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Favourite CAL/KAL...

Sophie's Universe Blanket CAL by Dedri Uys

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Current favourite yarns...

Cygnet Seriously Chunky Mixes

Current favourite books...

Woolly Woofers book by Debbie Bliss

Silver Linings...

02/01/2017 19:21

Family...

Silver Linings. Apparently every cloud has one. My problem is that I'm a tad rubbish at finding them. I tend to only see the rain approaching.

You see, I'm actually really bad at dealing with change. And things not in my control. In fact, if I'm totally honest, at the moment, I'm just really bad at dealing with everything. I mentioned a while ago (I think) about how there would be a blog post later on about some slightly not so cheery stuff to do with stuff. This is not going to be that blog post but, to sum it up, I'm a pretty anxious person, with a fairly hot head, and a knack for crying a lot.

So yesterday (after I had planned a whole week of staff shifts to work round the shop move, plus friends and family cover to look after the Sconchlet during this crazy moving period) when we all rocked up to collect the shop keys and all piled in to my lovely new shop to begin decorating and we found it actually not even remotely ready to move in because, well, I won't go in to details, but let's just say the builders have had to be called in, it wasn't really a great time for me.

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Through her eyes...

28/01/2016 10:16

Most of you probably know that on most days you can find the Sconchlet in the shop with me. Well on Saturday we were a bit crazily busy, and Mr Sconch was super busy doing important websitey stuff, so he gave the little one his phone to listen to some Frozen music.

But as those of you who have witnessed what happens when you give a small creature a phone or ipad, they soon come out of whatever app they were in and start to have a good mooch around. Because technology is for them a doddle. Well, unsurprisingly (it is her current obsession) she went straight to the camera. For the whole day.

And so I present to you, Sconch the yarn shop. As seen through a 3 year old's eyes...

Nicky!

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Not Quite Catching Up...

18/01/2016 10:11

So somehow I've managed to get to the middle of January without a blog post. Without a round up of last year, or an introduction to this year.

To be honest, life has been a little crazy since September. For those that missed the news, Mr Sconch had a change of career. He was made redundant from his job in finance in the city, and decided to use the opportunity to begin teacher training. He started the course in September, after a summer course to top up his knowledge in his chosen field, Physics. In addition to this, he began music tuition in the evenings. For those of you that are not familiar with teacher training, it means NO SALARY. And to burst the bubble that is the fantasy that many of you have of running a wool shop, it pays a pittance, and as I am still in the first few years, I don't actually take a wage, as we reinvest back into the business. So in order for us to eat, he's working in the evenings.

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Taking Stock...

27/11/2014 12:44

This is a blog post inspired by Craftie Rie and Meet me at Mikes, who have been participating in this 'Taking stock' blog entry.

I am a bit rubbish at posting, so I thought this would be a great way to get some thoughts down and begin blogging again...

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A few days off...

02/05/2014 15:53

As you may have noticed, we shut the shop over the Easter Weekend.  The Sconch family went away for a few days!  Those that know us personally and that come in to the shop will know that we don't EVER take a whole day off - we are always replying to emails, messages and processing orders.  But I for one was losing the plot (more than usual) and so we decided to run away for a few days.

And I managed ONE WHOLE DAY without checking emails ;)

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Well, it has been a while, hasn't it?  I am a bit rubbish at this blog malarky.  What with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, newsletters, as well as actually TALKING to people (I know, do people actually do that still?), the blog has taken a bit of a back seat again...

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About Me

Mrs Sconch & the Sconchlet!

I am a mummy and wife and obsessed with making things, learning new skills and teaching others. I run Sconch, an online yarn shop, as well as having a bricks and mortar shop in Braintree, North Essex. This blog is my place to rant and get free therapy as well as share my favourite things.

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Current favourite yarns...

Caron Simply Soft

Adriafil Knitcol DK

Cygnet Seriously Chunky Mixes

Current favourite books...

Woolly Woofers book by Debbie Bliss

Granny Squares book by Susan Pinner

Animal Hats book by Vanessa Mooncie

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