2011 has been a bit of a crazy year for us, but it’s been good.
We moved house which is always ‘interesting’ – especially when you’re trying to keep a business going in the middle of it and you’re saddled with idiot buyers who seemed incapable of doing anything as simple as insuring a house without needing their solicitor to send dozens of letters.
But that’s all behind us, and even if there are still a fair few boxes to be unpacked we’re getting there. The loveliest thing is that it already feels so much like home – much more so than the last house did. So it feels like we’ve ended up in the right place, and that this is somewhere that we’ll put down roots for a long time. It’s been a real pleasure making friends here, and I love how positive the people I’m meeting are. Bliss.
It’s been a good year for the business too – in spite of the daily wailings of gloom from the media it seems that people still want to buy yarn. Following the move we’ve got lots more workspace, so even more room to grow. As always I’ve had a huge amount of entertainment from the Knitting Goddesses (and Gods) on ravelry.
One real down point this year was losing a lovely friend to cancer. Good things have come from that though, and our range of SparkLynne yarns has raised over £1500 for Macmillan cancer support. I’ll post a final total tomorrow once we’ve had a last count up.
I hope 2011 was good for you – and that 2012 will be even better.