SCUGOG: 'Never Enough Wool' in Port Perry is inviting everyone to come help them celebrate their 10th anniversary this Saturday, Oct. 1.
There will be cake and punch served in the afternoon, with an official cake cutting ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. That day, they will also start a store wide sale, which will run until Monday, Oct. 10th.
Carol McGavin started 'Never Enough Wool' after she learned her favourite wool shop in the community, Yonder Yarns, was closing.
“I needed a place where I could buy yarn and wool and hang out with other people that liked to knit and crochet, and were as crazy and fun loving as I am,” Ms. McGavin said. “So I wrote up a business plan and everything fell into place.”
Shortly after it opened, a regular knitting group was set up, which has seen its membership base steadily increase over the years.
“We started with a Thursday night knitting group, and then we had a Wednesday afternoon knitting group, and then a Tuesday night class, and then a Tuesday afternoon class and then officially Saturday and then Thursday afternoon, and now pretty much anytime we are open you will find people sitting here knitting or crocheting,” Ms. McGavin said.
Barb Harvel is Carol’s business partner. She said her favourite part about the business is being able to teach the customers.
“I love teaching the new techniques to people, I love watching a new knitter go out on his or her own and just understand what he or she is doing,” she said.
Ms. Harvel also said the immense support from the community is what has kept 'Never Enough Wool' successful over the years.
“We wouldn’t do this without the community support, it is so much fun,” she told The Standard.
Ms. McGavin agreed with her business partner.
“We have people who come in and they could be having a rotten day, or I could be coming in during the day and be having a rotten morning, and people come in and we talk about the wool and suddenly it is a bright sunny day. The support from the community is just amazing,” she said.
'Never Enough Wool' is located at 26 Water St. For more information, visit www.neverenoughwool.ca.