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Battling the Perfectionist Gene

Written by Merlene Paynter


Posted on August 31 2019


We did it! We (we being me) finally pushed the publish button and launched the Sea Witch Yarn shop.

This project has been 3 years in the making with lots of starts and stops along the way. As a born perfectionist, I've been in a crazy battle with myself over the yarns themselves, the photographs (which I'm still not happy with) and everything else but my new mantra is Done is Better than Perfect.

Does that mean I'm done making things nicer? Never! But it does mean that instead of waiting until everything is perfect (is anything ever perfect?) I've launched the shop, flaws and all, so we can move forward.

So who am I? I'm Merlene, an avid knitter and lover of colours and yarn. A few years ago I realized that I was drawn to the vibrant colours of hand-dyed yarns, over the regular commercial yarns I had been knitting with for years. I still love commercial yarns (I'm knitting a sweater with some Cascade 220 right now) but there's something magical and alive about hand-dyed yarn.

After some trial and error (ohhh... so much error...) I've launched Sea Witch Yarn and I hope you love these vibrant, rich, living colours as much as I do.