Monday, April 4, 2011

New Opportunities

I am again at a crossroads in my life, but this one is a good one. The chances are that I am going to be surplus to the Navy in a few months due to defence cuts. That's fine, I always knew it wasn't going to be a forever thing. The crossroads is really about what to do next. I have the opportunity to buy a wool shop and we all know how much I love wool and knitting. I don't know if I can actually raise all of the finance needed but I know I can make this work. I can see the future, Internet sales, classes, knitwear fashion shows in the local school, spreadsheets to predict trends. So do I bust a gut to raise the money or do I tread the middle path and stay with something safer.

12 comments:

Siga said...

Owning a yarn shop? That sounds really exciting!

Channon said...

A friend used her life savings to start a yarn shop about a year ago, and she's never been happier. She works insane hours and sometimes doesn't even have time to eat, but it seems to be worth it!

Denise said...

I wish I dare open a yarn shop, (my LYS closed down after her rents went up way too high) :( But I don't have the know-how!
I hope you take a leap of faith and go for it :)

Adrienne said...

How exciting! Best of luck to you - it will work out as it should. In the meantime ... happy knitting!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What an awesome choice to be facing. I have not advice, but have fun and good luck with the decision!!!

Josie said...

are you happy on the middle path and staying safe?

You've already got some great ideas, raise the money and go for it! good luck

Josie x

Jane said...

Sounds a great idea, but it will be very hard work and there may not be much time for knitting. Good luck for your decision. Jane x

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Good luck with your decision!! So scary but truly exciting.

Linda said...

That sounds like an exciting idea, I do hope you can decide. I would be busting a gut!

Catherine said...

I'm thinking you won't make your fortune but knitting is the big thing at present and if your shop welcomes knitters (and does not just sell wool)I should be a success - and If it brings you joy, do you need to worry about riches?

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Maybe its easy for us to say, but if it was me I would just go for it I really would.
There must be plenty of advice out there to help you on the way, I have a feeling you have decided but just need a nudge.
best wishes Julie.C

t does wool said...

a shop!! how wonderful is that Ally!!