Like most, I begin 2015 with an uplifted spirit and the best of intentions to stay committed and disciplined to my many interests, including this blog. It’s been good to me – I’ve met a lot of wonderful people here, and have had opportunities sent my way most people would absolutely drool over. I’m grateful for 2014 and what it has done for this blog, even without my ability to provide a regular posting schedule. Thank you, everyone for your past and continued support.
To say last fall kicked my bum would be an understatement – for some reason, I thought it would actually be easy to take six classes and work full time and volunteer and maintain a household and knit and blog and start my novel and go to the gym and find time to do the simple, basic human things like take a shower or properly use sleep as a method of rest and rejuvenation.
It was a difficult twelve weeks, and I struggled quite a bit to maintain everything. Unfortunately, my knitting time and this blog suffered. I’m happy to report I earned straight A’s (well, one B+ but given the course load I’m calling it straight A’s) and I’ve learned my lesson: slow and steady wins the race. There’s really no rush, and I’ve decided to remain in part-time standing for now just to give life some room to breathe.
In other news, Mr. Joseph and I also launched a business this year, and we’re very, very excited about the possibility it presents to us to combine all of our favorite skills and passions.
Fiberista Club – a yarn and fiber subscription service – officially launched at the beginning of December, just as I was placing the finishes touches on my final term paper. It’s been great fun, and we actually sold out of our first month’s boxes.
I can’t reveal any details here, but I did have the opportunity to design for the club and I’m excited to be able to release it into the world (well, the Fiberista world) within the next week or so.
I owe you some photos, and since most of my knitting time has been for the club, I can’t publish them here until they are officially released. However, we are using mood boards as our inspiration for the yarn box contents every month, and since these were officially published today, I can go ahead and post them here for you:
The club is up to my yarn snob standards: we feature two skeins of handyed yarn or a minimum of 8 oz. of spinning fiber in our boxes, which are shipped on the very first Monday of every month. Membership is at a nominal rate, and the products included within the box are discounted – it’s an opportunity to provide fabulous knitters and spinners with premium goods for their projects at a bargain rate.
We just finished shipping our very first boxes this past week:
I’m in love! If you’d like more information regarding Fiberista Club, visit the blog or the shop. You can also check out our Ravelry group, the Fiberista Clubhouse. We’d love to have you as a Fiberista!
Well, that’s all for now everyone. I wanted to update you a bit, but we’re hitting 2015 with a vengeance around here. I’ll be back soon to share my latest knitting and yarn splurging updates (I haven’t shared what I purchased at Vogue Knitting LIVE! this year!).