Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Weeknit Etsy Shop

Found this fun Etsy shop. They have been selling for quite awhile, but I just love what they have.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
WeeKnit consists of me (Jenny) and my mom (Tracy).

I am mom to three girls (7, 4, and 6 months). Before taking on the job title of mom, I was a first-grade teacher.

Tracy is the original WAHM (work-at-home mom). She's been running this business for over thirty years while also being supermom to eight kids and now grandma to nine kids.

2. How did you get started with your craft?
As for me, I guess you would say I was born into the trade. I can't really remember a time when my mom wasn't knitting. The hum of the knitting machine has been a constant soundtrack in my life.

As far as Tracy, she started knitting ski hats many moons ago. She then designed and made some finger puppets for a friend's boutique. After many more boutiques, she was introduced to a couple of sales reps that introduced her finger puppets to shops around the country. She's been knitting ever since.

3. What are your favorite materials to work with/favorite mediums?
Hmmmm...I would have to say yarn, yarn, and more yarn. Don't believe me, see the attached pic.

4. What inspires you?
Our items are inspired by the people, animals, and characters that children love. Often times customer requests become permanent additions.

5. What is your favorite item in your shop?
Okay, this question is kind of like asking which child is your favorite - impossible! If you ask what is the best performing item, I would say the Super Heroes Set is our current best seller, while Old McDonald and Zoo Animals remain all-time favorites.

6. What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
Okay, an at-home business, full-time moms....I'll let you know when we have some time off. Personally, I don't think I remember what free time is anymore. ;) In all honesty, I love spending time with my family and if I had more hours in the day, I would spend them with my kiddos.

7. Where can you be found online?
Etsy Shop: www.weeknit.com
Blog: weeknit.blogspot.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/WeeKnit
Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/weeknit

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