Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SS09 Here We Come!

I have some pictures for y'all!

This is a Bucket O' Naked Stitch Savers...


There's 1,260 in there.


Here it is next to a Box O' Stitch Savers...

There's roughly 2,500 in there with another 1,500 (ish) in the bag next to it. The Box has the ones that are completely put together and bagged. Donna and I mailed 3 boxes of Stitch Savers, stuff and yarn. The first box we mailed weighed 72 pounds!! We are staying with some friends of mine (John and Melissa) and when they got the first box, John emailed me and said, "72 pounds?! You better not have sent me a box of meth." I said, "mmmmmMethmmmmm" then went on to explain that it was all keychains and yarn!

I made about 5,000 Stitch Savers. Burnt out a bench grinder. Spent the weekend before last of nothing but garage time to make up for waiting for the new bench grinder (and by weekend, I mean Friday - Monday). Came to HATE my garage but I got them all done!

About 1500 away from finishing "dressing" the naked ones - I ran out of keyrings!! Not sure how but apparently I've been getting a lot more LYS orders then I'd previously suspected. I have a rush order that's been sent to Oregon, hopefully they'll get there.

Since I've been lax in the blogging due to ruining my back and hands making these lovely little buggers for the Sock Summit Marketplace it's time for another contest.

Guess how many I will sell. As I said, I made 5,000 - I may've made a bit more, we kind of lost count somewher in there but I know it's at least 5,000. The person who comes closest to guessing how many I'll sell (w/0 going over) will win something special! It will very likely be Stitch Savers + a yarn bought from SS09. I'll tally my sales and announce the winner when I get back (so sometime btw Wed. and Friday next week). (Oh, and anyone guessing 0 or 1 will be summarily slapped.)

It's 4:30am right now and Donna and I fly out at about noon. Our schedule while we're there is going to be fun but brutal. I'll try to blog about it as much as I can...


Too excited to sleep, Ruth!

18 comments:

LaDonna said...

I'm going to say 5000 because I want you to be super successful and sell out! Good luck and you guys have fun!

Turtle said...

good luck! i will say 4327 sold...but hope you sell out! I so wish i could go, especially with it so close, but i just don't see it happening. Can you just drop in? lol. enjoy!!

Olga said...

mmmm,I guess 3,987 'cuz of the resession and all. I figure people may not be buying as much. Anyhoo- have a super keen time.

Rooie said...

Hmmm...I'm going to guess 2,456...for no reason what-so-ever.

But I hope you sell them all.

ccr in MA said...

4242.

Guess who's a Douglas Adams fan?

Have fun!

Yarnhog said...

4673. I'd have picked 5000, but someone beat me to it. And there's that whole "w/o going over" thing. So 4673 it is. Good luck!

kmkat said...

4798. And that is my final answer.

janna said...

3693. Just because. And I just got one of your stitch savers with my MGYC shipment -- I love it!

Heide said...

Um, hello! You're going to sell all of them and get orders from shops to make more. Can't wait until tomorrow, I'll look for you there and try to Kinnear you while you busily work away.

sophanne said...

LaDonna took my answer so I'll say 4859- have a blast!

Nell said...

4951. You rock! Have fun!

Bob & Phyllis said...

I think you'll sell 4909. Have a WONDERFUL time at woodsock...

::crawls back to my lurkerlair::

Phyllis
:)

Sam said...

Wowzas you have been a busy bunny! I'm going to guess that you'll sell 4000 of the sweet stitch savers. I wish you both luck, and much fun!

LaDonna said...

Hey Ruth

Saw your Stitch Savers on Not Martha today. You rock!

Patty said...

6191 ..is my guess

Julie said...

I'm going to guess 4990. I have two of them myself and have given two as gifts, so I KNOW how wonderful they are :-)

alittleweirdo said...

Since you said we can't go over, I'm going to be conservative and say 3,722. Hope you had fun (and are catching up on sleep now that you're home!)

alittleweirdo said...

Since you said we can't go over, I'm going to be conservative and say 3,722. Hope you had fun (and are catching up on sleep now that you're home!)