Green Sheep Shop

My Blog about Eco Friendly Yarn

Allow me to introduce myself…

by admin - June 19th, 2011.
Filed under: Uncategorized.

Welcome to the Green Sheep Shop Blog! I want to start off with a HUGE thank you to everyone for the friendship, love, support, and help shown to me and my shop.  I would not be here a year later without all of you – big hugs!

Being my fist blog post, I feel like I need to tell my story from A – Z – my history, why I started Green Sheep Shop, what I have planned for the future, lot’s of info about yarn, etc. – but not to worry, I won’t.  I’ll spread it out for you into nice bite size pieces.

I’ll start of with a bit of personal info. I was born in Chicago, Illinois but have spent the majority of my 41 years living in beautiful but a bit over-crowded Southern California. Monday – Wednesday I work as an assistant to three attorneys and at night and the rest of the week I’m a tending this shop.  My mom is a fabulous knitter – one of those knitters we are all jealous of – she’s never used a pattern, ever, she just whips things up, amazing!  That is not me, I love the craft but I’m more of a by the book kind of girl, I’m trying to work on that.  Truth be told, I like crocheting more than knitting – gasp! I’ve been married for 18 years, to the person I am meant to be with and who is my never ending support and cheering section.  Katie is my only “child” a pet Senegal Parrot.

Enough about me – what are the plans for this blog.  A lot of educational, fun, heartwarming information about yarn and the yarn industry; happenings at Green Sheep Shop; info about organic living; a bit of silliness and personal interests.  I hope you’ll be back for more!

Let’s start things off right though with a giveaway.  Everyone who comments on this blog post will be entered into the giveaway – a $50 gift certificate to Green Sheep Shop!  Please enter only one time, multiple entries will not be valid. The drawing will take place on July 8, 2011.  We plan on making this a regular feature.

That’s it for now…

All the best!


52 Responses to Allow me to introduce myself…

  1. I am so glad to see that you are writing a blog because I think your online catalog has some of the best and most honest information about sustainable yarns I’ve seen. I currently work primarily with upcycled materials because I am cautious of some of the new fibers and I question the ethical practices of many of the foreign producers of textiles. I commend the work you do to bring consumers the ‘greenest’ of the yarns on the market. Just yesterday, I posted the link for your sari ribbon yarn on my personal Facebook page as a suggestion for DIYing my rag knit designs I make from salvaged cotton fabric. I believe there is enough for everyone in the sustainable new world. I am looking forward to learning more about you and your business through this blog.

  2. Congratulations on your new blog Annette!! I am so looking forward to reading your blog.

  3. Hi, Annette! I discovered Green Sheep earlier this year and am excited about the blog complement to your site. Thanks for doing what you do. :)

  4. Nice to meet you Annette, looking forward to reading future posts!

  5. As a new customer I am excited to see that you are starting up a blog. I am so thrilled with my recent online shopping experience that you can bet I will be back for more. I was so impressed with your speed of shipping and careful packaging that I even blogged about my order!

    I look forward to reading more from you.

  6. As a repeat customer and lover of all things organic, I am thrilled to see your new Blog! I am already “plotting” my next order! Cheers!

  7. Congrats on your first year, as well as your first blog post. I look forward to following your future posts!

  8. I started in S. Calif. and ended up in
    Marion In. Followed my husband of almost 33yrs. He supports me in anything I want to do.
    I really think you should keep up on blogging for the site. I bought some of the hemp6 for making a water bottle holder e

  9. Congratulations on your blog. I have come back to knitting recently and was happy to discover your yarns. I’m excited about your blog.

  10. This is fun! I already want to hear the rest of the story. I feel similar to you in that I love to knit, but only when it’s a small project, otherwise I’ll crochet. I guess we can call ourselves lucky because we can do both!

  11. I also am pleased you’ve added a blog. I’ve been wondering what has motivated you to focus on green products in a field with a lot of un-green practices. Good for you!

  12. I am so happy you now have a blog! My family has been organic for several years and I personally appreciate your yarn!
    Best of luck to you!
    NH knitter~

  13. Annette, thank you so much for opening Green Sheep Shop! It’s my absolute favorite place to seek out eco-friendly yarns. :) Wishing you continued success for years to come!

  14. I was so excited to find your website, I like to shop fair trade and it is great to have all these wonderful yarns in one place. Looking forward to your blog!

  15. Congrats on the blog. I am from Illinois but I have a daughter living in Trabuco Canyon. She creates too. I will be sure to pass on your shop info to her. Good luck with all your endeavors.

  16. I second many of the above comments – it’s so nice to have a place where the products have all been “vetted,” as it were, so you can be confident your purchase is not only NOT doing harm, but actually doing GOOD. I’m looking forward to hearing more of your expertise about sustainable yarn, and about organic living!

  17. Congratulations on your business and your blog!

    Now that my children are almost out of the nest I am pursuing life part 2 with yarn in tow. I did some knitting as a child putting the muscle memory in place. This year I’ve started learning to crochet.

  18. I look forward to following your blogcast!

  19. Hi! I enjoyed reading your first post, and I’m interested in reading more about eco friendly yarn. I live in a small town in Texas, so there are no yarn shops around except large big box stores in nearby cities. I depend on the internet to find interesting and new yarns. Glad to have found your blog!

  20. JoKaren Macaulay

    It was such a pleasure to find your site and blog – I am looking forward to getting to know more about you and use your lovely yarns.
    p.s. I am also a bi-crafter and think each has it’s place and use in construction of different looks…

  21. Hello Annette!
    Love that you added a blog to your site! I so love your site and have bought more from it lately than any other site. My congratulations on your achievements so far, and I’m looking forward to watching your site grow and seeing the new yarns and colors you will add over time.

  22. Wonderful blog! I love your yarns! I have used several. The hemp yarn makes wonderful bracelets!
    Best wishes on your new blog


  23. I’m glad you’re starting a blog! I hope to see Green Sheep Shop keep on expanding. Now if only you had my favorite yarn, Malabrigo….

  24. Nice to meet you. I am a native of Socal, and agree its a bit crowded but weather can’t be beat! I enjoy your online offerings very much and hope to continue trying new eco-types you discover.

  25. Congratulations on your new blog-I’m looking forward to your future comments

  26. Congratulations on your new blog.

  27. Love the Green Sheep Shop! Keep up the great work!

  28. Congrats on the new blog! I look forward to your posts and to learning more about green yarns.

  29. Neat, a blog! I am looking forward to reading it. :)

  30. Thrilled to see you blogging! Look forward to following you. Love all of your beautiful yarn. Keep up the great work!

  31. Continuing best wishes to you with your yarn venture.
    The website is a charity knitting project a friend and I have started. It uses left over yarns to knit miniature caps and sweaters which are made into garlands for holiday trees. All sales go to the American Cancer Society, to benefit all cancers in all ways.
    We all have scrids and dabs of yarn- here’s a great way to use them up so you can then, with a clear conscious, indulge in acquiring more.
    Or send your scraps to us for a local knitter to use.
    Patterns on web site. Please feel free to use for any purpose, not only our charity project.

  32. Great blog – I look forward to visiting it often. And it’s so nice of you to have this giveaway!

  33. Congrats on the one year anniversary! And what a joy to find your shop and the beautiful yarns. I’m so excited about the Pachuka yarn I purchased to make baby blankets for the twins my daughter is expecting in December. Thanks for all your help with my selection and best of luck with the blog.

  34. I love your shop, you’re my fist stop when I have a new project that needs yarn. I can’t wait to read about your history and developments.

  35. A nice blog. I am so glad you made it through your first year.

  36. Annette, I’ve read with interest shop emails and applaud your venture to find wonderful green products. Good luck with the blog and I’ll see you in LA at the Knit Vogue clam bake.

  37. I am also interested in following your story. As your sister, I’ll be able to keep it honest! LOL Congrats on surviving that crucial first year. When you started this venture I was concerned you were taking too much on, but you are doing fabulous! You go sis!

  38. i’m really glad to see this new blog….i just found green sheep shop a few months ago and placed my first order. i’m excited to try all the new green products……would love to see pictures of what people are making with the yarns

  39. Thanks to all of you for your gracious comments…I’m overwhelmed.

  40. I just discovered your shop a month or so ago. Oh I immediately placed an order! I do like the cut of your jib. Keep on blogging it’s cathartic

  41. Knitting keeps me sane…thanks for a fabulous web-site and looking forward to keeping up with your blog! I can’t imagine ever knitting ANYTHING without a pattern like your mom…maybe someday.

  42. Annette! Great job on your first post. Look forward to more. BTW, enjoyed reading all of the press you’ve been getting. Keep it up.

  43. Found you through craigslist – love your shop!

  44. Congratulations! It has been a pleasure to watch you start and grow your business, Annette. I love your yarn. The passion you put into finding always new, exciting, organic yarns is amazing. Knitting has always been a very relaxing experience for me. My husband and our dog have been benefiting from your products by getting quite a few skin-protecting garments as well-received presents. We love you!

  45. Good luck and looking forward to checking the blog out in the future!

  46. I always love to hear another fiber lover’s story.

  47. Annette,

    Welcome, I just adore your on-line shop. And the name that you chose let’s everyone know immediately that you are eco-friendly! Congrats on your first year and also for starting this blog. I look forward to hearing all the great news about the Green Sheep and the antics of your “child” – “Katie”. There is another shop that just opened up here in St. Louis called Ewe Knit Yarns, and she has a”child” called Cosmo. Birds are so much fun, and being a former owner I wil be looking forward to her “outlook” on happenings at the shop!

    My very best to you and continued success.

    Fondly in Fiber,

    Ava – The Erudite Knitter – Faccebook & Raverly group

  48. I am so pleased to be able to read information about my favourite subject-natural fibres-I shall look forward to reading more -

  49. Nice to meet you Annette. I found your site about 6 months ago. LOVE your blog!!! I know you will have nothing but good things happen for your shop =0]

  50. Hope you keep coming to the Rancho Friday Market!

  51. Congrats on the anniversary for the business, and on getting the blog up and running!

  52. So glad you have joined the blogosphere! Love your shop and wish you all the best.

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