Thursday was a long day. Our friends and neighbors gathered for the zoning board hearing first thing in the morning, but our case was not heard until well after noon. The simple fact that the room was filled with patient knitters all day made quite an impact on the committee members. They had received many letters in support of our petition and when our turn finally came, many friends chose to speak up in support of Julie’s little yarn shop.
As story followed story, our friends shared how this shop and its community has changed so many of our lives for the better. It became clear to the committee that My Sister Knits is more than simply a retail shop. It is a hub of creativity, volunteerism, support and generosity. Through our years of classes, donations and community Knit Nights so many friends along the Front Range, and others who visit only occasionally have broadened their horizons and made lasting connections that have made our corner of West Mountain Avenue a very special place to be.
As the meeting came to a close, Julie was granted the right to continue doing business from her carriage house. There will be a few changes going forward, but we are thrilled to be able to share with you that My Sister Knits can continue to be your home away from home with a yarn stash to die for.
Thank you to everyone who offered their support over the past several weeks. For those of you who were able to attend the meeting and to those of you who kept our little shop in your prayers, knowing that your hopes were with us makes this announcement so much more meaningful. Your kindness is a gift that we hope to repay with many more years of service.
We look forward to seeing you soon!