-:-----:-I've only now felt like I could imagine blogging again about launching
|A behind the scenes example |
of a popular pattern, the
Pallas Scarf, redesigned in
Lotus yarn. (I'm updating
the pattern to include this
At first, it didn't even occur to me to blog about them, but there's actually quite a lot going on under the surface!
|I'm really happy with the clear |
six-ball bags I use for storing
the Lotus balls, but am
searching for a different source
with lower freight charges.
Here's just a partial list of new-to-me procedures that I already rejected as being too unremarkable to blog about:
- How the Dymo printer I use for shipping has been working out. (It's fabulous! One of those simple things in life that makes me smile every day.)
- The compact little shipping station I set up in my studio that accommodates a wildly unpredictable range of daily yarn orders from zero to a last-minute flood of them.
- What "the last minute" really means - during peak tourist season especially...
- How to store the yarn in a way that keeps it new yet easy to access (and what that means: no risk of squashing, abrasion, dust, you get the idea.)
- The best way to keep track of when we need to order another big batch from the mill.
|Favorite label printer!|
|A small Lotus package. |
The self-seal "poly mailers"
I went with seem to be
working out very well, plus,
my mailman is impressed.
Underneath these humdrum biznessy things is a nervous mixture of worry and excitement! It's just like being a new parent: what if something goes horribly wrong? Any minute I might...discover massive hidden costs I hadn't taken into account. What if everyone stops buying yarn forever? (That's kind of like, "What if my baby is kidnapped, or gets a terrible illness or something?")
Next post in this series: How (Not) to Sell Yarn at a Crochet Conference.