As many of you know, I'm planning a trip back home to Scotland with my children. We will be leaving Wednesday, July 26th and returning August 25th. My wonderful husband will be joining us for the last week of the trip, but while we are gone and he is home and working his real job as well as taking care of the pigs, chickens, cat and dog, he will also be running the day-to-day operations at The Woolly Thistle.
Jay has been in training for the last week or two learning how to fill your orders. Some of you may have already received orders filled by him! He is doing great and is learning lots about wool and yarn in the process (a nice side-benefit!)
This means though that your orders might take an extra day or two to be processed (you know, like in other shops!!) because he will be doing this in the evenings. He is fully committed to keeping things going though, and I really appreciate him keeping the shop open for us.
Feel free to make contact via the usual email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as I will still be checking my emails when I have wifi.
The shop will be receiving stock orders while I'm gone. So if Jay is able to replenish the stock he will so that you will have as much choice as possible when visiting. However, I would ask that non-urgent requests wait until after I get back 8/25 at which time I will be very happy to get you what you need.
As I mentioned Jay will be coming to Scotland the last week of our trip so during that time the shop will be on holiday and any orders you place at that time will be fulfilled when I return.
I'm planning to blog about our trip and share the places we visit with you here and on Instagram. Follow @thewoollythistle and @nh_knits for lots of photos of Edinburgh, the Highlands, Shetland, Fair Isle and the Outer Hebrides. I hope to gather lots of audio for the NH Knits podcast and expect I'll be able to return to podcasting in September when the kids go back to school and I've caught up from being away.
Cawdor Castle is where my mum worked for many years until just last year. She ran the wool shop! I'm sure we'll be stopping in for a romp around gardens. They have Hebridean sheep and make yarn from their clip.