Welcome to my brand new blog! I thought I’d start out by giving a little bit of an explanation of the name. Melissa thought it up but its something that I actually say all the time. For those of you that own yarn shops, you know that they are so much more than your job. My shop is a real extension of myself. Something that may make me a little different from the shops in the Boston area anyway is that I actually live here. Anyway, at different times, people have needed a drink of water, a tissue, some hand cream, chopsticks to eat take-out with, etc. Some of the more random things I’ve had are clear plastic clips for music when you play outdoors, a carabiner (not the fake kind you put your keys on either), and black elderberry syrup for a friend with a cold! When I produce these things, I often say, “Well, you know, this is a full service yarn shop.”
A little bit about me: My name is Lucy Lee. I’ve owned Mind’s Eye Yarns in Cambridge for almost nine years (don’t miss the anniversary sale next month). Before that, I was the elementary school band and orchestra director in a couple of little schools in Maine.
I live in the back of my shop and my mother, brother and his two sons live upstairs from me. Kasey, a.k.a. Big Nephew, is 13 and should really be called Getting-Bigger-By-The-Minute Nephew. The kid has grown at least 5” in the last year and don’t even talk to me about his feet! I knit him socks last winter and all I can say is Good Grief! Darien, a.k.a. Little Nephew, is 4 and believe me, you’ll be hearing a lot about him! Four-year-old logic never ceases to amaze.
As I figure out the whole blog thing, you can look forward to photos, links, a list of my UFOs, shop news and all kinds of other stuff. I’ll try include knitting and spinning tips and techniques, whatever I happen to be working on. I’m telling you right now, though, I’m a little afraid of counting up and cataloguing my UFOs. Maybe there’s some things a person just doesn’t need to know. Well, I don’t want to blather on too long on my first post so I’ll wrap it up here. Happy knitting all!