So, the 30 days are up, and the grim realisation has *officially* hit.
People are not being paid, and unless they get themselves in line pretty quick, they probably won't :(
The creditor list is as long as my arm, and your arm...and a few other peoples arms too.
Thing is, everyone knew it would happen...I certainly did, it's one of the reasons I had to sadly pull out as a vendor, but it all still went ahead, regardless.
I am reallyREALLY proud of my friends (who were tutors) who went to Stirling, knowing it was gonna be an epic FAIL financially, as they went not just for themselves, but for the KnitCampers.
KnitCamp Tutor WIN...no?
So, there are hundreds of people, now globally scattered, who gave their time (as lovely tutors) and their money (as lovely KnitCampers) and are now left feeling cheated and betrayed.
And there is nothing they can do about it, 'cept wait and hope.
I know a lot of my Indie colleagues are worried about the impact it will have on on all our businesses and reputations globally.
I am too... I just hope we're not all tarred with the same brush as British Yarns Ltd...
Thing is, I don't know if many of you know this, but I was there at the inaugural meeting to organise the very first Ravelry Day, in Coventry, 2009. I have a gift (or a curse) in that I can pretty much work people out from the off. After the meeting I said there was no way I could help organise "the vision" as it needed more than just the 3 people who were in that Museum Cafe in Coventry for it to succeed. But, it went ahead, and was an organisational nightmare, for just about everyone involved, and people came away not being paid...not on the immense scale of KnitCamp, but still...
And it happened a second time...???
Anyway, I shall get to the point, as I haven't said anything so far that hasn't already been said.
I have a really bad feeling that this is not the end, and I have to stress that this is my own personal opinion, so please take it as that?
I really hope that as well as trying to sort this impossible mess out, the Husbeast is also looking to his family, and keeping a close eye on the well being of them all.
They have truly lovely children, polite and beautifully mannered, and I think they have both suffered throughout all this, how could they not have? Not just as a result of the recent troubles, but last years also.
Stress has a really odd way of manifesting itself, especially if there is already an existing imbalance ... I am just worried :(
Anyway.....how boring am I?
Yup...that was me jumping on the KnitCamp bandwagon, sorry there is no new gossip or anything, but as I think you all know, it is not for me to say, and it's all pretty much out there now anyway.
To be completely honest, and this how I really feel... money troubles aside...don't you think we should all move on a bit?? I feel like it's stolen enough mojo from everyone.
We need to move forward... make it better, rise above the bad feeling?
Yeah, lets do that...be proactive :)