Let's see. We have more Black Nickel in. And we are taking 20% off! More Heavy Metal™ needles. Some incredible emerald green Darn Pretty™ sets, as well as individual pairs of Darn Pretty™ needles - also 20% off! We have free shipping and we are willing to hold orders. Woot!
And we have friends. This week's newsletter has loads of links to dyers, makers, and merchants - all independent small business persons who are taking huge hits right now, between show cancellations and shelter in place/essential businesses only orders. We encourage you to spend some time with this issue and get to know some of these amazing people and their work!
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In honor of the holiday, Tom has made some beautiful lace point interchangeable knitting needle sets in all three lengths consisting of Spring Forest, Green, and Charcoal Darn Pretty™ needles. These are beautiful sets! Each one comes with a case, three cables, and four stops made by Linda. Everything is made here in our Vermont studios. We are offering these for $300, a $50 savings!
We have a new batch of 5 inch Sugar Maple Northern Light™ needles in stock. A very few have some white near the screw, most are perfect. We would normally not sell these as seconds, but in light of the times, we have these on sale for $25 a pair!
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But there's more! We want you to save on needles, but also shipping. Right now we are offering free first class shipping in the US, free first class international with insurance to Canada on orders over $50, and free first class international with insurance world wide on orders over $75. (Please see note at bottom from USPS) It's a bit of savings that we hope you can pass on to the many vendors, designers, and teachers who have lost so much! So many of our friends and colleagues are hurting right now. They are reliant on shows for income, and shows are canceled for the spring and possibly longer.
Visit the vendor/exhibitor pages of the shows you had planned on attending and brighten the day of a few independent artists. We all Iive with little to nothing for a safety net. It's a trade off we make in order to do the work we love. But it makes for stressful days and nights in times like these.
One of my favorite of these is The Ross Farm. Having recently lost her husband, Amy runs the fiber end of the farm herself, featuring some amazing wools from some amazing sheep. Her son, Drew, runs the meat end of the business and is presently working to feed the community!
And then there is Shannon Okey. Shannon has the energy and creativity of a dozen people! Shannon created and runs the Cleveland (Ohio) Bazaar, which relies on people gathering and shopping, and Cooperative Press, publishing a multitude of pattern books. Like Amy, Shannon relies on shows to reach her customers for a significant portion of her income, so after you have purchased some needles from us and some amazing yarn from Amy, pop over to Cooperative Press and pick up some wonderful new pattern books!
There are so many more people we could recommend. We love them all and hope we all get through this. One thing is for certain - we can only get through this together!
Thank you. Be safe, be well, and stay home and knit!
Tom and Linda Diak
Service Alert from USPS (Visit this link to read the service alert in full) "The Postal Service has so far experienced only minor operational impacts in the United States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We do continue to have a temporary suspension of the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, which has been effective since Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area. In addition, customers may see delays in mail and packages destined to China as well as from China, as well as to and from European countries subject to restricted passenger airline travel. The Postal Service is undertaking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact to our customers."
We have added a selection of Darn Pretty™ 5 inch tips to the shop inventory! And possibly some double points - waiting on a list from Tom right now!