Today is Sew-Up Saturday here at the shop where everyone is welcome to bring along those lurking UFOs (unfinished objects) that just need sewing up. We provide tea, cake and sympathy along with some advice and guidance if you need it. Lots of us put off the sewing-up stage as we find it dull but sewing up with others helps the chore go more quickly.
I recently finished knitting the Bernadette jumper that I started over the summer. It's a lovely textured stripey summer sweater but there are sooooooo many ends to sew in! I've brought it in today to sew up but if I'm honest, when I packed it into my knitting bag this morning, I was dreading the sewing.
But as I drove to the shop I experienced a small positive coincidence that lifted my mood - every single traffic light on my route turned green as I approached it! Ok, there's only 4 of them, and it's a very small thing, but it was still very pleasing. Sometimes sewing up feels like lots of red light with all itty-bitty ends to hide. After my run of green lights I can see each end as the route to finishing rather than a barrier. Now I'm quite looking forward to sorting all the ends out so I can wear my new jumper - although I might wait until the weather warms up a bit!
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.