Friday, August 24, 2012

In The Name Of Free Shipping

Design #9 is ever growing, and I realized after talking about it on Tuesday that I was going to need a longer cord. Unfortunately I only had a 40" cord for my interchangeables, so I spent some time on Knit Picks getting a few more cords, including a 60" and little cord connectors. As with any Knit Picks purchase, if you hit $50, you get free shipping. So like everyone else who has ever bought something on Knit Picks, I spent some time seeing if there was anything else I might need. You know... in the name of free shipping.
Looks who was a good sport about sitting by the cords. There was even a fly buzzing around his ear and he stayed still. Scooter hates flies. I think he was motivated by the treat I promised him.

I've heard good things about The Sock Knitter's Handbook. In the interest of expanding my sock designing capabilities, I put that book in my cart. (It should be noted that when I got the handbook today, within the first 5 minutes of reading I learned something about a type of toe I thought I knew everything about.) Every time I'm at work I pick up the Sock Knitting Master Class. So that went into the cart. I could have gotten it at work, but the lure of free shipping is strong. I did hit the $50 at this point, but hadn't checked the sale section of Knit Picks.... so of course I had to look. Lo and behold, I found something. I was quite excited to see Rebecca Burgess' dye book, Harvesting Color, available. Rebecca did a fibershed project where she wore clothing sourced within 100 miles of her home. She would come to the mill where I worked to get fiber spun up. (I never did get to meet her as she would come after I got off of work.) I think it is safe to say that her book is my new favorite thing. And while it is full of great information, what really really blows it out of the water is the photography. Paige Green did an amazing job. And I do not say that lightly. I want to live in the world that Paige has captured.

Funnily enough, once I had earned my free shipping, I realized that it meant I could be waiting 5-14 days. The last time I ordered from Knit Picks, it took closer to the 14 days. I'm within a day or so of needing the longer cord, so I went ahead and paid for the 2 day shipping. It was worth it. I got some much needed instant gratification.

7 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

LOL!! They look like fabulous purchases though, and pretty good value for the money you spent on them. I need to get me a sock book too.

Maryse said...

;-) Here in Canada, we don't get free shipping from KnitPicks. So usually, we combine orders among friends so it's not too bad. Been a while since I ordered from them! Happy reading and designing!

Danette said...

Looks like you got some fun stuff! I love Knit Picks and make sure I never pay for shipping either. But I must tell you... I have never waited more than 3 days for an order to arrive and I have never paid extra. Don't know why that is. Must be because of where I live. I'm in Illinois.

Pumpkin said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who sometimes breaks out and just pays the 2 day shipping! Great buys here, I definitely want all three of those books, they are such great references. I also love the photography in that dyeing book, she does have quite the eye for detail.

LimeRiot said...

Ha ha! I always do the same thing. I convince myself I'm saving more money by spending more money :). Looks like you scored some great stuff though. I haven't seen that dye book before but it looks lovely.

fern1knits said...

Yeah... one cannot order from Knit Picks without ordering enough to get free shipping. I am confident that is a very effective business model they have.

AC said...

Oh, I ALWAYS convince myself that I have to go for the free shipping. It just makes sense...right?!

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