Wow what a couple of weeks it’s been.
Firstly myself and my knitting friend Amanda trundled up to Northumbria for a knitting retreat weekend with lots of other yarny folk. Believe it or not their were 4 yarn shop owners who stayed their and 3 of us were called Lucy. We were also joined by Avril for an evening as she has a yarn shop in the town where we were staying. Yes I visited it and yes I spent money on yarn would have been rude not too.
I came away buzzing and on the very long drive home Amanda and I chatted about the direction I wanted to take Purl A Row in and the things I wanted to do with it.
The first thing I did when I got back was to buy new furniture and order more stock. With the help of Alex we got it all built and I had fully restocked the shelves in 2 days and now it is exactly how I want it and I am extremely happy with it. I need to add in samples of garments etc but with the amount of work we did over those 2 days I am beyond happy with the shop.
This last few weeks has also brought a nomination for the best yarn shop in the south west (if you agree the link is below to nominate) it’s also brought requests to stock some lovely magazines featuring lots of stunning patterns from some extremely talented designers, and lots and lots of ideas for future classes. Lastly it has lead me to working with some designers on some new kit’s for the shop and some new crafts to introduce into the shop too.
You can now find Ricorumi cottons in the shop ideal for crocheting arigurumi and making scrubbies and face clothes.
Rowan yarns have also joined the every expanding wool selection I have on offer and I also have Scheepjes yarns coming and a few more brands in the pipe line.
For now though I will say good night. You may have noticed a few changes to the website and these have taken me nearly 12 hours to do so I am off to bed.
Warm Woolly Wishes