7.22.14 Shop Update

Hello all! I hope this post finds you doing well. I am working on some super secret awesome new colorways today that will be going up in a few weeks (a hint: HALLOWEEN!!) and I am just so excited!

But today, you’ll find these beauties going up in the shop…

7.22.14 Yarns

7.22.14 Yarns

Clockwise from top left: Fidelity Journey Sock (1), First Frost Touring DK (3), Bonnie Wee Thing Luxe Sock (1), Graphite Luxe Sock (2)

7.22.14 Fibers

7.22.14 Fibers

Left column: Delft Polwarth, Pure Gold Merino/Silk, Wheaten Polwarth

Middle column: Wheaten Polwarth, Delft Polwarth

Right column: Pure Gold Merino/Silk

 

Delft is a new colorway in the shop and is absolutely spectacular in person. It was created for a good friend of mine who said that the colors and tones in it made her think of Delft china, so that’s where it got its name.

 

This is the last week to use the TOURDEFLEECE14 coupon code for 10% off your fiber purchase. The coupon will expire at midnight ET on 7/27. The coupon is good on full price as well as sale fiber. Don’t miss this chance to get a great deal on some fiber and get a “fill up” on your stash after spinning for the Tour de Fleece!

 

Thanks for looking, and I’ll talk to you soon!

 

XO-

Dana

7.15.14 Shop Update and a NEW Shop Swatch Colorway

Hello all! I hope today finds you doing well. I am doing my best to stay out of the heat.

Today’s shop update listings are up in preview mode, and will be available for purchase at 4pmET. Here are the lovelies you’ll find today:

7.15.14 Yarns

7.15.14 Yarns

Top row: La Grande Jatte Luxe Sock (2), Gloam Touring DK (1)

Middle row: Rio Honeymoon Sock (1), Bonnie Wee Thing Journey Sock (1)

Bottom row: Bougainvillea Journey Sock (1), Abalone Journey Sock (1)

7.15.14 Fibers

7.15.14 Fibers

Fibers today are two braids of Summer Storm on Swirl BFL and two braids of Midsummer Night’s Dream on Polwarth.

As I posted a few weeks ago, I’m trying to swatch up new colorways as I dye them (which is hard, because sometimes I come up with them faster than I can knit!). This week I am debuting a new colorway in the shop, Rio. This lovely colorway is an underdye of sea blue with speckles of turquoise, purple, brown, and gold. As you can see in the below swatch, this yarn knits up into a lovely speckled swatch and would make a gorgeous project.

Swatch of "Rio" on Honeymoon Sock

Swatch of “Rio” on Honeymoon Sock

This week there is just one skein of Rio available, and it is on my new Honeymoon Sock base, but it is available for custom order if you wish. Just follow the directions linked at the top or bottom of my shop!

As you might have seen on my blog last post, I have marked quite a bit of stuff down in the shop to make room for new colorways and items. I hope you’ll take a minute to check out the sale section! If one of the sale fibers catches your eye, you can use the TOURDEFLEECE14 coupon code on top of the sale price for an extra 10% off!

Thanks so much for your support of my business! Happy shopping!

XO-

Dana

6/24/14 Shop Update

Hey all!

I am a little late posting here, but the shop update is live and shoppable right now!

Here are the lovelies that went up today… some of them have already sold out, but most are still available.

6.24.14 Yarns

6.24.14 Yarns

Top row: Bonnie Wee Thing Touring DK (3), Graphite and White Fair Isle Kit (2), Evergreen Touring DK (4)

Middle row: Sanibel Stoop Expedition Sport (1), Gracie Pearl Touring DK (2), Labradorite Touring DK (2)

Bottom row: Birth of Venus Honeymoon Sock (1), Abalone Luxe Sock (1), Teeny Bikini Journey Sock (1)

6.24.14 Yarns and Fibers

6.24.14 Yarns and Fibers

Top row: Captiva Sunset Corriedale, Laura Loves Unwind Merino/Silk, Love Note and White Fair Isle Kit (1)

Middle row: Evergreen and Silver Fair Isle Kit (1), Fidelity Polwarth/Silk, Captiva Sunset Corriedale

Bottom row: Laura Loves Unwind Merino/Silk, Lava Flow Twinkle Sock (2), Warm Cider Falkland

 

I had intended to list necklaces today too, but they weren’t quite ready. I’ll get them up later this week, and post again when they go up.

 

I also wanted to let everyone know that custom orders will reopen on July 7. My usual turnaround with custom orders is 2-3 weeks (usually it’s 2 weeks max) but if I’m inundated with a lot of orders all at once, that time may be extended to as much as a month. Be thinking of and planning for your custom orders if you want to place one; they will be filled in the order they are entered into my custom order form. Thank you for your understanding!

 

XO-

Dana

P.S. Don’t forget the coupon code if you’re participating in the Tour de Fleece! TOURDEFLEECE14 will save you 10% off your fiber purchase! (the code will not work on any other type of item in the shop)

6.10.14 Shop Update, NEW Colorways, and NEW Pop Art Necklaces!

Hey loves! I hope this post finds you well. I’m running a bit behind today in showing you what I put up in the shop at 4pmET. Some of these have already sold out, but most are still available for purchase. Head on over to THE SHOP to find out!

6.10.14 Yarns

6.10.14 Yarns

Top row: Arabian Nights on Honeymoon Sock (2), Craigh na Dun on Luxe Sock (4), Bonnie Wee Thing on Luxe Sock (4)

Second row: Lava Flow on Twinkle Sock (2), Bloody Big Scot on Luxe Sock (4), Copacabana on Honeymoon Sock (1)

Third row: Peacock on Luxe Sock (2), Your Face Is My Heart on Luxe Sock (4), Sherry in Crystal on Luxe Sock (4)

Bottom row: Patina on Honeymoon Sock (2), More Than Words on Journey Sock (2), Unchained Melody on Journey Sock (2)

 

I also listed these fibers, as well as some new KNITTING Pop Art necklaces.

6.10.14 Fibers and Knitting POP Art Necklaces

6.10.14 Fibers and Knitting POP Art Necklaces

Top row: Big On Color 1 (1), Graffiti 1 (1), Grassy 1 (1)

Middle row: Magnolia Blossom on Swirl BFL (1), Big On Color 2 (1), Graffiti 2 (1)

Bottom row: Save The TaTas on Merino/Silk (1), Lake Lure 1 (1), Lake Lure 2 (1)

 

I released all of my Outlander colorways on yarn today to celebrate the release of the newest book…

 

6.10.14 Outlander colorways on Luxe Sock

6.10.14 Outlander colorways on Luxe Sock

Left to right: Your Face Is My Heart, Craigh na Dun, Sherry In Crystal, Bloody Big Scot, Bonnie Wee Thing

I also marked quite a few things down since they’ve been in the shop a little too long. Just look for the sale tag!

As always, thank y’all for your support and love. My customers are the best!

 

XO-

Dana

12.17.13 Final Shop Update of 2013 and Some Announcements

Hi everyone! This will be my final shop update of 2013, so I made sure to have some truly lovely things for y’all to choose from. Here are the yarns and fibers going up today at 4pmET:

12.17.13 Yarns

12.17.13 Yarns

12.17.13 Fibers

12.17.13 Fibers

Ok, now for a few announcements…

  • Custom orders are still suspended through the beginning of January. I have hidden the listings for sweater quantities to keep any confusion at bay, but the custom order form is still available to be filled out if you want to reserve your custom order dye spot in my January schedule. You can find that here. Custom orders still require payment up front before dyework can start, but please be aware that during the holidays I don’t check the form every day, so you might have to wait a few days before you get a Paypal invoice from me. By filling out the form you have reserved your place in line, and then payment confirms it when I invoice you and you pay.
  • As I stated in my special announcements post last week, the shipping schedule for this holiday season as provided by the USPS is:
    • December 20: last day to ship first class and get the package there by December 24
    • December 21: last day to ship Priority and get the package there by December 24
    • December 23: last day to ship Priority Express (formerly Express Mail) and get the package there by December 24

    I am a bit skeptical of this promised delivery time, to say the least. I’ve had customers’ packages take over 2 weeks to get to them starting right after Thanksgiving, so I’d rather not make any promises I don’t think the USPS can keep. If you order anything past tomorrow 12/18, please don’t be counting on Christmas delivery. I would hate to see you disappointed.

  • I will be having a big sale starting Christmas Day and going through midnight on New Year’s Eve, to give y’all a chance to get some after-Christmas presents for yourselves, and to reduce the amount of inventory I have to do for year-end! The coupon code for this year is ENDOFYEAR2013 and it will save you 20% off your entire order of in-stock merchandise!!! This is the biggest sale I have all year, so take advantage of getting an AWESOME deal! I will be shipping as I can around holiday engagements, so it might take a few days before your order ships; I ask for your patience. Thanks!
  • The shop will be closed from January 1-3 for me to do inventory and taxes for 2013. Orders made before that time will still be shipping during that period, but the shop itself will show “maintenance mode” until it is back up and running. If you need to email me during that time, please do it directly to unwindyarncompany (at) gmail (dot) com.
  • And now the one thing I’ve been dreading… I am going to have to do a price increase in 2014 due to an increase from my suppliers, an increase in dye and acid costs, and the absolutely ridiculous shipping increases that keep happening from all major carriers (USPS, UPS, Fedex, etc.). I have absorbed all price increases on my end since I last raised prices in May 2012, and I believe there have been at least 3 or 4 just from my suppliers alone. At this point the increases have gotten so dramatic that I am no longer paying myself a living wage, and in order to stay in business I am going to have to increase my prices. All yarns will be going up $2 per skein except for Wanderlust Worsted, which will be going up $4 per skein, and all fibers will be going up $1 per 4oz except for spin-your-own-socks kits, which will be going up $1.50 per kit. These prices will be in effect when I reopen the shop on January 4. I know this is disappointing, and it might anger some of you, but I ask that you please continue to support my business. Everyone deserves to be paid a living wage for the work they do, and I want to be able to stay in business doing what I love and providing my customers with the highest quality fiber and yarn I possibly can.
  • Which brings me full circle back to the sale… the sale will be your last chance to purchase items at the old price, and at the largest discount I offer all year, so be sure to stock up!!

Thanks so much for sticking with me and reading all of the above announcements! And thanks SO MUCH for your support this year. It has been a year of a lot of changes (Etsy to my own site, etc.) and I do appreciate my loyal customers more than I can possibly say.

Happy Holidays!!

Dana 🙂

 

December News, Reminders, and Upcoming SALE!!!!

Hey everyone!

I thought I’d write a little post this morning, giving y’all some important info in its own post so that it doesn’t get lost in an update post.

Custom Orders
First of all, I wanted to talk about custom orders. I am temporarily suspending custom orders until after January 3. I am having minor surgery tomorrow (12/9) and won’t be able to dye for at least 2 weeks, so I’m choosing to take the rest of the year off from dyeing just to simplify things. I have removed the sweater quantity preorder listings from the shop, but am leaving the custom order form up and able to be filled out in case someone wants to have something dyed in January. Thanks for understanding about this!

Shop Updates
I will have a shop update on 12/10 and 12/17, and then there will be no more shop updates through the end of the year since the next 2 Tuesdays after that are Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The shop will remain open through that time, though.

Shipping
According to the USPS website, here are the shipping cutoffs for 2013:

  • December 20: last day to ship first class and get the package there by December 24
  • December 21: last day to ship Priority and get the package there by December 24
  • December 23: last day to ship Priority Express (formerly Express Mail) and get the package there by December 24

As you all know, I try to ship via regular first class mail as much as possible, but will ship via Priority if you guys request it. Please send me an email to the shop email address (unwindyarncompany@gmail.com) and I will figure up how much additional cost Priority or Priority Express would be for your order, and can bill you for that amount directly after you place your order.

End of Year SALE
This probably deserves its own blog post altogether, and I might end up writing one closer to time, but I wanted to let you know that my annual tradition of having a huge pre-end-of-year-inventory sale is definitely happening again this year. From 12:01am December 25- 11:59pm December 31, enter coupon code ENDOFYEAR2013 and you’ll save 20% off your entire order! This is the biggest discount I give all year. This discount is only good on purchases made during that time and cannot be used on custom orders. Keep me from having to do inventory: buy ALL THE THINGS!

Store Closure at the beginning of January
I will be closing the store at 11:59pm on December 31 and the store will not reopen until sometime on January 3. I use this time to do inventory and get my taxes in order. If you try to visit the shop during that time, you’ll get a message that says “Maintenance Mode” and it will not come down until the shop is back up and running. I just wanted you guys to be aware so that you wouldn’t think something was wrong when you saw that.

Well I guess that’s all I really have to say! Please be sure to stop back by and see the shop update previews for this week. They’ll go up either tomorrow morning or Tuesday morning (depends on how quickly I can get them done today), and the update will take place as usual at 4pmET on Tuesday. Y’all are the best!

XO-
Dana

12.2.13 Shop Update and Cyber Monday Sale!

Hi everyone!

This week’s update is happening today at 9amET so you can have the maximum number of items to choose from during your Cyber Monday shopping frenzy. 😉

Everything is up in preview mode right now and will be activated at 9amET. Here are the goodies for this week…

12.2.13 Yarns

12.2.13 Yarns

12.2.13 Fibers

12.2.13 Fibers

I am debuting another new colorway today. It is called “More Than Words” and is the newest addition to my Easy Listening Collection.

"More Than Words" on Luxe Sock

“More Than Words” on Luxe Sock

Isn’t it such a beautiful colorway?? In this update there are four skeins available on the Luxe Sock base, and there will be some available next week on other bases (and fiber!).

The TURKEY13 coupon code is still valid through tonight (12/2) at 11:59pmET. It will take 15% off your purchase, no exclusions or minimum purchase required.

Thank you all SO very much for all of your support so far this weekend, and I hope you’re able to pick up a few more things you love today! As always, I ship lightning-fast and package everything with love and care. 😉

Happy shopping!

XO-

Dana

11.30.13 Surprise Sneak Update!!

Hey friends!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday weekend. I think I’m finally recovered from my food coma and am gearing up to go shopping this afternoon with my family. Brave me! 😉

I just put up a special surprise sneak update in the shop, to let y’all have more to choose from while you’re doing your online holiday shopping! I don’t have a preview pic this time, but you can see it all up in the shop right now. And in case you missed Merry Fallmas earlier in the week, there is some that went up in the update just a few minutes ago!

Be sure to use the coupon code with any purchase! TURKEY13 will save you 15% off any purchase through Monday night at midnight ET- even special orders, sweater quantities, and those few remaining after Halloween sale items!

I also wanted to let y’all know that next week’s update will be on Monday morning to give y’all the maximum number of items to choose from for your Cyber Monday shopping.

Thanks so much for your support, and I’ll post again either Sunday night or Monday morning with the update preview!

XO-

Dana

11.5.13 Shop Update Preview and AFTER-HALLOWEEN SALE!!

Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you all doing well.

 

Here is today’s 4pmET shop update preview. All of these items are currently up in the shop in preview mode, and will be pushed live at 4pmET for your shopping pleasure. All of these items are eligible for the coupon code mentioned in Episode 72 of my podcast (Just One More Row), and any other non-sale item in the shop is eligible also.

 

11.5.13 Yarns

11.5.13 Yarns

11.5.13 Fibers

11.5.13 Fibers

And while you’re over at the shop, be sure to check out the sale section! All Halloween colorways are now marked at least $3 off (some even more!). They’re all live and ready for purchase. These items are already marked down so much, they are not eligible for any other discount. Thank you for understanding.

Halloween Items are now on SALE!!

Halloween Items are now on SALE!!

 

I hope you see something that needs to come home with you! 🙂 See you next week!

XO-

Dana