A few people asked me questions about the yarn filled background in some photographs, and today I accidently commented on a sewing blog with my alternate identity (I feel like a secret agent all of a sudden) so I thought I should spill all.
I have a real job, ie, one that required far too much study, and professional registration and earns me an income.
However, last year, when my youngest child started grade 1, my husband was making noises about my day off. I was working 40 hours or so a week at the time, and although I like my job, the thought of doing more of the same with the "extra" day did not appeal to me.
So I started working on a shop. I do not like my husband to think I am not sufficiently busy :). Originally, I thought it might be a fabric shop, but rapidly decided that I did not want sewing to become a job. I chose another hobby, knitting, to be my folly instead, and have opened a yarn shop. ( I have snuck in some haberadashery and smocking supplies, I just love buying it wholesale!)
I did think about writing about starting this business on my blog, but I really don't want this blog to be one with advertising. All my opinions on this blog are from a consumer standpoint, and I am not writing much about the knitting here, other than as it applies to my family's wardrobe. I find sewing an absorbing and productive hobby, and want to keep it that way.
I started another blog about the shop. I work in the shop a little, but as I have been very fortunate in finding excellent employees to do this for me, I am concentrating on the purchasing- and- earning- enough- money- at- my- other- job- to- pay wages- side- of- the- new- business. Hopefully it will earn enough money to pay for itself eventually, and if it doesn't, then all that lovely yarn will indeed become my stash. At the moment, it belongs to the shop. I dont' think I will be writing about it here.