I am thoroughly enjoying a wonderful 4 day weekend! Yes 4 glorious days to stay at home and do anything that I want! So what am I doing? Lots and lots of knitting!! Why??? Because I've had 6 sales in the last 7 days!! So I'm knitting socks like a maniac and trying to knit up some new things for the store too. I've been using Google Analyst of late to track how many hits my store is getting and where they are coming from and it looks like I had another item make it to the front page last week that I didn't even know about!
My Eco Friendly Sunset Cable Knit Hat made it as an alternate. It must have been up at some point because the store had double the usual number of hits that day. Yay! I absolutely love the yarn I used for that hat. I'm getting some more colors in and will be making up some more hats and scarves in the near future. It's a soy/wool blend. 75% wool and 25% soy. It's thick and chunky and really warm like wool, but the soy adds a bit of a shine to it that makes details like a cable pattern really stand out. It's also pretty affordable which helps me keep costs down.
I am also super excited that I took part in a yarn swap with some other members of the Etsy Knitters Team. I got my box earlier this week and it was full of a beautiful mohair blend that has beautiful colors and shimmering glitter to it. I whipped up a lace scarf with it some of it and should have it posted soon as part of a new luxury line.
Other plans for the weekend? I had a great night out with the girls last night for a drink and to see Bride Wars. It brought back lots of memories of my own wedding planning and how much fun it was to plan with my best friend who got married just 2 weeks after we did. Date night tonight with my hubby ... we're actually taking a French Cooking class together. I'm excited to make some French Onion soup and he's excited because he gets to play with a torch to make some creme brulee :)
So far, it's been a great weekend and great sales! I hope you enjoy yours too!!
Until next time ...
The girl behind the lama