O.K., so I can finally tell everyone what I haven't been able to talk about for the last several months - I am one of the proud new owners of 3 Kittens Needle Arts (formerly known as Three Kittens Yarn Shoppe) in St. Paul, Minnesota!! This has been in the works for about 5 months now, and it has consumed much of my time and energy. Of course, now that we have the business, that's bound to get even worse!
Anyway, here's the scoop. The previous owner of the store, Karen Weiberg, ran Three Kittens for 25+ years. The store is the oldest yarn store in the Twin Cities. My partners, Julie Mast and Cis Mezin, and I approached Karen earlier this year, and after much negotiating and planning, we closed on the business on October 3rd. It's been an exciting and hectic few days as we've taken over the business - particularly because we have a big event this weekend. Seven yarn stores in the Twin Cities have gotten together to sponsor a shop hop "Treasure Hunt." It runs from Friday through Sunday, and we've been rearranging & cleaning and all-around getting ready for our first big event as store owners.
I will post more as time goes on, but it's after midnight now, and I must get some sleep. As soon as our new website is up and running, I'll post the link here, but in the meantime, if you would like to visit the old website, the address is www.threekittensyarnshoppe.com.