Valentine’s Day Sale and Spinner’s Flock Fleece Fair

Have you all got the cold from hell that I’m just getting over? Dude. For two weeks, all I had the energy to do was sleep and produce snot. Fortunately I’m starting to feel better, so I have the energy to do things like get dressed and write blog posts.

So, now that I can actually form sentences and stuff, I’m having a Valentine’s Day sale in the shop. Use the coupon code VALENTINE to save 14% off your purchase through February 14. No minimum purchase, but club subscriptions, gift certificates and the karma program are excluded. And the coupon is actually good until I get around to turning it off, which will certainly be some time on the 15th, so if you’re sitting there just after midnight lamenting that your coupon expired a few minutes ago, nah. Go ahead and use it.

To get you in the Valentine spirit, here’s some Falkland combed top in the Be Mine colorway.

Be Mine Falkland combed top

Also, if you’re local, you’ll want to come to the Spinner’s Flock Winter Fleece Fair this Saturday.

Winter Fleece Fair


I’ll be there with a bunch of my fellow guild members with our lovely handspun yarn, fibers, tools, books, and all sorts of fibery things to feed your addiction make you happy.

Lastly, you are probably aware that the USPS is in financial trouble. Many people are not aware, however, that in 2006, Congress enacted and President GW Bush signed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which requires the Post Office to pre-fund, within 10 years, 75 years of employee retirement and health care. They’re required to do this without passing on the costs to postal customers.

Why am I bringing this up? Because if the USPS goes under, I will have to ship all packages via FedEx or UPS. I already ship heavier packages (over 5 lbs) by FedEx because it’s cheaper. But most of you aren’t ordering 5 lbs of yarn at a time. If you’re ordering 2 or 3 skeins, USPS is much cheaper than FedEx.

If you order yarn or fiber from me or from anyone else, it’s in your best interest to keep the USPS in business. So what can you do? Sign this petition.

And of course, buy more yarn…like you needed an excuse!