In a week where a seagull snatched a chihuahua dog from a garden, Network Rail introduced speed limits on the railways, Countess Ablaze closed early today, Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the United (hah!) Kingdom and the UK is burning in a fiery pit of hell reminiscent of a Billy Shakes play, I'm not saying these things are related but they are bloody well related.
From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans onKiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
At Edinburgh Yarn Festival this year, I had the immense privilege of being interviewed by Andrea of Fruity Knitting. As you can see, I am clearly not dressed for the occasion with my omission of fair isle however what you can see is me gothed up a little in our booth that was styled as a nuclear bunker, complete with camo nets and gas masks. Because why not?
Guess whose back⠀ Back again⠀ ⠀ It is I, Countess and I am back from my annual leave where I spent my days in my second home of Amsterdam. I know that Blazin'Squad are nervous about coming back to work because there is something about me getting past the anniversary of my late husband's death and my brain switching on to some evil plans so they are fully anticipating *something.*⠀
So about 18 months ago, I had this crackpot idea about starting a yarn subscription box. I already wear many hats as a yarn dyer, hosting events, running a retail store as well as an online shop. WHAT'S ONE MORE THING?
So I began my crackpot idea a year ago. My husband thought that it was truly crackpot. It's too big, too different, too niche... Fortunately, my husband's wife could tell there was some traction in this. (That's me, btw, unless he has secret wives and then I'm going to need more than a yarn business to pay those legal bills...)