Monday, December 31, 2007

a farewell to fankle

sad, sad news... fankle has closed down!! kathleen (the owner) has decided that she needs to make her new little baby a priority, and that the stress of running a business on top of her family committments was just getting to be too much. understandable, but still sad!
i have absolutely loved working at fankle these past nine months - as the job was initially to cover kathleen's maternity leave, i knew it wouldn't last forever, but i was determined to enjoy it for as long as it did. & it's safe to say that it was the best job i've ever had; despite occasional irritating customers, my worst day at fankle was still ten times better than my best day in any other job i've worked at.
fankle was a small wee room of a shop, tucked away up a little close off the main street in troon, packed full of every kind of luscious yarn you could imagine - a quiet, friendly little haven in an otherwise stressful & busy world.
as they say, though, every cloud has a silver lining - although in this case, the cloud is lined with yarn. in fankle's last week of trading (just before christmas), every single thing in the shop was being sold for 40% off - needless to say, i stocked up! at the time, i felt that i was being fairly restrained, but i still somehow managed to come away with enough felted tweed ("treacle", "ginger", and "whisper") for three sweaters, and enough harris tweed aran ("thatch" & "claret") for two more!! whoops...
so, goodbye, lovely fankle - i will definitely miss you!! but never fear - you will live on in my heart (and in my stash, by the looks of things) for years to come...

(& don't worry - i'm not out of work permanently! the knitting goddesses must like me - i start at K1 Yarns in mid-January!!)

Monday, December 24, 2007

'tis the season

happy christmas everyone!!

have a great holiday & i'll see you back here soon, hopefully with some exciting news & some more finished & fabulous knits...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

christmas shopping

the results of all the hard work have been taken in to K1 Yarns in Glasgow - here's a peek of what's in stock!

strawberry beretmice are nicelet it snowgood karmagive peas a chancecherry tart
hat kits - strawberry beret, mice are nice, let it snow, good karma, give peas a chance, and cherry tart

sugarplum fairyneptune's daughter sockmoody blues sockcherry tart sockblack coffee sock 2
& sock yarn - sugarplum fairy, neptune's daughter, moody blues, cherry tart, and black coffee

you can find the hat kits & handspun here, and the sock yarn here - get them before they disappear!!