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Mathematical scarves knit in luxurious merino. Algorithmically generated patterns, no two scarves are alike. Knit in Seattle, WA.
Mathematical scarves knit in luxurious merino. Algorithmically generated patterns, no two scarves are alike. Knit in Seattle, WA.
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    1. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator 1 day ago

      Matt Nixon: Please read the latest update. Thanks for your support!

    2. Matt Nixon
      1 day ago

      Disappointed that we are STILL waiting here as I was expecting this to arrive before LAST winter - could you please crack on and complete this.

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      Ed on April 19

      Shame about the website but best to move on and actually ship.

      Please, please, PLEASE can we have mandelbrot scarves? PLEASE?

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      Jay Baker on April 19

      Thank you for the update FBZ! Looking forward to the scarf. I don't care one iota about picking the design. It will be a gift for my wife and I will enjoy explaining the idea behind it. And it will hopefully serve as an ongoing conversation starter.

    5. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on April 19

      Thank you all for your support regarding the latest update. I really appreciate it. Can't wait to get you all your mathy knitwear!

    6. Madeleine Shepherd on April 19

      Hi FBZ! Thank you for the update. I think you made the correct decision to abandon the website and make up the rewards without it. I'm sure you're gutted to have to do this but it's better to clear the obligations sooner rather than later. You'll feel free to get on with new designs and may even be able to get a fresh view on how to make the website work once you're free of this burden.

      Personally, I've always viewed Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms as a way of helping people to do interesting things that they wouldn't otherwise be able to do. Getting something tangible back tempts me to give more to the projects I back but I'm well aware it this is not a straightforward online shop. Timescales have stretched, usually because of technical stuff, but I've never been let down yet. I'm glad you've taken this decision so you should avoid being the first. Looking forward to getting my scarf in due course.

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      Michael Fincham on April 19

      Likewise, I'm not fussed about the delays! Backing this project was still great fun and it's a cool idea.

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      Liz Denys on April 18

      Thank you for the update! I am personally really excited for this product and don't mind the delays - I know projects can have tough twists and turns as they evolve. I just wanted to mention that because not all 794 backers feel the same way as expressed in a previous comment here...

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      Giles Richard Greenway on April 18

      I *was* wondering what was up. Shit does happen, and this is Kickstarter, not Etsy. So long as I receive a cool scarf, I can be philosophical.

    10. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on April 18

      Hi all, I am putting together an update on the project today. I am sorry but there is no way to refund as this campaign was run as bare break even: the cost of the machine, the yarn, and the cost of shipping materials were covered and that's it. The money was spent on those materials the year this was funded. Thanks for your understanding, and I hope to speak with many of you soon. The update will be out later today, Tuesday April 18th, 2017. Thank you for your continued support.

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      Jay Baker on April 18

      Hello Fabienne. I sure would like to see your project come to fruition.

      I imagine you are sick to death that the schedule has not worked out as you had hoped. The fact that you are not responding to recent comments and that you are not updating status on a weekly basis (at this point) leads me to guess that the website you are building is still no where close to complete ... or that some other issue has come up and delivery is still no where in site.

      If delivery really is close, I suggest that you let the backers know and commit to updating on a very regular basis until shipping. If it is just not working out, you might consider declaring the project defunct and moving on. It is not the end of the world. If I were in your shoes I would be eaten up and if it is just not going to happen, you might as well relieve yourself of that torment, refund the backers, and try something new.

      Again, I hope to get my scarf. However, my suggestion is to end the project one way or another very soon.

    12. Danielle on April 18

      I'm in the refund camp at this point too please.

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      Ruba on April 17

      Hello. I'd like a refund. Please let me know how to make that happen.

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      on April 12

      My sister lives in Seattle and is coming to see me in July. Can she pick mine up and bring it with her? (Two years after pledged)

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      on April 10

      Need an update badly starting to think I'll never see this.

    16. Michael Fogleman on March 29

      FAQ: "If problems come up, creators are expected to post a project update explaining the situation."

      6+ months "working" on a website to pick a pattern, and nearing the 2 year mark since launching. Vague updates and no evidence of working toward it on Twitter.

      Just show me some patterns and let me pick one in a survey form. This doesn't need to be complicated. I don't need a guaranteed universally unique scarf. I just want what I paid for. I'm sure 794 other people feel the same way.

      795 backers, @fbz.

    17. flip phillips on March 27

      "update coming out later today" - longest day -ever-.

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      Otto Moerbeek on March 25

      Silence is not golden... if you have problems getting stuff ready, tell us. I'd understand probably.

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      Banderole on March 23

      If your having trouble delivering on the original requirement via a website it would be wise to offer an alternate means of either accepting a design or producing a scarf in a single color if desired.

      You might also consider unveiling a draft of your website.

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      alexandreanzalayayamajako on March 18

      Hi any chance of an update ? I thought I would get my scarf for the end of march.

    21. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on March 10

      Ryan Bird: We haven't started production yet, and the website is almost ready for you to pick out your scarf. We'll keep all the backers posted! Thanks!

    22. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on March 10

      Hi all, update coming out later today. Thanks for your support!

    23. Ryan Bird on March 10

      I never received item

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      Banderole on March 3

      Can we get some sort of update please?

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      Hillary O'Neill on February 27

      How's it coming along? Any new news?

    26. flip phillips on January 30

      "Most items will probably be on track to be produced and shipped by the end of March 2017" I'm beginning to feel like this isn't going to happen. Comments?

    27. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on December 14

      Aussie Jess: I am still building the website for you to pick out the pattern.

    28. Aussie Jess
      on December 14

      Sorry I saw the colour options but don't we have pattern choices as well??
      That's what I'm referring to. What are our pattern choices?
      Sorry. I was tired yesterday and didn't communicate properly.

    29. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on December 13

      Aussie Jess: I sent out a second update today with pictures of the color options (there are only three options: Black and White, Purple and Black, or Purple and White). Thanks!

    30. Aussie Jess
      on December 13


      Before we fill out our survey can you please do a post showing all the colour way options and their names???

      As I'm confused about what my choices are

      Kind Regards,

    31. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on December 13

      Hi all, I send out two updates today, one for everyone with updates, one with colors to chose from for the backers at the scarf level and above. Thanks!

    32. Eric
      on December 13

      Second the call for pictures. I note a color-shifted picture of the black and white version, a model wearing the black and purple, but no exemplar of purple-and-white?

    33. Mitch Altman on December 13

      Congrats on all the progress!

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      on December 13

      Dang, you tease us with Mandelbrots and then say no :-(

      As for the survey: it's been sooooooo long, how about a pic of each color scarf?

    35. Tom Campbell on December 12

      I would love an update please.

    36. Brendan O'Connor on December 5

      Since it has been two months since the last update, could we get another?

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      Elizabeth Ball on November 29

      I was really really hoping this would come by Christmas, waiting so long. How will I know if it is coming in time? and yes I agree with the other comments, my mathematician husband would LOVE the Mandelbrot design...

    38. flip phillips on November 18

      So this is looking like it will be pushed back to after the holidays despite the previous messages?

    39. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on November 2

      @Michael Toecker: I am working on software. Would you like to come visit my office and see the machine in action? I have office hours on Thursdays at 2pm by appointment and on the second Saturday of each month. Just email me at fabienne at fabienne dot us to schedule a visit. I updated the new schedule (aiming to ship before the holidays) in the last two updates which you can read. Thanks for your support!

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      Michael Toecker on November 2

      Hi, could you please post a schedule of the major items you are working on to get orders fulfilled? Seems like the date has slipped into the 6 months late range, and I'd like to know what the new plan is.

    41. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on October 7, 2016

      Hi all, I have posted another Kickstarter update just now. Thank you for your continued support. As always, please feel free to come by the office if you are in Seattle to see the machine in action. Visits by appointment please, simply email me at fabienne at fabienne dot us.

    42. Lam Sai Tat on September 23, 2016

      Yeah like Ed I'm also a software developer, if you ever get stuck on building the site we're more than happy to help out, even if it's just brain storming on how to approach a certain logic or better strategies to streamline your development. Let us know about the process.

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      Ed on September 19, 2016

      Silence may be golden but you can have too much of a good thing! Any chance of an update?

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      Ed on August 11, 2016

      Get the software right before shipping. Moans about lack of visible progress are as nothing to complaints about dodgy software.

      I have a long IT background, if you need help with testing or just to bounce ideas off, message me.

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      on July 26, 2016

      I've seen more news on Twitter...

    46. Lam Sai Tat on June 11, 2016

      @fbz How are the rest of the yarn coming along? Are we still on schedule with the production? If not, an update is what keeps the backers patient. ;)

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      Brian on May 3, 2016

      Is there any update to be updated?

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      Otto Moerbeek on March 2, 2016

      You are probably very busy, but I was hoping to get an update of the state of things, thanks.

    49. Fabienne "fbz" Serriere Creator on February 2, 2016

      @Aussie Jess: Things are going well! I am hoping to get an update out tomorrow. The machine arrived two weeks ago, and it is working. I am knitting test knits on it at the moment and coding software to be able to script it. The scarves are still on track for June!

    50. Aussie Jess
      on February 2, 2016

      How's everything going? Haven't heard anything for a while. Hoping to have the scarf by June :)

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