Blogged with Flock
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
We have teamed up with Michelle of Elemetal Muse and are currently setting up our Iris Market Builder Account so that very soon.... www.familypendragon.com will be a fully functioning yarn Mecca ;) I can't tell you how excited I am about this! I am pretty clueless about web stuff - but Michelle is being very patient and helpful with me, LOL! The plan is to set up the site to make it easier for wholesale as well as regular customers to shop with us. Price breaks will also be built in for anyone that shops with us and wants to buy in bulk. I plan to set up a calendar system so that our dye schedule is visible - that should help people to get an idea of when their order will be started, based on how far in advance we are "booked". I am hopeful this will help us to keep a good turnaround as well as provide realistic customer expectations - with out having to "close shop" each time we get a large order :) It's a theory anyway! Wish us luck ;)
Blogged with Flock
Blogged with Flock
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
We are also 1/3 of the way done with the order for Twist! So we'll probably be putting some custom dye slots up on Monday or Tuesday for those that want some yarn dyed. The new price info is up, although not much else is there right now besides sweater stones. I still need to get pics done for the pattern... Hoping you are all working on your Tunisian-in-the-round skills so you'll be ready for it! ;)
I have two long promised customs for friends that I haven't even started yet.... sorry your two - you know who you are :) Please forgive me! One will be a pair of longies for Jessica using the scrap yarn concept inspired by her Hudson Pants from Ky Baby knits - she asked me to use those as the inspiration for her Tunisian longies as well. Thanks to Lindsay for permission to carry on her theme with these unique Tunisian longies. I have done something similar in the past, but this one will be a little different. And Paully, I am sooo sorry I have been pushing these back since what.... October I think?? Once I get these two done - I will be listing one custom slot per month as an auction. I think that is the most I can safely plan on doing with all the yarn dyeing going on. If I get done early some months there may be some surprise stockings as well :) You'll hear about them here first!
I love ya' all! Thanks for reading :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
In the meantime, some recent events have made it painfully obvious to me that I must make time to revamp both the pricing and the policies on my site. With the exception of Sweaterstones, the site will be bare for a while. If you need something just email and I will see if it can be worked into the mix :)
The big yarn order has arrived! I have officially made Vikki a dyeing member of Family Pendragon - and we will be doing lots of it starting Monday!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
For those of you who are interested in my pattern and Tunisian in the round in general, here is the free tutorial I put together a while back to show you how to use the double ended hook. This should help get you ready to follow the pattern once its finally all done :) http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v646/familypendragon/Tunisian%20In%20the%20Round%20Tutorial/?action=view¤t=ea971fe3.pbw
I am partnering up with my best friend Vikki - also a dyer that I taught - to keep my yarn turn around times as quick as possible. So Family Pendragon is getting to be an even bigger family :) Right now her main job is to be my ever-handy assistant and to help with my son, but she can always jump in and dye in a pinch as well!
Stephanie - your Minoan Temple is done and will ship in the morning!
Leanne - your 2 1/2 lbs of BFL is all dyed up in the colorways you requested and ready to mail as well.
I have a 68 skein order from Wool Girl in the works and an 18 skein order for Twist Yarn Shop - so things are really buzzing around here. We're starting the new year off right!
I was also asked about undyed yarn recently. I generally keep large quantities on hand and order quite frequently from Cestari, Henry's Attic, Wool2Dye4, and in the future possibly Ashland Bay and/or Fleece Artist if I run low on BFL and want to try some different brands. If you want some undyed, while I am not interested in immersing myself in any co-oping, I would be happy to sell you some of mine for minimal markup if you are interested. Feel free to email me with any questions or interests on that front.
Going to my niece's birthday party tomorrow and then Sunday is.... tax day :( Or should I say - the first of the tax days.... ugh! And of course, in the midst of all this, I have several new colorways swimming around my head - dyeing (pun intended) to get out onto some yarn. They'll just have to wait their turn! It is likely that the pattern will also have to get finished in February instead of January. But miracles do happen - so we'll see!
Thanks so much for your interest in Family Pendragon - YOU are what it's all about :)
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Due to the fabulously large order that was just placed by Wool Girl my normal wait times for any new custom dye orders will be extended. Wait till you see what she's going to have! Woo hoo!
Unfortunately this does mean that my pattern photos will have to wait a bit as well. Bear with me please ;)