Thursday 13 May 2010

Wonderwool !

Just a quick post to say we had a fantastic time at WonderwoolWales and were please to meet many friends old and new. We are back and updating the stock levels and adding new things, although it has taken both Mum and I weeks to get back to normality, well as normal as we can be !

Have lots to tell you so will be back soon !

Friday 19 March 2010

Stock levels and WWwales

As usual its been ages in between posts ! Apologies for the long wordy post but thought I would like to share some thoughts about 2010 so far !

We are gradually getting back to normal after a snowed in winter. The result of the snow for us meant no deliveries which unfortunately = very little stock after a busy Christmas. Most of January we struggled to open and customers struggled to get in to the shop and this has had a knock on effect. We are pleased to say deliveries are due in of Madelinetosh dk, peaches and creme, a new order for Malabrigo sock, lace and silky is going in. More Soak, mini mochi and a new lace weight are also on their way. So we are starting to look more like our old selves, and have nice full shelves !

Once the snow cleared we have realised a small issue, we recently moved location in town to the High street. Whilst this has been a brill move for us and we now have a great space the result is that we are increasingly busier in the retail shop. We are trying our best to keep up but sometimes we are getting behind with updating the stock levels on the website, it all has to be done manually be me and Mum. I just wanted to say we know it sometimes causes a problem and we are looking in to systems to make this easier for us. It doesn't happen often and we are always grateful for our lovely knitters patience whilst we wait for more stock.

Other news - We are getting ourselves ready in preparation for Wonderwool Wales which is happening the weekend of 24th and 25th April at Builth Wells, anyone coming ? see you there x x x

Wednesday 30 December 2009

2009 - What a Year !

2009 has been a brilliant year, I thought I would just put together a little picture show of all we have been up to. I must apologise for the lack of blogging in the past months but as you can see we have been up to something(s)!

Over the Spring and Summer We had stands at Wonderwool Wales at Builth Wells, Fibrefest in Uffculme, Devon and the Iknit Weekender in London. It was great fun and we enjoyed meeting a whole host of people, customers, celebrities and friends. Who knows where we will crop up next year!

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Next in October Mum, Dad, Andrew (bro) and I were lucky enough to go to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival in New York state, I really should write a whole post on this road trip as it was fantastic ! (will write one up in the New Year) We went in far too many yarn stores including the fab ones Purl Soho (need to add I walked 40 blocks of New York to get to Purl !) Loop and the Tangled Web in Philadelphia and Princeton's amazing yarn store Pins and Needles more pictures and write up to follow I promise. Massive thanks to Kirsty for holding the fort whilst we were away!

Then in November we had the mammoth task of moving shops, not recommended for the faint hearted ! We now have a gorgeous space in a very old building (built in 1200 and something!) with tonnes of space for more yarn and goodies. Not quite finished yet with a shop front still to do (need help in ganging up on the landlord) We had a great time at the opening and were very happy to have Ysolda Teague drop by to officially open.

All that's left for me to say for 2009 is thank you to all our lovely customers and friends who make our shop what it is, we have lots in store for 2010 and look forward to seeing you all soon. Happy Knitting and Happy New Year !
Lots of love Lisa and Diana x x

(John, Andrew, Rob, Kirsty, Clare, Janny T and Marietta!)

Friday 14 August 2009

New things

Just a quick post to say we are slowly getting lots of exctiting new Autumn/Winter Yarns, we are just photographing and get everything online. New Malabrigo and Peaches and Creme arrived this week.
We are off to Fibrefest next weekend so the Knighton Shop will be closed from Friday 21st August at lunchtime, and of course closed all day Saturday. Are you coming ? sounds like its going to be fun, heres hoping its fab weather as me and the children are in the tent ! See you there, I will leave you with my favourite picture out of the new books, Debbie Bliss Blankets and Booties,

Monday 13 July 2009

Happy Birthday !

So we are 2 this week, tomorrow to be exact, can't quite believe where the last 2 years have gone !
To celebrate we are offering a 20%discount on all orders, just wish us Happy Birthday at the checkout ! Hurry as the discount expires on Friday at midnight !

Here's to the next 2 years !

Sunday 12 July 2009

Summer Sale !

Just to say we are into week 2 of our Summer Sale, I have a few more goodies to add to it this week, we are just making some space for some super new Autumn/Winter yarns as if you have been in the shop space isn't our best feature !

Also I was wondering if you fancied doing some voting! its time for the Lets knit awards and we would love it if you would vote for us ! thats if you think us worthy of course !

psssst we are 2 years old on Tuesday and we will be offering an exciting discount back in 24 hours with the info, don't tell anyone !

Lisa x

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Babies, Rav day, and a bit behind x

My brilliant sister has been busy ! Congratulations to Joanna and Joseph and welcome to Lily Violet Bright !

proud Nanny !

Mum and Lily
Bathtime !

Just a quick post to say we were at the first ever Uk Ravelry day on Saturday which dispite the weather was a great sucess, huge thanks to Jo and the team for organising a fab day and we hope to be at the next one in 2010 ! It was great being able to put faces to names and lovely to meet lots of our customers x

As some of you may know Mum has been away the last few weeks, and to be honest I have been struggling a bit to keep up, I have had the children in the shop with me over halfterm and although I have had some help in the shop things are a bit behind, I am desperatly trying to catch up with emails and back orders so please feel free to nudge me if you are waiting for something ! So please bear with me and apologies x x x

And as you can see above there is a new baby in the family, my wonderful sister Joanna gave birth to Lily Violet weighing in at a healthy 8lb 1oz, and is the reason Mum is in Australia lending a hand with the two big brothers aged 3 and 1 !
Lisa x