summer vacation sale

Last summer, before I disappeared for my annual camping trip, I held the first Summer Vacation Sale. Guess what? We’re doing it again!

Find discounts on yarn, fiber, and tools all over the Studio. Goods in the Red Line bin (usually 25% off) will have an extra 15% discount.

Stop in for a two day special sale on July 24 & 25. You choose what is on sale! Get 25% off any one item in the Studio. This includes all in stock tools and equipment, books, fiber, and yarn.

No special orders or holds/deposits.
Floor models excluded.

grab bags

It’s done. I finally went through the part of my hideously massive stash that consists of weird bits and pieces, odds and ends — the left overs. It made sense to work on it this week since I’d already pulled a lot of the stuff out into the living room for batt-making.

#carding #handdyed  #wool

Really, that photo doesn’t even give you an idea of it. All of that stuff is keepers!

And sure, I could slowly churn through these left-overs, incorporating them into batts. But in the meantime they take up a lot of space and guess what? There is a LOT of this stuff. Probably more than I could use and more importantly, I’m sick of looking at it. That’s where you get the pleasure of helping me out of this predicament.

I put together 14 grab bags. Each one contains assorted fibers, usually two to three different things and ranges in weight from 3.5 to 4 ounces. They are $5 each and are currently listed in the shop. Any that do not sell will travel with me to the Autumn Fiber Festival in October where I will have additional destash items (undyed fiber and tools). Do me a huge favor and get this stuff out of my house!

PS. The Grey to Green Festival, scheduled for September 21 in Youngstown, OH has apparently been canceled.

still here!

Just taking a mental vacation from the Wild World of Wool.  My weekend at a Knitter’s Fantasy went quite well.  The morning was a bit slow, but in the afternoon I had more success.  It was great visiting with all the folks who came through, and I handed out all of my new business cards.  So, if you are here because I met you at the festival, welcome!  Thanks for coming by. 😀

Here is my table all set up and ready to go.  The total inventory was 88 items, the most I’ve ever had at one time.

Knitter's Fantasy

Here I am standing at my little table, excited and waiting for customers.

gwen at knitter's fantasy

And my mom, who came along in the morning.  She’s my biggest fan!

jan at knitter's fantasy

two years gone by

I just came across this post from March 2, 2008:

http://lemonquasar.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/big-news/

That means tomorrow it’ll be 2 years since I started selling my yarn and fibers on Etsy. I’ve come a long way since then. Better photos, regular shop updates, higher volume. I’d like to do a sale or something for the anniversary, but I don’t know how to do that! How do you give discounts? Or free shipping? Anyone?

and this was the very first yarn I sold in my shop:

a knitter’s fantasy!

I’m excited to announce that I will be vending at A Knitter’s Fantasy this year. It’s taking place April 10 at Chaney High School in Youngstown, Ohio. The marketplace will be open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and costs $3 to get in. So come on down and see me!

Rich and I have gone to shop a few times. There are a lot of yarn shops that set up along with some farms and crafters. Now that I have all my knitting necessities and don’t need to spend an entire day shopping, I thought it would be a great place to set up a table and sell some yarn. It’s very close to where I live and it’s scheduled at a great time – several months after my Christmas show. Plus I don’t have to do any knitting. I’ll be bringing my handspun yarn, dyed top/roving, and dyed locks.

Get more info at [http://www.northcoastknitting.org/]
Just click on the “Knitter’s Fantasy” link!

get out of here

I have a couple skeins of yarn at the shop that I’m getting sick of looking at, plus they’ll be expiring in just over 2 weeks. This makes me sad. They are very fluffy skeins.

So I decided to create a “sale” section and discount the skeins a few dollars. I started at -$2 and may go down another dollar for each week it sits.

Alright, so maybe my yarn isn’t THAT impressive… it’s just average yarn. I get that. Maybe I won’t try selling yarn anymore. People seem to respond to the spinning fiber more positively. But I want to spin too! I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this ‘small business’ thing quite yet. On some level it’s fun, but sometimes it’s very frustrating and depressing. I’ll just blame my fragile emotions.

bubbly pie
Bubbly Pie. 70 yards, Falklands. $12.00

pixie
Pixie. 70 yards, Corriedale. $12.00.