Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Ideas and Friends

Sometimes your friends will get you into all kinds of trouble. In the course of a conversation with a good customer at the store, two of my friends and coworkers, Janet and Anne, came up with the idea that I should do a Bavarian Christmas stocking (I finished the Aran one I was working on). They passed that on to me as kind of a joke, but the idea stuck in my head.
I have a book by Gisela Klopper with a variety of wonderful twisted stitches in it - a little work with the caculator and some swatches and presto - a new pattern is being born. All because of my friends.
I have to say - with friends like this, I will never lack for ideas.
Thank you, Janet and Anne.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Ideas and Developments

When Kathy and I first decided to start writing patterns for sale, we worried that we would run out of ideas. Here we are, 5 years later, and we have so many ideas for new projects that we are writing them down before we forget them. It's hard to know what to knit next - vests, top down sweaters, easy to knit projects - we have more ideas than brains.
Aside from all these new ideas, we are very excited about getting onto Ravelry. We have had a good response to the patterns we put on already. Now we just have to get more of our best sellers in pdfs and onto our site. This weekend we will be setting up a PayPal account for easier selling. Slowly it's all coming together.
It's time to decide what I start next - a new vest, a top down cardigan, a new Christmas stocking - decisions, decisions.