That's crazy that they can double the rent like that. I'm sure they'll encounter karma.
@Northwind - she's actually moving to north of Orangeville - so a little over an hour's drive for me. But that's sure different from a 5 minute walk - which includes waiting for a traffic light! She's been in business for 37 years. The guy who owned the building she's presently in on Lakeshore Rd died recently. His siblings are now operating the building - they DOUBLED her rent - so she's closing up. Apparently they didn't notice the other 12 EMPTY storefronts along Lakeshore ... think they can cash in big time. She bought a gorgeous renovated century schoolhouse with a 4,000 sq foot 'workshop'/retail space right behind it - it's beautiful. But we will certainly miss Linda. She's been such a mentor and fixture in our local knitting community.
Thanks BethAnne! I'm enjoying knitting it. I made a few errors in the cable early on (mixing front/back crosses) - but that just provided me with an opportunity to learn how to correct such goofs! Fortunately I noticed them just a few rows on .... and learned to check often!!cool cable