Etsy Shop?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

So I've really been thinking about opening this etsy shop. I think I'd have a better shot on there since people generally go there for crafty stuff. I just got my shipment of silk yarn from India. It's beautiful when dyed, so I think I'll probably resell most of it. If it does well, I'll get more. I'm just torn as to whether I should dye the hanks in pairs, or if I should do lots of different combinations. We'll see I guess. I'm thinking of getting some more regular yarn to dye too. I just need to find the time to do the dyeing.

Chad has requested I make him an argyle sweater. Amazing. Know why? Because now I'm a Good Knitter. I swear, where does he get these things from?

I finished knitting the gloves for my friend that I'm doing for the Stitch for Chicks a long. I just have to sew the buttons on, but my yarn needle has disappeared and I'm not happy about that. With my luck it's on the floor and I'll find it by stepping on it...

I'm finally making progress with the design I'm submitting to knitty, well hopefully submitting. I have to get more beads tomorrow to do it though. I've got like three versions of it in my head and I'm still debating what I'm officially going to do. I've also started another design which won't go to knitty since they are now looking for summer stuff but it will be a pattern...I think if it turns out well I will offer it for sale though. I need to have a couple for sale, and it will give me something to put up on my site.

I'm currently taking a break from completely scrubbing down the bathroom. My sister Meg will be here tomorrow! And she'd probably appreciate it being clean. There is something in our water I swear, it colors the tub and the sinks and stuff, and makes them look dirtier than they are. Nothing a little bleach can't fix. I got a little knitting done today. I wanted to have Meg's Clapotis done when she got here, but she won't mind. I'll finish it for sure before she leaves. Then I can take a pic of her posing with it.

Oh yeah! I'm getting an elliptical tomorrow. Finally, I found one on sale at JcPenny and am going to pick one up tomorrow. I can't wait to get it. I think it's going to make a big difference in the way I feel. Not like about me or anything, but mentally since I'm stuck inside so much. Even in the summer b/c there are tons of wasps out here. Poor Nick could barely go out to play last summer in his pool. There were more than 15 wasps floating in it one day. They sit on top of the water to cool off. This year we got a big tent thingy with mesh sides to try and create a bug free zone so he can play. Either way, I'm excited about my exercise machine.

I don't know if I already mentioned this but I also signed up to be part of a stitch marker swap. I can't wait for that either! I love making them so it should be fun. That and I should be getting assigned to someone for Secret Pal 10. Woohoo! Soon soon! I love making other people stuff. I'm a giver by nature. That's why all of my knitting projects for me don't get finished, and the ones for others do.

Ok well, that's my update for now. I should get back to cleaning...bleh.


Teresa said...

I love reading your blog. I find that your life is oddly parallel to mine. I've been thinking about putting stuff up on etsy. They have a great deal. In the end they only take 3.5%, which is a lot better percentage than the 30-40% you'd find in an art store. I also think your yarn would go really well. I actually took the time to check it out, and believe it or not, there's not much on there in the raw materials for yarn. (Or at least that I've found.)Most people are selling hats and dishcloths and not yarn.

Oh, and my husband and I are about to buy an elliptical. Apparently ding dongs and ho hos really DO go to your thighs. ...darn..and they're so good :(.

Valerie said...

I hope you have fun with your sister. I know you have been excited about her visit. Keep me posted about the etsy shop.. I want to be one of the first customers. =D

crissy said...

i got an etsy just havent done anyting with it the heck out of the 50% and up they take from us here in our town. figures and so alot of people just done sell in the shops here they do yard sales and put a table of there crafts in one corner. :) works for the grands they love selling their earrings they make.

emily brutalitë said...

I have sold a couple things on my etsy site ( it's worth a shot. I mean, it's not that much to list!

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