Yesterday we were talking about how it has been one full year since the smoke damage (I accidentally left a covered dye pot on the stove) in my studio. The smoke caused a loss of over 90% of our inventory. The yarn was exposed to the smoke for over 20 hours and the color was changed on many of the skeins, and the odor was absolutely horrific. Here is one of the pictures of the yarn going into the dump!
So to celebrate the fact that we made it a year past this event, I am making carrot cake for us to celebrate how wonderful it feels to have made it past all of this! And to celebrate the beginning of a new year! Just to show you how much progress we have made, here are some of the racks just a few weeks ago before we packed a lot of it up to go to Sock Summit.
How did we get through this year? First of all, it couldn't have happened without Jen, Kathy, Ron, Sally, Craig, Sandi, Jane G., and Tamara G., Cody, Jennifer H., Jeannie G., Dottie, Jack, Sadie, Sarah, Gracie, and Helen, and all of you who have wished us well, held us in your prayers, and have bought yarn and fiber. I also need to thank Danielle for supporting us through this, and Veronica who helps us out at shows, and knits for us. I cannot tell you how touched I was by the folks who showed up at SAFF last fall and let us know how much they had been praying for us. And Wendy who knitted a shawl for me to literally give me warmth and warm thoughts. I know I have forgotten to name someone or a group of people, but know that we are very appreciative of all you have done for us and the prayers you have shared. Without all of you, there would be no "us". Thank you.
And now, let us eat cake!
(I never tell people where I get my carrot cake recipe, and maybe I should let it out of the bag. Oh my! it is good!)