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Well what on earth was that all about.

2020 what was you. Apart from a complete mess. There was no let up this year at all. Just been one knock after another all year long. So many people have suffered and so many have lost so much this year that I feel a fraud saying the words merry Christmas, simply because I know for so many it wont be merry.

So. Instead im going to ramble on a little bit about how much this year has changed for me and the next steps for hooks and dye.

January everything was lovely a normal day in a normal life.

We went to a local beach. Blow away the cobwebs. Our post Christmas walk.,

Everything was lovely I was taking lots of pictures of my wools, finally getting the website set up and keeping on top of it.

Little did we know what was around the corner.

Learning from home and doing a bit of science for school.

I very quickly then had to make changes and instantly set up a school on my kitchen table. But I understand that I was completely fortunate to be able to do this for my children. We learnt so much together. I honestly think I learnt more about fractions this time round than I did when I was in school. In saying that hooks and dye had to be put on hold, all classes was cancelled, And we spent our time learning new and different things. Even about growing food.

We grew are own food.

Then summer came and we was allowed out side, to breath the air. I had a few custom orders throughout the year that helped me loads. And I was able to blance then nicely with the little one’s.

View from pembrokeshire hills

Everything was starting to get back to normal, children was back at school, they had started new schools, new years, new teachers. Everything was new. I had even gotten my self a new job. I had earned a job working in a local warehouse for a local Internet wool packing business. Teenis wool cymru. And everything changed. My mental health had started to improve it was so nice to contribute to the financial household pot.

The most recent plus side to this. Is that I have been able to add a solar power set up to my workshop in the garden.

We have free power.

So I now have more access to the workshop. I have more available lighting set up. So I have more working hour options.

So what is next for hooks and dye. Well in all honesty I dont know. I have no direction for hooks and dye in 2021 I have been doing alot of different crafts and I will still be dyeing yarn and fiber and spinning yarns for sale. It really is a case of just roll on nicely, and see how things play out. The shop will remain open and I will still by contributing to my stockiests. Massive shout out to the crafty frog. Tenby. Yarn for the soulClares craft center.. And In house for all your support in 2020. You have all been amazing. Thank you for stocking my yarns and supporting hooks and dye. Also thank you to all the customers and the commissions that I have had over 2020. It has been great working for you.

So here is to 2021. Lets see what happens. But most of all stay safe. Keep washing your hands. And keep doing what you possibly can to help support others.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a healthy and safe new year. Hooks and dye will see you all in 2021.

Festive wishes from the Hooks and Dye camp.

Lucy B.

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