Tag: yarn boxes

Where have the Survival Gear boxes gone?

May was the planned time for opening up orders for the next round of Survival Gear boxes. I’ve been totally stressed about it.

I didn’t get enough orders last time to cover the cost. I couldn’t send yarn I had on hand because I’d listed a specific yarn to be included in the boxes. Lessons learned people.

I’m really wondering if it is work doing them again. Plus I’ve been thinking of running a Kickstarter to get some yummy US yarns into the shop. Doing both things is a lot of work for me and my little kitchen. It’s got me thinking about where I really want to focus my efforts.

I’ve been tossing things out there to see what sticks. This really hasn’t been working out well.

Kickstarters work, but they are stressful and I don’t want to be running them all the time just to get yarn sold. I really like Patreon though. It’s much more flexable and regular.

I updated the reward levels on my Patreon so you can get yarn. I’m working out a schedule for yarn. The awesome thing about Patreon is that you can pause your pledge whenever you don’t want to get yarn/pattern instead of canceling if you just need a break or you can easily adjust your pledge level.

As more people join the Yarn Coven on Patreon, I’ll be able to offer patrons more things.

Yarn shipping shedules can go something like these:

Billed January/Ships February
Billed March/Ships April
Billed May/Ships June
Billed July/Ships August
Billed September/ Ships October
Billed November/ Ships December

That means you’d get yarn 6 times a year.

Is that too much? I can adjust it.

Something like this:

Billed January/Dyed February/Ships March

Billed April/Dyed May/Ships June

Billed July/Dyed August/Ships September

Billed October/Dyed November/ Ships December

Or something like this:

Billed January/Dyed February/Ship April

Billed May/Dyed June/Ship July

Billed September/Dyed October/ Ship November

What do you think? Are you in?

Spring Survival Gear Yarn Boxes are here!

This year I’m taking a step away from Kickstarter and making yarn boxes available for pre-order here. This will work much like one of my Kickstarters.

You get 30 days to pre-order yarn. I dye the yarn at the end of that time and ship it out.

Each box will have a skein of 100% merino worsted weight wool, link to download a free pattern and some goodies.

The yarn and patterns will go with this year’s Mythical Creatures theme.

I’m so excited to be doing this.

Normally I create the patterns myself, but this time I’ve been in contact with some other designers and hope to have some great patterns to include.

The main difference with selling the yarn boxes here instead of running a Kickstarter is that there is no goal to reach. Even if only one person buys, yarn will still get mailed out.

Get your box!