Sometimes in life we have to make some tough decisions that we really don't want to. Working for Shalimar Yarns for the past three years was truly a wonderful experience. I enjoyed helping the company grow and expand, getting to meet many wonderful people, and making new friends along the way. It was a really hard decision to leave, but one that is the best for me and for my family.
Last week was my last week with Shalimar and it was bittersweet. I have received so many emails, phone calls and messages wishing me the best and thanking me for my help. It's been overwhelming and very emotional. I really didn't expect anything like this and feel very honored. I have also received a few questions on why I chose to leave. It was a very hard choice to make because not only did I leave my position, but left a friendship as well. The reasons for leaving are nothing that needs to be addressed publicly and I hope that is something that people can relate to and understand.
So what will I be doing now? This was something that I asked myself before making my final decision. As my husband says, this is an opportunity for a new beginning and my choices are unlimited. For now, I will be concentrating on designing while I look for a new position. I am hoping to stay in the yarn industry since that is where my skills can be used to their fullest potential.
I am really excited to have a new design coming out this Friday, Frostwork in Peppino. The colorway is Frosted Windows and I really love the way it worked up in the pattern! I will be giving away a copy of the Frostwork on my Facebook Page this Friday. So be sure to "like" Lara Smoot Designs on Facebook for details on how to win!