Episode 44: Reflections

In this episode, I reflect upon the past year for Round Table Yarns and talk about what’s ahead for 2018 as well as reflect upon a shawl I designed three years ago. I have several more finished gifts, and I’m almost finished with the gift knitting–just one slightly problematic project to go. A little stashing (yarn and book) and discussion of a book series that I’m currently really enjoying. And a look at some of the other platforms out there for crafters to sell what they make. I also show two projects recently finished for the Q4 KAL/CAL and remind you of the prize you could win if you post an FO!

Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode

The Shirt

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey shirt
Map Your Business by Tara Swiger
Tara Swiger’s website (I highly recommend her podcast, Explore Your Enthusiasm, for any crafty business owner)

The Shawl

Blanchefleur Shawl by Karen Robinson
Lazy Cat Yarn
Round Table Yarns Camelot

What I’ve Finished

My Syndicate
Syndicate by Ash Kearns
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
My Distinct Moral Support
Distinct Moral Support by Hunter Hammersen
MJ Yarns Silken DK Weight
My Hogback Hat
Hogback Hat by Vexy

What I’m Knitting

My Entangled Boot Cuffs
Entangled Boot Cuffs by Melissa Burke
My Cheshire Cat Shawl
Cheshire Cat Shawl by Anna Dalvi
Round Table Yarns Camelot (Knight and My beauty will not hold)

What I’m Stashing

Brazen Stitchery
Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting by Carson Demers

What I’m Dyeing

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Questions for Karen

Ask your Questions for Karen here
Are you worried about selling on Handmade at Amazon?
ArtFire
Zibbet
Article: 25 Places to Sell Handmade Crafts Online
Platforms for you to create a website but which aren’t marketplaces: Big Cartel, Big Commerce, Squarespace, WooCommerce (through WordPress site), Shopify (what I use for Round Table Yarns)

What I’m Reading

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Q4 KAL/CAL

Q4 KAL/CAL Chat thread

My Businesses

KarenDawn Designs
Round Table Yarns

 

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