A thank you: two exclusive designs.
As we enter the final week of our campaign we thank you all again for your participation, enthusiasm and generosity of spirit. As you read this update, our dye house is busy dyeing our yarn, and we're working on getting our web site ready to let you choose your socks. www.xoab.us will also become our online store and central source of information for XOAB. As one of our founding supporters, you will have entree to previews of new designs and exclusive access to special releases.
But first, as a special thank you for being on board from the very beginning and helping us get started, we've decided not to wait for our $100K stretch goal; we'd like to offer you two new designs. (See the images below.) These will be exclusive Kickstarter releases, available only to backers who've pledged for at least one pair of socks during the course of our campaign. Anyone who pledges for socks before the end of the campaign is welcome to increase their pledge to get these new designs. After this production run, they will not be knit again.
These designs will be an *add-on* to your existing pledge. You are welcome to purchase up to three pair of each pattern for an additional $18.00 per pair. Just increase your pledge by the number you want to purchase, multiplied by $18.00. When you choose your rewards there will be a special section where you can select these designs, in any of their color variations (which appear at the bottom of each image below). There will be no extra charge for shipping these designs to US or international backers.
As we've said before, thank you for helping to spread the word about XOAB. This project would not be happening without your support; we will always be grateful. Please introduce yourselves via email or Facebook. We always enjoy meeting new people and hearing your thoughts and suggestions.
Rick & Neil
(We're showing an extra detail on these images: when Neil is creating designs, his working sketches are in the form of bitmap images, with one pixel representing each stitch. The rectangles at the bottom of each of the pictures are thumbnails of his working drawings, showing each entire design at a glance, which then wraps around the sock when it's knit. The heel is inserted in the middle of the design on either side, the welt at the top and toe at the bottom.)