A new direction… but I’m still knitting…& sewing… & crafting!

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!

Happy making!

-Karen

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ha, we really are in the same boat. 🙂 And you’re right, it’s our blog, our decision. I’m looking forward to seeing your makes. 👍

  2. I totally agree. Six months into my blogging life, I decided to post about all my interests, not just knitting. All the best in your classes, business and personal life! Very clever name – Iknitiatives.

    1. IKNITIATIVES says:

      Thank you so much!

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