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2013 Holiday orders

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If you're thinking this week about whether or not I can help out with your Winter holiday gift-giving, you're thinking about it at the right time. And I say that hating holiday decorations out in stores before Halloween just like the rest of you! Trust me. Christmas is my favorite holiday in the entire year, but I don't really want to think about it until after Thanksgiving. But I need to talk to you about my holiday "order by" dates, and about an upcoming vacation. This year I am planning on taking some time off, between Saturday, December 14th and...

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New base yarn: Windling

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I know, I know! SO MUCH NEW this week. This is a luxury worsted weight yarn (heavy worsted/aran) and it's a non-superwash (so feltable) British Bluefaced Leicester and Baby Alpaca. Mmmmmmm. IT'S SO FLUFFY! Windling, like I said, is a heavy worsted/aran non-superwash yarn (great for those looking for feltable yarns for soakers!) and one that I have tested out before -- in fact, I still have three of the limited edition "tester" colorways available from earlier this year. You can see everything that Windling is currently available in here.

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New base yarn: Lynn

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Also new this week, a standard DK weight yarn that was definitely the hit of the party at Fiber-In! I’m already sold out of a couple of colors but I’ll be ordering more base yarn and dyeing more just as fast as I can. The name of this base is Lynn, and she will be a standard base in the shop (meaning that I will restock her as often as possible and as I dye more I will have her in most or all standard colorways). Lynn is a DK weight yarn, a springy and soft 100% Superwash Merino that...

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Free Advice Friday: Stats and item views on your Etsy (or other) shop

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I have a love/hate relationship with the forums over at Etsy. On one hand, there is genuinely useful information in there, if you can get past the misspellings and the lack of punctuation. On the other hand, sometimes I think I'm the only one who knows how to do a key word search because PEOPLE, chances are good someone has already asked that question about postage, and that question about whether or not the convo you got is spam, and that question about copyright. Er. Uhm. Anyway. One type of forum topic that will make my eyes glaze over and...

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New base yarn: Ursula

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I have a new luxury base yarn I'd like to introduce you to; she's a stunner, but I won't have her all the time (so if you see her, and you like her...? Well, I'm just sayin'). Ursula is a fingering/sock weight yarn, a strong and shiny blend of 70% British BlueFaced Leicester (superwash), 20% Silk, and 10% Cashmere. You can see the colors I currently have in stock here.

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