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I feel like Britney Spears in that cheesy song "Not a girl, not yet a woman." Gritty Knits has outgrown the baby stage of being just a solitary handspinner, selling a skein or two a month just to make a couple of bucks to buy more wool with. With the support of my awesome husband (and Legal Zoom), I'm "officially" a business as of last year. With the addition of several new product lines and my pricing strategy (picture a cartoon me with out-turned pockets), business has really exploded in the past couple of months. Some days I feel like I'm on my way to being a fiber Goliath... but today I feel like a small fish in a very big pond.

I'm on the hunt for a new product that people have been mentioning in the spinning community. It's recycled, which is not only trendy but satisfies my personal desire to be green. And to top it all off, it's not widely available, so I'd have the market cornered if I stocked it. Feeling chipper, I called up the company and said "Hello! I'd like to carry your product!" Then the nice lady asked me how many SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUND bales of fiber I would like. "Um... 0.26?"

We'll see what Adam says when I tell him I traded in the Tribute for a forklift.

Edited to add: well, it's a few hours later and I'm back to feeling like a Goliath. Because when my next order comes in, I will have SIXTY-SIX colors of angelina in my store! Like whoa, man.

Join the club

How did I make it 9 days into May without announcing on my blog that I am starting up a FIBER CLUB?! Gah!! I need an electric collar that zaps me every time I say or think "Oh, I'll do that later." Bad blogger!

Anyway... oh hey, I didn't see you there. Did I tell you guys that I'm starting up a monthly fiber club? No? Well I am! We've got three clubs to pick from: merino batts, novelty batts, and merino top braids. Each club has 3 tiers, depending on your budget and how much fiber you'd like to receive each month. Shipping is included in the price. Just buy the subscription here in the store, Paypal charges you automatically on the first of every month, and you can cancel at any time. Easy-Peasy-Japanesey!


The first signer-uppers get a free El Cheapo project bag (of their choosing) with their first month's shipment! Originally I was only going to send them to the first one in each club, but I may just break down and give one to everybody who joins by May 31. Because I'm just so happy to have club members! Yay club! Rah rah rah!