I’ve tried composing this in my head about fifty million times over the past few weeks and every time it felt too painful, awkward and well… just hard. It was when I was counseling my daughter late last night about some big decisions she’s made in her life that, she’s not only adjusting to, but her circle of friends, family and colleagues are wrapping their heads around, that I heard myself and considered taking the advice I was giving her.
I have experienced whole lot of change in my life over the past couple of years but this latest one is by far the hardest.
As you’ve probably already read on Steph’s blog there will not be another Sock Summit or anymore Knot Hysteria retreats. Our reasons for this are between the two of us, as they were when we started this venture. As I told my daughter, it is so very hard to walk away from something that you love. It just is. Life is full of hard decisions and we just have to step up to the plate and give it our best. I think endings are by far the hardest. Luckily there’s usually hope and beginnings right behind them.
I have been lucky enough to be part of some magnificently wonderful things in my life and Sock Summit and the Knot Hysteria retreats are at the top of that list. Working with wonderful people that one loves is in my opinion a whole lot of grace. I know both Stephanie and I feel privileged to have had this opportunity with everyone we’ve worked with, including each other. Getting to know all of the knitters we’ve gotten to is a gift I will hold close in my heart and feel thankful for forever. Some of my favorite memories are here.
Thank you everyone for the chance to do not one, but two Sock Summits, for all of the Retreats and the love!
Thank you Steph for every single moment.
I think Debbi said it best recently when she quoted Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
Thankful that it happened but still a wee bit weepy.