Archive for January, 2008

TNNA Market in Long Beach, CA

I took all website classes at market.  My instructor, Tink Boord-Dill is the greatest!  Very thorough, well-prepared, etc., etc., etc.  I’m overwhelmed with things I need to do.  I’m chipping away at it though!  You’ve probably received an email asking you to “Opt-In” to the yarn studio email list.  This is the legal way to build the subscription list and to make sure that our emails to you don’t bounce back to us as SPAM.  SPAM is a bad bad thing!

I checked out some yarn and patterns while I was there, too.  Ever heard of Claudia’s Hand Paints?  How about Neighborhood Fiber Co.?  I think most people have heard of Claudia’s Hand Paints.  I’ve decided that their linen and mohair would work really well for SKIF patterns.  I never carried it at the yarn studio brick & mortar shop, but I think we need it on the website!  As soon as I am able, I’m going to GET IT!  I met the genius behind Neighborhood Fiber Co., Karida Collins.  She’s adorable, energetic, and very color-savvy.  (I just made that phrase up, I think…)  I’ll be adding her yarns to the website soon.  The colors are vivid, just the way we like ’em!   Not that it matters all that much(’cause it’s beautiful hand-dyed yarn), but you’re going to find that the price is pretty nice, too.  There were very cool new patterns at Stitch Diva and SKIF.  I’m going to add some Stitch Diva patterns along with some kitted yarns to go with the patterns, and for SKIF, too.  We’re still waiting for the new SKIF pattern, Mateo.  They’re hoping it’s coming soon.  We certainly do want SKIF to get the kinks worked out of the pattern before they send them it out to us knitters, don’t we?

If anyone’s looking, I’m still trying to fill orders for the Folk Style Modern Quilt Wrap.  I should have the yarns needed soon to fill the remaining orders.  Boy, did I learn my lesson!  Don’t put an ad in Interweave Knits unless you have the yarn!  Luckily, all the customers who ordered them have been very patient with us.  The ad has been very good, as Interweave can only be.  What a great company!

I’ve been doing research on getting a “real” shopping cart for the website.  We’ll still use PayPal, but only as a choice.  There is always so much work to do!  I really enjoy it though…

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