Five years ago I bought a wool shop – a dream came true! The little shop in Fish Hoek where I, at first as a customer, browse, dream, plan and visualise a million projects to come. (The majority of these are to this day referred to as my PhD: Projects Half Done 😊)
I remember the excitement the first time I could submit an order; the thrill of opening the bales of yarn and getting to decide how and where to pack the shelves. I wanted Woolcrate to be everyone’s happy place: pretty colours, humorous posters of animals in knitwear and situations that all yarnies can relate to. I met wonderful people that allowed me to share the joys and sorrows of their lives.
Month after month my happiness grew with the business. Exploring new ideas, introducing new products, meeting more people. Woolcrate was blessed and I will forever be grateful for that.
But with a growing business came growing responsibilities.
I found myself spending more and more time upstairs in the office than in the shop. Managing the online store, stock control and admin took over the majority of my day.
But I miss the customers! I miss the updates and the quick ‘Hi’s” and waves at the gate. I miss the proud announcements of grandchildren and the deliberations on what yarn to use with what pattern.
So now I am catching up with you! I never thought that I would also start a blog – after all, do I really have something to say? Maybe, maybe not, but I still want to connect and chat with you. Please check in with me by replying and sharing your views and thoughts on this blog.
Let’s get talking!