Shop Update 06.12.09 – Part I

Every time Tony dyes, there’ll be an odd skein here and there that gets rejected. Sometimes the colourway came out a bit blah, or it may have got cross contaminated with dye and has discoloured spots. In any case, every few weeks, Tony does a re-dye batch, where he overdyes these rejected skeins. The results are always spectacular, because when you layer colour on top of colour, you get incredibly saturated complex colourways. It’s unfortunate that there’s usually only one of them!!! Here are some of my favourite single skeins from this week:

Sylvia 2ply Yo Ho Ho

Daisy 4ply Frankie & Johnny

Elinor What If

Elinor Last Call

Elinor Carnival Lights

Sylvia Aran Auld Lang Syne

Elinor Aran Hornpipe

More favourites tomorrow!

Posh Cashmere Club 2010

It’s almost here!!! Get out a red marker pen and put a big ring around tomorrow’s date, because this is one Posh event you really don’t want to forget! Just to remind you of all the details:

The Club will run throughout 2010, with yarn being sent out every other month. You will receive 2 skeins (55g each, so a total of 110g) of a different weight of cashmere or cashmere/silk yarn each time, giving you a fantastic opportunity to try out some of our most popular luxury yarns. The yarns being featured will be:

Sophia 2ply – pure cashmere, 400 yards per 55g skein, retail price £11 per skein.
Sophia 4ply – pure cashmere, 200 yards per 55g skein, retail price £11 per skein.
Sophia 8ply – pure cashmere, 100 yards per 55g skein, retail price £11 per skein.
Eva 2ply – 45% cashmere / 55% silk, 400 yards per 55g skein, retail price £9 per skein.
Eva 4ply – 45% cashmere / 55% silk, 200 yards per 55g skein, retail price £9 per skein.
Eva 8ply – 45% cashmere / 55% silk, 100 yards per 55g skein, retail price £9 per skein.

(The yarn types are fixed, there will be no substitutions or replacements.)

Along with each shipment of yarn, you will receive a club newsletter, telling you about our inspiration for that month’s colourway, and suggesting a number of suitable patterns. The yarn will be sent out at the start of February, April, June, August, October, and December, as follows:

February – 2 x 55g skeins of Sophia 4ply
April – 2 x 55g skeins of Sophia 2ply
June – 2 x 55g skeins of Eva 2ply
August – 2 x 55g skeins of Eva 4ply
October – 2 x 55g skeins of Eva 8ply
December – 2 x 55g skeins of Sophia 8ply

Signups will open at 9pm (UK time – GMT) on Wednesday December 2nd, and places will be limited, and sold on a first come first served basis. Only one place per customer, please! Membership costs £100 for the year, plus postage costs. Postage costs will be £15 for UK members, £18 for EU members, and £20 for international members. So, here’s the total cost of a year’s membership of the Posh Cashmere Club 2010:

UK Membership: £115
EU Membership: £118
International Membership: £120

When you checkout, you will be able to see three postage options, depending on where you live. Please make sure that you select the correct one! Once all the spots are filled, the Club will show as being sold out.

I think this is going to be our most exciting update ever – I can hardly wait!!! Let’s hope we don’t break the server, lol…….