Posted by sarah on October 6, 2013 / 7 Comments
Four years ago I was standing in the space that would within the week open it’s doors and become Happy Knits. I had never started a business before. Computers, and for that fact anything with buttons, and electricity tended to break as soon as I got within a foot of them, and being a largely self taught knitter of three whole years my breadth of knowledge was limited at best. But I was eager, I liked people, and from the first cast on I knew that knitting was it for me. The rest of my business plan can be best surmised in the words of musical artist Ludacris who summed up his early years as a rapper in Atlanta with a simple, “Fake it till you make it!”
Four years later I want to say that I am overwhelmed by the amount of support you all have shown my dream of what my perfect yarn store should be. I have made the closest friendships of my life here at Happy Knits and am thrilled that I get to work with some of the nicest, brightest people I have ever met.
Because of your business, we all here at Happy Knits get to play with beautiful yarn and be creative at work. Your choice to shop at our small business has meant that we can enjoy some benefits that are sadly rarely seen in the retail world, such as health care benefits and living wages.
To thank all of you for your support we are throwing a 10% off sale on Saturday, October 12th both in-store and online as well as offering some super sweet prizes. Instead of making it so that both in-store and online customers compete for the same winnings, we are spreading the love by doing two drawings for two sets of prizes. So when you come in this Saturday, October 12th, you can enter your name into our prize bowl. The same goes for our online customers, your names will be put into a bowl in the same fashion, but will be drawn separately.
Winners will be notified ASAP, so make sure your information is clear so we can find you!
Grand Prize! $400 Gift Certificate
1st Runner-up: Four Skeins of Jill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor of your choice
2nd Runner-up: Four Skeins of Sunrise Fiber Co. Vintage/DK of your choice
3rd Runner-up: Four Skeins of Black Trillium Fibre Merilon Sock of your choice
4th Runner-up: Four Skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light of your choice
Discount excludes gift certificates and classes. Online sale is from 12:00 am PST 10/12/13 to 11:59pm PST 10/12/13. Use coupon code “4moreyears!” at checkout to be entered in the drawing and receive 10% discount.