That trip was great, for so many reasons. Firstly we sold lots, which was so great, and the shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow are so gorgeous, we had delicious Brownies and cupcakes, and it was great to see such enthusiasm for my yarns, I loved getting feedback, and chatting to people.
Its so nice to see K1 growing, we sort of mirror eachother, so its nice to chat to someone who is in the same boat as me in terms of their business. And what is great, is I find her refreshingly honest about things, I learnt so much spending two days in the shops. Things really I would liked to have learnt a year ago, but nether-the-less I suppose you learn things at the time it is needed. :-). It was great to ask her lots of questions and thrash things out about parts of my business which need refining. How lucky am I to have such great friends/collegues in this business!! We also are working on a project together for the Autumn, but thats still a little bit secret yet, until we get things a bit more underway.
I was also looked after so well, it was super, I also particularly like the vege haggis we had for dinner, I am so going to see if I can find it in Evil, lol
I met Ysolda, who designed some seriously wonderful animals, and hats and things, really nice stuff.
It was great to chat to customers, and just hang out really, it really was wonderful. It made me itch to have a shop, but I can't really have a fyberspates shop yet lol, but I will one day I am sure.
So as a result if my trip, there is due to be some small price increases this season. My prices have been the same for about 3 years now, and they are a little unworkable as they are. So its time for some price restructuring. Nothing major though.
So I will update the yarn but there isn't really alot left, but there will be a nice big update on friday as usual, lol.
And tomorrow I will post pics of my new product. I need to knit some more of it first, its so exciting its wonderful, and I can produce it commercially. Yipppppppeeeeeee