Wednesday, October 31, 2007

- Got my Co-op yarn

I got my yarn two days ago and haven't posted about it because I've been too busy petting it, showing it off, and casting on!!!!

Here is my post on my blog (so I don't have to re-type all about it):

Two days ago I came home and much to my delight there was a box full of yarn from 100purewool! This wool is soooooo soft and beautiful! I am in love (don't tell the BF, he'll get jealous) he, he!

Anywooooo, I immediately cast on with the Anuk which is a purple and brown mix, and made my eyes water with happiness just looking at it. I cast on Silver's Palindrome Hat and it looks awesome! Of course I'm only 7 rows in, but MAN it looks good. The yarn is going to be sooooo warm. The BF and Little jr. can't keep their hand off of the yarn, which is fine except when I'm knitting (or trying to knit) and they keep trying to feel the working yarn......aaarrrrggghhhhh! Lol, at least they have good taste in yarn. oooooh 100purewool, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....

Well, here is a list of what I bought from the co-op:

2 skeins of festival
3 skeins of Padua
3 skeins of Anuk
3 skeins of Dorado & Carmesi
3 skeins of Poisen
AND
2 skeins of Mysterious

I will have to take pictures of the yarn, it's so SO beautiful, I want to share it with the world....visually, of course.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My yarn is here!


I got my yarn yesterday! 4 skeins of 1-ply Festival, and one Chagall Night. The Chagall Night is actually completely different than the website shows it, and not really in a good way. But I'll find something to do with it.


The Festival is darker than shown, but still pretty. Very foresty, appropriate for now, when all the leaves are falling! I cast on for Clapotis last night.


Also, I had a horrible time trying to wind my first skein. I only got about half, maybe 2/3 of it. The rest is all tangled. I'll need to untangle it when I find the energy, since I think the Clapotis will take all the yarn. So be warned...


All in all, great yarn, though! Very, very soft, and actually, more even than Malabrigo is. I love it.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Everything Shipped!!

Thanks everyone for being so great! I hope no one has been disappointed! I would love if you posted photos of your WIPs and FOs from the yarn! I was so inspired i had to order some of the 3 ply in colors.Firebrick, Heavently with Blue, Anthea, Kabuki Lace <3 There are so many colors i plan on ordering in the future... Hardly, Arantza, Chagall Night, Tepid Rose, Anuk, Forest of Pines .... so many to choose from

Sunday, October 21, 2007

no more shipping until wednesday

My husbands' cousin (practically sister) is going in for a very serious surgery tomorrow. As a result, we will be out of town for 2 days, and w/o internet. This also means I won't be able to ship anything until Wednesday.

If you have a delivery confirmation from me, then your yarn has been shipped.

I am so sorry for anyone that is put out by this, we were not expecting her to go in for surgery until later this week. Please keep her in your prayers for a good diagnosis and swift recovery, that that the doctors hands are steady and strong, and that her two young kids feel safe.

Friday, October 19, 2007

coop!

hi!
yarn addicts - this is the group i belong to! i really encourage anyone interested in ordering through a coop to join. it would be cheaper that me placing orders (no 'double' shipping) and then you to pick and choose from all the different coop buys. Plus lots of other members are part of other coops and usually tell our group when they are open, so we can join in too. I love this whole coop process. such a great way to afford nice yarn at great prices!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

yarn is here!



the fed ex delivered this morning, so i'll be processing today/tomorrow ;)

Please check your shipping totals!

Again, PLEASE verify the costs on USPS site by entering my zip code,98387, and your skeins weight total (# of skeins x 3.5 ounces)

Cando did all the math for us, and added the 3% and $.30 fee (from paypal), delivery confirmation and your portion from the initial shipping to me.

If you have any questions, PM me on KH. You could also email me or just post a message here (a post would get a faster response as opposed to a comment on a post- easier for me to notice ;)

i am so excited!!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

shipping totals

Thank you Cando for doing this for me! It probably would have taken me days to do it, and it never would have been this nice!
Curlytoot- I'll ship your flat rate also (to the NY address, so add 9.60 for a total of $20.55)

PLEASE!!! Check your KH PM box too for messages about shipping. My zip code is 98387 if you want to check shipping totals. I'll be asking for emails with your mailing address. It's easier for me than searching Paypal for each one. Thanks for your patience, the end is near! :yay:
The yarn should (hopefully) be here by Saturday, and I 'll ship it the next day or so :)

****Please click on the image to see it in its entirety!****





Hi Jeanie,

Here's the spreadsheet with shipping details which might be of help to you. A couple of things you should know -

1. I'm assuming you can stuff the priority flat rate box with as many as 16 skeins of yarn. I also added delivery confirmation to every order. If anyone needs insurance (I don't) then you can add $1.65 to any order for upto $50 insurance.

2. I didn't put any option for Curlytoot as she is international and I don't know which country. She is in red.

3. In the bottom, I've calculated the per skein cost of shipping via Fedex to you, then applied it to each order per order weight. Assuming that's the way you were planning to do it as it's the most easy and fair to everyone?

Anyway, let me know if you have any questions. Total shipping comes close to being same as if ordered directly from the website for the smaller orders, and bigger orders are a little less. Yay!

Thanks,
cando (vr)

Monday, October 8, 2007

more info on shipping

i think i might be able to mail most of the packages at regular media mail rates.

rate chart here

this definantly looks like the cheapest route. any objections?

you can figure your rates by multiplying the # of skeins you ordered by 3.5 ounces.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

100purewool shipping info

i feel dumb! I somehow missed this email from Leah- i am so sorry for the delay!
Hi Jeanie - ok your shipping total comes to: $163.18 Fedex ground shipping was the cheapest way - and it's kind of nice b/c they insure their packages automatically I believe.
Just LMK when you are going to pay and I will get the shipping labels ready.
Leah

I will pay this today, and as soon as it gets to me i will sort and ship your orders. I am thinking flat rate, to keep it simple. Any objections?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

bfl coop update

this sucks! it's been canceled, but please read this to understand why:
Ok, this is going to sound like a vent, and it sorta is...

I'm very disappointed at the moment. After the last emails with Andy, he had no problem letting this last co-op run until the end of October when the Bulky was going to be done... well, he just gave me a new timeframe, and it looks like the yarn won't be ready for another 6-8 weeks. At the same time he also told me to please wrap this co-op up now, because it's not fair to Sheila to hold off placing the order for so long...

While I totally understand his point of view, I'm also incredibly upset and disappointed. We all know that Customer Service has been lacking lately. This is one of the main reasons why Andy no longer ships to individuals, but has decided to appoint distributors in the US who will handle the influx of yarn. Great idea, it really is... at least for those of us with biz licenses, because we can still get our yarn at wholesale through www.wool2dye4.com (Sheila is really great to work with!!).. Not so great for those of you who were getting it at slightly higher then wholesale prices... But in a way I feel betrayed. He's gone back on his word with regards to this co-op, and I'm actually a little hurt by it (sad, huh??)

The point I'm trying to make is this... I'm tired. I really don't enjoy the run around I'm getting. I sent Andy a list of what was in the database right now and there are only 20 skeins of Bulky available, and I don't really remember what else was missing... The point I'm trying to make is this..

It's time that we say goodbye to our relationship with Andy as a co-op. I think if we just drop this co-op and invest our money either through Sheila as well as US fiber producers, it'll be better for all of us. Especially those of you who were getting a ton of yarn for your stores anyways. This way you won't have to wait until next month... A lot of us are WAHMs and we depend on a steady influx of product into our stores... Unfortunately we haven't been able to count on that as far as the BFL is concerned...I'm still going to be in contact with him because I really really want the yarn to be spun that he and I have been talking about. But the fact is, those of you who ordered Bulky won't be getting it, because it's just not instock. I can't remember if the sock is ready or not, I think he was going to get back with me on this.. So a good half of the ppl who were going to place an order, won't be getting any, or missing most of what they needed.

At this time, I'd say lets just drop the co-op altogether and instead place a killer order with Brad at Wooly Wonders by Nada (I'm getting ready to set the database up, just need to check on a couple of things)...

Please do not be angry or upset at Andy (or myself..lol)... I just cannot deal with this anymore. I try to run a pretty tight ship when running co-ops, and this is just throwing me way off... I have Swifts/Winders going, as well as the Valley Yarns on Yarnaddicts (going to open it on hcd as well). WWbN is getting ready as well.

So please do not be upset but I'm going to delete the BFL databases in a few days. If you have any questions regarding getting your yarn from Sheila at w2d4 for your store, please contact her personally.

Thanks everyone...


Conny

www.happycheeksdiapers.com



YarnDoc, I'll be refunding your paymment. this makes me so sad!