Anybody who works in a people facing job often jokes that the job would be so much easier without the customers/clients/students. This pandemic has shown us is to be careful what we wish for! Yes, it is easier without customers -- shelves don't get messed up, there's time to do social media, we don't get interrupted half-way through a cup of tea (the list could go on a while) -- but ... it is nowhere near so much fun without you! Generally I love my job (although, as Ruth will attest, I am always late!) but at the moment I'd rather stay at home. I am going in each day to do the background stuff, sort out any online orders and make sure everything is safe but a shop without people walking in and out, chatting, squishing the stock, buying yarn is ... not a shop, so I can't wait for the time when we can throw open our doors again. The big question is 'when will that be?'. Westminster and Cardiff don't agree but, as my youngest has noted, Boris and his colleagues are conducting virtual briefings so clearly social distancing and staying at home is still a thing so we remain closed. Don't let social distancing stop you crafting though -- you can order online from us and either have the yarn posted or make an appointment to come to the shop and collect. We are also holding our Tuesday evening drop-in via zoom so if you want to join us, join our Yarnmanglers facebook group and let us know. When we do re-open it will be slightly different to begin with as there will still be social distancing measures in place but we will keep you all up to date on our plans so that we can open safely and successfully. In the meantime, we'd love to see what yarny things you have all been working on so why not post some pictures on our social media for us all to see. I'm posting a picture here of Gaelle's 'Sandrine' shawl which I have just completed -- there are mistakes but I'm not a pro-crocheter. My knitting project is a Kaffe Fassett coat knitted in Stylecraft Naturals so i'll post a picture of that later on.
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.