Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Feel a Change in the Wind

Tonight a great meeting of the minds happened at the Mellow Mushroom just down the street. Me and my friend and tech guru Albert got together to discuss some changes that are in the works. I mentioned briefly at the end of Tuesday's post that there are going to be some changes to the blog soon. Albert has been hard at work designing a new logo for Vivid Creation Fibers and also working to mesh the blog and the store. Next Saturday we'll be moving everything to the site. What does this mean for you, the reader? Well, thankfully it seems that none of my old blog posts will go away. And I should be able to update from Blogger and export to the new website. The layout will be a little bit different but no drastic changes. The biggest thing is going to be making sure that the whole process goes smoothly and making sure that, if need be, we put up redirection links. Now it will be easier for people to get from the shop to the blog or vice versa. There will also be a link to my charity group on Ravlery. The hope is that everything will be more streamlined and cohesive.

To show my thanks for bearing with me through this whole process I'm going to offer a little giveaway. There will be 5 prizes up for grabs:
(from L-R): 1 skein of Captain Planet BFL sock yarn, 1 skein of Trick or Treat BFL sock yarn, a copy of Fabulous Felted Hand Knits, a copy of dominKNITrix, and a copy of the Big Book of Knitting

Contest rules will be explained on the day of the new blog/shop launch which is set to be May 1st. Until then keep checking back for updates!

Another thing we had contemplated with the change of the blog and the shop is that I might change my Twitter and Ravelry name. I thought it might be helpful to sort of tie everything together. What are your thoughts on this? Should I stay thekniftyknitter or should I change to reflect my upcoming re-branding?


DragonsChest said...

Firstly, congrats in advance on a successful migration from one site to another!! A new logo is always fun, can't wait to see it.

Secondly, about changing your name... I can't really say since I don't know to what you might be wanting to change it! I like the Knifty Knitter, but I might very well love what you are considering as a change. As No. 5 would say, "need input!"

Thirdly, I'm so happy for you that your fiber life is taking off so well.

Best of all to you, Dragon Hugs, Suzy

Kay Mather said...

I like your name, but don't like that it is the same as that little whacked out knitting gizmo. When you Google Knifty Knitter, you get info about the loom. Please don't take this as criticism - you asked! You know I love my Knifty Knitter, just not the loom. How about Vividcreator? That would pull everything together, right? You'll figure it out. You have a knack for naming things.

Congrats on the new project!

The Stitch Sleuth said...

I feel a kinship with you. You used double k's in your title and I use double s's. I'm sure you could transition to a new identity, but are you sure you want to give up such a great name? I do wish you all the best in your endevours. You have a great blog.