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04 Jun '13

Castanets is a Go

The Castanets knit-along kits went so well in pre-order that I've been dyeing just to keep up, which means I haven't had time until today to decide what colors I'd like to knit for myself. My hydrangeas and newly cast on Castanets: There are still kits available for pre-order (just between you and me most colors are in stock and ready to ship) in my Etsy shop. I need to order another swath of patterns from Melissa, but I plan to keep the kits listed until July. If you saw the immense collection of colors Happy Knits ordered in Merilon Sock, you'll love what they're getting in Pebble Worsted. I'm about two-thirds finished with the 45 (yes, forty-five, eep!) different colors Tai and Sarah asked for, and I'm happily surprised by how fast each color gets checked off the list when dyeing in batches of 10! The first of this crazy big shipment should see the UPS man around June 10th, but this means I won't be coming up for air social-media-wise much until July. Which leads me to one more quick heads-up: I am taking July off to be with my kiddos. This is the first time I've really taken time off for vacation in six years, and I'm happily anticipating not dyeing anything in Oregon's hottest weather month. I took a month off when I had my second baby, and had to take two months off when we moved last summer, so I've had breaks but never a vacation. We're going to be beach bums for a month. What this means for my Etsy shop is that you have until July 1 to order, and then I'll shut my shop, make sure everything is shipped and then high tail it off to sandier climes. I will return emails intermittently and the Etsy shop will come back up sometime around then end of July, no later than August 1st. Happy knitting, and don't forget to send me links to your Castanets! I really want to see how all those combos knit up.

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