|My past life featured in Filatura Di Crosa|
I became engrossed in knitting and started to form a pattern using the blackberry stitch.
Before long a woman commented on my speed at knitting and asked where I learned to knit.
I told her I learned at four years of age, at school, in Ireland. She was surprised at my knowledge and I shared with her that I did make a living at knitting, designing and selling yarn for many years and had sold my business approximately twenty years ago.
She then asked where my shop was located. I told her the name of my shop was The Knitting Place in Toronto, Canada and she said "Is your name Helen by chance? I was stunned and said yes it was, whereupon she immediately pulled out her cell phone and placed a call to her mother and said "Guess who I am sitting with at the Doctor's Office"? Her mother had been a client of mine for many years. When I sold the shop she apparently missed me and my name was often mentioned at Shabbat Dinner and her mother still treasured and wore many of the one of a kind sweaters we designed for her.
We exchanged numbers and made a plan for a morning coffee meeting.
Our shop specialized in luxury yarns and we were recognized as the number one seller of Missoni and Valentino yarns, a line from Filatura di Crosa, in North America.
|The Knitting Place featured in Filatura Di Crosa Magazine circa 1992|
It made my day to connect with this delightful and memorable client.