Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fall Knit and Crochet Show

Well, my sister and I are going to have a booth at the Fall Knit and Crochet show in Portland September 11-14. We are in the throes of preparations for our first ever show. We are really fortunate that our first show is also a local show-- so hopefully we can run out and grab things if we run out or forget it to begin with. Definitely a learning process!

Its kind of a guessing game how much product to bring, but we are planning on having a variety of goods there: knitting supplies, Double Bambu yarn, patterns, kits as well as some woven textiles, depending on how much we can really get done over the next couple of weeks.

I found some really cute containers for our Double Bambu sampler kits-- and they are pretty inexpensive and small enough for those out of towners to take on the airplane home.

On the down side, not enough people were signed up for the Designing class, so it has been cancelled. I'm still teaching the "Stranded Knitting Techniques" class on Sunday, September 14th, so thats good and will offset some of the expenses of having a booth.

So looking forward to seeing people there!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Well, we are entering a new era. Now I get to buy yarn to sell to other people! I didn't even think about how "enabling" that is. I do only have a limited amount of space to put it all.

Here is the yarn (Silk City Fiber's Bambu 7) all unpacked and laid out on the dining room table. All of the colors (except 2 that were missed in the original order) and the 6 that are part of the Stormy Sky patterns.

I'm taking the yarn and doubling it for hand knitters. The result is "Double Bambu" which knits up to a nice weight for sweaters and hats and the like. Not too fine, not too bulky.

The bamboo feels so nice, and the fabric is not too heavy for those of us that live in warmer climates.

I'll be making up "Sampler kits" for sale online and at the Fall Knit and Crochet Show that will be happening here in Portland, OR in September.

Pretty exciting!
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