:: Sarah Dybeck, book keeper ::
When did you first start knitting and why?
It was in the autumn last year. I started working for Jane and fell in love with just being in that lovely environment. The shop is so inspiring and when my girls went to university I had more time.
What do you enjoy about the knitting process?
It’s very relaxing and you have produced something at the end. I love working with the colours and the wool, the way it’s so tactile. Yarnaholics is like a time out: me time. Even if we don’t say anything is lovely. Knitting is like having a book that you can take wherever you go and yet you can still be sociable. I can’t sit down and not doing anything now, I always like to be knitting. It’s good therapy and I feel like it’s changed my view on life.
What item that you’ve knitted are you most proud of?
A blanket I’m knitting at the moment. I’ll be sorry to finish it but I’m looking forward to having it. It’s been a project I’ve worked on for months. It’s not complicated so I can just knit and switch off.
Do you have any knitting ambitions?
Something to wear that I would be proud of wearing. I’ve made scarves and things but I’d love to make a proper jumper.
When did you first discover Purl&Jane?
I heard about Jane through word of mouth and when I started doing work for her I found the shop inspiring.
What do you like about the shop?
I like the colours and the layout; how the things that Jane has made are displayed as examples of things you can do. You feel the passion there and get a sense of where the wool has come from. Her personality is coming through the shop. It’s not representing a brand – you’re going in and buying into Jane’s image and her ethos. I like that. There’s nothing there she doesn’t like. She doesn’t bow to pressure to buy things that will sell quickly.
Would you recommend 1. Knitting and 2. The shop to a friend?
Oh yes, I don’t stop talking about it. I never go anywhere else – nothing compares and it fulfils all my needs.