They typically do not send shipping confirmation e-mails. if you go on to the knit picks website up at the top there is a link for order status. you can log in there to see where in the process your order is. I ordered from them last thursday and it said it shipped early this week but I don't have it yet. with the free shipping they can some times be slow - I'd say you should receive it in 7-10 days after you placed the order.
Sometimes I've gotten my orders really fast, other times, it seemed to take forever. I think delivery time might be more dependent on the USPS than KP, though. It seems like the KP folks usually fill their orders pretty quickly. How long the postal system takes to process them is another story, especially where parcel post is concerned. But I just can't justify paying more for rush delivery.
I just ordered a set of classic circs for my first foray into sock knitting (why oh why did I wait until yesterday?), and I know they're going to take forever to come. In the mean time, however, I've got other projects to amuse myself with, including a koolaid dying adventure with sock yarn. (I'm so excited about the kool aid thing. I just hope I don't make too much of a mess in the kitchen!)
There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
My order took about a week. It's all up to USPS. And dying with kool aid can be very messy. I did my roving last week. Wear gloves, have a trash bag or plastic table cloth to put yarn on, and have bleach or soft scrub w/ bleach in case it drips. It cleans up.