I am taking it easy this weekend. Going to the ballet with my niece today to see Swan Lake – yeah. Tomorrow I will be delivering hand spun yarn to my LYS and signing contracts to be on consignment there.
Goals for the weekend are to take product pictures of the spun yarn, finesse pricing on my yarn and improve the yardage on a couple of skeins. I should be able to accomplish these things and it will be nice here in Denver this weekend to help with photos.
My wholesale order of bags arrived and will work really well to store/ship roving. I also purchased some dyed mohair roving which arrived this week and feels really soft. BFL dyed roving was also purchased this week and should be arriving in a few days. I do like how BFL spins up and it seems to take dye rather well. We shall see how this new batch measures up to my first purchase as it is from a different vendor.
We were featured in a treasury this week and received some views from it. Minimal views have occurred from the Ennea Collective ad but it is still early in the month. Ennea Collective is an online magazine dedicated to showcasing objects created with hand spun yarn. You never truly know how well an ad will do in a venue until you try it. The last 30 days have brought in 12 views thus far but no sales. Oh well exposure if always good and perhaps will bring in sales closer to the holidays.
The alpaca hat is being re-worked as I didn’t have enough yarn to make a large hat. It is being made in the smaller version and I have just finished the twisted cable pattern. This time it is being made in white but will be similar to the brown version.