Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

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Greetings from the terrible twosome. arrived safely & off to EYF tomorrow out for haggis & neeps tonight. Penny xx

Shame for Penny as not much wool left after my shopping spree… You should come next year, it’s great Hope to see you next time I’m up north. Suki xxx

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Dawn sunlight on Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town, viewed from Salisbury Crags / Printed in Scotland by J. Thomson Colour Printers, Glasgow / Photography (c) Ian Mills, 27/29 High St, Crail, Fife, KY10 3TB

Postmark: 20 March 2018 “Royal Mail supports mental health awareness” / Edinburgh Mail Centre

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A recent postcard from sunny Edinburgh from sisters Penny and Suki making their pilgrimage to the yarn-lovers’ mecca that is the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I first met Penny when she came along to the knitting group I set up shortly after moving from London to West Cumbria in 2016. I met her sister Suki shortly afterwards when she also paid a visit, but we both realised that we had met one another many years earlier – when I owned a knitting shop in London between 2005 and 2009 Suki was a regular visitor. One of those strange coincidences that defy any kind of logical explanation – “it’s a small world” indeed.

I was immersed in the knitting world for a few years, and we did rather well, putting in a lot of work and many many hours, we built a great little business but more importantly a friendly and welcoming place for knitters and crafters. The shop, I Knit London, is, I’m pleased to say, still going strong. We even won a few awards, which was very gratifying! I don’t knit a whole lot nowadays, but I haven’t forgotten the voracious appetite for new squishy yarns and the appeal of big shows like EYF, where addicts can get their hands on just about anything woolly-related.

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