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South Africa went into Lockdown Level 5 on Thursday 26 March and we are currently in Level 3 with relaxation of some of the rules. Not all the rules seem logical but we have had to adapt to them and try to survive, mainly financially. Most businesses have been hard hit by the restrictions so I am very grateful that I can function and that my couriers are functioning as well. I have sent out all orders that were waiting for my permit during Level 4 and now online shopping can happily be done with no delays! I have not opened my home to local customers but they are welcome to email orders, make EFT payments and we can arrange a mask wearing "social distancing" collection from my front gate.
Until life gets back to "normal" - the old or new version of "normal" - I wish all my family, friends, customers and everyone connected to them, especially those who are using their skills to nurse and protect our loved ones, a safe and virus free time ahead until we get through this!
I would continue to encourage everyone to support small businesses where you can, especially those who are producing and/or selling South African made products. It really is a time to support everyone local if possible to keep our economy working. Remember that small businesses have smaller cushions, if any, for the bad times and they need to keep their small contingent of staff employed as many are the single earner in their families.
For those of you at home, enjoy your knitting and crocheting and post pictures of your projects on social media and connect with fellow crafters as well. Lockdown doesn't mean being on your own - technology is a wonderful thing in times such as these so make use of it! I have posted lots of free patterns offered by designers on my Yarn Stash facebook page and have pinned many on Pinterest so make use of them and enjoy! Remember to post a thank you and a photo of your finished project so that the generous designers who are also offering free patterns can see them and keep supporting them even when life goes back to "normal". Keep the love in the wool community!
Take care each and every one of you. xx
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