Fed Up Now

Today started off wonderful. I had the last of the sock sessions and have created 3 new sock knitters in the world whoop. Then the agent rang with an update on the shop and i’ve spent the rest of the day either angry or sobbing. My shop dream is slipping away...

The struggles of a small business & Covid-19

We have all been affected by the outbreak of Covid-19 in some way or another. The struggles have been real for everyone whether you’re employed, unemployed or self employed and sadly we have seen a massive decline in small business who haven’t been able to...

Progress Is Being Made

Wow words I never thought I would be uttering. Progress is being made on 2 out the 3 problems in my life right now. Yesterday we signed the contracts for our new house so now it’s just a matter of exchange and complete which the solicitors are saying will be in...

It still goes on

So it’s September the month where everything was meant to be as back to normal as it possibly could. Child in school, new house and new shop all in place. Mmmmm NOPE that’s not happened at all well the child has started school but that’s it. We still...

Yarn Weights & Why They Can Be Confusing

I was recently asked about why a yarn say’s it’s 2ply but it’s a 4ply weight and this lead me to some random thoughts so here they are. So yarn weights are typically lace weight, fingering, DK, Aran, Chunky. Now the confusion comes in. As a rough...

Making wool/yarn accessible to all.

I know that my shop is very specialist and that I do carry a lot of high end and high priced wool. However I do carry yarns at lot’s of different price points. I will never carry acrylic yarn at £1.99 for a 100g that’s not what my shop is about and there...

What’s Going On With Purl A Row

It’s taken me several day’s to sit down and put these word’s out as a blog post, as i’ve fought with my own mind as to whether I need to justify with you all what I am doing and why but as I am still being questioned about my actions and why I...

Sponsorship Programe

I am going to be running a sponsorship programme for my online classes and in shop classes. I have 10 sponsorships on offer. The sponsor ship will cover all the costs except travel if needed to the shop. This programme is for the use of young people of colour,...

Knit Lit Box

This surprise knitting box will come with every thing you need for a cosy read and knit.You will get a book knitting related of course. It could be a romance, chick flick, a murder mystery but it will be knitting themed.You will also get a surprise knitting kit that...

Come work for Purl A Row

I am looking for an assistant to come and work with me to start with on a Saturday once or twice a month before eventually doing this on your own on Saturday’s and cover me when I am on holiday or have my son. The shop is built on a love for wool and British...