Holiday Kits – Everything you need to know :)
Holiday kits are ready to roll out at last! Everything on this list is scheduled to ship before or on November 30th, which is hopefully ample time for holiday deadlines. All prices are in Canadian dollars and we ship worldwide for $12 CDN.
How do you find all these things? At 11am EST tomorrow they will all hit the website in their own new section called “Holiday kits”. These products will be available until Monday evening at 9pm EST and then we take them down. As much as we’d love to, we won’t be able to accommodate late or custom orders while still hitting the holiday deadline, so you’ll want to set your clocks for this one ;)
Let’s start with the 2018 holiday colour, “Sugar Plum”. Sugar Plum is rich and deep, transitioning from silver through purple-pinks to a warm reddish purple. It comes with its own pattern, the Sugar Plum cowl. The cowl requires one full 600 yard skein and one 150 yard twin, and it all ships together as a kit with a printed pattern. These kits will be $65 CDN each. You can choose between Merino/Cashmere/Nylon and Merino/Cashmere/Stellina if you prefer sparkles :)
Next up on the list is our calendar. Earlier this year I had asked folks if they would be interested in prints of my yarn photography, and I received a lot of feedback asking me to combine prints with a calendar, so I took a lot of time to search out the largest size on the thickest cover stock paper I could find. The result is an 11×17 calendar on a lovely uncoated paper, single-sided so you can cut out and frame each month
To protect the calendars, they will ship with cardboard backing and an extra protective bag inside an oversized mailer. Each photo has been curated carefully to provide a year of inspiration. Calendars will be $49 CDN each.
Lastly, our pendant/yarn combos. These were a blast to make! Because resin dyes and yarn dyes are not the same thing it was a challenge to recreate our colour ways, and I enjoyed the exercise and the change of pace. The results are shiny and detailed, a silver-plated “pewter” (zinc-based alloy) on an 18″ silver plated snake chain with hand painted resin designs protected by a thick coat of jewelry-grade resin for a perfect, glassy finish.
Once you click on the colour you like, you will be prompted to choose the pendant you want from the list. Pendants will be numbered and you will get the exact one you order. Each one has been hand-poured and is one-of-a-kind, I couldn’t recreate the exact one twice even if I wanted to ;)
We tried to cover off as many of our popular gradients as possible. Each one comes packaged in a vinyl box with its yarn, caked and ready to use. The inserts include the yarn inspiration photo, base information and a download code for a free copy of our “Emy” shawl pattern. The yarn can be either Merino/Cashmere/Nylon or Merino/Cashmere/Stellina; your choice :) The entire thing comes protected in its own cardboard box , cushioned with holiday paper and ready to gift. Kit with yarn are $79 CDN each.
We ended up with a few pendants that were lovely, but didn’t especially match any of our yarns. They will be available for sale along with a few Sugar Plum pendants that, for simplicities sake, also do not ship with yarn (in case someone wanted both a pendant and the cowl kit). These are the only pendants that will be available without yarn and you’ll be able to choose them from the list by number. Pendants without yarn will be $37 CDN each.
Want to complete your holiday package? For an extra $5.50 CDN you’ll get a super adorable, hand made Christmas card by Crafty Lindsay (@CraftyLindsay on instagram) featuring our mascot pups. Cards are blank inside for your own festive message.
Lastly, did you think I’d forgotten Mist? Mist joins the permanent collection tomorrow and will be in the “tonal yarns” section. To learn more about this gentle tonal you can click here.
Happy shopping tomorrow. We had a blast putting together this year’s collection and I hope very much that you enjoy the pieces as much as we did!