Hello, lovely knitters!
Thank you all, so much, for your kind words and wonderful stories over the past few weeks. Knowing what a difference my designs, and CustomFit, has made in your lives is an indescribable gift.
Thanks, too, for your patience with my silence here in the meantime – there has been a flurry of activity behind the scenes since I last reached out. Today, I’m very pleased to announce:
With your support, CustomFit, and Amy Herzog Designs, will continue under new ownership.
There are lots of details to go into here, but let me start by introducing you to Meg:
I honestly don’t remember when I first met Meg. She’s been a CustomFit knitter since waaaaay back, impressing me both with her ability to bend the site to her will and with her glorious garments. Meeting her in person at the make. wear. love. retreats was even better – an unabashed fellow nerd, we could gush over Kim’s latest colors in one breath and talk through different back-end site frameworks the next.
You’ll hear lots more from her in the coming weeks and months, but for the moment let me just say how thrilled I am to be handing over the reins to Meg. She’s whip-smart, understands both the sleeve cap logic and how it’s implemented, and – most importantly – cares deeply about every knitter having patterns written just for them, regardless of who they are or what their gauge is.
Some details on how we expect the transition to proceed from here:
- Timing: To give time for all of the “I”s to get dotted and the “t”s crossed, everything will remain exactly as is until March 1 2021. You’ll definitely hear more both from me and Meg this month.
- On March 1, we’ll transfer the existing site as-is: Nothing should change on your end at this point.
- Over the course of the year, the ecommerce side of the site should get some (badly-needed) updating. After that part of the transition, I know Meg has some pretty exciting plans for core functionality updates including more kinds of accessories.
Where you come in: It’s not an easy thing to take over a business, no matter how well you know its ins and outs. It’s even more daunting to take control of something like CustomFit — that’s both intertwined with its creator and an interconnection of two passions.
If I can make one last plea of you all, it’s to give Meg every ounce of support you have so that CustomFit can not only get back up on its feet, but blossom even further from here. If you have friends who have always wondered about it, give them a pattern and walk them through how to customize it. If your online knitting group has been discussing it for awhile, convince a few of them to sign up as monthly subscribers.
I know from the outpouring of support and creativity that so many of you are passionate about CustomFit, and my other designs, living on. We have a chance to make that happen together – let’s get to work. I’ll be with you, cheering Meg on, and using CustomFit as a private citizen knitter myself.
With so much love,