Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dropping a Couple of Yarns

My webmaster is working up some changes for the website -- adding pages for the new Blue Faced Leicester that I am now importing, adding a page of Karen Alfke's Unpatterns, making it easier to see the variety of sock yarns I carry, and changing the payment mechanism to a true e-commerce site. Big changes, all!

Now is the time for me to review the popularity of all of the yarns and to decide if I want to try to hold stock of some of the ones that do not move very well. Here are the stock changes coming up:

Dropping from Stocked Yarns:
Silk & Ivory ... new name is Carrera ... (silk & wool blend)
Newport (cotton)
Noko Bonjour (cotton)
Toaga (mohair)
Twirly (cotton)
Big Ben II (mohair)
Cuddles (alpaca & wool)

Adding to Stocked Yarns:
Bolero II
Blue Faced Leicester 2-Sport
Blue Faced Leicester 3-Aran (worsted weight)
Blue Faced Leicester 4-DK
Kona Fingering

Of course, the yarns on the drop list will always be available by special order, but I think it's wise for me not to try to hold stock of them now. What is happening is that the website is becoming known as a source for undyed sock yarns -- which is exactly what I had in mind when I started the site! So, this move is going back to the original concept and I think it's the right thing for me.

The Dropped Yarns will appear on the Specials page of the site until they are sold out.

1 comment:

Dave Daniels said...

HI, Sheila,
I just found your blog! Great info I've been reading on it. I'll be getting in my order for the Silk & Ivory before it's gone.