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jeanius80
09-03-2007, 01:29 AM
BFL (blue faced Leicester)
Anyways, there are several different weights, Aran, Sock, DK, Bulky ... all are 70.- per 1 kilo cone or 75.- per 10 100 gr (approx 3.5 oz) skeins. Skeins have to be ordered in 10s, but you can easily split them with someone else.

Same as before, cones are 70.- per kilo including shipping to me, skeins are 10x100 grams (10x3.5 oz) for 75.- including shipping to me. If you do NOT want your yarn skeined in those increments, please order a cone and make a note for me in the database. The price will be the same as it is for yarn skeined at the mill, but you can let me know how you want yours skeined and I will do it for you. There are roughly 33 oz per cone.

You can get Aran, Bulky, Sock, DK, Sport... but it really depends on what he has. If DK is out and it might be weeks before he has it again, you might have to change your order or wait until the next co-op (that's what happened with this round, he was totally out of Bulky for example)

This closes 9/30 with payments due at this point. DO NOT send payment before I call for them.
Yes, all undyed. We're getting it straight from the manufacturer :)

Connyanyone interested? let me know. this is a fairly quick- going order, but she is leaving it open to a specific date as there is no minimum order. if anything, i was thinking we could order a couple of skeins sets and split them.
Since this is a simple coop (no colorways) I will start a KH blog if there is anyone interested. :mrgreen:

Yarn Doc
09-03-2007, 01:59 AM
Is the sock weight superwash? <crossing fingers>

quiltbugj
09-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Could you explain what a coop is? I'm totally clueless about this.

jeanius80
09-03-2007, 12:23 PM
I am waiting on an answer about it being superwash or not... she hasn't answered the question yet... maybe today?

a coop is when a group of people get together and make a large group purchase in order to get lower (sometime wholesale) pricing on things. in our case it's yarn. i checked out wool2dye4 (http://www.wool2dye4.com/fingering.html) prices for the sport weight of the BFL to compare prices. her price for a 1 kilo cone is $82. so you'd save $12. HTH

BostonBecca
09-03-2007, 12:48 PM
Which Sock is it? The Ultra or the SuperSock? I am looking for something to knit my chuppah out of and don't want something in merino.

http://www.wool2dye4.com/fingering.html

Thanks for posting these!

jeanius80
09-03-2007, 12:57 PM
i am still waiting on a response. the coop admin has been sick and away from the computer. i don't know if any of theyarn will be superwash.....i do know you can order any of the weights.

jeanius80
09-03-2007, 01:23 PM
the coop admin just emailed me and said that the sockyarn is 100% superwash :yay:

Yarn Doc
09-04-2007, 12:26 AM
Oooooo....let me ask my friend if she wants to split a shipment with me!

jeanius80
09-04-2007, 01:00 AM
i too was thinking of ordering some sock but definantly can't afford 10... was hoping for a 50/50 split too...:think:
anyone else interested?

Yarn Doc
09-04-2007, 10:10 AM
jeanius, I'll split it with you!!! My friend has not gotten back to me yet, and I want yarn!

bajanKnit
09-04-2007, 11:33 AM
I would like to get yarn as well but as jeanius can't afford that much anyone else willing to split???

Lady Violet
09-04-2007, 11:41 AM
how much would a 50/50 split be for each person?
(if it's listed somewhere, i'm not so dense as to not be able to figure it out. i just haven't noticed it anywhere. :wink:)

bajanKnit
09-04-2007, 12:08 PM
One other question is their anyway if other people want to split that we can get different weights?

LIke if someone does not want 10 or 5 skeins in one weight?

Just thought I would ask.

jeanius80
09-04-2007, 12:39 PM
the orders have to be in multiples of 10 (this is coming directly from the mill) so we can't order say, 5 sock, and 5 aran. sorry. the cost for 10 skeins (any weight) is $75.

so if two or more people want to split an order, it's up to you to decide together what weight of yarn you'd like. if 5 is too much, perhaps you could split it between 3 people (4/3/3?) or 4 (2/2/2/3) or what ever combination works. at $7.50 a skein, it's a great deal for this yarn. HTH

jeanius80
09-04-2007, 12:40 PM
ok yarn doc, you and i can split 50/50 an order of 10 sock yarn skeins :yay:

bajanKnit
09-04-2007, 12:45 PM
Ok Thanks jeanius I am interested in the dk weight.

Lady Violet
09-04-2007, 12:46 PM
okay. since i don't really know the technical knitting stuff (yet) like yarn weight to actual weight to yardage ratios, how many yards are we talking about?

Yarn Doc
09-04-2007, 01:20 PM
:woot::woot::woot::woot::woot:
:woohoo:

:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

cloud9

jeanius80
09-04-2007, 01:56 PM
these yardages are approximate! not exact.. hope this helps! (this yardage is per kilo)
4200 fingering
3975 sport
2450 DK
1815 aran
550 bulky

Lady Violet
09-04-2007, 02:07 PM
i just saw that on the blog. thanks!
that's quite a few pairs of socks. :think:

jeanius80
09-07-2007, 02:14 PM
bump
anyone else? i just have me and yarndoc (10x100grm sock skeins)

let me know!

Secksiebrat
09-08-2007, 12:06 AM
I would be interested in 2 or 3 skeins of the sock yarn if there were others that wanted to go in with me to make a full 10 skeins. Let me know if anyone else is interested, if not I'll hold off for another time.

~danielle~

JGM
09-11-2007, 05:17 PM
I would be interested in 2 or 3 skeins of the sock yarn if there were others that wanted to go in with me to make a full 10 skeins. Let me know if anyone else is interested, if not I'll hold off for another time.

~danielle~
I'm interested in the sock yarn...Secksiebrat, I can split with you and possibly someone else if they're interested.

jeanius80
09-17-2007, 03:46 PM
bump!

anyone else interested? (yarndoc, i gave her our order, she hasn't called for payments yet though, i'll keep you updated! :) )

robynbird
09-17-2007, 05:07 PM
I'm interested in the sock yarn...Secksiebrat, I can split with you and possibly someone else if they're interested.

I'll go in with you for a couple, 3 skeins. Let me know.

JGM
09-17-2007, 05:11 PM
I'll go in with you for a couple, 3 skeins. Let me know.
Sounds good. So you'll take 3, Secksiebrat will take 2 or 3 and I'll take the rest (4 or 5)

robynbird
09-18-2007, 12:18 PM
Sounds good. So you'll take 3, Secksiebrat will take 2 or 3 and I'll take the rest (4 or 5)

Great! :cheering:

jeanius80
09-18-2007, 01:08 PM
ok i will add another 10 skeins of sock yarn.

I do need to let you know that paypal has been charging me a 3% fee since the last coop was so large. they figured i must be a seller :) It would be great if you could add 3% to your totals when you send the monies.
the total for 10 skeins(of any weight) is $75 (or $7.50 a skein)

JGM
09-18-2007, 03:36 PM
ok i will add another 10 skeins of sock yarn.

I do need to let you know that paypal has been charging me a 3% fee since the last coop was so large. they figured i must be a seller :) It would be great if you could add 3% to your totals when you send the monies.
the total for 10 skeins(of any weight) is $75 (or $7.50 a skein)
That's lame. boo paypal

robynbird
09-18-2007, 04:52 PM
ok i will add another 10 skeins of sock yarn.

I do need to let you know that paypal has been charging me a 3% fee since the last coop was so large. they figured i must be a seller :) It would be great if you could add 3% to your totals when you send the monies.
the total for 10 skeins(of any weight) is $75 (or $7.50 a skein)

THAT's why I'm getting fees from funded payments! I couldn't figure it out. UGH!

Anyway, I'll take 3 of the skeins for sure.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-18-2007, 07:15 PM
The yardage you posted is for 10 skeins?

jeanius80
09-18-2007, 11:34 PM
yeah, but it's approximate.

jeanius80
09-24-2007, 12:34 AM
BUMP:teehee:

jeanius80
10-03-2007, 06:42 PM
THIS SUCKS A TON....
Ok, this is going to sound like a vent, and it sorta is...

I'm very disappointed at the moment. After the last emails with Andy, he had no problem letting this last co-op run until the end of October when the Bulky was going to be done... well, he just gave me a new timeframe, and it looks like the yarn won't be ready for another 6-8 weeks. At the same time he also told me to please wrap this co-op up now, because it's not fair to Sheila to hold off placing the order for so long...

While I totally understand his point of view, I'm also incredibly upset and disappointed. We all know that Customer Service has been lacking lately. This is one of the main reasons why Andy no longer ships to individuals, but has decided to appoint distributors in the US who will handle the influx of yarn. Great idea, it really is... at least for those of us with biz licenses, because we can still get our yarn at wholesale through www.wool2dye4.com (http://www.wool2dye4.com/) (Sheila is really great to work with!!).. Not so great for those of you who were getting it at slightly higher then wholesale prices... But in a way I feel betrayed. He's gone back on his word with regards to this co-op, and I'm actually a little hurt by it (sad, huh??)

The point I'm trying to make is this... I'm tired. I really don't enjoy the run around I'm getting. I sent Andy a list of what was in the database right now and there are only 20 skeins of Bulky available, and I don't really remember what else was missing... The point I'm trying to make is this..

It's time that we say goodbye to our relationship with Andy as a co-op. I think if we just drop this co-op and invest our money either through Sheila as well as US fiber producers, it'll be better for all of us. Especially those of you who were getting a ton of yarn for your stores anyways. This way you won't have to wait until next month... A lot of us are WAHMs and we depend on a steady influx of product into our stores... Unfortunately we haven't been able to count on that as far as the BFL is concerned...I'm still going to be in contact with him because I really really want the yarn to be spun that he and I have been talking about. But the fact is, those of you who ordered Bulky won't be getting it, because it's just not instock. I can't remember if the sock is ready or not, I think he was going to get back with me on this.. So a good half of the ppl who were going to place an order, won't be getting any, or missing most of what they needed.

At this time, I'd say lets just drop the co-op altogether and instead place a killer order with Brad at Wooly Wonders by Nada (I'm getting ready to set the database up, just need to check on a couple of things)...

Please do not be angry or upset at Andy (or myself..lol)... I just cannot deal with this anymore. I try to run a pretty tight ship when running co-ops, and this is just throwing me way off... I have Swifts/Winders going, as well as the Valley Yarns on Yarnaddicts (going to open it on hcd as well). WWbN is getting ready as well.

So please do not be upset but I'm going to delete the BFL databases in a few days. If you have any questions regarding getting your yarn from Sheila at w2d4 for your store, please contact her personally.

Thanks everyone...


Conny
www.happycheeksdiapers.com (http://www.happycheeksdiapers.com/)


YarnDoc, i'll refund your payment you sent. this makes me sad...:verysad:

JGM
10-03-2007, 08:06 PM
I was wondering about this. I suppose it's just as well for me, I shouldn't be spending any more money on yarn anyway.