Updates & A Move

Almost 2 years since my last post on this particular website and y’all – SO many things have changed!

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  1. I moved into a van on January 1, 2019 and have been living in it with my pup ever since! This largely impacts why I haven’t posted here.
  2. I mostly contribute to my personal website these days because it became too complicated to post to disparate places that were based on interests or hobbies. My new one encompasses all of the interests that I have in a single place so please come check it out and follow me over there!
  3. I’ve just launched a new podcast that will be available as an audio podcast on most platforms (like Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher, to name a few) as well as a video podcast on my YouTube channel and the show notes/summaries will go live on my website.
  4. I still knit, but not as frequently due to lifestyle changes. If you’re here for the knitting-related stuff only and aren’t interested in vanning, entrepreneurship, travel, or podcasting, I totally get it!

The Ultimate Guide – Video 6 – the LAST ONE!

Goooood Morning and Happy Thursday! This is the final video in my mini series about starting, growing and maintaining your knitting/crochet/yarn-related business.

Last week I mentioned that I’d probably do another video to wrap up any loose ends I thought of while rewatching the ones I’d already published. This week’s video touches on exactly HOW you can reach the clients and audience you’re looking for. The internet is so big and so widely used, it can be hard to be heard through the noise of it all!

Your business and social channels aren’t exactly a “build it and they will come” sort of thing. You need to make sure you’re doing the right things to help your clients FIND YOU.

If you’re looking for more small business motivation, tips, tricks and guidance, follow my coaching Instagram and Facebook pages! And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter – I send out Buzzness Tips every Tuesday afternoon!

Is one-on-one coaching what you need to take your business to the next level? Check out my packages here.

I do plan on making more knitting-industry-related videos so if there’s a topic you want me to be sure I cover, leave it in the comments or send me a message!

The Ultimate Guide – Video 4

It’s Thursday and you know what that means!

This is the 4th video in my mini-series (see all of them here) about having a business in the knitting industry. We’re talking about Step 3 today and Step 3 is all about persistence, consistency and improvement! How are you going to grow and maintain the business you’ve built? Through consistency, grit and expanding into new arenas!

Do I need to say consistency again? Because that’s a huge part! If you want to make a change in virtually any stage of life, you need to be consistent about the actions you’re taking and building a business is no different.

Are you looking for one-on-one coaching to grow your business? Check out my packages here.

 

The Ultimate Guide – Video 3

Happy Thursday Knitters!

Today the 3rd video in The Ultimate Guide to Starting, Growing and Maintaining Your Knitting Business drops!

We’ve already talked about why you may NOT want to start a knitting-related business as well as the first step to take if you decide to move forward regardless. In this video we’re talking about how and where to sell your products or services!

The Ultimate Guide – Video 2

Happy Thursday Knitters!

This is the second video in my series called The Ultimate Guide to Starting, Growing & Maintaining Your Knitting Business and we’re talking about Steps 0 and 1.

“Step 0? Holly, what are you talking about Step 0? How is that even a step?”

Well first, you’ve gotta really decide for yourself whether this is the right path for you. Do you love knitting? Do you love designing? Do you love creating your knitting notions – stitch markers, needles, stitch holders, closures, etc? Did you know that turning that passion and hobby into a business is a LOT of hard work and time and may cause your passion for it to dwindle some? Owning a business – especially a business that started as a hobby – isn’t right for every person and I want you to make sure that it’s actually the right path for you.

ALSO! Starting NEXT TUESDAY I’ll be sending out weekly Buzz-ness Tips emails – the first one is all about hashtags and how to use them properly. Sign up here and get little bits of honey to help you grow your business every week!

Are you looking for one-on-one coaching to grow your business? Check out my packages here.

Knit List #4

This is the fourth installment of what I’m calling the Knit List – an effort to reduce stash in a mindful way.

This skein of Stranded Dyeworks Oasis in the Fleet Street colorway came to live with me last fall and, to be honest, I haven’t even put it in my stash yet. It’s too pretty and I keep it on a shelf just above my desk so I can see it everyday!

I think it’d look awesome knit up in the new Constellate pattern by Hunter Hammersen – I think those starburst-y textures would really bring out the colors in an excellent way.

I’ve had this Tahki Tara Tweed in my stash for a few years now and I love the colors so much! I wish I had more of it to make a giant, cozy, oversized sweater but I’m limited to these few skeins.

I think the Dorian Sweater by Kate Jackson would really make the most of the yarn and show off the tweedy flecks with some knitting interest in the textural details.

I’ve had plans for this Madelinetosh Tosh DK but haven’t committed to anything yet, the yarn is too pretty and I want just the perfect garment to bring it to life!

I think if I get a few more skeins I can turn it into the best version of Joji Locatelli’s newest pattern Rhapsody in Cables, what do you think? I think there’s enough un-dyed area of the yarn that the speckles wouldn’t detract from the cables too much…right?

Have you got any future knitting plans percolating? Please share! I love this part of the knitiverse – brainstorming and planning and scheming!