Happy New Year!
It's been a while since we have sent out a newsletter. 2016 was . . . interesting. And it's gone, sent to the history department. We have a new year to look forward to and a lot we have been working on here.
In May, we moved our website to a new platform that gave us more flexibility and functionality. We can now track inventory on site, which has allowed us to spend this past season offering up our "seconds" in the Northern Light™ series, clear out a bevy of wood needles we have found (there are more of those to come!), and move to an on-hand means of selling. If it is on the site and you can place an order for it, it means we have the items in stock and ready to go!
MONDAY IS THE NEW SUNDAY
We have been listing seconds and woods on Sunday nights. As we moved into the fall months, Sunday night has become a bit of a challenge around here. In 2017, we are going to reclaim Sunday night for the family and move the announcements to Monday night starting January 2nd. We post sale/new item notices to the DyakCraft group on Ravelry, to the DyakCraft FaceBook page, and to DyakCraft on Instagram. Pick your social media preference to receive updates!
We no longer offer "sets" on the website. In order to track items properly, we need to account for sizes, lengths, colors, etc. For every 8 pairs of Northern Light™ anodized or nickel plated needles that you choose, we will include the case, three cables and a set of four end stops. For Heavy Metal™ needles, any six pairs will come with a case and three cables. Mix and match sizes, lengths and colors to make the set that meets your individual knitting style!
We have a few new case colors rolling out tomorrow, with more to come as we move through the year!
We have received many requests for the Black Nickel Northern Light™ needles and hooks. We have a new batch here! As soon as we get them polished and set up, we will list those on the web site.
We now have gift cards that are integrated into the web site! Simply choose the amount(s) you wish to send to your recipient and upon checkout, a code will be emailed that can be applied to future orders. The cards are tracked through the site on our end and do not have an expiration date.
After a rocky first half of the year, Tom moved into serious production mode on the sets of interchangeables. In order to do so, he set aside double point and straight orders. As of this writing, the interchangeable sets are close to completion. There just 8 Heaven on Earth, 3 Indigo, 6 Winter Sky, 16 mixed (where colors were specified), 6 Tom's Choice and 2 Dakota Mix left to create. The remainder of the interchangeable sets are built, pointed and awaiting polish. January is going to be spent finishing these sets and those listed above. Any wood sets we make that are unclaimed will be offered - first come, first served - in the Turnings section of our online store as they become available.
Once these are done, Tom will focus on the remaining straight and double point orders. He has been sorting the stock for these orders as he has been building the interchangeables. If you have been waiting on double points for a long time and want to change your order to interchangeables, let us know. Double points take a good deal more wood and much more time and effort to craft.
WOOD ORDERS PLACED POST FIRE
After all the double points and straights are completed, we will take stock and see where we stand on wood at that time.
THANK YOU! We wish all of you a wonderful New Year filled with hope and promise.
Tom and Linda Diak