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Variables in projects made on looms

Hello Loomers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of a school season and looking forward to family reunions and vacations all summer.  You can loom in the summer too, watch for fun projects in our news letters.

Over the years I occasionally have gotten emails from a client who made a hat on a loom and wrote me to say  “IT DIDN”T FIT ME! and I am very upset!”

Loom knitting is only an exact science if it is being done by one person, with the exact same yarn and same stitch done everytime.  Even then it can vary a little bit.

Loom knitting is a Variable sport.  It is Unique and fun and the loom sizes are averages not specifics.  We remind people that if the first hat didn’t work, give it as a gift to someone, and try it again with a different yarn or a different wrap.  Make swatches, keep notes for what you each like best when looming.  Share your ideas and findings.

I want to clarify again, in case some of you haven’t had this explained.

Adult Large looms fit most large headed men and make great cowels and shawls.

Adult Regular looms fit most men and larger headed women or if you like a loose fitted hat

Adult Small looms fit most women and teenager youth.

MOST means NOT EVERYONE.  The universal looms with the wedges let you tweek sizes a little easier to find your best size, but if you change the yarn or the wrap your project will change a bit.

Don’t give up, keep experimenting, that is what is so awesome about loom knitting, You get unique and wonderful projects everytime.

Thank you for those of you that love our looms.

We are blessed to know you and share our looms around the world.

Cindy

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Summer Service Project: I was a stranger – Mongolian Youth Hat/ Cowl project

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SUMMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! My husband and I served in the United States Peace Corps in Mongolia from 2003-2005.   We lived in a “ger” and for two years we had no running water, a wood burning stove for heat and limited electricity for just a few hours every other night.  We taught English at the local schools and worked with the teachers to improve their teaching.

Winters in Mongolia are very long and cold reaching temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit. I wore long underwear from Oct 1-June 1 both years, adding more and more layers the colder it got. Any part of your face (cheeks, ears, nose) that were not covered when you went outside could be frost bit.  Hat, scarves and cowls were essential to staying warm and protecting yourself from the winter hazards.

Sadly, there are many youth and children in Mongolia that are impoverished and even homeless and suffer cruelly from the cold. Our Summer Service Project provides an opportunity for American loomers, especially youth and teens, to provide an essential gift for these wonderful Mongolian youth by making a scarf, cowl, or hat and sending them to us, at CinDWood Crafts and Premium Knitting Looms, to be mailed to my contacts in Mongolia for distribution to needy families.

We will be collecting hats and scarf/cowl sets between May 1, 2016 and Sept 1, 2016.
Mail your contribution to: CinDWood Crafts, Attn: Summer Service, 2305 Ranch Road, Eagle Mountain, UT  84005 United States.
Our goal is to encourage our wonderful looming community to create 150 sets of hats/scarves to send to Mongolia.  This would be a great service project for youth groups at summer camp! Contact us for large quantity pricing.

50 will go to Murun (the town we lived in) 50 to Darkhan (where we trained) and 50 more sets to UlaanBaatar (the capital city of Mongolia) for distribution to needy youth and children.

We have created Summer Service Kits in 3/4″ and 5/8″ gauges
which will come with a loom for making a hat, cowl/scarf and a skein of yarn and some basic knit/purl patterns. The skein will make one 50 yard youth hat and one 50 yard youth cowl or scarf to make patterns that need more yarn you may order an extra skein.

Feel free to use yarn and looms you already have. Anyone is invited to participate. But we thought with summer coming up, this might be a great way to get your teenagers and children involved in loom knitting with a purpose while they are out of school.

*** Remember there are NO WASHING MACHINES, everything must be hand washed, so yarn used should be durable. Also darker colors are preferable to hide dirt and dust.***
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Custom Fine Gauge Loom Requests

Due to the many requests for various looms to be adapted to fine gauge, we are currently not accepting any custom orders for fine gauge looms. We will be releasing more fine gauge looms through out 2016.  We will be using our facebook page and  I Love CinDWood Looms facebook group to poll our customers about what looms would be most popular in these new gauges and in what order we should release them. We will be releasing 1 new fine gauge at a time through out the next year. We will keep customers posted via facebook, newsletter, our blog and website about what is coming.  We will be offering pre-orders on the next available loom. More information will be available in the November Newsletter.

Cindy

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USPS Shipping Changes

It appears that USPS has closed some of their sorting stations, and some of our orders are arriving slower than usual.  When you receive the email from us that they have shipped. They have gone out that day.  We can not guarantee when USPS will deliver them from that point, but we will continue to try and ship them within 2 business days of when they are ordered. (Custom Order or colored peg items may have an extra day delay)

Thank you,

Cindy Clyde

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Welcome to our New Website

We are so excited to introduce our new website www.premiumknittinglooms.com  We now have e:patterns and ebooks available as wells as coupon codes. Watch the newsletter for those each month.  We are introducing new 5/8″ combo’s this month as well as GREEN colored pegs.  You will notice that shipping charges have changed. We have a new plugin we purchased from USPS to calculate exact shipping to your zip code or country. If you live on the East Coast this may be higher than you have paid in the past. For 12 years Cindy has lost money on her large orders shipping to the East Coast. We are a small company and only charge what USPS  is charging us plus a small $2 handling fee (which does not even cover the box and supplies used to ship) We hope that our quality and customer service will help our East Coast Customers continue to purchase from us.  We are so excited for the new site and the great options available. Please contact us with any  questions or concerns at [email protected]

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Welcome

Wish you were “Craftier“? Need a great service project for school or church?
Wish you could crochet or knit straight and have a cool, perfect project every time?

A KNITTING LOOM by CinDWood Crafts is just the thing! Our looms are made of strong MDF board for strength and smoothness (no slivers), and Nylon pegs so no snags on your yarn. Make hats, scarves, slippers, mittens and so much more. Look inside our page and see some of our creations. It’s as simple as WRAP yarn, KNIT with a pick, Take off loom, and CINCH it closed. Anyone from 5-95 can do this. CinDWood Crafts offers one of the largest assortments of sizes and offers discounts for groups who purchase for making projects for humanitarian donation. Browse around and enjoy your visit here.

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Thank you customers!!

We are finally caught up and not backordered on any items. Thank you for your patience as we waited for our Adult Large Hats and combos to come in.  We had 85 orders come in during the last 8 days.  It has been a bit of a whirl wind. But we are so happy that you as customers like our product and are telling your friends about CinDWood Crafts.  Thank you to those who are participating in the Loom A-long. We are so happy that our looms are being used for such a worth while project.  We plan on having an amazing 2015 and most of it will be thanks to our loyal customers!!

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Backordered Items

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Our Sale for December was SOOO successful that we sold out of a few of our items and they will be backordered until at least January 9, 2015. Our loom cutting shop is closed until January 5, 2015 so we can not get more cut until after that and it takes a few days for them to catch up on orders after their 2 week break.  If you order backordered items we will send them as soon as possible. Because we are low on quite a few of our looms right now, it is possible that something you order will become backordered during the order process. If this occurs we will email you with options for either other looms that are similar, or the option of waiting for the backordered item. Thank you for your understanding.

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Christmas Break

Happy Holidays!!  CinDWood Crafts will be closed for the Holidays from December 23-December 28. 2014 to spend time with family. Any orders made during that time will ship out on Monday, December 29, 2014.  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!

Cindy Clyde

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!
Beginning Friday Nov. 28, 2014 at 12:00 A.M. – Monday Dec 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
60″ and 48″ UNIVERSAL S LOOMS will be on sale!
Save $10.00 on both 1/2″ and 5/8″ gauge
(Universal Looms comes with a universal wedge, pick, and knitting aid)