Why Wool-Gathering ??

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 | 1 comment

I typically approach every situation with the understanding that I am the least intelligent person in the room. So, with that understanding, I always figure anything I know, you know as well.

When I opened the store, I thought about a number of names but quickly settled on Wool-Gathering. I chose this for a number of reasons not least of which was its actual definition:


[woo l-gath-er-ing]

1. indulgence in idle fancies and in daydreaming; absentmindedness:
His woolgathering was a handicap in school.
2. gathering of the tufts of wool shed by sheep and caught on bushes.

The store has been a dream of mine for so long that it made sense to name it what it actually was – my daydream. The name also worked with knitting wool and hooking wool and was less intimidating than my second choice – Wooly Mammoth.

I didn’t explain the name because (see the first sentence) I figured everyone knew the meaning but last night in the store I was talking to a customer and she asked about the name and how I came upon it. I explained and she said she’d never heard the term before so I figured I’d let you all know….just in case you ever come across this in a game of trivia.

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