It’s been 9 months since we launched on Kickstarter, can you believe it?! If you know us from then, THANK YOU for sticking around with us till today! Time flies when you are having fun.. wishing that saying is true for this particular case. The emotional rollercoaster of starting a new small business is pretty legit, I've also lost a significant amount of hair. I’ve learned a shit load, made a ton of mistakes, also made some really good friends, and designed some pretty sweet stuff if I may say so myself. I would not trade these 9 months for a million dollars if that was offered to me and that is the truth from the heart. Valuable experiences are gold, I don’t take it for granted for a single second.
Here are some things I have learned thus far in between happy customer Instagram posts, angry customer emails regarding patterns, nightmares from angry emails, breakdowns and the flu (in no particular order of importance):
- Even if I know how to design a thing or two that does not mean I know how to teach that knowledge aka write a knitting pattern nor edit it and grade it. Matter of fact, I am rather terrible at it. SO please accept our sincere apologies if you’ve found a mistake or 5 from the patterns. We did our best. Really. With only the best and most sincere intentions. I thought I could share all that I’ve learned from working in the fashion industry for 10+ years via knitting kits/knitting patterns, but I was wrong.
- Until I can afford to hire a professional pattern writer/editor we will no longer be offering any new patterns nor new knitting kits. It’s not fair for anyone.
- You can not help people who don’t need help or want help.
- What I think is beautiful may only mean what I think is beautiful.
- Happiness is only a thought away. It’s always easy to complain about what we don’t have, but whenever I think about how little I used to have as a child I feel like a million bucks and the luckiest person alive. No matter where you are in life, the chances are someone out there is in a much worse position is the reality of the world we live in. If you are breathing. Be grateful. ALWAYS.