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amy
03-08-2005, 05:39 PM
Nuno posted a thread to another site that has great knitting T-shirts, and I thought, hey, why not have KnittingHelp.com T-shirts? There are places that make them "on demand" and ship them out and everything. They also make bags, mugs, mouse pads, lunch boxes, etc.! Wouldn't that be fun?! :D

Anyway, any ideas for slogans or icons? I could use several. They can say KnittingHelp.com on the back, and something clever on the front. Or just KnittingHelp.com with different images or concepts. Let's brainstorm!

Hey, while we're at it...
I'll eventually be replacing the two-balls-of-yarn over the logo, with either a better yarn photo, or some other knitting icon. If anyone has any inspirations for images, let me know! I also welcome actual photo submissions, photos of yarn and needles that might look good, or whatever you think of.

Thanks!
Amy

PS
If you notice someone's idea is used by another knitting site or business, let me know, because I'm aiming for original.

beldaraan
03-08-2005, 06:09 PM
Okay, I'm working on something here. I may add to it, but I was inspired. The pun is intended.

Knit to Fit

or

FitKnit Fanatics at Knittinghelp.com

ekgheiy
03-08-2005, 06:34 PM
I think a T-Shirt is a wonderful idea!!!! :cheering:

How about a small logo on the front (upper left or right, whichever ;))

Then, on the back, we have a LONG (longer than the example below) list of knitting terms and phrases without any spaces. Then ask, "Got it?" ... like "Do you understand?". Then follow that with Knittinghelp.com. I probably explained that poorly, so I threw a draft together...

What do you think?? :??

KellyK
03-08-2005, 06:35 PM
How about "It's always fun until someone gets poked in the eye"
or
"I've found my knitch"
or
"Scratch my knitch"
or
"When life gives you lemons, spin them into yarn and knit some lemonade"
or
"We dont need no stinking patterns!"
or
a picture of a frog holding up a protest sign that says something about the discrimination he experiences, negative connotations of Frogging

I ordered a license plate cover from cafe press once...It's cute, but make sure you get samples of their items first (if that's possible) to check for quality. Basically, for that item, they printed up weather resistant labels and stuck them on plain license plate covers.

I LOVED the taglines that Knitty used....ESPECIALLY the Yarn Ho one.

Nuno930
03-08-2005, 09:35 PM
Ooops didn't see this thread :oops:

"Knitting, it's not just for grannies anymore"

"Knit This"

"chicks with sticks"

"Knitters spin a good yarn"

gardenia
03-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Anyway, any ideas for slogans or icons? I could use several. They can say KnittingHelp.com on the back, and something clever on the front.

I love this idea. :figureditout: How about something that captures the friendly atmosphere, like the international "not" symbol (circle with a diagonal line through it -- didn't know what else to call it), and inside the circle the words "Yarn Snobs." So it would basically say "no yarn snobs."

Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. I like the idea with the knitting terms, too.

Deb

knitfun
03-08-2005, 10:15 PM
I love the "A Day In The Life Of" idea.....Great one!

I'll definitely buy a T-shirt or Mug!

I'm thinking too...... :thinking:

foldedbird
03-08-2005, 10:32 PM
:thinking:

Some great ideas so far. I think the T-Shirt should somehow convey that this website is for beginners as well as advanced knitters, teens and grannies, boys and gals, etc.

How about some images of one person tangled up in yarn, another with someone knitting two blankets/scarves at the same time, a guy knitter, a girl knitter, granny knitter, etc. Something to give it a global appeal. It could even look like a knitting "circle"...everyone sitting in chairs together, etc.

If that could be put in with the idea with all the knitting terms, too.

denise

beldaraan
03-08-2005, 10:38 PM
I think the T-Shirt should somehow convey that this website is for beginners as well as advanced knitters, teens and grannies, boys and gals, etc.

OMG, I thought of the perfect logo (slogan needs work). Amy do not make a decision until I make a post with a really really REALLY cool logo reflecting this idea. I just thought of it while I was in the shower.

foldedbird
03-08-2005, 11:06 PM
lol beldie...

You must either a) not think a lot or b) take a lot of showers...ya always seem to think of something while you're in the shower. Hmm.

happenin
03-08-2005, 11:06 PM
You won't "frog-it" :frog: with KnittingHelp.com

beldaraan
03-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Well Deni, one thing is that I am really impatient. I can't find the pictures to resemble what I want. I don't want to spend time looking for them anymore.

I NEED AN ARTIST PLEASE!!!

At least just to sketch my idea. Please, someone PM me if you're willing to do a sketch for me. This idea really rocks!

amy
03-08-2005, 11:21 PM
WOW!!! :shock: You gals sure are creative!!!

OMG, Great ideas so far!

We definitely HAVE to do Ekgheiy's knitting-terms idea. I love how it plays up the confusion and difficulty of learning to knit. KnittingHelp isn't just the logo, it's the solution to the problem! And it's funny! ...Way to go EK! You should be in advertising! :) This could become a theme....KnittingHelp as the solution to crazy, insane knitting problems.

I'm also really liking Kelly's "I've found my knitch" and "Scratch my knitch." Funny!

Nuno, Gardenia, Denise and Happenin, thanks, you've all got me thinking on even more angles. Wow, my brain is spinning in delight! Keep 'em coming!

Beldaraan, I can't stand the suspense!!!!....

(Let's see, what would Beldie think of..... "KnittingHelp.com, learn how to knit your Weenie Warmer!" :shock: ....:rofling: )

feministmama
03-08-2005, 11:31 PM
"We dont need no stinking patterns!"
or
a picture of a frog holding up a protest sign that says something about the discrimination he experiences, negative connotations of Frogging


Love this!! :cheering:

Do NOT like to be referred to as a prostitute.

amy
03-08-2005, 11:51 PM
...Do NOT like to be referred to as a prostitute.

Yeah, the "Yarn Ho" logo from Knitty is not my taste either. Where I'm from, "Ho" is a shocking word; at least it's not one I'd be comfortable using to refer to myself! :blush:

kimmie
03-09-2005, 12:29 AM
[quote="KellyK"]How about "It's always fun until someone gets poked in the eye"

That cracked me up! I had a boss who always used to say that just to be funny and it's quite relevant for kntters
kimmie

Nuno930
03-09-2005, 12:33 AM
Ok scratch Chick with Sticks... I must have gotten that from knitty :oops: Ah well, it was clever -- aparently I just didn't clever it myself

KellyK
03-09-2005, 12:36 AM
sorry :verysad:

amy
03-09-2005, 01:52 AM
Oooh, Kelly, howabout this slight alteration of your idea....

:arrow: "Scratch a Knitch"

The knitch word is so much fun! I love it! :happydance:

amy
03-09-2005, 02:00 AM
Kelly-darlin', don't sulk! We love you, you're the greatest, and you're definitely allowed to love that Knitty slogan, as I know many people do!

I live in puritanical Massachusetts...I can't help being a fuddy duddy! :rollseyes:

foldedbird
03-09-2005, 04:40 AM
So, Amy...

I guess "KnittingHelp.com, Porn for Women" isn't going to tickle your fancy? I hope not, that was the slogan I wanted to use for my website one day. :rofling:

foldedbird
03-09-2005, 04:43 AM
I think Yarn Ho can be cute, in the right context, BUT it just ain't right for everybody.

On the other hand, I can swear with the best of them, and make commandos blush...hence the name of my blog.

KellyK
03-09-2005, 08:15 AM
Oooh, Kelly, howabout this slight alteration of your idea....

:arrow: "Scratch a Knitch"

The knitch word is so much fun! I love it! :happydance:

Im so glad ya like it! You do with it what you want, Amy....KNITCH is all yours. ;)

(How about "Scratch Your Knitch @ KH.com"?)

I suppose "Scratch a Ho's Knitch" wont fly then, hmmm? (eww!) :rofling:

Thanks for making me feel better.....SMOOCHES to all of ya! :inlove:

Another idea....the red "no" slashed circle with a cartoony frog in it. I really think we need a frog somewhere. An image like that might elicit questions from T-shirt viewers, thereby inspiring knitting conversations with strangers! It would make us all like Knitting Ambassadors! (Any other pro-froggers out there wanna join my campaign?) :shifty:

amigarabita
03-09-2005, 09:56 AM
er, uh... i'm in marketing and can't think of anything! i love knitch though, and from a marketing standpoint, you are always doing something right when you use animal.

beldaraan
03-09-2005, 11:55 AM
:verysad: Nobody wants to be my artist. I thought this idea would have been really cool to look at instead of reading it, but I'll try my best.

My idea for the logo was to show an evolution of knitting Darwin-style!!! You'd start off with ole' granny sitting in her rocking chair knitting and end with a young hip teen sitting in front of a water fountain (or something) knitting.

Couldn't think of a slogan to match. Maybe I need to have another shower...

Holly
03-09-2005, 02:22 PM
These are great ideas! :thumbsup: I really like some reference to "frogging it," and I loved "I found my knitch" -- maybe add @ knittinghelp.com at the end of it ("I found my knitch @ knittinghelp.com)
The picture of all the knitting terms together looked really cute also!

A project bag with a logo would be nice :D I saw a bag on someone's link that was divided into four sections -- looking down in the bag it looked like an
X -- does anyone recall where this was? I'm pretty sure I followed someone's link from a post...

Holly

kimmie
03-09-2005, 04:13 PM
So many great ideas! I love the idea of a project bag/tote. I know that in reality I would never wear a tshirt, but I never have enough project bags.

Jivewhistle
03-09-2005, 07:15 PM
Yes! I love the idea of some kind of project bag or tote bag. You can never have too many! A needle case organizer thing would be awesome too!

yellowness
03-10-2005, 12:04 PM
I'm not usually the animal tee type, but I'm how 'bout a frog holding knitting needles tangled up in yarn, with the slogan, "When it's time Frog, KnittingHelp.com"

Too bad the "Priceless" comercials are probably copywrited:
"The perfect pattern book, $17
Trip to the yarn store, $46
Accidentally buying 3 skeins you didn't technically need, $26
Saving hours of frogging and frustration thanks to KH.com... priceless"

beldaraan
03-10-2005, 06:33 PM
I've got myself an ARTIST!!! Hold onto your hats people while we wait for the outcome!! I feel like Beldie when she's in her lys!!! :happydance:

ekgheiy
03-10-2005, 06:34 PM
I've got myself an ARTIST!!! Hold onto your hats people while we wait for the outcome!! I feel like Beldie when she's in her lys!!! :happydance:


:drool: :drool: :drool:

Flappy
03-10-2005, 11:02 PM
Front:
I HAVE A NEEDLE HABIT.

Back:
AND I'M GETTING HELP.
KnittingHelp.com

Jouf
03-10-2005, 11:11 PM
Flappy - You've got my vote! That's great!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-10-2005, 11:39 PM
Front:
I HAVE A NEEDLE HABIT.

Back:
AND I'M GETTING HELP.
KnittingHelp.com

that's a riot! Maybe we could add a giiiiiiiiiiiiiigantic pile of knitting needles in all sizes and shapes to the front (i'm thinking like a very light "watermark" type picture as a background with "i have a needle habit" written across it)

I liked the day in the life of idea too... maybe we could twist that into a 12-step program thing to help our needle habit. :?:

and this just popped in my head... same idea with the picture, but change wording to "Got a needle habit?" "Get your fix at knittinghelp.com"

Jouf
03-11-2005, 08:36 AM
Hilde - that's good too! I think this is good stuff!

Jouf

KellyK
03-11-2005, 08:43 AM
LOVE it, Flappy! Feeds my twisted sense of humor!

"My name is Kelly, and I liked "Yarn Ho" :help:
Everyone, all together....."Hiiiiiii, Kellyyyyy"

Nuno930
03-11-2005, 08:57 AM
LOVE it, Flappy! Feeds my twisted sense of humor!

"My name is Kelly, and I liked "Yarn Ho" :help:
Everyone, all together....."Hiiiiiii, Kellyyyyy"

OMG Flappy that is awesome! I would totaly get that one.

Hey Kelly you simmadownna' i love Yarn Ho! That is damn funny.

KellyK
03-11-2005, 09:04 AM
Hey Kelly you simmadownna' i love Yarn Ho! That is damn funny.

Nik, You wanna join my 12-step program? YHA? Free coffee & donuts at every meeting! :thumbsup:

Nuno930
03-11-2005, 09:30 AM
mmmmmmm donuts *drool*

Holly
03-11-2005, 11:28 AM
:rofling: Kelly, you crack me up!

Flappy -- love the slogan!!

Holly

amy
03-11-2005, 12:31 PM
"My name is Kelly, and I liked "Yarn Ho" :help:
Everyone, all together....."Hiiiiiii, Kellyyyyy"


:rofling: Kelly, you are soooo funny!

I love the needle idea. Gives a whole new slant to the word Help in KnittingHelp, doesn't it? :lol: Funny! I like the watermark image of a pile of knitting needles. The concept works for me!

Beldie, your concept is visual, funny, and very clever! My only question is, how do we pull it off without making our valued older knitter members feel like they're being compared to monkeys? :shock: ...:?? Is it possible? Take a good shower on that one, because I'd love it if we could use it! ;)

They do sell messenger bags, which are probably the closest thing I could get to a knitting bag, through this place. Here's the list of products they make (look here (http://www.cafepress.com/cp/browse/allproducts.aspx) on the left hand column, under "shop by product")

I'm liking the frog image Kelly! I could see using just the picture of the frog, with the no symbol over it, with no explanation, just knittinghelp.com on the back. That would definitely be a cute inside joke for us knitters, and a conversation starter as well! Also, there are lots of tagline options that come to mind, like "KnittingHelp.com, less frogging, more (fill in the blank: knitting, fun, community...."

OMG, you all are so full of great ideas! I think I'm forgetting to mention and say thanks for a couple. So many to keep track of! Thanks everyone, this is SOOOOO exciting for me! :)

Amy

Nuno930
03-11-2005, 01:00 PM
I don't know the cost of getting things started... but you can always order more than one design... you don't have to pick one. That way you can reach a bigger demographic

beldaraan
03-11-2005, 01:39 PM
Beldie, your concept is visual, funny, and very clever! My only question is, how do we pull it off without making our valued older knitter members feel like they're being compared to monkeys? ... Is it possible? Take a good shower on that one, because I'd love it if we could use it!

My artist and I are on it!! We're also trying to include multiculturalism and men. Needs more showers but when we're finished everyone will love it!!!

DotMom61
03-12-2005, 01:42 PM
... but I had a couple of ideas:

"Got knots?" (front)

"Knittinghelp.com" (back)

Not nearly as original as some of the others, but simple for those who like that.

Or, and this is a little bit of a stretch:

"I kissed a lot of frogs ..."

"... until I found knittinghelp.com"

And, finally,"Do knot be afraid ... knittinghelp.com" (coupled, perhaps, with a menacing image of a frog?) (Did someone say this already???)

Newbird
03-12-2005, 03:25 PM
Oh, my goodness! I was thinking of wagons going Westward! The call the leader gave! "Westward, Ho!!!" Like, let's get moving!!!

I'm really behind the times, huh! :shock: Of course, I have heard the term used as feministmama intimates, but it just didn't hit me when I read the idea! :oops: LOL


...Do NOT like to be referred to as a prostitute.

Yeah, the "Yarn Ho" logo from Knitty is not my taste either. Where I'm from, "Ho" is a shocking word; at least it's not one I'd be comfortable using to refer to myself! :blush:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-12-2005, 10:18 PM
"Westward, Ho!!!" Like, let's get moving!!!

Like Land ho? Ship Ahoy? What about yarn ahoy? :thinking: j/k

(we needy a cheesy emoticon too)

brightspot
03-13-2005, 04:27 AM
Yellowness-I love your priceless slogan! :mrgreen:
Dotmom61-"I kissed a lot of frogs ..." "... until I found knittinghelp.com" I love it! :D I also love Flappy's "needle habit". :D So much creativity. I definitely have a needle habit! :angelgrin:

carollovesyarn
03-13-2005, 10:16 PM
I'm liking the frog image Kelly! I could see using just the picture of the frog, with the no symbol over it, with no explanation, just knittinghelp.com on the back. That would definitely be a cute inside joke for us knitters, and a conversation starter as well! Also, there are lots of tagline options that come to mind, like "KnittingHelp.com, less frogging, more (fill in the blank: knitting, fun, community...."

Amy

I like the 'no frog' symbol too! Maybe without any words on the front, just the symbol (slash circle frog) and then have the slogan on the back: "Less frogging, more fun @ knittinghelp.com" :frog:

Another idea - not complete, just random - have a picture where the url look like it's on a scarf?

I think it's funny how some don't want to be a ho, but have no problem being 'addicts'! I guess technically I'm more like an addict here too I have fiber on the brain. Hmmm, 'Fiber on the brain?'
'Fiber Filled' (cute t-shirt)
'Daily Fiber'

An image comes to mind (yes, I'm getting more random), maybe with Julie's (DotMom61) slogan "Got Knots?": a snarl of yarn and bent needles on the front --> then on the back "knittinghelp.com": a lovely knit scarf or sock and perfect needles.

Carol

beldaraan
03-13-2005, 10:58 PM
The "got yarn?" or "got ?whatever?" is a spinoff from a milk commercial. It's here in Canada, but not sure if it's in the States. Their slogan is "got milk?". I posted it as a joke a while back, but since I've seen it come up a few times, I thought I should state that this isn't an original idea.

On a side note, there should be some pictures coming up soon.....

Sara
03-13-2005, 11:07 PM
Here is Beldie's idea of using the "development of man" theme, with my drawing and a goofy caption. Granny, June Cleaver, "Easy Rider", Asian girl, and bubblegum teen are just some of the options.

Sara
03-13-2005, 11:15 PM
So sorry, Amy. That last picture messed things up a bit.* This one is smaller. I'm new with the computer manipulation thing. It took me all weekend just to figure out how to get things scanned into usable files. Still haven't figured out the digital camera. Anyway, here is Beldie's slogan of "Knitter's United" with my frog artwork. The idea, if the picture isn't clear, is a line of frogs of different colors knitting on lily pads for the front of the tee.

[*No problem Sara, I shrank it. ~Amy]

Sara
03-13-2005, 11:22 PM
My final offering is "The 5 Stages of Knitting Grief". It would be a list-
#1. DENIAL: "I dropped a stitch?! NOOOOO!!!" #2. ANGER: "%$^*#@!!"
#3. BARGAINING: "Well, maybe it won't really matter. I can put a big brooch over that hole..." #4. DEPRESSION: "sob...sniff" #5. ACCEPTANCE: "Okay, I guess I have to frog it." And the back would say "Group therapy for knitters - Knittinghelp.com" with a happy frog logo.

KellyK
03-14-2005, 12:45 AM
My final offering is "The 5 Stages of Knitting Grief". It would be a list-
#1. DENIAL: "I dropped a stitch?! NOOOOO!!!" #2. ANGER: "%$^*#@!!"
#3. BARGAINING: "Well, maybe it won't really matter. I can put a big brooch over that hole..." #4. DEPRESSION: "sob...sniff" #5. ACCEPTANCE: "Okay, I guess I have to frog it." And the back would say "Group therapy for knitters - Knittinghelp.com" with a happy frog logo.

:inlove: :heart: SARA....I LOVE IT!!!!!!! :heart: :inlove:

beldaraan
03-14-2005, 02:50 PM
Sara!

That is a great idea too!! I love it!! Great pics as well. I would hate to be Amy right now to have to choose between all of these great ideas. I would make shirts for each one...lol.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-14-2005, 09:40 PM
'Fiber Filled' (cute t-shirt)

OMG, especially for the well-endowed! ;)


'Daily Fiber'

Stay regular at KH :?: :shock:

amy
03-15-2005, 07:20 PM
.
"I kissed a lot of frogs ..."

"... until I found knittinghelp.com"


Cute, DotMom!

Beldie & Sara, thanks for all your work and your creativity! Those are fun!! Cool!! :) :cheering:


I think it's funny how some don't want to be a ho, but have no problem being 'addicts'!
Carol

Carol, I was thinking the same thing! I definitely wouldn't want a picture of a syringe on the Needle-Addict t-shirt, or anything that drug-graphic! That's why I like Hildie's idea of including the watermark of the knittingneedles, because even though the slogan sounds drug-like, there's the picture of the knitting needles, right there staring you in the face, as if to say "You thought we were talking about drugs, did you? Gasp! What kind of twisted mind do you have?" :rofling:


I would hate to be Amy right now to have to choose between all of these great ideas.

Indeed, it is definitely getting harder and harder!!!!
But I'm not complaining! What AWESOME ideas you all have!!
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Thanks everyone!
Okay, give me a little while to pull this together. I need to think about it, and see what I can pull off graphically, to look professional. I'm wicked busy this week and next, but hopefully I'll get these together before too long....

You all are the best!!!
:heart: Big Smooches to you all! :heart:
Amy

Nuno930
03-15-2005, 07:26 PM
Just one word on the t's with a lot of wording... and I do realize this could be just a weird quirk of mine (well some of my friends too) I tend to shy away from them because they usually only seem to attract creepy guys using it as an excuse to stare at my chest. Obviously you can't please everyone but I just thought I'd toss that one out. :happydance:

beldaraan
03-15-2005, 07:37 PM
Maybe I imagined this, but I thought we were putting this on a bag?! Or, I thought that we could just purchase the picture as an iron-on patch and put it on whatever we want (and where ever we want too).

KellyK
03-15-2005, 08:08 PM
With cafepress.com, they sell products, all kinds, that you can put your own image on. T's, bags, license plate frames, mugs, etc etc etc.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-15-2005, 08:40 PM
yeah I think doing an iron-on patch is a good idea too! yay beldie! but I like t-shirt, mug, mouse pad, sweatshirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, thong (?), tanktop, spiral notebook, pencils, hats, ties, socks....

:idea: ooo sock idea.... "make cool socks like these... go to knittinghelp.com"
(yes i know that won't fit on socks, and that people don't "read" socks, but i thought it was cute... maybe the same thing for a knitted hat??)

Anyway, here is an interesing site (http://www.giveneyestosee.com/say-no-to-cafepress) about cafepress and their business record.... it IS 2 years old, so who knows what changes have been made now (just an FYI to make sure we read the entire TOS of any company with whom we do business).

humblestumble
03-15-2005, 10:08 PM
I got some ideas....

well I got creative too. After all I just created my own knitting t-shirt :D

Here goes:

"Knittinghelp.com is the best way to avoid the frog and post the finished product on the blog."

"It's relaxing,...
It's calming,...

Only AFTER you visit Knittinghelp.com!"

and my boyfriend came up with this simple one.... But I added to it.

"Need help with your knitting needs?

(insert my drawing of 4 needs: 4 circles each encompassing a different need, one is twisted stitch, one is dropped stitch, one is 'can't purl' and one is 'newbie')

on the back or bottom of the front it would say "knittinghelp.com"

If I think of more or am able to scan my drawings, I will post more!

amourbliss
03-16-2005, 02:41 AM
This isn't an idea for the t-shirt, but I may use it to put on a bag from www.customglamgirl.com (awesome site) and it's also on my aim profile:

screw being a neat freak i'm a knit freak :happydance:

Nuno930
03-16-2005, 12:24 PM
This isn't an idea for the t-shirt, but I may use it to put on a bag from www.customglamgirl.com (awesome site) and it's also on my aim profile:

screw being a neat freak i'm a knit freak :happydance:

OMG! I am going to spend so much money there!!!

Holly
03-16-2005, 12:45 PM
Adding to that idea:

Confessions of a Knit Freak:
Knittinghelp.com


I'm psyched for a cool knitting bag!

Holly :XX:

ekgheiy
03-16-2005, 01:15 PM
New Idea ... I don't think I've read this one here yet ... If it's already posted, then ignore me ... :oops:

Picture a lady (or man ;)) standing in front of a room of people. Maybe have a sign ... "K.N.A Meeting Here" ... (K.N.A = Knitters Non-Anonymous)

Lady-


Hello,

My name is Norma McKnitty and I'm a knitaholic.




Rest of the room:


Hellloooo Norma.




:thinking: What do you think? Maybe too offensive??? :thinking: :??

mascarasnake
03-18-2005, 05:08 PM
It's not the size of the needles, it's what you do with them that counts.

I'm a dork.

beldaraan
03-18-2005, 05:11 PM
It's not the size of the needles, it's what you do with them that counts.
OMG :heart: :heart: :heart: I'm sold on this one!!!!!! I know exactly where to put it too :inlove:

I'm a dork.
No you're not!! That is pure genius!!

KellyK
03-18-2005, 05:26 PM
Picture a lady (or man ;)) standing in front of a room of people. Maybe have a sign ... "K.N.A Meeting Here" ... (K.N.A = Knitters Non-Anonymous)
Lady-

Hello,

My name is Norma McKnitty and I'm a knitaholic.

Rest of the room:

Hellloooo Norma.


:rofling: :heart: LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! :heart: :rofling:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-18-2005, 09:26 PM
It's not the size of the needles, it's what you do with them that counts.

I'm a dork.

that's awesome! I totally agree with Beldie: genius!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

roxyquiksilver34
03-22-2005, 11:49 PM
...Do NOT like to be referred to as a prostitute.

Yeah, the "Yarn Ho" logo from Knitty is not my taste either. Where I'm from, "Ho" is a shocking word; at least it's not one I'd be comfortable using to refer to myself! :blush:


Heh heh - has anyone noticed that the editor of our wonderful Knittinghelp.com is Amy and the editor of Knitty.com is an AMy too?

:thumbsup:

Par-tee

:happydance:[/b]

brightspot
03-23-2005, 02:50 AM
Very interesting. :thinking:

amy
03-23-2005, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the ideas everyone. :)

You wouldn't believe how many Amy's I meet in the knitting world. I must email one every week, for site Q's or CD orders, etc., and I know there's several designers named Amy that I've emailed.

My best friend growing up was named Amy, and I new 7 Amy's in highschool. This Fall I even met an "Amy Johnson" which is my maiden name. Not that I was too surprised, there are 8 Amy Johnsons listed in my local dentist's computer system. :rollseyes: It's nice to be Amy Finlay, now, and at least have an original last name! LOL.

Although I do have an original middle name. It's "Sundari" which is hindu for "beauty." My parents were hippies, and their yoga guru gave me the name.

Amy

KellyK
03-23-2005, 09:46 PM
I do have an original middle name. It's "Sundari" which is hindu for "beauty." My parents were hippies, and their yoga guru gave me the name.

Amy

That is SOOOOOO pretty!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-24-2005, 12:10 AM
So have we made any decisions regarding the t-shirt, or what?

ekgheiy
03-24-2005, 10:36 AM
So have we made any decisions regarding the t-shirt, or what?

:?? :?? :??
:thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

brightspot
03-24-2005, 12:49 PM
I love the iron-on patch idea. That way the kids who knit can have shirts to without Amy having to do too much extra.

ashley
03-24-2005, 02:58 PM
i started reading these today, you gals are really creative :D
the iron on patch is a cool idea...
I would love to have a tote with a slogan on it. :P

KellyK
03-26-2005, 10:10 AM
Amy, although Im sure that the whole thread is kinda "on the fence" as far as tastefulness goes, this idea was inspired by THIS THREAD (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=988)

Front: Im KNOTTY or, GET KNOTTY (with a winking smiley)
Lower or back: knittinghelp.com

:rofling: hee hee hee! :rofling:

amy
03-28-2005, 05:15 PM
KellyK & Beldie that's so funny! Okay, this is proof that you gals are having an influence on the prude in me. I like the Knotty idea! :rofling: If nothing else, I've got to do it just as a present to all you knotty gals. ;) Hmmm, I think a thong might also be in order for that one. LOL.

DH has insisted on doing the lay-out for these shirts, because he's got more of a graphics design eye than me. He's already made me a new logo, and he's worked on a couple of designs tonight! I hope to pursuade him to do them all this week, so I can have them all up next week!

.....

amy
03-28-2005, 05:15 PM
....OKAY everyone,
Here are the designs I'm definitely doing:

:arrow: Ekgheiy's idea of the Jumbled knitting terms, followed by "Got it? ...knittinghelp.com"

:arrow: KellyK's "I've found my knitch (@ knittinghelp.com)", and maybe also "Scratch your Knitch" (should I, shouldn't I?)

:arrow: KellyK's Frog with the no symbol, and the words "Less frogging, more Fun." Possibly items with just the no frog symbol.

:arrow: Flappy's (+ Hildie's) "I have a needle habit" (front), "and I'm getting help at knittinghelp.com" (back). Flappy's concept, with Hildie's watermark of knitting needles on the front.

:arrow: Mascarasnake's "It's not the size of the needles, it's what you do with them that counts."

:arrow: Beldie's "Knotty" word (that KellyK thought would be a good shirt! Nice team work you two. ;))

Congratulations to all the ladies mentioned above. You will each be getting a complimentary shirt/item with your idea on it! (Surprise!) Check back next week. When I put up the store, just email me the link to the item you want, and the size you want, and your mailing address!

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who helped brainstorm, I'm sorry I couldn't use every single idea, these were ALL awesome ideas you contributed, and I'm keeping a couple more on file for possible future use. You all rock!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

xoxo Amy

beldaraan
03-28-2005, 06:35 PM
OMG AMY!!! WEEEEEEEEE!! I am sooo ecstatic!!! I want a knotty one, but ohhhh, I want the needle size one by mascarasnake. I said it once and I'll say it again, that one is pure genius. A thong is a great idea too :eyebrow: Will it have zebra stripes on it too?

ekgheiy
03-28-2005, 06:51 PM
....OKAY everyone,
Here are the designs I'm definitely doing:

:arrow: Ekgheiy's idea of the Jumbled knitting terms, followed by "Got it? ...knittinghelp.com"

:arrow: KellyK's "I've found my knitch (@ knittinghelp.com)", and maybe also "Scratch your Knitch" (should I, shouldn't I?)

:arrow: KellyK's Frog with the no symbol, and the words "Less frogging, more Fun." Possibly items with just the no frog symbol.

:arrow: Flappy's (+ Hildie's) "I have a needle habit" (front), "and I'm getting help at knittinghelp.com" (back). Flappy's concept, with Hildie's watermark of knitting needles on the front.

:arrow: Mascarasnake's "It's not the size of the needles, it's what you do with them that counts."

:arrow: Beldie's "Knotty" word (that KellyK thought would be a good shirt! Nice team work you two. ;))

Congratulations to all the ladies mentioned above. You will each be getting a complimentary shirt/item with your idea on it! (Surprise!) Check back next week. When I put up the store, just email me the link to the item you want, and the size you want, and your mailing address!

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who helped brainstorm, I'm sorry I couldn't use every single idea, these were ALL awesome ideas you contributed, and I'm keeping a couple more on file for possible future use. You all rock!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

xoxo Amy


:shock:
I think I'm going to cry...
:blush: :blush: :blush:
Thank you! *sniffle*

ekgheiy grabs a tissue

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-28-2005, 07:22 PM
:cheering: yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay everyone! we should go into advertising

KellyK
03-28-2005, 10:00 PM
Okay, this is proof that you gals are having an influence on the prude in me. I like the Knotty idea! :rofling:

YAYYYYYYYYY!
You know, sometimes it's GOOD to be knotty!

Amy, truly, we love you just the way you are....and, I especially appreciate that inspite of the fact that we sometimes make you SQUIRM :? a little bit, KH.com is a place where we can all be ourselves and we all get along & have fun anyway. You really have created a FABULOUS community here!

AND, I am SO touched by your offer of a gift! That is SOOOO sweet of you! Now...how do I decide??????? :?? I only ask that you choose some items that come in "more to love" sizes. :shifty:

HUGS to you, sweets!

KellyK
03-28-2005, 10:04 PM
:arrow: KellyK's "I've found my knitch (@ knittinghelp.com)", and maybe also "Scratch your Knitch" (should I, shouldn't I?)

IMHO, I kinda like "Scratch YOUR Knitch" better....then knittinghelp.com on the back.
(Can you put things on the backs? I think so....)

Maybe a pic of someone scratching their back with a knitting needle? I bet Sheldon will come up with something FABULOUS.

amy
03-28-2005, 10:31 PM
I can't wait to have the finished products ready.... :cheering:

Beldie, the Knotty idea is so you. ;) Zebra stripes, eh? :rofling:

KellyK, "Scratch Your Knitch," that's what I wrote too. Am I missing something? You like it better than what I wrote? It's the same thing, right? :??

I'm definitely choosing a variety of wearables, including ones with good size ranges. If you spot any styles you especially love, let me know! Diddo for all y'all (to use a KellyK expression) ;).

Amy

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-28-2005, 10:32 PM
yes i meant to say that in my earlier post, but I forgot....thank you thank you for the offer of a tshirt! yippeee!!

amy
03-28-2005, 10:48 PM
You've all contributed so much to this site, it's my pleasure.
xoxo
Amy

mascarasnake
03-28-2005, 10:51 PM
I feel... so...special :blush:

KellyK
03-28-2005, 11:38 PM
I thought you were having trouble deciding between "Ive found my knitch" and "Scratch your knitch"

And, really, "All y'all" isnt mine...it's the plural of "Y'all"!

amy
03-29-2005, 12:27 AM
I thought you were having trouble deciding between "Ive found my knitch" and "Scratch your knitch"

And, really, "All y'all" isnt mine...it's the plural of "Y'all"!

Oh, okay. Actually, I've definitely decided on doing "I've found my knitch." I was just debating whether to also do "Scratch your knitch." You like it better you say? Well that decides it then! I'll go with both! ;)

I knew you didn't invent "All y'all," I just thought I'd call it a Kelly-ism since you seem to be fond of it. :)

Amy

KellyK
03-29-2005, 11:30 AM
Oops, I forgot to comment on the Knotty part of this thread.... Love the T-shirt idea! (As I mentioned in the T-shirt thread.) Not sure what the wording will be yet, but I'll definitely do some Knotty wear! ;) Let's brainstorm some more on the T-shirt thread.

"Sometimes I like to be Knotty"

"Sometimes it's good to be knotty"

"Get Knotty"

"I'm Feeling a Little Knotty" (I especially like this one! With or without "a little")

"Feeling Knotty?"

I definitely think we need to have someone (a person knitting) or something (a frog?) WINKING :eyebrow: knott-ily. SHELDON....WORK YOUR MAGIC!!

beldaraan
03-29-2005, 11:45 AM
Out of those ones, I like "Feeling Knotty?" the best. How about making the actual letters look like yarn? Even give it a tangled look a little bit as if it were in knots?

KellyK
03-29-2005, 12:01 PM
AWESOME, Beldie!

amy
03-29-2005, 02:30 PM
"Feeling Knotty" is my fav of those too.

I've been thinking of....

Knotty and Nice (Knotty but Nice?)
Momma's Very Knotty (On baby clothes, or Kid's T-shirt)

I also really like this simple one:
Knotty Girl

I have some bummer news. I just found out that Cafe Press limits you to one item of each product, unless you pay a monthly fee of about $5/month. :( (Sneaky sneaky.) We have so many great ideas. I want to be able to offer it all. I think I'll pay the fee, at least for now, and put up all the products I want. If they don't sell, I'll narrow it down later.

amy
03-29-2005, 02:31 PM
I'm trying to think of some good ideas for the Guy Knitters out there. Here are some I'm thinking of. (They're a bit tongue-in-cheek, because I know guys are always being asked "Oh, do you knit?!!", like, as they're knitting....)

"No I don't knit, I'm just trying to untangle these chopsticks."
"Guy Knitter. Don't have a heart attack."
"My Great Grandfather taught your Grandmother to knit." (Gotta love that one, because at one point it was a male-dominated activity.)
Picture of crossed knitting needles, with the words "Weapons of Mass Construction." (Found that expression on a thread about guy knitters.)

ekgheiy
03-29-2005, 02:37 PM
I'm trying to think of some good ideas for the Guy Knitters out there. Here are some I'm thinking of....

"No I don't knit, I'm just trying to untangle these chopsticks."
"Guy Knitter. Don't have a heart attack."
"My Great Grandfather taught your Grandmother to knit." (Gotta love that one, because at one point it was a male-dominated activity.)
Picture of crossed knitting needles, with the words "Weapons of Mass Construction." (Found that expression on a thread about guy knitters.)

I like the chopsticks and WOMC the best! :rofl:

DotMom61
03-29-2005, 11:15 PM
I'm trying to think of some good ideas for the Guy Knitters out there.

Well, I was thinking that the guys would probably just buy the "It's not the size of the sticks ..." items. (hee hee)

carollovesyarn
04-04-2005, 06:54 PM
I like 'Knotty and Nice' and 'Knotty Girl'.

Speaking of slogans (not to be ripped off obviously, but admired from afar), I love Jimmy Beans Wool's on their website header: "Knittin' Better to Do". And have you seen their ad in IK? "WARNING: The constant rubbing of two stitcks together may produce fire. If this happens, you need more yarn." I don't know why, but this cracks me up.

Carol

VictoiseC
04-04-2005, 07:03 PM
Great Amy, love this idea and all the slogans ( I got to this late) Can't wait to see them. (took me forever to figure out Knitch, geez)

Someday however, I think it would be really neat to print on the back of your shirt that incredible tip you give about Kitchener stitch.

I had to stare at those instructions each time when sewing up socks, like it was this crazy hard thing, but once I heard your little tip:

KP, PK the whole thing revealed itself in a FLASH! :cheering:

So, I had a vision of this on the back of your tee shirt:


(a picture of a yarn needle?) KP, PK = KITCHENER STITCH!

or

KNIT PURL, PURL KNIT = KITCHENER STITCH


or something like that!

Like a little lesson for everyone. Yah, I know it's not that SEXY!!!
but I still like it. (od'd on sexy at the moment except for Hildy's suggestion about scantily clad men teaching knitting ) :drool:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-04-2005, 09:19 PM
oh i love the kitchener stitch idea! then we'd never forget it!!

maaaaaaaaaaaaybe we can get some sexy MEN on our t-shirt, holding knitting needles+ yarn, and with something like "I like men with big sticks" or "my, what big balls of yarn you have" or "are you knitting or just glad to see me?"
For women: a picture of a mae west type lady and "come up and see me some time, big boy... and bring your knitting"


...... and for the MEN knitters, then can have a pic of a sexy lady, knitting, with "Learning to knit got me babes" or "MAN KNITTER.. aka BABE MAGNET" or "i scored at knittinghelp.com" (okay maybe that's a bit too far, sorry).

and for men without the sexy lady on the front.... "Brains. Brawn. YARN." or "Don't hate me because i'm knitting" or "Real Men Knit" or " I knit my own underwear" or " the only knots I have are in my muscles"

And other random ones I thought of.....
Knot Knot!
Who's there?
Knitting.
Knitting who?
KnittingHelp Dot Com

I've been knitting for a girl/guy like you (maybe with a pic of a guy and a girl knitting from the same ball of yarn?) *foreigner is on the radio btw*

Top Ten signs you are addicting to knitting ... (did we have a top 10 idea yet??? sorry if we did....)
10. You keep trying to write with your DPNs
9. Your entire graduating class has matching hats
8. Your pets are named Worsted, DK and Slubby
7. You go "shopping" to look for clothes to knit yourself
6. You have enough swatches to sew create custom bedsets for your entire family
5. 4 3 2 (sorry i got uncreative)
1. You're a member of knittinghelp.com

Sara
04-04-2005, 10:05 PM
Top Ten signs you are addicting to knitting ... (did we have a top 10 idea yet??? sorry if we did....)
10. You keep trying to write with your DPNs
9. Your entire graduating class has matching hats
8. Your pets are named Worsted, DK and Slubby
7. You go "shopping" to look for clothes to knit yourself
6. You have enough swatches to sew create custom bedsets for your entire family
5. 4 3 2 (sorry i got uncreative)
1. You're a member of knittinghelp.com

:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:
Hildie gets the prize for "most knottiest!" Thank you, H. I really needed a laugh tonight.

foldedbird
04-05-2005, 11:47 AM
2. You met your husband on KH, and did something knotty in chat.
1b. You knit the gowns for your entire bridal party.
1c. The grooms gift was a weenie warmer wardrobe.

I love the chopstix ones...halarious.
I like the Knotty ones, too.

amy
04-06-2005, 12:11 AM
HILDIE! OMG, where did you come up with all those ideas?!! LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!

Oh man, I was hoping to have the store up already, but someone stole the weekend on me. Maybe by the end of the week? :pray: I'll try!

Amy

carollovesyarn
04-06-2005, 05:10 AM
front: 'Talk knotty to me...'

back '@knittinghelp.com'

my apologies if someone already said this.

Nuno930
04-06-2005, 08:06 AM
come up and see me some time, big boy... and bring your knitting"

OMG Hildie, you are my kind of gal! I love that one. So much so that I may silk screen it if Amy doesn't choose it

foldedbird
04-07-2005, 07:26 AM
really like talk knotty to me @ kh.com

brightspot
04-07-2005, 10:57 AM
foldedbird-I love your signature. I am going to embroider that on something.

KellyK
04-07-2005, 11:17 AM
Shawna,
I LOVE your AV pic! I have a b/w tree theme goin on in my rec room!

brightspot
04-07-2005, 01:02 PM
Thanks. It's my backyard. It had snowed, then it started raining and this cool mist started rising from the snow.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-07-2005, 01:21 PM
HILDIE! OMG, where did you come up with all those ideas?!! LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!
I had a large bottle of cabernet helping me out that night ;-)

oo and i love the "talk knotty to me" that's great!

carollovesyarn
04-07-2005, 03:49 PM
How about "Knitty Knotty?" with a picture of knotted yarn on the front and then the url on the back? Or "Knitting Knotty?" to avoid the 'knitty'.

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/yarn-niddyNoddy.html

I guess only those 'in the know' would get it.

Carol
OTN: honeymoon cami

amy
04-07-2005, 10:33 PM
Stop the presses!

OKAY, there's been a delay on getting these made, but a very GOOD one! I thought I had a good logo for the shirts, but I just thought of a MUCH MUCH MUCH better logo design! It's going to take some time to get the new image/art-work done for it. But it'll be worth it! (I can't wait to "unveil" it to y'all. It'll be used on the site too.)

There's also a couple other delays actually. For one thing I'm sick. :(. But also something else (a good KH thing :)) has come up that I need to attend to right away, so it'll be, realistically, a couple more weeks, before the shirt store is up. Sorry to get you psyched up, then make you wait! Hope y'all can be patient. Thanks.

front: 'Talk knotty to me...'
....&
Knitty Knotty

Those are both fun!

Amy

KellyK
04-07-2005, 10:39 PM
:( Feel better SOON, Amy!

Is Sheldon doing the art?

amy
04-07-2005, 11:11 PM
:( Feel better SOON, Amy!

Is Sheldon doing the art?

Thanks KellyK. :)

Yes, Sheldon's working on the design, and since he's busy with other clients, that's part of the delay.

Sheldon's totally responsible for helping me to think of this design. Actually, I was frustrated with our attempt at a previous design, and I found myself thinking "Hmmm, I wonder if there are any other good graphics designers I could consult with?" (Gasp! Cheating on Sheldon! :shock: what was I thinking?!) Well, in the end, Sheldon figured out that I was frustrated with the design, and (being so VERY good at what he does), simply said, "Okay, well what don't you like about the design?" We got into a dialogue, and two minutes later we came up with this new idea, which I'm SURE no other designer could have come up with for me.

Of course he hassled me for the rest of the day, about it, saying he was going to hire a "rent-a wife" so I could see what it felt like to be replaced! :shock: LOL. I had to offer him quite a bit of repentant attention before he was happy again. (He was totally right of course, I don't know what I was thinking!!)
:rofling:

foldedbird
04-10-2005, 09:08 PM
foldedbird-I love your signature. I am going to embroider that on something.

TY...if ya want to kwote the source, it's Dave Barry.

Nuno930
04-10-2005, 09:14 PM
foldedbird-I love your signature. I am going to embroider that on something.

If you need a place... www.granolathreads.com I :heart: her

brightspot
04-11-2005, 12:26 AM
Thanks for the site Nuno. I will probably cross stitch it to hang somewhere. I am running out of wall space though. That is a cool site. I may have her do something for my neice. She just had a baby last month and that looks like the kind of thing she would like.

amy
04-11-2005, 12:08 PM
Did you change your signature Denise? I can't imagine Dave Barry saying "It's 0200. Do you know where your DPNs are?" ...what am I missing here?

Amy

knitqueen
04-12-2005, 11:02 AM
Okay, I know I'm WAAAAAAY late on this, but this one just came to me last night. Maybe it's already been mentioned... :oops: , but at any rate, here ya go!

Sara
04-12-2005, 12:19 PM
Oh, that's a good one, knitqueen! Simple, elegant, witty, the perfectly classy sort of thing these forum members....oops. Never mind! :rofling: I really think it's a great idea!

Is it wrong to laugh out loud at one's own posts?

beldaraan
04-12-2005, 03:35 PM
rofl, I agree Sara. Some of the women around here.... :D

amy
04-12-2005, 11:14 PM
:oops: I'd be afraid people would think I was referring to myself! Sounds very pretty, but very egocentric! LOL

Nice font work though!
Amy

foldedbird
04-13-2005, 02:19 PM
Did you change your signature Denise? I can't imagine Dave Barry saying "It's 0200. Do you know where your DPNs are?" ...what am I missing here?

Amy

Yes, I did change it...LOL. "It's 0200 (2 a.m.). Do you know where your DPN's are" is mine. Anyone remember how the last one was worded, exactly?? I just brain-farted and can't remember.

foldedbird
04-13-2005, 02:29 PM
HEY! We are classy! Ain't we? Hmm. Let me get back to ya.

beldaraan
04-13-2005, 03:25 PM
Deni's old signature went something like this:

"A whole crew of people built the Titanic. One man built the ark."

That's all I remember.

amy
04-13-2005, 04:19 PM
Oh yeah, I remember that one! That sounds like Dave Barry. I love Dave Barry's sense of humor.

Amy

foldedbird
04-13-2005, 09:32 PM
Something like that.

DotMom61
04-14-2005, 08:21 AM
Yes, I did change it...LOL. "It's 0200 (2 a.m.). Do you know where your DPN's are" is mine. Anyone remember how the last one was worded, exactly?? I just brain-farted and can't remember.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that
amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic. -- Dave Barry


:lol:

(Here's (http://www.robinsweb.com/inspiration/dave_barry.html) a whole list of Dave Barry witticisms that should give you a lift. One of my very favorites: There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness.")

rebecca
04-15-2005, 09:49 AM
well...actually, it's not 0200 right now...but I was sitting here at the computer at that exact time last nite....and...my dpns were helping me type.... :happydance: ...so, yes...know where they were!! :thumbsup:

Patricia
04-17-2005, 08:29 AM
I don't have any ideas for the design at this time, but I love the idea and I would buy one when they're available.
Patricia

DrAgOnFLiZ79
04-19-2005, 02:07 PM
I just started knitting and it's true I'm addicted. I would love to buy one of
these t shirts. When would they be available and whos selling them?

HeatherFeather
04-19-2005, 07:46 PM
LOVE the "new" logo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

I hope I am not starting something...I've been here like for 2 days, and the logo looks different to me...so it might not be, and if it isn't...neverMIND me!!! lol...

amy
04-20-2005, 11:42 AM
Yes, it's a new logo! Part of the delay on getting the T-shirts together was that I wanted to finish the logo to put it on them :D

Okay, I have to admit something and I hope you all don't think I'm crazy for thinking this way....

Well, those of you who've read my "100 things about me" list, know that I'm sort of an environmentalist nut, and don't buy new non-organic cotton clothes for myself (with rare exception). Well, I've sort of gotten ahead of myself by talking about cafepress doing the T-shirts. They enticed me with their one organic T-shirt option, but....have y'all seen it? It's just a plain, unisex, boring T-shirt, that I personally would have no interest in, and I feel like I couldn't just have that T-shirt as the only option, but then the guilt is starting to creep in about having non-organic shirts made on my behalf (at 17 teaspoons of pesticides, and several teaspoons of chemical fertilizers, per shirt!).

So now I'm reconsidering my options. I'm considering buying my own organic women's cute T-shirts, and stenciling or otherwise doing them myself.....

But first, I've emailed cafepress and BEGGED them to carry a cute woman's organic T-shirt. I emailed them twice before about other stuff, and got very quick responses from them. So far, it's been like, gee, almost two weeks? And no response yet. I'm hoping it's because they're actually talking about it and considering it. I'll email them again soon....

I hope y'all understand and don't think I'm nuts. I promise to keep the T's affordable if possible, I won't make a profit on the organic ones if the base price is high. So, let me figure this all out. I'll contact cafepress again, and see if I can work with them. If not, then i'll have to research where I can get my own blank organic T's at a reasonable price! I saw this one T-shirt style I love; it's got a nice open neck, and cute short sleeves, and fitted (hour-glass) body. That's the one I suggested to cafepress. If they can't do it, I'll look into getting it, or one like it, myself.....

Thanks for your patience! I guess I got ahead of myself saying I could get all this together so fast! Well, it's best to do it right the first time, right?....

KellyK
04-20-2005, 11:53 AM
I think you are RIGHT for doing this, Amy.....first, you shouldnt compromise your principles, and second, more businesses SHOULD carry organic cotton products! Be a squeaky wheel, girlfriend!!!! ;)

Im wondering if there are other sites LIKE cafepress that might carry what you are looking for?

Im putting in my "pitch" again, hoping that the cute hourglass Ts come in XXL! I find it really difficult to find cute shaped Ts in larger sizes!

brendajos
04-20-2005, 12:22 PM
yeah i am not much of a tshirt kinda girl cuz i can't find ones i like that actually fit this body all that well. However, i do think you are right in sticking to your principles! maybe you can find another shop that will offer the organic shirts. I did find Shirtmagic.com that offers a good supply of organic shirts but it doesn't look like the hourglass style ones. But maybe if they have a bunch of the other style they may be progressive enough to consider bringing in another style of shirt!


and...umm...if ya wanna make a hemp tote bag to put my knitting in, i would be all about that! ;)


Brenda

brookenic
04-20-2005, 12:41 PM
brendajos said:and...umm...if ya wanna make a hemp tote bag to put my knitting in, i would be all about that!

ME, too!! ~Brooke

amy
04-20-2005, 01:40 PM
Thanks for your support in supporting my principles, Kelly, Brendajos & Brookenic! That means a lot to me! :)


Absolutely, KellyK. It's sort of worthless to have T-shirts for sale that only fit half the population, if that! (Duh, what are manufacturers thinking?!) I specifically requested this when I emailed cafepress.

When I was doing some research, I came across a site like cafepress that was selling 36" chest shirts as "XL". I emailed them about it! I said I liked their products, but no way was I going to use their services if that's the biggest size option they had! and I said they really shouldn't call that XL, I mean, puhleez.

Amy

KellyK
04-20-2005, 01:57 PM
:blush: MUAH! :blush:

carollovesyarn
04-20-2005, 05:02 PM
Think of how more meaningful it would be to have your logo on an organic cotton tshirt...

OKU - organic knitters unite! :thumbsup:

KellyK
04-22-2005, 08:13 AM
Hey Amy, check out THIS ARTICLE (http://www.she-net.com/nosweat/)

Apparently, there are others who are not thrilled with CafePress!

benniesma
04-22-2005, 02:37 PM
It's great that you're so dedicated to your principles! That's so rare nowadays!

I second the wish for a nice hourglass t-shirt. I always buy souvenir shirts but rarely wear them. The necklines are just not flattering on those kinds.

Just let us know when they're ready. We'll wait until the right one comes along!

amy
04-22-2005, 11:13 PM
Thanks everyone! :cheering: I'm so glad you all support me in doing what I believe in! Hopefully it won't take too long to figure out an organic solution. I emailed cafepress again tonight....PRAY with me :pray: that they follow my suggestion!

In case your curious, here's (http://store.yahoo.com/underthecanopy/108ecte.html) the organic T-shirt style I suggested to cafepress, found at an organic company's site. Their shirts are really cute, aren't they? I doubt we'll see so many awesome color options; but I'd be quite happy with a white shirt that came in good sizing options.

Amy

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-22-2005, 11:26 PM
yah I think i posted in this thread earlier about cafepress and many people being upset by their policies etc. I would check with BBB before I tried any new business, personally.

amy
04-22-2005, 11:43 PM
KellyK & Hildie,

Thanks for the links about CafePress. I did check those links out carefully, and was glad for the info you shared. If you look carefully on both sites, they both acknowledge that (thanks to the pressure they put on, no doubt) CafePress has changed, to meet their demands for the most part.

I'm comfortable doing business with them in general, quite comfortable, actually, since they have a record of responding positively to pressure to change. I think some of their products are more worthy to carry than others, but at least they have the options, like Made in the USA shirts and that one Organic T-shirt. And their shop owner agreement seems fair now. They make their profit of course, but they seem to do it fairly. Hopefully they'll expand their collection of organic and worthy products. I'm sure if enough people express interest, they'll expand in a possitive direction.

Thanks again for the info! Helped me a lot.
Amy

Jivewhistle
04-25-2005, 05:59 PM
Good luck with the t-shirts Amy!

Hilde, I just read your t-shirt ideas and laughed so hard :roflhard: ....they're awesome!

Amy, just out of curiosity...is there any good screen printer around you? I wonder if there's a way you could buy the organic shirts and give them to the printer to do and somehow set up a shop on here? Now thinking about it, that sounds like a whole crap load of work..loL. Just a thought though.

I love the new logo and cant wait to see shirts! :thumbsup:

amy
04-26-2005, 01:10 AM
Thanks Jivewhistle. :D

The only thing about getting them printed at most places, is that I'd need to print up a bunch at once, and with this many great ideas for shirts, I'd need to do a print-on-demand kind of thing.

I was toying with the idea of doing iron-on transfers, but I'm afraid the quality wouldn't be as good. Hmmm, maybe I'll look into that more, and see if it can be done professional-quality. It might be something to consider more, since I still haven't heard back from cafepress..... :thinking:

Amy

ekgheiy
04-26-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks Jivewhistle. :D

The only thing about getting them printed at most places, is that I'd need to print up a bunch at once, and with this many great ideas for shirts, I'd need to do a print-on-demand kind of thing.

I was toying with the idea of doing iron-on transfers, but I'm afraid the quality wouldn't be as good. Hmmm, maybe I'll look into that more, and see if it can be done professional-quality. It might be something to consider more, since I still haven't heard back from cafepress..... :thinking:

Amy

Hey Amy - Sorry I haven't been following the post :cry: But has anyone brought up the subject of V-necks. V-necks fit certainly body types better than round necks, us Busties in particular :oops: Just a thought ... :thumbsup:

DotMom61
04-26-2005, 12:24 PM
I was toying with the idea of doing iron-on transfers, but I'm afraid the quality wouldn't be as good.

Amy --

Would Cafe Press make the iron ons for you to sell?? That way everyone could choose whatever they wanted to put the logo onto themselves, and they could go out and buy their own organic Ts or bags or whatever. Just my 2 cents. :D

brendajos
04-26-2005, 12:46 PM
i gotta say, i did some t-shirts for a recent election that didn't turn out so well *ahem* :rollseyes: and while they worked through the election cycle for the work we were doing, the iron on transfers don't really hold up that well to frequent usage and washing. they do crack and pull apart. unless there is another brand out there somewhere that won't do that i would say that they are generally not the best choice. maybe for a bag that isn't going to be going through the washed i suppose but i don't think they are the best choice for shirts that you would want to wear in public very often.

DotMom61
04-26-2005, 01:18 PM
i gotta say, i did some t-shirts for a recent election that didn't turn out so well *ahem* :rollseyes: and while they worked through the election cycle for the work we were doing, the iron on transfers don't really hold up that well to frequent usage and washing. they do crack and pull apart. unless there is another brand out there somewhere that won't do that i would say that they are generally not the best choice. maybe for a bag that isn't going to be going through the washed i suppose but i don't think they are the best choice for shirts that you would want to wear in public very often.

Hmm ... I'm sorry to hear that. What brand of transfers did you use? I used some store-brand iron ons last year (OfficeMax or OfficeDepot??) to make a sweatshirt for my daughter, and it's been washed a number of times. It still looks almost as good as it did when we made it. I think the fabric content of the shirt has a lot to do with it.

I agree that silk-screened would be the best, though.

brendajos
04-26-2005, 02:25 PM
eh it's okay...i don't need them anymore anyway and will likely not be using them again the next time around so they don't need to still be pretty...lol. I believe it was Avery that i used though. I would have to go home to check...hmm...wonder if that is a good way to get out of work?...lol

amy
04-27-2005, 02:41 PM
Hi Ekgheiy! :waving: Would a scoop neck like these (http://store.yahoo.com/underthecanopy/108ecte.html) work for you? I think these would look fabulous on a full figure. This is the style I suggested to cafepress. If I do them myself with iron-on, I'll offer the transfer sheets for sale, for you to iron on to your own favorite shirt style, like DotMom suggested....

...Great idea DotMom!

Thanks Brendajos. Yeah, I know iron-on transfers can crack when stretched, and that's what I'm afraid of happening. I have done a little research, and it does seem like some are better than others. I'll keep looking, to see what kind of quality is out there.

Actually, if anyone wants to help me out, that would be a huge help, to research iron-on transfers! My printer is a high quality Epson ink jet. I think www.craftster.org might have a forum on iron-on-transfers; might be a good resource. I just haven't had time to look into this more. Just need to know what the best quality is that we could expect; and what brand transfer to buy.

In the mean time, I'll give CafePress a couple more days, then harrass them again....

Amy

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-27-2005, 03:04 PM
So, Amy, did you decide on one design in particular? Or are you going to do them all?
I wonder ifyou could do an iron on PATCH, instead of a transfer... ?

amy
04-27-2005, 04:08 PM
Hildie, the plan is still do do several ideas. I may have to narrow it down a bit; I'll cross that bridge when I come to it I guess.

Thanks for your patience everyone, and for all your help!

Amy

beldaraan
04-27-2005, 04:17 PM
Amy~

That is the exact type of style that I love :heart: love to wear. I love the idea of the transfers too, because I would love to put one on a future knitting bag when I make (or purchase) one. Or if you can have different sizes of the transfers, then I could put it on a change purse.

ekgheiy
04-29-2005, 10:24 AM
Hi Ekgheiy! :waving: Would a scoop neck like these (http://store.yahoo.com/underthecanopy/108ecte.html) work for you? I think these would look fabulous on a full figure. This is the style I suggested to cafepress. If I do them myself with iron-on, I'll offer the transfer sheets for sale, for you to iron on to your own favorite shirt style, like DotMom suggested....

Amy

Yep ... It is time to whip out The Push Up Bra!! heh-heh-heh :twisted:

:roflhard:

Hey what happening with color choices? Are they going to be just white? :??

KnittingMom
04-29-2005, 01:19 PM
Are we going to have larger sizes as well? Not all of us are skinny minnies. :lol:

ekgheiy
06-01-2005, 07:29 AM
Hmm ... I wonder ... :thinking: :thinking:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-01-2005, 08:51 PM
yeah! nice bump ekg!

optomh
06-05-2005, 06:40 AM
i am a new member and more-or-less new to knitting.

i comment regarding the suggestion of Knit Ho for the t-shirt. I had a totally different understanding of the phrase. In fact, it took me a number of seconds to understand why some members, and the hostess, found it offensive.

i sail.

when you need to tack a sailboat, the helmsman yells, "ready about", then the helmsman yells, "hard alee".

when you need to jibe, the helmsman yells, "prepare to jibe," then "jibe ho."

there is no negative connotation.

i thought the person who suggested "knit ho" was saying something similar, not referring to a whore.

"Prepare to knit. . . . . Knit ho."

it works for me.

optomh

Rennagayle
06-05-2005, 09:33 AM
Ooh, I can just picture the post thingie that holds the sail being a knitting needle, and the attached sail being 'knitted'. Cute! :D

Sorry about the "thingie" reference. I don't sail, and am clueless to what that pole is actually called. :blush:

carollovesyarn
06-05-2005, 02:53 PM
'thingie' = mast ;)

suziehomemaker
06-05-2005, 04:54 PM
"Prepare to knit. . . . . Knit ho."
optomh

I absolutely love that idea. I would buy one for myself and my MIL since my in-laws live on a sail boat every winter and she's the one who taught me how to knit. Great idea!

amy
06-08-2005, 10:29 PM
Hmmm, I wonder too! Are these organic t-shirts going to happen? :thinking: CafePress is being evasive with me. I've emailed three different departments requesting an organic woman's T to be added to their options, and no one's yet to even respond to me!

Maybe you all can help get this ball rolling...
Would you all be so kind as to email cafepress (service@cafepress.com) and ask them to please start carrying an organic T-shirt styled for women? Maybe it will help! (I've emailed them requesting this (http://store.yahoo.com/underthecanopy/108ecte.html)particular style, so you could mention it if you wanted.)

It's worth a shot! Note: they do already carry the unisex organic T-shirt (good for them!), but we're asking for a more feminine style, to reach a totally different audience than the other style. ...Thanks!

foldedbird
09-08-2005, 01:12 PM
ek asked me to post this here...

I saw a t-shirt or something around that said:

SHUT UP...I'm counting!!!

Carol_OH
09-08-2005, 01:59 PM
OMG, I would wear that ALL the time at home!

The glare doesn't do any good anymore!

punkhippiemom
09-08-2005, 11:54 PM
:thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
Have you considered stickers?? They're a lot easier and cheaper to order...
I am hard at work on a couple of design ideas, will post when ready...

kemp
09-10-2005, 01:57 PM
This post has gotten so long so if this has already been suggested, please forgive me. Check out cafepress.com for easy ways to get logos on t-shirts, bags, etc. Also, some of those phrases are already on shirts there so you might want to check that out just to prevent duplicates too.