I'm a librarian, spinner, knitter! This is my blog for crafty things, updates to my shop and more.
You can check out my handspun yarns here - Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Yarns and my hand knit items here - Kitty Grrlz Hand Knits

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, it has been quite the year! This was my first full-fledged year as a "spinner" and the first full year I have really dedicated to making Kitty Grrlz a viable business. It has been a ton of work but alot of fun, and I am already making plans for 2008!

After being sick for nearly two weeks, and just not getting much done on the crafting front, I have finally gotten back into the SPIN of things--I spun up a whole bunch of yarns this weekend -- most of them on Friday -- and finished a scarf that has been on the needles since before I got sick.

Here is a nice shot of some of the yarns:
Some of them are on etsy now. Sonoma 1 and 2 are here and here. Abundance - one is being held so I haven't listed the other one yet. Plum Lime Divine is HERE and Divine Melon is HERE. The last one isn't on etsy yet, but all of them (except Abundance) are on my website.

In other store news, TODAY is the LAST DAY to get the SALE PRICE on selected items. The Sale Priced HandSpun Yarns are on Etsy HERE and the Sale Priced Hand Knits are on Etsy HERE. ALL SALE items are HERE on my website.

In addition, I will also offer FREE SHIPPING in the USA on ALL ORDERS and HALF PRICE SHIPPING on International orders. Just put "FS" in Notes to Seller or Comments section and wait for updated invoice or pay and I will refund the difference. This offer (and the sale prices) ends tonight at Midnight, CST.

I have also opened a new ETSY SHOP for my HAND KNIT items -- Kitty Grrlz Knits - kittygrrlzknits.etsy.com Beginning tomorrow, I will be listing all of my new hand knit items there and Kitty Grrlz - kittygrrlz.etsy.com will only be for my handspun yarns. I will still combine shipping between the two shops, and my website will stay the same, but this is something I thought I would try for the new year. Items currently in the Kitty Grrlz shop will slowly be switched over to the new shop--I hope to have everything separated by the end of January.

In the new year, I am also going to putting out a monthly newsletter via email. Recipients of the newsletter will be the first to find out about new yarns or items, upcoming craft shows, and will get special discounts and offers. These discounts will be the only ones I offer most of the time, so if you would like to join the Newsletter mailing list, just EMAIL ME.

Finally, I will leave you with some more pictures of my latest items! :)

Amethyst Sky Scarf - hand knit by me with Austermann Samoa yarn hand-dyed by Lynn (aka the Yarn Wench.) This should be up at kittygrrlzknits.etsy.com tomorrow!

Here is a nice cozy scarf knit up from handspun yarn from TerraBellaSpun.

Here is a another new yarn, just finished around 12:30am this morning! It is spun from merino wool handdyed by the Yarn Wench, and I think I'm sticking to the name of "Reckless" . . .
And, just a few single shots of the other new art yarns:

Now, I have to get back to spinning! Happy new year everyone!


Chris Stone said...

what gorgeous yarn! love your work!

Knitted Gems said...

Congrats on turning your spinning hobby/passion into a viable business! Happy New Year

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

thank you both and happy new year to you! :)