Why did I do this? As any entrepreneur will tell you, I ask myself this on a regular basis. When sales are up, when they are down, doesn’t matter – I still question it all the time.
The actual start was because I saw a picture of one of these in an article online. I totally fell in love and was determined to make one. However, when I started looking for yarn, the only place I could find it was Etsy. While there were a ton of options there, they were all from the Ukraine. I ended up ordering from a store in Italy, thinking that would get here faster. It didn’t. The person drop-shipped it from the Ukraine and it took 5 weeks to get 2 skeins of yarn.
A sane woman would have let that go and just made a blanket. I ordered 924 pounds of merino wool and opened up an online store.