What a lovely sunny day today is! I do like sunny autumn days, as someone who doesn't like the heat of summer this is the best of both worlds, sunshine without the high temperatures! It's in contrast to the activity in the shop though, as we are definitely getting ready for the Chatterton Road Christmas Fayre which is 4 weeks today!
I'm crocheting some Christmas Gnome ornaments which will be available to buy on the night. They're very fun to make, although the beards are quite fiddly! Sharon has been knitting up little angels, and I think she's planning on making a few Tinsel hedgehogs as they are always very popular at the fair! There's something really nice about making ornaments for the festivities, a kind of calm in the whirlwind of business that seems to consume the month of December!
Be sure to check back with us closer to the date for more details about the special events that we will be holding in the shop, which will be open late for the evening!
Sharon is much more mobile this week and is rather nimble on the crutches! Unfortunately she's now caught a nasty cold, which hopefully won't hang around for much longer. No worse feeling than a stuffy nose in my opinion!
Have you noticed anything different around these parts? I have been busy online trying to grapple with the website, make it look cleaner, sleeker and more 2017. It included trying to style a photo - something I really enjoyed! Getting the yarn all laid out nicely, adding colourful needles, tweaking things ever so slightly until Sharon and I got the picture we were both happy with! You might have seen it on our homepage, or as our Facebook cover picture, but if not, here it is!
In a world with first class photoshoppers who style pictures, and then alter the images so well you can't tell the finished picture has been altered at all, it's quite a challenge for 2 knitters to come up to that standard! But that yarn is so nice it really does all the speaking - I find there isn't much that isn't stunning when arranged in rainbow order! The yarn is the really lovely Baby Cashmerino Tonals by Debbie Bliss, which might well be my favourite yarn in the whole shop! They have recently doubled the amount of colourways available which has made this photo extra special. I also think the new white background on the website works well for us, it's definitely easier for me to read what I'm typing!
I also wanted to remind you to check out our Facebook page if you're not already on there. "Like" us, and join in the conversation. It's always nice to chat with you all when you come in the shop, and it's been nice over last week to see quite a few join in with some more random posts that we have posted! I especially liked Sharon's video off all her current projects - I knew there was a few, but it was something to see them all together! She is certainly using her recovery time to the fullest!
As for how she is doing, she is getting used to the removable cast, and has begun physiotherapy to strengthen the ankle and start weight baring on it. It's a lengthier and more painful process than I think she was expecting. It seems like the short opening hours are here to stay for a while longer. We do very much appreciate your patience during this time!
My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..