Sunday, February 18, 2018
Etsy calculates shipping fees per each item, not over the order total. This affects the overall rate you are charged for shipping, often making it much higher than the actual cost.
To resolve this issue I offer two solutions.
You are welcome to contact me with a list of the items you wish to purchase and I will set up a custom order with a single weight by which Etsy will calculate your shipping. I'm always willing to build custom orders whether for off the shelf items or dyed to order special purchases and welcome the opportunity to interact with you.
Or, if you place your order through the regular shopping cart, I will refund you the difference of the shipping rate you were charged and what I actually paid through the system when I generated your shipping label.
Hopefully, this clarifies how I handle this issue. I don't want a miscalculating shopping cart to be the reason you held back from buying that perfect extra skein. I've also updated the information in my shop to make this more obvious.
If you are a shop owner as well and have other solutions to this dilemma, I welcome your suggestions.
And as always, I'm open to all comments and feedback. Please let me know what you need and want.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Includes a quick demonstration of English vs Portuguese knitting styles, an update on my progress with "1000 things", project progress as well as a new project specifically utilizing the Portuguese knitting style.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
I'm making some changes and adopting a new knitting technique due to shoulder injury. Episode features discussion regarding current projects, upcoming test knits, new colorways, Portuguese knitting and ridding my life of 1000 things. Also includes announcements for Patreon drawing winners for February.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Red is a composite dye, which means it is made up of other colors. Magenta is the primary base, however varying amounts of blue, yellow and black are added to this to get red. Yellow is a weaker pigment, and it takes a lot of yellow to make an impact. Too much yellow in the mix and, of course, you get orange. Because of this, and of course, economic factors, most reds tend to land more in the blue-based tones than the yellow. Which is all well and fine, they are very pretty, however, if you are an individual with yellow undertones in your skin (such as myself) the blue under toned reds are simply not as flattering when worn around your face. This is a fashion challenge many people face - we love red, but most reds don't love us.
Brick is my answer. I worked with a yellow based red that had slightly orange tendencies and warmed the tone while adding depth to the overall color by adding a yellow-green. (Weird right?) What I got in the end is a rich tonal yellow-red that varies from a rust, through red and on to a maroon. It immediately made me think of factory fresh red bricks. I love this colorway, and am seriously considering a fingering weight sweater in this colorway.