Saturday, September 29, 2007

Phew! What a Big 'ol Day

Today, I got my 1000th sale on etsy. Cue the streamers, the balloons, the confetti, the marching band...

This is considered a seriously major landmark over at Etsy, and I am blown away by it.

Etsy counts sales in an interesting way. Etsy does a lot of things in an interesting way. And yes, the word interesting is a bit loaded in this context. If I list five skeins of yarn from one batch, and five different people each buy a skein of yarn, it counts as five sales. If one person comes along and scoops up the whole batch, it counts as one sale. The 25 sets of stitch markers that I listed as a custom order counts as one sale. So, 1000 sales is a whole lot more than 1000 items.

I've had a pretty exciting day. :)

Oh! And I must point you in the direction of DancingMooney at etsy. DancingMooney bought the item that bumped the counter over to 1000. She is a lovely and very friendly etsy seller. She makes sweet jewelry that is well made and affordable. Thanks, DM, you're a doll!!

And thanks too to all of you out there in blogland and beyond, who have encouraged and supported me in all kinds of ways. Thanks to all my buyers! Thanks for blogging about my shop, or the yarn you bought, the socks you knit. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of great ideas (I still want to know who gave me the heads-up about including a different stitch marker in my sets). Thanks for referring me to good yarn sources. I keep telling people over at the etsy forums that knitters are the best!

I'm pretty tired now, but I want to show you what I knitted with that fun orange yarn I blogged about a few days ago.

The skein called October was enough to knit two pairs of these funky cozy fingerless mitts. I listed one pair in my shop, but it sold already. I'm thinking of keeping the second pair, but we'll see.

I forgot to photograph this yarn in the skein, but it is another one from TinyAirplane's yarn club. She called it Fizzlebottom, but I call it Apple Picking. Big poofy merino that knitted up into super cozy mitts. I'm going to get two or three pairs out of this skein. This pair is listed in my shop now. (well, it's there at the point of posting this, at least)

And as a side note, Daisy wants it known for the record that she isn't actually that fat. She just looks that way when her cheek pouches are stuffed full of seeds. Hmph.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention Jayne! I'm honored to have been your #1000!
Luv Janell ~

Gaile said...

OH! Those orange gloves are adorable, Jayne. And congratulations on your successful business.

~ Gaile (who has probably bumped into you in town and doesn't even realize it)!

Sheeps Clothing said...

Congrats on the 1000th sale!
Your mitts are really lovely although I think I need to get my eyes checked as I thought the second pair had holes in them, but it was the beige sections in the yarn!!

Lothlorian said...

wow thats HUGE big big congrats to you!!

I didnt know that about the sales counting, thats a really interesting fact about the single seller multi or multi seller thing, its a very weird way of counting dont you think? makes it hard to track for a seller

Grace Yaskovic said...

Good for you jayne, I am so happy for your success!

lunadog said...

That's the best news, Jayne! I always check out your etsy store and I'm totally dazzled by your talent and productivity. I"m so proud of you!

ArtMind said...

WOW, 1000 sales!
Not surprising -you have a great shop and unique items!

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

Is that a Delias Thompson ring on that finger, it looks like it.

Congrats on the 1,000 sale.. i am still working on 20 in this shop....

jayne said...

Hi SandraEileen,

That sho' is a deliasthompson ring. that ring.

I give her a ring credit in my listings for the gloves.

What good eyes you have :)

Anonymous said...

Jayne, you're on my blog now too, and just wanted to say THANKS for the mention! I made a sale thanks to your blog!!!

CoraLea said...

1000!! Woo Hoo!

Here come the balloons, flowers, streamers -burying you in a big pile of happiness :)

Interesting about the sales counts - I never realized that was how they counted them.

Your blog and shop seriously make me want to take up knitting again.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jayne! As one of the first people to buy your lovely yarn, I am ever so happy for you! The socks I made from your yarn will always be special to me.

HobbyZu said...

Congrats on your sales! I'm so happy for you. :-) I love those mittens, and the colors are gorgeous!

Cassiemarie said...

Congrats on all of your sales!!!
You must be ecstatic! I love your beautiful fibers!

Sheila said...

Congrats on your landmark sales. The gloves are great colors.

Life's a Stitch said...

Wow! That's a big milestone. Congratulations,

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations, Jayne!