It is with great sadness that we soon close Knit1 Oxford for good.
There is much to say but none of it will satisfy. This decision was inevitable and yet it hits like daggers in our collective heart. It is a sign of our times as our Shop follows the path of many shops that have closed their doors in record numbers the last few years. It also is deeply personal.
Extraordinary and unique women, who have been together for years, built this shop into something that we are proud of and love dearly. This is the close of a chapter in our lives and each of us wonder what the next might bring.
Knit1 Oxford evolved over 7 1/2 years. We had three locations (this one our most favorite). We bought yarn that was a mistake. We bought yarn that made us giddy. We created a Shop that was truly local and utterly elegant. It was fun to watch someone new stand in awe of the discovery of our little shop in the middle of nowhere.
It was a joy to be a part of this grand journey. We never were satisfied. Each day brought a new idea, new pattern, new yarn…new possibility. We fed each other with creative energy.
But it was not quite enough to allow us to keep going. Oxford deserves a great yarn shop and we were proud to make one. And now it is unimaginable that Oxford will be without one. So we will not imagine it quite yet. We will try to enjoy the remaining weeks without regret. We hope you will come in to say goodbye to the shop, buy some yarn and accessories. Come in for a hug and a laugh – we will still have both in great quantity. That will never change.