Well, there's good news and there's bad news, which do you want first?
The good news is the shop is decked just about ready for you all. We have an abundance of yarn, needles and patterns all waiting for your approval!!!
Now for the bad news. We were hoping to open up on Thursday, 7th October, but today, the IT system, which controls the till and stock room, decided to play up. What looked at first like a minor problem seems to have opened a whole can of techie worms. We currently have IT guys in the US desperately trying to remotely fix the system but until they can, we can't trade at all.
We have therefore taken the decision to delay opening until Tuesday, 12th October, sorry folks.
No one can say for definite what the problem is and how long it will take to resolve. We don't want to keep saying 'domani, domani' so Tuesday it is unless an IT miracle occurs.
Perhaps it was better it happened today while we were still in training mode than next week when you are trying to purchase yarn!
So apart from the pooter, everything is just about set.
The majority of the stock is here, we are still waiting on Malabrigo, Lorna's Laces and a couple of other deliveries but they are due any day.
Friends of the shop Marie Patterson and Alessio Bacci-Evers have been doing a cracking job putting the yarn on the shelves, so it is all colour coded and alluring and I can't move by the till for all the Knit-Pro and Brittany needles we have had delivered.
The indie dyers - Green Eyed Monsters, Six Swans, Skeins UK and Wild Fire Fibres - are putting together the most divine yarns for the shop. Might have to fight you for them!
Rachael of ArtYarn is working hard on The Purl Gallery, our gallery and workshop space and is organising a really special exhibition which opens on 22nd October. More about that every soon.
We have even have a mascot for the shop.....a little alpaca from Peru. Not named him yet. Any suggestions?
So, apologies for the delays in opening but hopefully it will all be worth the wait. We really look forward to seeing you in the shop and hope you like it!!!
Oh, and if you are not already on our mailing list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be contacting our special mailing list people very soon about exciting events.