Playing nice, a bit more.

May 02, 2012

One of the most wonderful things about the internet and social media, I find, are the small magic moments where a friend shares something, you click through, and that something speaks to you so very deeply.

'How Many Times Should You Say "I Love You"?' by Christine Defrancisco is one such moment.

'Our tragedy is that we believe something can only be beautiful when it is rare. We exist in a society that dismisses the beauty in everyday life. We overlook the small, fleeting moments that make up our day...'

Truth. Life is hectic, and slowly I've learned that my favourite moments are not the big ones: rather, they are the small simple things that bring a momentary sense of peace, a feeling that all is well with the world.This morning, it was a smile from the guy I bought bread from at the Riverbank Market, standing at the shop counter drinking the first long black of the day, and a text from a friend that simply said 'HAPPY'. Our joy doesn't need momentous occasions.

You may be wondering how on earth this is relevant to a yarn store. Every day we have the pleasure of sharing new things with new people, introducing someone to Ravelry for the first time, witnessing that first 'Malabrigo Experience', seeing you light up over the possibility of an exciting new project. And we get to see first hand how important it is for everyone to make some sort of connection to each other. Knit Night continues to get bigger every week - we're on the hunt for more chairs so that we can fill the entire shop from front to back with happy knitters. Because if we can bring people together, and introduce you to someone new - that totally makes our day.

If you haven't been to Knit Night before, and are worried about not knowing anyone: come anyway. You never know who you might meet.

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