If you’ve had a moment to pop by my shop lately, you’ll notice that most of the gradient yarn colors are not listed. The TTL Mystery Shawl 2014 is knit with a gradient in Fern, and has garnered a fair amount of traffic in the last two weeks.
For perspective: two weeks ago, I had all but one of my 46 gradient yarn colors in stock, most in quantities of 3 to 6. As of today, I have only 15 colors left(not counting the few I have in Lilt). Along the way, I redyed and stocked 13 of the most popular colors.
It has been a busy couple of weeks, needless to say. Here’s a schedule of what to expect over the next couple months:
Lilt Sock is coming back! The mill order should be here within the next two weeks. I will start dyeing as soon as it gets here, but my first aim will be to get ready for Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR from June 20 through 22.
Coming back from BSG, I plan to start with stocking the most popular gradient yarn colors in Lilt first: Tidewater, Smoke, Vapor, Amethyst, Naiad, Orchid, Fern, Ice, and so on until I get at least 20 colors listed.
Pebble Sock comes back mid-July, which is when I’ll be able to start dyeing more of the regular gradient kits in the 100% Merino base that most everyone has. All the colors will eventually get stocked back out, but it will take some time.
As far as special orders, update times, holds, and preorders are concerned: none of these phenomena are things I am comfortable with. They leave too much open to software bungling or individual forgetfulness. I want everyone to get the colors they really want, and that may take patience. Only in the case of ordering exclusive KAL kits or full-sized gradient yarn kits (each color is 100g, and can be any of my yarn substrates) do I ask for preorders.
I hope that covers all the questions you might have for the moment. Emailing me with more complex questions is welcome. Blacktrillium @ Popculturezoo . com is my customer service and work email. Thank you!