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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Something New for WInter

Hi all,
Although its my day off from the shop, I popped in there this morning to give it a spring clean and get ready for the first class of the new season, which starts this evening. I'm expecting 5 ladies for 'knitting for beginners' so it should be good fun. As  I was busy dusting, the post man knocked on the door with a large box labelled 'Designer Yarns'. It's always exciting getting new stock....

One of my best selling yarns is Baby Cashmerino, by Debbie Bliss. The colour range is enormous and it is a great yarn to crochet with. Lots of my regular customers use it to make gorgeous blankets and crocheted goodies. These are three new colours which are yummy and I can't wait to use them.

I can't seem to rotate the pic, but you can see the gorgeous colours!

In addition to the above, there is a new yarn, Paloma, which is a super chunky yarn, made with merino and alpaca. It's a gorgeous replacement for the discontinued Como.

A selection of some of the colours available
To support the yarn there is a new book with nine patterns, all of which are perfect for keeping you warm and toastie during the winter months.

One of the designs from the new book, a super chunky scarf with long fringing.
Since I had all this new yarn, I decided to rearrange the shelves, a job which I do regularly so that yarn is rotated. It's very satisfying seeing all the shelves chocka with colour and texture. It's like walking into a patisserie and beholding an array of cakes and pastries - you feel as if you want them all but know that this being greedy...

better than cake!



You stuck to your plan of spring cleaning (well done) - I didn't even make it into the room that I was planning to sort out.


Susie said...

That looks so pretty! I love to hear about people starting businesses! I think it's awesome to be able to have your own shop and do what you want. I was wondering recently when we all decided it was better to all work for someone else? So, I want to say, YOU GO GIRL! :)

GiftsByJenny said...

Wow! I love Debbie Bliss yarns - lucky you having so much of it to admire....! Gorgeous colours too :)

Little Harriet said...

Love the yarn, the purple looks gorgeous.And the shelf full of yarn is just YUM!


loody said...

Ohhhh am loving the look of that lovely big scarf!!!!

PuppyFly Boutique said...

Your shop sounds lovely! I do like to hear of ex teachers doing other exciting things, it makes me day dream about leaving too! Anna x

Mrs A. said...

I'm originally from Southend so it's nice to find a fellow blogger.
Sis still lives in the area so I have sent her your link to your shop. Hugs Mrs A.

bebebubu said...

The yarn are lovely. The purple one is very pretty.