So, I just got back from Norway. Yep, it was completely and totally amazing. Firstly it tops all the countries I have been to, because it clean, beautiful, and you feel like it is impossible to get ill there, and the houses are amazing, oh and the fact that sledging and skiing are kind of compulsory in the winter, how cool is that?
OK, look the houses are exactly as you would imagine them!!
I had a super two days, I feel very refreshed, and excited. It was a business trip, but it felt like I was visiting old friends, we ate extremely delicious food, (smoked elk heart and elk burgers top my favorites) and we laughed allot!! We even watched the Eurovision song contest, and in the end, we were voting for Norway because it was doing alot better than the UK, I want to go back very soon!!!
Kari and Perr, have a beautiful dog, who is just lovely:
So the point of going? Well, it was to discuss distributing Du Store Alpakka yarns in the UK. And guess what? I am!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! There are many reasons why I am so excited to distribute this yarn, including the social conscience of Du Store Alpakka, the high quality of the yarns, and the gorgeous range of colours and last but not least the pattern support is phenomenal, really phenomenal, (Kari is a very talented designer) I am in charge of getting things translated ASAP, so I will show you the patterns we are translating really soon, I know you will love them.
Here is a little pic taken of their shop to give you an idea of the
gorgeous colour palettes, they just make you want to knit, they really do!
The other wonderful thing about this brand, is that its complimented by
beautiful pins and buttons that are made especially to compliment the
colours of the yarns. You will see soon what I mean, and also there is
a story to go with the buttons as well as the yarns, and you know how I
love a story :-) I will tell you all about it in the next few weeks, because it will be a good way for me to get it all down and organised in my head.
Fyberspates will continue as normal, but in a slightly different way. I feel as though the distribution will teach me alot, and that it will enable me to develop the company having good grounding. The distribution will be operating under a new company, called FS trading. (Thats the first time I have written it and am mightily proud, hehe.)
SO as a result of all of this excitement I have been completing my finishing touches to my organization at Fyberspates HQ and this organisation has meant lots of things being unearthed that need to be sold, and you know what that means folks? A flippin sale! Yep. A sale, there will be a small amount of hand dyed, but there will be mainly the alpaca I got from Peru, and some lovely solid sock yarns (£1.50 for 50gms) which are perfect for fairailse socks, and can be combined with hand dyed too for interesting effects. So it will all be update tomorrow starting in the morning, so keep an eye out!
Right I am off to drink wine, and celebrate my new business and my organised and tidy life :-)