Same time, next year

It’s time for us to begin our yarn planning for 2009. We set aside a day or two to focus on all of Tina’s numbers analysis, customer suggestions and any other new, exciting ideas we have for improving our yarn lines.

I am still absolutely thrilled with my little Flip Mino. After about half an hour, I realized that it might be fun to videotape a bit of our planning party. You can get an idea of how our collaborative efforts work. Bob just shakes his head but there is a method to our madness. We stick to one yarn type (lace, for example) at a time and work through all of the styles.

First, some lace planning.

Then, some sock yarns. We tend to get a bit animated when it comes to yarn color selection. Socks are such reflections of personality.

In case you were wondering about Xena, she isn’t shy with her opinions.