My 2015 in review and a giveaway

Posted on January 1, 2016 | 22 comments

Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will be a happy and prosperous one for you and your family.

I’m happy to report that 2015 was another year of growth for Yvieknits Yarns as I increased my sales by 15% from last year, now have a second yarn store placing orders on a regular basis, and launched two new yarns.

new lace yarns on stand I introduced my two new laceweight yarns, BFL/Silky Select Lace and Silk/Linen Select Lace, at my annual trunk show at The Loop in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May. I was very happy with its reception and the attendance at this event.

I continue to host two open house a year, one in February and one in August. New this year, my friend Joanne of Wild Woolly Luxury Soaps brought a selection of her lovely soaps
and lotions to sell at my open houses.

In addition to my open houses and the trunk show, I was a vendor at six other events throughout 2015: Chesterville Spin-In, The Gathering in Port Hope, Twist Fibre Festival, Almonte Fibrefest, Ottawa Knitting Guild vendors’ night and Needlers Retreat vendors’ night. This was my first year being a vendor at the Almonte Fibrefest and it turned out to be my most successful event so far.

There were 4 new patterns released this year that suggest using one of my yarns: Prairie Fire shawl by Ash Alberg and three patterns by Karin Bole Tupper: Matinée, Matinée II, and Velloso which was just released.

On the retailers front, since June I now send regular shipments of my yarn to Ram Wools Co-op in Winnipeg, MB as well as continuing to send regular shipments to The Loop in Halifax, NS. In September, I delivered my first yarn order to Yarn Forward in Kanata, ON (they only carried my silk hankies before).

I would like to start 2016 with yarn giveaway. This year I’m giving away a skein of my new Silk/Linen Select Lace yarn in either the Cosmopolitan or Caribbean Waters colourway (the winner’s choice). silk-linen select lace - cosmosilk-linen select lace - cw
These two skeins are still listed on the Silk/Linen Select Lace page so you can see the details but I have temporarily removed the “add to cart” buttons.

Contest Details
For a chance to win your choice of the Silk/Linen Select Lace skeins shown:

  • add a comment to this blog post stating what you would make with this skein if you won
  • one entry per person please
  • contest closes at midnight on Monday, January 4th, 2015 EST

I will use a random generator to pick a winner on January 5th.

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