I am exhausted after 3 months of big shows, but also excited for new things to come. I have learned a lot and came home with lots of ideas and plans.
Stitches United in Connecticut went really well and it was great to meet so many of my east coast customers. I was very thankful to have missed the noreaster that was threatening to hit just before the show. The people of Hartford, were all very nice and helpful. On the way home we had a beautiful drive through Pennsylvania, and accidentally left my phone at a cheese store in Ashland, OH. They were very kind to find it for me and send it back. It took me a few days to recover from that show, and then it was Easter and all the family was here. So I had a mad rush after that to be ready for YarnCon.
YarnCon is my current favorite show. The organizers do a fabulous job with it, and customers are able to park and get in for free. The feel at this show is very familial and it just seems to run very smoothly. A lot of my customers come from that show. It was so nice to see all the people who came to the event looking for my booth. I appreciate, more than you all know, you coming to visit and show your love for my yarn and Emily's project bags and totes.
So as this set of shows comes to an end, I'll be getting organized, adding new collections like "The Dark Crystal" and "Labyrinth". I will also be adding more Game of Thrones Houses, as well as working on the new Outlander colors. So there is a lot of new things coming.
With all the new things coming, that means the "old" things have to go. I will be doing another large sale of oopses and OOAK's. I will also take down the made to order listings for a while so that I can sell through ready to ship stock.
Something else that isn't a fun thing to bring up is that prices are going to be going up again. Wool prices for fine wools has been continuously rising, which regrettably means that I have to pass on the additional cost.
I will leave the prices and the made to order listings up for a week, and the price change will take effect Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Thank you all for all of your support and encouragement, you all are the best customers and friends an indie dyer could have.