Knitters are an easy group to please ... We have tried to make shopping for Mother's day an easy job here... Beautiful kits for sock knitters, lace shawl knitters, hand crafted yarn bowl with gadgets, great books and of course - walls of yummy yarns... So, stop in this week and pick out something wonderful for your Mom
What Is collaboration And How Will It Help Me?
Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together
to a common purpose to achieve business benefit. It is the ability to
work together as a team and support each other to have a stronger chance
to improve business performance and outcomes.
Collaboration is the key to Empower your
business and take it to the next level. Collaborating with other
business women with similar target audiences to you will help boost
sales, website traffic and your reputation, but in order to ensure
collaboration success you will need to follow these basic rules and
According to research and best practices, the combination of several
factors may help steer collaboration to achieve business results, Empowerment - Empowerment is the attitude needed to
unite together in a direction and vision for your joint campaign. In
order to achieve the best results all parties involved must agree and
share the same excitement and commitment to achieve a powerful positive
vibe. Culture - The collaborative culture of a
business stems from its’ shared beliefs, values, and business practices.
Collaboration is about creating value. You can also choose to
collaborate with another business to improve your value, for example if
your business was a hair dressing salon and you had no experience with
writing for your blog, you could collaborate with a business that shares
your target audience and exchange services for blog entries and share
each others audience to achieve more value for both of the parties
involved. Technology - Social intelligence these days is a
major factor which helps everyone stay on top of the collaboration
success and improve the effectiveness of your campaign with
ease.Platforms like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and many more
are helping businesses share and keep track of how collaboration
campaigns perform and play out. Reports are showing cost efficiencies,
speed to market, and greater pool of ideas and innovation through
collaboration, which are passed on to the customer through cost savings
and better products.
Don’t overlook the many features of collaboration tools. Like the
endless conversations online, microblogging, commenting, and @mentions
(similar to Twitter) gives everyone a chance to be responsive to new
relationships and share what they know.
It’s interesting to hear stories like this about how emerging
companies are still actively engaged in marketing but they’re saving
costs. Instead they are looking for innovative ways to collaborate with
partners and the community. I believe strongly in collaboration and find
that once an agreement is made & all parties are committed to get
results then it is highly effective.
Work together and build lasting relationships, once you have joined our network you can collaborate as many times as you like.
Have fun!! as read in talkingmumsmagazine.com
Baa Baa Black sheep have you any wool? We will - this fall... Presenting this marvelous British thru and thru 4 ply oh natural gorgeous wool.
Introducing - "Titus", a
stunning, luxurious natural 4 ply yarn that's Yorkshire through and
through. They've taken the beautiful long locks of the Wensleydale in a
natural grey shade, mixed it with the finest of all British Breeds, the
Bluefaced Leicester and then added another little Yorkshire surprise,
which gave us inspiration for its name.
Limited supply will arrive in late August just in time for fall knitting.
50% Grey Wensleydale
20% Bluefaced Leicester
30% UK Alpaca
320m/ 350yds per 100g hanks
Alegría (“joy” in Spanish) is an easy-care yarn in exciting colors,
hand-painted to create a celebration of different colors in every skein.
It has a rich, cushy hand that makes a delectable choice for socks,
babywear, or accessories.
Content: 75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide, hand painted
Put Up: Approximately 445yds/100g twisted reeled skein
Gauge: 28-30 sts per 4" on US #1-3 Needle
Care: hand-wash, dry flat or dry clean
IMPORTANT NOTE: When
the workers at the Manos Del Uruguay cooperative skein the yarn, they
use the yarn in the skein to tie up the bundle. Therefore, do NOT cut
the yarn to unbundle it when winding into a ball. Elise uses a darning
needle to loosen the knots.
On my latest yarn crawl thru Ottawa, I bumped into this wonderful yarn called Gobelin by Biscotte & Cie at Wabi Sabi.
The Gobelin yarn kits, Thalassa semi solids and Felix self striping sock yarns will arrive this week.
Here's a sneak peek.....
Carousel socks are a free download from Knitty.com