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Old 07-06-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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I know there are worthy knitting-related businesses that many of us would love to hear about and check out. I invite small businesses who want to tell others about their websites to do so on this thread where I hope your business will be well received by others!

Let's keep our comments useful to visitors of these places. Suggestions to business owners can be emailed to them. Back and forth discussions should be on a new thread. Thanks!

Best wishes to all you budding business-people in the knitting world! I hope we'll all support friendly small businesses as we can, because it improves the quality of life for everyone!

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:34 AM   #2
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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Ahem.

Okay.

Ummm.

I started my on-line business as a labor of love for a few reasons. I like knitting with certain colors of needles. I hate throwing things away. I feel sad when things lose their mates. I'm a big dumpster diver.

So I started taraknit.

I'm thinking of getting rid of shipping and handling charges, and just adding more to the price of the needles. BUT this will entail some work on the database end (read: my son!) because a size 50 wooden straight needle costs more to ship than a set of four or five size Zero dpns.

I'm also thinking of selling brand new needles - but the only ones I'm thinking of having are Swallow casein, because they're the only biodegradable needles out there (that I know of). Unfortunately they don't have circs :(



I'm totally open to suggestions/comments/criticisms etc! And I love Amy's suggestion of making stitch markers (I do beading too)! Given that we're in the midst of packing up, the 'growth" aspect probably won't occur until early next month.

And thanks to you out their who have contacted me already and ordered some things!

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Old 07-06-2005, 03:37 PM   #4
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I just placed an order from Carol, and I just want to chime in that I am VERY pleased. I got 10 sets of alluminum DPN's (40 needles total, to be clear), at only $2.32 per set of 4! I asked her if she had some accessories I needed and I got a new knitting gauge and several stitch holders for $2 total!

Carol, great ideas, I'll email you my thoughts.
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Hi everyone, My name is Sylvia and I am the owner of Knitwerx.com.

We are an online retailer of quality yarns at discounted prices. Our discounts run from 25-50% off name brand yarns. We purchase discontinued colors and discontinued yarns and offer them at terrific savings.

We are currently celebrating our first year in business (yippee!!) and are offering a 10% discount on ALL items on our site, including yarns, books, patterns and Addi needles, for the month of July. At the time of check-out please use the code: kw1year to receive your discount.

I hope you'll pop by for a visit!

Keep Knitting,
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25-50% off?!

*Amy runs out of the room*


....Oooh, nice yarns, yummy yarns. must. get. pretty. yarns.

Check out the bargain section, folks, those are serious discounts.

Wow, I'm likin' this thread. Cool places!!
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
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Need more posts.. need more shops... I have MONEY TO BURN!!

(Um.. Don't tell DH that I said that. *ahem* I MEAN, yeah.. I could maybe buy something if I really really need it.)
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Knitwerx own name brand yarn.
We have just introduced our own label yarn called "Nordic Wave". This yarn is 100% superwash wool and is available in 17 solid colors. Each ball is 50 grams, 100m (109 yds).

Price per ball is: USD$2.97 / CAD$ 3.56.

"Nordic Wave" can be seen in our Wool Section.
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Teaser...
This is a teaser, really. In a couple of weeks I'll be selling needle cases that I'm making. I've just finished the first one today.

I hope to have them in the $20-$50 range, so that they'll be affordable for everyone. Portions of sales will go to my knitting groups meager yarn stash, we're knitting chemo caps and helmet liners for troops.

I have a video clip of the first finished case, if you'd like to see it PM me.

I would *love* some PM's regarding what folks really like in a needle case.

Thanks, Amy for this space.

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hello everyone - just a few things - my site will be expanding in the next month or so. I'll be adding stitch markers and, get this - DENISE INTERCHANGEABLES - and some other goodies as well!!!

There's no shipping charges now as I have wrapped that into the cost of the needles (in other words, the needles cost just a few cents more to cover the cost of shipping).

Always available to take in lonely singleton needles, and ANY kind of donation! Also will buy or swap used needles!

Thanks for looking!

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