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sheldon
04-17-2013, 09:42 AM
Hey Everyone,

Amy and I are excited to announce that we've launched a new version of the KH shop. Come take a look!

http://shop.knittinghelp.com/

The KH shop is a fantastic way to support KnittingHelp.com, while scoring some snazzy knitterly fixings as well as books and DVDs. The new store has some new features like an simpler checkout, wish lists, gift certificates, and coupon codes.

In related news, we are now stocking 3 different Knitter's Pride interchangeable kits. In celebration of this new line, we a offering them with free shipping (within the US only), and if you use the coupon code KPRIDE5 you will receive an additional 5% off the kit price. This coupon expires after Sunday.

We are also offering free shipping on our Pink and Blue Denise Kits. All the needles we sell in the store are located here:

http://shop.knittinghelp.com/knitting-needles/

The Knitter's Pride kits are very nice and Amy and I are planning on putting together a video review of them in the next couple of weeks.

Thank you.

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 10:10 AM
Enabler.



So when will you start selling yarn? :roflhard:

GrumpyGramma
04-17-2013, 10:15 AM
Free shipping. 5% discount. Play fair, Sheldon! :)
Enabler is right. Knitting codependent. Give me time I'll think of something else! :mrgreen:

:roflhard:

sheldon
04-17-2013, 10:19 AM
LOL!

Oh, it's coming. We have a bunch of Berkshire (a Valley Yarn line offered by Webs). It's been Amy's favorite lately and she's been using it in the videos we've been shooting. I need to start selling it before she uses it up. Maybe having yarn in our office wasn't such a good idea after all. :mrgreen:

We're just working out the logistics. Being able to offer yarn kits was part of the motivation with the new store.

Enabler.
So when will you start selling yarn? :roflhard:

GrumpyGramma
04-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Add Speed Demon Service to your list of enticements. I just got the email, the order I placed this morning has already been shipped. Show offs. :-P

ETA I can't believe I forgot to say Thank You! as that was the purpose of the post in the first place.

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 02:36 PM
It took only two business days for me to get my Denise and I live in Colorado!

Jan in CA
04-17-2013, 02:37 PM
I tried to order the sampler, but there was a problem. Don't know if if was due to PayPal or being on my iPad. I order all the time from here though so who knows. I'll try from my computer.

Update - Didn't work on the computer either. I sent an email per the error. Paypal is easier, but I can just do the normal checkout for now if you prefer, Sheldon. Don't want to make extra work.

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 02:51 PM
I tried to order the sampler, but there was a problem. Don't know if if was due to PayPal or being on my iPad. I order all the time from here though so who knows. I'll try from my computer.

My browser barfed and I couldn't order after that. Hopefully Sheldon can email you a PayPal invoice, too.

Antares
04-17-2013, 03:46 PM
OH! You're sooooo bad!!!!

Nonetheless, thanks for this information. Darn it! I don't need anymore needles, though!

sheldon
04-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Add Speed Demon Service to your list of enticements. I just got the email, the order I placed this morning has already been shipped. Show offs. :-P

ETA I can't believe I forgot to say Thank You! as that was the purpose of the post in the first place.

And THANK YOU! We hope you love the Novas. They look great.

It took only two business days for me to get my Denise and I live in Colorado!

I always appreciate businesses that ship promptly. So whenever possible we try to get the order out the door on the same day. On most week days, orders placed before 1 or 2PM will typically make it out in the mail.


I tried to order the sampler, but there was a problem. Don't know if if was due to PayPal or being on my iPad. I order all the time from here though so who knows. I'll try from my computer.

I think I tracked the issue down to a paypal address mis-match. If the address you enter in on the website doesn't match what paypal has on file for you, paypal rejects the transaction. It's frustrating because they don't make it know to the customer that that's the problem. Double check that the addresses are correct and match on both the KH shop and paypal. Hope that does the trick!

My browser barfed and I couldn't order after that. Hopefully Sheldon can email you a PayPal invoice, too.

I'm not sure what happened when you tried to order. Paypal is a strange beast sometimes. But I'm glad we were able to work it out and get your needles to you. Thanks again!

OH! You're sooooo bad!!!!
Nonetheless, thanks for this information. Darn it! I don't need anymore needles, though!

These needles are AMAZING! EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE needs a pair. :mrgreen:

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 05:03 PM
I think it may have been our network. Yesterday I bought yarn from knitpicks and had the same PayPal problem (mega slow loading etc.) I switched to 4G and it was fine. O.o

Note: I'm on my phone a lot! It's a mini computer for me. I always have too many apps etc running, though I cleared the RAM memory or some jazz.

sheldon
04-17-2013, 06:24 PM
You're not alone. About 1/3 of our traffic comes from phones and tablets. It's amazing! I've done a lot to make sure the videos work for mobile visitors. But we still have a lot of work to do to make the site more mobile friendly overall.

Jan in CA
04-18-2013, 07:56 PM
I ordered the Knitter's Pride Comby interchangeable Needle Sampler today from KH!

Had to switch browsers to get it to work for me, but yay! :cheering:

GrumpyGramma
04-19-2013, 05:05 PM
I got my needles today. Thank you.

sheldon
04-19-2013, 09:39 PM
I'm glad they arrived before the weekend for you. I hope you enjoy them.

And thanks again for ordering from us. ;)

Jeremy
04-20-2013, 10:02 PM
I've tried the Berkshire yarn and its very good.:thumbsup:

sheldon
04-20-2013, 10:17 PM
Amy loves it. She's been using the yarn in all new knitting videos we have shot over the last few months.

We're still trying to put together our Berkshire yarn, needle, & pattern kits. We're looking at a couple of felted bag patterns and a scarf pattern to offer as summer projects. These kits are targeted towards beginners knitters. Our hope is to offer a simple and inexpensive way for new knitters to get everything they need to complete their first project and introduce them to the world of wool. Our last piece is getting the circular needles and any other notions.

I've tried the Berkshire yarn and its very good.:thumbsup:

Jan in CA
04-22-2013, 06:26 PM
I got my new needles today! Thanks, Knitting Help!

twoxover
04-26-2013, 06:52 AM
where are the knitters pride needles manufactured??

sheldon
04-26-2013, 08:43 AM
The Knitter's Pride needles are manufactured in India. Same as Knit Picks Options. As far as I am aware, the only truly US sourced mass produced interchangeable needles are Denise interchangeable needles. There are some small scale handmade needles like daykcraft which are lovingly crafted in VT. But they are expensive and the wait time is typically over 6 months. Gorgeous needles though and they have a swiveling connector to prevent the needle from unscrewing during use.

where are the knitters pride needles manufactured??

N0obKnitter
04-27-2013, 10:03 AM
Apparently, KnitPicks has switched to a Chinese manufacturer and has blunter tips and stiffer cords ( I was reading about it on Rav.) I'll try to post a link:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitpicks-lovers/2515252/1-25

GrumpyGramma
04-27-2013, 12:55 PM
Apparently, KnitPicks has switched to a Chinese manufacturer and has blunter tips and stiffer cords ( I was reading about it on Rav.) I'll try to post a link:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitpicks-lovers/2515252/1-25

I'm so glad I saw this! Henceforth WEBS gets my needle orders. Thanks. I recently got a size 0 fixed circ from WEBS and it has the tip I wanted. Maybe I better hurry up and get the rest of the sizes I want before they change too. I cannot abide blunt needle tips.

Lizars1735
04-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Apparently, KnitPicks has switched to a Chinese manufacturer and has blunter tips and stiffer cords ( I was reading about it on Rav.) I'll try to post a link:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitpicks-lovers/2515252/1-25

Wow. I wish I saw this before I got my Nickel Plated interchangeable set. I just got them and was thinking that the tips didn't seem as sharp as I remember them and the cables seemed a little stiffer than they should be. So I compared the tips I just got to the tips of a set I got a few years ago from a sample set and the tips are indeed not as sharp as they used to be. I recently started a project and decided to use my ChiaGoo fixed circular instead of the KP set I had just gotten. I wish I knew earlier.

Jan in CA
04-27-2013, 03:59 PM
I'm glad I already have a good set and a half or more. I'll stick to Knitter's Pride now. I also has a nail file I LOVED, but when they switched to Chinese manufacturing it ruined it.