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Sum Sum Summer Time

My main focus this summer has been advertising and promoting work for this year. It may be only July but one can never start planning too early. Basically it's just a matter of finding the market and then finding how much time to spend promoting in that market or, of course, to pay someone else to do it, in some cases. With that said, production should be back in full gear in a couple of weeks........we've definatly been part time during the summer for product production but full time in promotion.


Right now my main focus is two knitting projects, one of which is an order, the other is a gift. The entire time I work on them, I think of how much I miss my loom and wheel. :( It's not that I don't like knitting, it's just that I LOVE spinning and weaving. The gift is for my darling Mother-in-law, a knit in one piece sweater and the order is a vest in all hand spun alpaca. I'm pleased with the progress of both of them but, have yet to take pictures:P.


Since there is more rayon yarn here then I will ever know what to do with (ha, I'm sure I could come up with something), I have decided to hand dye and sell some of it. I have been very pleased with the results of the scarf line for this fall and am hoping to share some of the color combinations with others. The newest is listed on Etsy with free shipping. 720 yards of yellow and purple for $18. I purchase yarn in bulk so, I'm able to drop the price to make some of it back. Here is the latest.

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