Hello everyone! I wanted to write a very transparent update, so here goes.
I know I’ve been quiet here on the blog, on Ravelry, and on social media. Truth is, there hasn’t been anything new to write about. I had been hoping to get the shop going again, but the interest hasn’t been there. Hand-dyed yarn is such a saturated market these days, I haven’t been able to keep up and stand out. So when I got an awesome job offer for a full-time position as an Apple Specialist, which is something I have wanted to do for years, I said yes.
I’ve been thinking about how to handle Annie Yarn in light of working full-time again, and I’ve come to the decision that I need to close it until further notice. I don’t want to let it go completely, or forget about it, or give up on having a well-known brand and a brick-and-mortar shop someday… but for right now, I need to set it aside. It’s a dream I have, and it’ll come true when the time is right.
So the Web site and everything will stay online, and I’ll still have a contact form, so if y’all need to get in touch with me, you can. I’ll still occasionally dye yarn and put it up in my sister’s online shop that will be opening soon. But it won’t be a regular thing, it’ll be an as-I-can, just-for-fun thing.
I want to thank all of you who have cheered me on the last five years, walked with me, and watered my dreams. Like I said, this isn’t good-bye forever, just for now.
If you’re a shop owner who has been carrying my yarn, know that if you need to contact me, I’m just an email away. I may be able to accept re-orders for existing wholesale accounts, so please ask me about it if your customers just gotta have some Annie Yarn!
I guess that’s all I need to say, so I’ll wrap it up. I hope y’all keep knitting with the Annie Yarn you’ve got in your stashes! Be sure to post in the Ravelry group when you finish projects so I can see. :)
Hugs & Happy Knitting,