mutual of omaha

Mutual of Omaha is people you can count on when the going’s rough.

At least, that’s what they used to tell me during the commercials that popped up intermittently between Jim Fowler wrestling alligators while Marlin Perkins watched water buffalo… um… carouse. I think I’m about due for a little MOO. It’s been a blast, but the going’s most assuredly rough.

I’ll go on and say it. If you have a color consultation waiting on me, please send it again. Much of what I’m working on right now is so old that I feel ridiculous even asking people if they’re still interested. I hate that, but it’s true. That, by the way, is why I’ve not been posting much. I feel horribly guilty posting here when there are things at work that need doing.

Hey! I just thought of something, though. Rob’s a horrible yarn flirt on his blog. Why can’t I be?!? If you want to see something or if you want me to put colors together for you on the blog, let me know. I’m missing my battery charger for the camera at the moment, but it should turn up soon.

BWA-HA-HA-HA! Like anything in this house just turns up anymore. For those of you who’ve not seen, we’re in six of the eight major rooms of the house. The two rooms that we’re not in are the kitchen and the bedroom. I’m not even counting the bathrooms (blessedly devoid of yarn… wool does hold odors, you know), the foyer (which does, incidentally house quite a bit of yarn), or the laundry room (which has become home to felting for Rob and the folks he’s got felting backlogged for).

Oh, and thanks to everyone who’s offered condolences on the Hutchins shop. Business is, of course, booming, but we’ve just decided to stop fighting to stay. With the help of some very kind friends and clients, we’re looking for new retail space that we know is zoned appropriately for retail use at whatever size we grow to. I’ve had my eye on a few properties upward of 10,000 square feet (significantly upward, actually), but we definitely need at least 6,000 just to have appropriate shelving for what we have now, classroom space, storage, and office space. That doesn’t take into account the extra space that we’d like to have for wheels and looms, a kids and/or disinterested spouse corral, a refreshment/kitchenette area, but it does give us room to continue our tradition of having space for sitting and perusing books, knitting test or gauge swatches, and just hanging out in the yarn shop.

Anyway, back to work with me. Much love, folks, and happy knitting.

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