Wow. As I’m realizing it’s been almost a year since my last post, I’m also wondering where has time gone?
It’s been quite a busy 2018 for me. I’m taking IKNITIATIVES in a new direction and have stopped dyeing yarn for the time being.
My last show at Indie Knit & Spin in Pittsburgh took place in February 2017. And while I still currently sell yarn through my Etsy shop (steeply discounted to reduce my inventory 😉 ), I have transitioned into the “maker” role. Most of my decision to stop dyeing yarn came about when I started graduate school in February 2017. Fast forward to now and I have 2 (yes!) classes left that begin in October and then I will be done in December!
I’ve been thinking about starting up the yarn dyeing again in 2019, but I want to see where my making takes me. So as for now, any new yarn that I dye will likely be for my own consumption.
Regarding my decision to become a maker- I guess you could say I’ve always been a maker, but the difference here is that I’ll be putting myself out there and offering my hand-made items to a mass audience as opposed to only friends / family. What also prompted the change for me was the fact that I have a wholesale deal with a local on trend boutique, Jeppie, that is really in tune with my aesthetic. I’ll be making knitted hats & headbands as well as crocheted infinity cowls for sale in Jeppie. I’m super grateful for this opportunity!
So with that transition, I also had to think about re-branding and I wanted to create a logo that better suited this new direction I am pursuing. I decided to go with a more modern / less playful logo and I think it works well.
I’m looking forward to exploring and sharing my new adventures on here with you so please stay tuned for more posts!