Thank you everyone who volunteered to wait. The wait may not be very long. I misunderstood the issue. It seems there was a small problem with how a batch of the wool/alpaca was spinning. That left us short approx 25 beanies for what's shipping TOMORROW. But, I've been told, there's enough 1st edition wool and alpaca for all of the beanies we've promised. A more detailed update will follow on Thursday after I've had a first hand look.
It's been seriously cold here in NE and I know that all of you want your beanies.
I'm heading up to VT on Wednesday Jan 30th to ship out the New Year's beanies. Unfortunately, I was told last night that, "we are going to be about 25 hats short due to mishap with the yarn, it couldn't be predicted until knitting started." I don't know what that means yet (is it for one style of hat or across the board?), but I do know that 25 people will be disappointed and that we'll do everything possible to make them happy. As soon as I know the details I'll post them.
If you want to volunteer to wait for a 2nd edition (or rev 1.5) beanie with something extra TBD please let me know ASAP. I don't know how long it'll take to ship, but suspect it could be another month. Details to follow.
When I'm up in VT we'll be talking about the 2nd edition and setting up a star search for who will be the next Sally Mae.
I hope your holidays were wonderful and that your year is off to a great start. The backers who received their Christmas beanies have been giving them rave reviews. Here's what Eric wrote us:
"One of the highest quality products I've supported on KickSarter! Outstanding. I just ordered a second beanie via your site for myself. My wife confiscated the first one. :)"
The First Edition is closing early. We hoped to make 400 beanies but it now looks like the full run will be limited to approximately 325. We're no longer accepting orders for 1st Editions. We've begun sourcing fiber for a 2nd Edition and hope to show samples online soon.
Liz and Jodee in have been making the yarn for the New Year's beanies and the knitting is about to begin. All of the beanies should be shipped by the end of this month - about 1 week later than we had targeted. Some beanies will be available sooner - we might be able to ship some by the end of next week. If you really need to have your beanie(s) before the 1st week of February please let me know. We'll do the best we can.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012
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123 backers Limited (17 of 140 left)
ONE NEW YEAR'S BEANIE - Choose from one of the three styles (see details in the text). Receive a confirmation email prior to December 22nd. Beanie shipped by end of January. Includes USPS 1st class shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $12 to ship outside the US
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ONE BEANIE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS* - Get one of the first 100 beanies in one of the three styles (see details in text). Includes USPS 1st class shipping by December 17. *Subject to USPS performing as advertised.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Ships within the US only
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TWO NEW YEAR'S BEANIES - Choose two of the three styles. Receive a confirmation email prior to December 22nd with details about the beanies. Beanies shipped by end of January. Includes USPS 1st class shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
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21 backers Limited (4 of 25 left)
THREE NEW YEAR'S BEANIES - Get all three beanies. Receive confirmation email prior to December 22nd. Beanies shipped by end of January. Includes USPS 1st class shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
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BEANIE + SURF LESSON - Get a beanie and a 2-hour surf or SUP lesson from SickDay Surf in Wellfleet Cape Cod. Receive confirmation email prior to December 22nd. Beanie is shipped in January 2013. Includes USPS 1st class shipping. Surf lesson can take place any time between June-September 2013.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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THREE BEANIES SHIPPED BY DECEMBER 17+ CUSTOM WOOD LONGBOARD BY JUNE 2013 - Get all three beanies shipped by December and a custom made renewable wood longboard shaped by Shawn Vecchione. Longboard delivered by June 2013. Includes USPS 1st class shipping for the beanies. Longboard can either be picked up at Vec or we'll help you make other shipping arrangements.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only
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THREE BEANIES SHIPPED BY DECEMBER 17 + FACTORY TOUR + HAVE CONE WINDER MACHINE NAMED AFTER YOU - Get all three beanie choices, have a new cone winder machine named after you at our fiber factory near Middlebury, Vermont and take a tour of the factory next year (it's a small factory with a big spirit). We'll help with travel plans that fit your schedule. Beanies shipped by December 17 via USPS 1st class.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Ships within the US only