What is NEW at KnitCrate is the question of the day and Andrea was here to answer for us! As one of the few TOTALLY AWESOME sponsors of the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird, we love getting updates on this growing company!
KnitCrate is a yarn subscription service, that provides a package delivery to you of your choice of packages: ‘Indie’ of hand-dyed yarn, a beginner, an intermediate/advanced, baby, sock, mini skeins or fiber all available on a subscription, with means periodic packages of the specified yarns appear on your doorstep. http://www.knitcrate.com/
Here is the link from KnitCrate’s earlier appearance from iTunes: The first one is October 2013, so just over a year ago: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/knitcrate/id313541727?i=325128679&mt=2 (There are two links for that appearance, so in case the first one doesn’t work the perhaps the second one works for you… https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/knitcrate/id308943217?i=325185681&mt=2 ) Andrea says since the last time they were on the podcast their business has TRIPLED, they’ve added lots of amenities to their store to be included as needed to shipments. Also, they have added a third person to the team of Andrea & Joe, Joe’s mother has come on board and is the producer of the mini skeins! They have also started Newbies, a series of instructional videos that includes the yarn, needles and helps promote a beginner through the process of learning to knit.
KnitCrate has really appreciated that a lot of their recognition comes from social media, so let me give you link to some of that for you. First Ravelry: They have a wonderful Ravelry Group with awesome moderators, a Facebook page, on Twitter they are @KnitCrate and they are on Pinterest. They have been very open about working with all different yarn companies and designers, they are working with Buffalo Wool Co for the month of December! (Another awesome Yarn Thing Sponsor!) Bijou Basin Ranch, A Hundred Ravens, were other names she dropped.
As for the Yarn, right now the excitement is Madeline Tosh a special colorway for KnitCrate just for this season! Please click the links to get more information about it. The Try-a-KnitCrate for December is going fabulously as well, Andrea says now is the time to get in!
If you missed getting to hear this LIVE the archive is still at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/12/04/yarn-thing-podcast-with-marly-bird