I am still anticipating mid-April as the date for Yarn Folk's opening. Yarn is ordered and beginning to arrive (!!!!!), the painting is nearing completion (we both hope), and there are several stacks of cartons with shelving to be built (hold on to your hex wrench). It's really pretty exciting, and on days like today, when I am working from home, I miss being in the shop. One of the decisions I thought long and hard about during my planning process was shop hours. Here is what I came up with:
Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, 12:00pm to 4:00 pm
I will be closed on Mondays, but one of my priorities from the beginning was having accessible hours. To that end, I will be open weekday evenings, and both Saturday and Sunday. The trade-off was a slightly later opening time, but this serves a couple of other purposes. I live in Roslyn, and sometimes in the winter, the roads are a leeeeetle squirrely. There's some built-in time for crawling along, and letting the roads sort themselves out a bit. I also need a little bit of morning time to visit the gym, as mine is a lovely smaller facility, and it's not open 24/7.
I will almost certainly have "bonus hours," too. If I'm in the shop earlier than my posted hours, then I'll usually be open. (The exception would be if I need to make a lengthy phone call, or have a meeting scheduled.) When I'm there early, I will post that information on the Facebook page and via the shop Twitter account. There will be some social knitting going on until about 9 on Thursdays, so the shop will be informally open then. If other nights are of interest, I'm open to that, too. And then there will be times I will stay open in conjunction with special events in Ellensburg.
There's that! I hope that the range of hours makes it possible for most folks to make it in--that was my intent! If you have thoughts, please let me know.