I would like your opinions. These are just little knitterly questions that have been swimming around my head…
1. Do you think I could knit pasties? And would that too-closely walk the line between sexy and grandma? Would knit pasties be an etsy shop graveyard or goldmine?
2. Have you seen the latest internet craziness, teenagers making haul videos? I heard a story on NPR about these teenaged girls who go shopping at the mall or Target and then bring their armloads of bags home to their laptop and use their webcam to film a video of themselves showing off their “haul.” They bring each item one by one out of the bag and explain why they chose it, the positive attributes of the item, and how much it cost–or what a good deal they got. I thought this was ridiculous, bordering on horrifying… but then I came home after a four-hour-trek to new yarn stores in Hastings, NE, and wanted to show off my loot! I’ve already burned through most of the stuff from that trip (knit or spun it up, etc.), but I have a nice little mini-haul from a LYS in Fayetteville, Arkansas, still in its bag, and thought perhaps it could be the beginning of a regular feature: yarn shop haul videos! What do you think? Yay? Nay? Am I terribly self-centered (not to mention yarn-nerdy) t0 even consider it?
3. I’m considering a farmer’s market booth later in the summer at our local downtown farmer’s market. I still have to figure out the cost and decide whether I can make it up, but it’s something I’d really like to do. I figure I’ll bring Israel (my boyfriend) to handle the money so I can just sit and spin (har har… question in question: does anyone else find that phrase to be a dirty joke? i giggle every time i say that…). What farmer’s market attendee could resist buying yarn from the cute young redhead sitting at a spinning wheel? Any ideas for gimmicky things like “Here, pick your fiber/colors out of these baskets, and I’ll spin you up a special 20 yard mini-skein of your very own for far more money than it’s worth”? Anyone have experience with booths like this and whether or not they’re successful?
Tell me what you think puh-LEEZE!