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October 2008

A few more things

October 23, 2008

I was asked today if there are still skeins of Autumn colors available on our website. I will be posting an “On sale” section on Monday, October 27th that lists the last of the colors that we still have from the Autumn collection. The discount on these colors will be 30%

Also, if there are colors from the Autumn collection that you are still interested in, please contact us at info@shivayanaturals.com and we will be happy to do a custom order for you.


Happy Winter Collection!

October 23, 2008

We opened the beginning of our winter collection today, and it feels so good to get everything going with the winter colors. It feels like life has taken some serious twists lately, and I found it hard over the past few weeks to concentrate on much else but my family. Now, however, I am really looking forward to getting back into the dye studio and continuing to add colors and yarns to the Winter group.

Here is how we plan to schedule our upcoming store updates; Today we opened with our winter colors in our Merino Lace, Prime Merino Lace, Alpaca Lace, Silky Merino, Fingering Merino, a few Bamboo and Superwash Merino, and Merino Wool Roving. We will now move our updates to Friday mornings, and this is where I plan to keep them. We have now tested many different days for updates, and this one seems to work best for most everyone. I think that it gives you all a chance to use the weekend to sit down and browse the store, and it allows me to get all of the orders fulfilled and out the door by Monday morning.
Our next update will include our hand painted sock yarns, our Organic Worsted Wool, our new DK Merino (superwashed and amazing colors!), and a worsted weight blend of wool with a touch of mohair (great for sweaters). This last yarn is still in it’s testing phase, and it will only be available in two colors.

The third week of updates on November 7th will include our Tussah Silk, our Spun Silk and our worsted weight Bamboo and Silk (again, very limited colors on this yarn).

After that, and all the way through the holidays, we will be adding new colors and already established colors to our existing collection of yarns. We will have special skeins on sale, and we will make sure to have a few really great treats available for the holidays.

We will be taking most of January off to launch our fiber clubs and another big lace club, and then we will open again in February with our Spring collection.

Some of you have asked me about cashmere. For winter, we are planning on carrying a very small amount of cashmere and silky cashmere. I plan to have 10 skeins of each available in the beginning of December. Having said that, I am still waiting to see if the price of the yarn is going to go up, and if so, is the price increase would be worth it to all of you. I will visit this subject again in a later blog post.

Thank you for all of your orders tonight, and for your continued support of Shivaya Naturals.

Happy Knitting