up endlessly. Taking care of parents. Going to visit children. Births, babies, graduations, weddings, funerals. Complicated relationships, puzzlers, amazing stories. The arc of life was covered in exquisite detail.
I mention this day at A Good Yarn because it was the sort of day that we all crave. We didn’t solve any of the world’s problems that day at A Good Yarn, but nobody particularly wanted to. There was good company, good food, spectacular knitting, and a cake decorated with icing that looked for all the world like a nice worsted-weight wool.
As the holiday season arrives, we all have things to treasure, to celebrate. This beautiful day was a reminder to me that we all draw sustenance from each other. That’s the thing.
Happy tenth anniversary, Susan and Murray. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.