Monday, June 16, 2014

Where have I been...all over!

So I could have sworn I had written a post a couple months back, it must have been dreamed in the few hours I get to sleep at night.  Well I guess I didn't, I definitely get a slap on the wrist for writing a resolution blog and then not writing any update.  I am properly shamed now onto what I was going to write about, the many things that have happened in 5 months!

So lets start with updates:

Five days after I wrote my last post I had a baby boy, Reece, who is now 5 months. He is a porker.  The only wee ones pattern I made up was a hat because his head got big.   I haven't even had time to measure him for me to make patterns. But c'est la vie.
First time at the beach.  Don't worry he had his own little tent to hide in.

My husband joined in on the fun and is now the office side of the business, and a bit of the creative too.  He revamped the website in March, gave us new tag lines, business cards, and a new colorway for Sprout, April Showers.
The screen shot for Spring, check out the new one he created for Summer.

April Showers

As you can see the screen shot from March, I did come up with two new lace weight lines.  Seed Lace  is 100% Superfine Merino Wool in 32 colors. Silky Seed Lace is 50% Fine Merino Wool,  50% Silk in 34 colors.  You can check those out on the website as well.  We also have a store on the website that sells our straying hanks, pretty on their own and the only ones of their kind. So if you have a hankering for yarn that no one else will have ever, you can get it there.

We went on a road trip and have a whole bunch of new stores interested in carrying our yarn in the Fall.  Reece actually did really well, he travelled over 3500 miles! I also got to meet some designers that you might be seeing with new designs in our yarns in the future. ::wink, wink::

In the mean time though it is summer and I am working on a new line of yarn as well as laceweight patterns, more on all of that later.

But now for the big news:  We are going big time and we've decided we are showing at the big trade show-TNNA Winter Show, in Phoenix, in January 2015, no matter what!  Just tell your LYS owner to look for a man wearing a ridiculously smiley baby on his front.  We are designing the booth as we speak and boy it's going to be awesome.  We'll have 5 yarn lines, a slew of garments in each line, and one rockin' booth.  We have the spirit, but we need the funds, so we started a crowdfunding campaign on gofundme.  We have a whole bunch of cool gifts for each donation level, so check it out.  Anything helps, you're literally helping a small business to grow by giving us the opportunity to show thousands of people who we are and what we are about.  You can read about our campaign here.  If you can donate that would be great, if anything share the heck out of the link for us, what ever you can do will be greatly appreciated by us. Here is the URL if you want to use it.