It's been quite a while since I've posted anything for the shop. This is a partly due to the fact that I dislocated my shoulder again on the 8th of February. I've been doing physical therapy, and though I can't yet do some of the marathon knitting I'm used to, I'm quite able to work on designs and merch. In fact, I've been working a pattern for a hood/cowl combo piece that I hope to get to my test knitters sometime soon.
If you're wondering why none of the patterns I've posted about in the past have made it into the shop: late last year, I found out I've been knitting twisted, and though there's nothing particularly wrong with that (especially if you recognize its strengths and weaknesses v. untwisted knitting), it makes it a bit hard to market a pattern, since most people actively avoid twisting their stitches and many don't want to learn a new way of knitting just for a hat.
Therefore, I've been working on modifying the patterns to work for untwisted knitting. This mostly involves adding length and decreasing the number of stitches in the rounds, since twisted stitches are longer but more compact in width. The patterning is where this becomes most problematic, and what's making it more of a chore than a delight. It's an unexpected setback that I'm determined to work around eventually, but for the nonce I've been more focused on making new patterns specifically for untwisted knitting.
We were recently able to drop the prices on all of our items involving pop tops (which is currently all of our items--though now that NaNoWriMo is over I can get back to doing a lot more work on merch). The reason being, we found a way to get them for much cheaper than we had in the past, which it may sound cliche, but it allows us to pass the savings on to you, just in time for the holidays!
Here's all the information you need for our 2012 Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales:
IMPORTANT: No coupon codes will be valid on Friday the 23rd, Saturday the 24th, or Monday the 26th. We're already giving you huge discounts, and we do need to eat!
All of our sales will be offered by directly changing the prices on the listings, meaning you don't have to worry about remembering codes--just pick what you want, put it in your cart, and take advantage of huge savings as you check out!
Now then, on to the specifics:
Black Friday sale:
If you're tired of being told that the red lamp is on sale, but the blue one is full price, this is the sale for you! All of our custom order bracelets and sets will be on sale.We'll keep renewing the listings if they sell out, so go wild!
As a reminder, the colors we offer are detailed here: http://www.crochetedwings.com/custom-orders.html
UPDATE: We'll be extending this sale through Small Business Saturday, so you can beat the rush and still get some great deals on custom bracelets.
Cyber Monday sale:
This is the big one! Not only will many of the unique merchandise already in our shop be offered at steeply discounted prices, but we'll be introducing a bunch of new merch at prices much lower than it will otherwise be available! This is the time to pick up some great handmade gifts for the holidays!
Because of the number of sales we're hoping to get, shipping on these items (especially custom) may be a bit later than we'd usually hope for. But we'll keep you posted, and do our best to get everything out to you with plenty of time to wrap it for the holidays, or show it off at your office Christmas party.