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25 August 2008 @ 01:54 pm
Pick a commercially spun sock yarn to dye with. Qualities to look for:
Soft
Superwash
Multi-ply
Hard wearing
High recommendations from other dyers
Fiber content
Price point - want to keep the final product affordable.
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25 August 2008 @ 12:01 pm
It's an exciting time here at Pet Cloud Yarns. We are under discussion with a new, soon-to-open local yarn shop about selling our yarns.

This means we have to go professional, and we have to create a business plan that is implimentable in conjunction with our day jobs.

I would like to begin production with commercially spun hand painted superwash sock yarn. I believe that producing one small dye lot per week is doable.

Other things we need to do:

Create logo
- I would also like to create individualized logo modifications for different yarns. Rain would appear on machine washables. Lightning would be added for machine dryables. Non-yarn items such as stitch markers would appear with snow.

Choose line names
- Different cloud types for different weights, handspun, etc.

Choose colorway names
- nature based

Create ball band
- Weight name and WPI should appear in addition to guage.
- Washing instructions
- Colorway & dye lot
- Fiber content

Choose commercially spun yarn to use for initial line.

Create colorway record notebook.

Create content such as free patterns for customers here or on a new Pet Cloud website.
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23 June 2005 @ 03:55 pm
It all started with a group of friends sitting around a table in their college dining hall, talking about ideas for alternative plans after college, when one came up with a children's story about a boy who is given a cloud for a pet. Many of these friends were already avid knitters who taught each other new techniques and learned together. Now, Pet Cloud has come to represent not only that story, but also our custom knitting, spinning, unique stitch markers, and hand-dyed yarns.