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Happy Holiday and New Year!

The new years is next week and that means new products! My most important resolution for the new year, like ever year for the past 4 years, is to grow my business. I realized recently that a great way to do that is to branch out into different areas in my niche market. I have yarn, yes, but what else can I do for my fellow geeky knitters? I have a few ideas but I'd love to hear from you too! Here are a few things I have come up with:


Lotion Bars! Knitters get dry hands, especially the knitters I know that have to live through these harsh Wisconsin winters. Even when it's a nice 40 degrees out, like it is currently (which is unseasonably warm for this time of year, last year it was -20 degrees out and my car wouldn't start), if folks are like me their hands start to dry out to the point of cracking and bleeding at the knuckles. Just BECAUSE. Some winters it looks like I get in fist fights each night, and that level of dry skin makes knitting almost painful. So I plan to mak…

Wool & Cotton Co.

I got the incredible opportunity to wholesale at an adorable new yarn shop in Greendale, WI, Wool & Cotton Co. (From my new house it's only a 10 minute drive!) I took this picture after I was finished labeling everything.


I'm packaging my Mood Sock Yarn Kits in these handy dandy little plastic buttoned bags now, which makes them much easier to sell in the store, and I gave the owner 2 each of Firefly, Doctor Who, and a new kit that's Disney Princess themed and sparkly! 



Now that I have a little more time on my hands I'm going to try to finish my next episode of "Electric Sheep" tomorrow. I'm going to ply my sparkly gold Rumpelstiltskin yarn, and show how to set the skein. And now I'm going to pass out because I stayed up until 1 AM finishing all this yarn, and then woke up early to get all the labels made, printed, and put on. PHEW, IT IS DONE!

A New House and the RRRAGS Event!

I just bought and moved into a house of my very own! And you know what that means? A DEDICATED YARN ROOM. YEP. Dedicated to making yarn, spinning, winding, dyeing, and everything else yarn related I can fit into that 12x12 foot space! I just finished moving and will be unpacking all my stuff for a while now, but it's looking good so far. Pictures coming soon, when it doesn't look so much like a storage unit ^__^. Until then, you should mark your calendars for this awesome arts and craft fair:

Visit http://www.rrrags.com to see what other vendors will be there. My friend Erin of Milwaukee Mitten Co (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MilwaukeeMittenCo) and I are sharing a table for this awesome event that helps support the arts in Milwaukee Schools. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366316283545201 for this event and get updates on all the super creative folks that are taking part!
The Details:
Where: The Falcon Bowl
801 E. Clarke …