Meet Jane and Sage of J and S Knitts in St. Joseph, MO. Check out their cute loom knitted scarves in their shop and read more about them right here on PJEtsy. (Questions answered by Jane)
How did you first get started on Etsy?
I had always talked about Etsy to my friends and my sister of course! I kept saying “I’m gonna make this and one day it’ll be on Etsy!”Then this year I decided to take the plunge! If I kept talking about it, it would never make it to Etsy so I just did it! I even drug my sister on this crazy ride!
What is your inspiration for your shop?
Yarn inspires me. I love going into a store to look at and to buy it! I love the fact that I can grab a ball or skein of yarn and create something out of it! Whatever I want! When we started J and S I wanted to be able to get our items to more people, to put smiles on their faces with our items! I feel that’s pretty amazing. And those people who have (or haven’t) heard of us they inspire me to create and to improve!
What is your favorite item from your own shop and why?
I actually love everything I knit! There was the first scarf I did that was pink, black, and gray. I was going to show a picture! But it sold! Kind of a bittersweet moment when that happened! It went all the way to Wisconsin so I hope she liked it as much as I did!
How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
Spending time with my friends is important and family too! My sister and I go shopping or to the movies you know the basic stuff. We also have a girl’s night each week with my best friend where we can chill and be ourselves. If we’re not knitting we’re crafting in some way or another.
List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
Wow such a hard question! The artists on Etsy are super talented! It’s hard to choose just three! But I shall do my best!
www.etsy.com/shop/iheartneedlework – The hats she creates are so darn cute! And awe-inspiring!
www.etsy.com/shop/NovelCreations – Wow! I love every item in her store! I can see myself toting one of these awesome purses around! And someday I will! Can anyone say Christmas present?
www.etsy.com/shop/WordBaubles – Her jewelry brings a smile to my face. I have favorited several pieces, and I mean several! I can’t wait to purchase a few of these for myself or for gifts!!
How would you describe your work style?
That’s a hard one, for me I think of myself as a casual knitter. I do knit every day, and try to complete project as quick as I can. But then again some days you just want to put the loom and hook down and try something new!
If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
This is a tough one; it says a lot about who you are I think. I personally would take anything Wolverine has to offer. The Regenerative healing factor does stand out in my mind because I always hurt myself in my day job more than most people. I know my sister Sage, would take Kitty Pride’s Intangibility or phasing. She has stated more than once that she love to move through objects at will.
If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop?
I probably would have started my shop sooner than 2013. I should have grabbed the bull by the horns and just jumped in with both feet! All that time I wasted on talking about it I could have already been on this wonderful journey!
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