Sometimes you just have to admit that you have no idea what the hell you are doing. I’m pretty good at that. Getting Holla Knits as far as I’ve gotten it has been one gigantic learning process, and the biggest part of that has been in the yarn.
The Sweatshop of Love has a focus on financially accessible knitting, and that is something I didn’t want to lose when I launched Holla Knits. But ignoring the super talented hand dyers and spinners I know was just not an option. That is why each pattern will have two yarn options – one in affordable yarn and one in a more luxury yarn. But since I’ve always has a super focus on affordable yarn, luxury yarn is not something I know anything about. So I’ve been asking for help all over the place, and that is how I found Simplicity by HiKoo.
The lovely and talented Cirilia Rose works at Skacel, HiKoo’s distributor, and ages ago offered me some yarn support. It wasn’t until a couple months ago that I took her up on her offer. I explained to Lily Ubbelohde’s design, Holla Knits Design #4, and she suggested HiKoo. I’m working up the second sample now, and it’s lovely!
You can see that my kitty, Pudge Rodriguez, is also a huge fan. That is the most important part, right?