Now that I’m done whining about having to replace my computer I can get back to the fun stuff! I was very, very lucky recently. A good friend decided to “invest” in my business(es) and gave me enough money to really start to get some things off the ground. I’ll be able to start a wholesale account with a fiber supplier, so that I can buy my wool at wholesale prices, which will give me a broader selection and a slightly higher profit margin. After waiting forever for Etsy to come through with the promised ability to manage more than one shop from the same account, I finally just went ahead and started a second Etsy account to sell the yarn and spinning fiber in. I’m not putting the link out there yet because the shop is still empty. Writing up Etsy listings is more like writing ad copy than a classified, and that’s never come easily to me, so the listings are going through lots of revisions before I make them public. I’m hoping to have the new shop up and running by Thanksgiving!
Here’s what I’ve been working on:
I’m starting to work on colorways outside of single color families – these are some of my more successful attempts.
I’m also working on increasing my spinning speed. I expect the dyed fiber to be a bigger percentage of sales, but since much of what I spin ends up sitting around waiting for a project, it may as well be available for purchase while it’s waiting!
This last skein is just for me 🙂 It’ll go nicely with this yarn. Right now I’m thinking of hats and leg warmers, because this yarn is too “soft” for socks. It would pill terribly, and I’d probably get holes faster than I’d like.
Not terribly fashionable perhaps, but I’m planning on wearing them under skirts with the actual aim of keeping my legs warm!