12.9.14 Shop Update and a Few Announcements!!

Hi all!

Sorry for the long silence, and especially for the lack of posts about the updates I did over Thanksgiving weekend. Not long before Thanksgiving I found out that I was going to have to host this year, so I had company the entire weekend and it made it hard to do much extra stuff for the shop other than just simply get the update up. For those of you that found it anyway, thanks so much for your patronage! And for those of you that didn’t, there is still a LOT up in the shop, with more going up today!

Speaking of today’s update… these are the goodies that will be going up at 4pmET.

12.9.14 Collage 1

12.9.14 Collage 2

All listings are currently up in preview mode, and will be made available for purchase at 4pmET! I hope you see something you need to stuff your stocking with this holiday season! 😉

And now, for some announcements:

  • For those of you that follow me on Instagram or listen to my podcast this won’t come as a big surprise, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am pregnant with a little girl (Madelyn Grace) that will be born in June of next year! (or late May, but we are hoping for June!) My first trimester of pregnancy was exceedingly hard on me, as I was horribly sick and lost quite a bit of weight due to not being able to keep food down. This is part of why I didn’t say much online from the end of September til Thanksgiving: I didn’t want to give anything away until we were sure the baby was going to make it past first trimester, and I also just flat-out didn’t feel like being on the computer very much. I’m sorry for the secrecy, but I needed to do what was best for my family, and I hope you understand.
  • Because of my pregnancy, I am choosing to back down from the custom order side of the business for the time being. I will probably only be able to dye until April of next year before my doctor tells me I can’t lift pots anymore, so when I start dyeing again in January I will have to focus on getting enough yarn dyed up for the shop through the entirety of my pregnancy plus into my maternity leave, and ALL of my stock for Into The Wool next September will have to be dyed during that period as well. This doesn’t leave much time for custom dyeing, so I really don’t know that I’ll be able to do any until I come back from maternity leave next fall. I hope this doesn’t make anyone angry, but once again, I have to do what’s best for my own health and for the health of my baby.
  • It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will no longer be dyeing fiber after the early parts of 2015, at least for a year or so. Pregnancy makes it very hard for me to get onto the floor and back up again, and my dyeing technique for fiber (and what makes it so fluffy, non-compacted and nice to spin!) involves quite a bit of prep work with me on the floor. I do have about 40lb of fiber left in stock and will be dyeing it up over the course of the beginning of the year, but once it is gone, it is gone. I will try to have as large of a variety of colors available as possible, but I won’t be ordering more fiber, so the breeds/blends I have in stock are what you will see going up in updates, and of course my no-custom-orders policy also applies to fiber.

I appreciate your understanding and support as I go through this transition period in my life. I will do my best to still be the awesome dyer you’ve come to trust for your yarn needs and wants, and I of course welcome your emails (unwindyarncompany (at) gmail (dot) com) if you have any questions or comments.

XO-

Dana

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3 thoughts on “12.9.14 Shop Update and a Few Announcements!!

  1. I would like to ask you to put my name in a special list of yours for when you will do dyeing again after a year. I adore your colorations and purchased some more today after receiving the first three skeins a few days ago. I love the feel and look of the yarns especially the ones with a little cashmere in them. Just gorgeous. Keep up the great color sense you have ! Winnifred Liem

    • Thank you for the compliment, but I don’t plan to have any sort of list like that. Announcements about the eventual reopen of custom orders will be made here on the blog, on the Ravelry group and on Instagram. Thank you for your business!

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