Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New pattern & 60% discount for my readers!

I finished the pattern for the Winter Simplicity Hat! There is a discount on it now for my blog readers! 60% off... That means you can get this great pattern for only $1.20 now! Get the discount by using the coupon code Winter60 on ravelry. The discount is available until January 13th.

And while you are getting this nice pattern, also get the free Winter Simplicity Legwarmers to match the hat!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Catching up...

I've been knitting on some projects for the last few weeks, I just haven't found the time to post about it.

I knit a new hat to match the Winter Simplicity Legwarmers. I'm actually writing up the pattern for that now. I will make it available through ravelry soon. And I got some new orders, a gray and a purple Purple Delight Hat. Not through Etsy however, but through a free Dutch site. My Etsy store is ready to put items in, but I haven't knitted anything yet. One way or the other I just can't sell the first FO of a new pattern :S. Really silly, I have at least 10 hats :P. But I'm working on that.
And I'm knitting a checkered hat for my boyfriend in black and gray. That one is not even near to being finished yet. I was about half way only to find out that it was to small and that I had to start all over.
And... I almost forgot... I knit a pink (maybe a little too much pink :S) beret with a bow tie. You can find it here. It's called Sugar 'n Candy Tam.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Buying a pattern -- How it works

All patterns that are available on this weblog are available through Ravelry is an online knitting community and a market place for knitting and crochet patterns.

Buying a pattern

When you click the "Buy Now" button, you will be redirected to the Ravelry website, as shown below.

From here, you will automatically will be redirected to PayPal.

If you see a pattern you want to buy, but you also want to keep browsing other patterns, please use the "Add to Cart" button. When you click this, a pop-up from Ravelry will come up, showing the content of you shopping basket. At this moment, you can either chose to go to checkout or to continue shopping.

At any given time, you can click the "Show Cart" button, to see the content of your basket and go to check-out. When you click "Checkout Now", you will be redirected to Ravelry and subsequently to Paypal, as described above.

At this moment, PayPal is the only supported payment option.

How do discounts work?

We feature various types of discounts. There are automatic discounts for everyone, and coupon based discounts, which can be used by everyone who has the coupon code. 

Automatic discounts

And example of an automatic discount is the Bohemian Allure Winter Set. In this case, if you buy two or more items of the set, you will receive a 25% discount, as stated in the description.

I this case, the discount will be automatically calculated when you add the two items to your basket.

Coupon code discounts

Coupon codes can be used to receive an individual discount. These discounts can apply to all patterns, or specific ones, and are of temporary use, most of the time. Together with the coupon code, you will receive the information you need to use it (for example, time span in which the coupon can be used, or to which patterns the coupon applies).

To use a coupon code, add the pattern you want to purchase to your cart.

Then, click "use a coupon code". A box will show up, in which you can enter you coupon code. Click "apply", and the discount will be calculated.