Tell us about your business.As far back as I can remember I have been a problem solver. I like to find the most efficient and easiest way to do something. The Yarnimal is an example of that. It was a cold winter day when I learned to knit, not so long ago. My extremely patient teacher had one assignment for me. All I had to do was roll half a pound of yarn into a ball. Being slightly lazy and not very coordinated I had difficulty with this first step. I should have known I was in trouble. But I persevered and soon realized there had to be an easier way. My story does have a happy ending. Not only did I learn to knit, I also created Yarnimals - the keeper of the yarn. After designing multiple prototypes I finally found one that was not only cute but worked great. Basically they are CUTE yarn shuttles. A plastic spindle comes off your Yarnimals belly allowing you to quickly and efficiently wrap your yarn. You then insert your spindle back onto the Yarnimal allowing your yarn to unravel tangle free.
What makes your business stand out?I would love to say my business is unique, but there are many others just like me, who enjoy making life a little funner and a little easier for the rest of us.
What's the best business advice you've received?It's not really business advice but it's a quote that can apply to all aspects of life: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch
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