A message from Susan:
Last Sunday morning I decided to donate all profits from our London and online shop to the ACLU (the American Civil Liberties Union), an amazing organisation.
It was a tricky decision as a business, but these are tricky times.
They protect the civil rights that are ingrained in the Constitution for everyone. As an American, looking on to my country from my home of 30 years in the UK, I took the leap and did what I could to raise money in a way that I could never do in my personal life, and to open it up to others to be and feel involved.
I can’t tell you how overwhelmed we were by the response!
We raised £7,386 and were able to donate $9,240 on Monday. Besides the money that was raised, what touched us so much were the beautiful emails, notes that were written in the online orders from all over the globe, phone calls, and what people said to us in the shop. Thanking us for opening a door for them to donate and make a difference, however small or large. Some of you ordered even the smallest thing as a way to be supportive. Even yarn shops in other countries ordered from us, as a way to say thank you. It brought me to tears a few times, the incredible community we have, and it really is incredible. And it filled me with hope.
I’m beyond proud of my customers and incredible staff that made this possible.
So! Just a heads-up that we had hundreds of orders to pull, pack and ship to you all. It is Friday now, and we are down to the last batch of those orders to go out – phew!
We really have been working flat out to get the things that you ordered out to you as fast as we can. We apologise for the little wait, and if anything wound up being sold in the shop before we could pick it fast enough to fill your whole order, we apologise again.
Again, huge thanks to each and every one of you.
A second big thank you goes out to all of you who entered our giveaway of our new Winter Whispers cardigan pattern. A PDF copy of the pattern goes to the three lucky winners Marybeth, Andrea and Louise – congratulations!
Don’t forget that we’ll be at the Edinburgh Yarn Fair with tons of gorgeous yarns and haberdashery in March. And another wonderful yarn we’ll be bringing is Wollmeise! We look forward to seeing you there!