Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Yarn4socks the interview

How did you get started, what is the background of your business?
We were a retail business that sold all kinds of yarn, but we wanted more freedom. Freedom to specialize in one type of yarn. We really enjoyed knitting socks and realized that a lot of knitters are also crazy about knitting socks. So we decided to open an online store to provide a wide selection of beautiful sock yarn to sock knitters. We searched what was available, from handpainted to more commercial yarns and selected the ones we liked the best and that our customers would enjoy knitting with.

Do you knit, do your employees knit on the job? (because that is the dream of all knitters)
Because we are an internet business we dont actually knit on the job. But we do knit socks all the time. We test all of our new yarns by knitting socks for ourselves. That way we know how the yarn works up and if we love it we make it available on our website. One of the benefits of the job is that we get a lot of free yarn!

what do they like to use?Our favorite are really all the hand-dyed yarns. We love how each artist puts their colors together and to see how they knit up.

what your offer is?Our offer is 15% off on all merchandise. All merchandise includes yarn, books, patterns and needles. Excluding already discounted items. We also offer to all our costumers free shipping on orders over $50.

products?
We carry sock yarns for all tastes and budget:- Artyarns Supermerino- Austermann Step- Cascade Fixation and Sassy Stripes- Fleece Artist Merino Sock- J.Knits Superwash me Light Sock and Sock- Various Lana Grossa sock yarns including Mega Boots Stretch, Meilenweit Cotton and different Meilenweit wool/nylon yarns- Lorna's Laces Sheperd Sock- Brand new Luna Park- Noro Kureyon- Various Regia sock yarns including Bamboo, Nation Colors, Silk, Tweed and Reinforcing Thread- Schaefer Anne- Seacoast Handpainted sock yarn- Sisu- Trekking XXL

Code to obtain discount?Just type in SP9 in the coupon code section.
Have you ever been a participant in a Secret Pal swap?Valerie is currently participating in Secret Pal 9. It is her first Secret Pal participation.

Are there any new products you were/are dying to come out?
We are dying to find an artist that will make for us some hand-dyed self-striping sock yarn. We love self-striping sock yarn!

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