Monday, 3 February 2014

How I started Yours Wooly

I first learned to knit from my mom, who can really knit. She can knit basically sweaters, mittens, dolls, basically you name it she can knit it. In a way, you can say I learnt this lost art around 5 years ago. Thanks Mom! I used to knit scarves for leisure and recently I've started to pick this interest up again and I'm in love with it.

The Idea
Yours Wooly begun as a side project for my after work life and one month ago, I decided to actually make this come to life.  The name: Yours Wooly actually just came to my mind. I've always loved the usage of "Yours Truly" but it seemed generic and here I am now. The beginning of Yours Wooly. 

 A few of my close friends {W} and {V} have requested for a hand knit scarves so I've made them one and the feedback was great! Then I thought, "Hey! Maybe I could do this as a side project". I started to look up patterns online, making chunky infinity scarves and now, The Savanna.  

Supporting hand made goods
It's a shame that handmade goods are obsolete now. The only way to find these items are through etsy or craft fairs. (Props to sellers on etsy!) Nowadays, we all just value price over quality but sometimes it's nice to go back to where everything began. The days when goods were made by hand.  It's a lost art and I appreciate this art. Whether you decide to support my scarves or not, please support the hand made goods community. There are ones who are in it for the money and others (like me) who are in it because 

I love what I do. 
The Savanna - 50% wool, 50% acrylic in burgundy

Personalized Touches
Hand knit scarves are warm and cozy and brings all of that home-feeling goodness around your neck. For something so close to your heart, I've decided to make this scarf truly yours.  I'm introducing the following personalized option:
  • {Select your own color} You are not limited to what I've made but rather letting you decide on what shade you'd love to wear or your friend, significant other or family member would love to wear.  This is truly "Made to Order" .  
  • {Personalize your message} Remember that time when you received a hand written card? Yes, they exist with Yours Wooly. The tags can be personalized with your own message to give add that personal touch. If you don't want your message to be printed, you have the option of writing in your own message. Just let me know. I'm flexible. 
  • {Last Minute} Last minute errands exist and I really can't help you with that but if you are in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver), I can do a 2 day turnaround given I can find the color you want at my local yarn store. Yes, Valentine's Day is coming up for you gents out there. Friendly reminder, it's on Friday February 14th. 

Thank you for joining me in this journey to start Yours Wooly and to support the local handmade goods community. 

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