NOT Blue!   6 comments

mittens jan 16

I was able to stop at the Yarn Barn in Bangor today, and wasn’t I lucky?  She had these three luscious cascade washable wool skeins – perfect for my mittens!  I’ll go cast them on in just a minute….

First a word about the Yarn Barn.  She is tucked away behind a credit union outside a mall – you kind of have to know she is there.  And she hasn’t got a HUGE inventory, but she has some real workhorse yarns, and she offers:  A frequent buyer discount (I have full cards just waiting for me to need yarn) and a discount if you pay in cash!  So today’s purchase came to a whopping 12 dollars and change.

How often does that happen?

On another note – I finally opened an Etsy store today.  I  only have two things uploaded, but I am working on it.  At first, it will be the hats that I took back when Creatively Maine closed, but I hope to knit and paper craft other offerings to sell. SO please, visit but be kind, it is a new venture for me and I am clumsy and awkward.  Kind suggestions most welcome! Take a look at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SalpalCrafts  I can’t sell the necklaces online, per agreement with the designer, but I have some ideas for my own or non-proprietary designs so someday I will get fabulous silk/beaded things up there as well.

Now, I am off to cast on the mittens.  Trying to decide – I-cord edging or garter stitch? I know which will look better in the end…

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  1. Ho’omaka’i on the grand opening of your Etsy shop. I like how you priced in time and effort. May I ask… How’d you do the zip code/shipping cost feature? Is that an automatic, shop feature you can activate?

  2. Yay for good quality yarn at reasonable prices! Yay for Etsy shops! Yay for new mittens!

  3. Congratulations on the new shop. The prices are good. I can’t wait to see how you populate it. I think you’ll really enjoy it. Good Luck. Sell out of everything.

    • Thanks! I struggle with pricing, which is ironic as i coached businesses for 20 years to take a good look at the cost of production, forced them to consider adding in profit (imagine!) and now when I have to do it myself, it is a struggle to put a realistic number on it! I hope this one is one the market can bear, because I think they are fabulous little hats and worth every penny!

  4. That yarn looks amazing, i want to squish it! Congrats on the shop.x

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