i have created a deadline for myself of 3 months to design and create inventory of 8-12 items and to flush ideas out. my thought is that if i can complete the items in my head within a time frame then it’s clear to me that i am pretty serious about opening a store. along the way, 3 months to figure out pricing and probably a million other things with opening an online store.
*caveat* if i create enough items prior to the 3 month deadline, i get my ducks in a row and open before the 3 month deadline. simple.
i am an extremely organized person – so i dont want to jump in blind. i need to have some order to the chaos that may or may not follow. best to plan for it, eh?
over the weekend i fiddled about with a scarf design that i really like – and looks good both on the right side and wrong side of the scarf and i fiddled about with a simple cowl design. the idea of boot toppers has also entered into the equation and i believe those will knit up fast with bulky yarn. (oh, hell, any yarn really). i believe that the simple patterns and ideas are the best. simple ribbing, simple cables – “traditional” knitting designs with interesting color.
i discovered that i have a growing little support system over the weekend consisting of my husband, my best friend nichole, and my sister. this will be priceless to me as i will need it when doubt sets in. becase as positive as i am, i can be horribly negative at times. i am hopeful that my support system will grow over the three months.
my deadline is 3 months. 3 months to figure out if i really want to open a store or to continue just knitting for friends. 3 months to create items to sell and 3 months to figure out the ins and outs of selling on etsy. i’ve got the buying off of etsy down pat!