Well, actually, a few bad things happened, all rolled into one. You may have noticed, if you tried to visit the site yesterday, that things were wonky, to say the least. That’s because 3,000 people were trying to buy 25 mitten kits. Seriously, you can’t know how warm and fuzzy that makes me feel, despite the ulcer I’ve developed since yesterday afternoon over this. :) I knew that people liked the lovely mittens, as they’ve been favorited like crazy on Ravelry, but I had no idea that all those people, their brothers, friends, fathers, and mothers wanted a kit! I thought they were all “Ooh, pretty mittens. I will favorite them.”
Because I share a server with other sites and the traffic on my site was killing their sites, as well, my website was shut down. It’s back up now, obviously, but with no change to the hosting package. So, the mitten kits are on hold. Please don’t email and ask when they’ll be available. I have a couple of hundred emails to sift through today. I’ll post here when things get rolling again.
I have some serious sorting out of orders to do, as I managed to get a few kits up, which promptly oversold while the server had a heart attack. There aren’t enough kits for everyone who ordered. My proposed solution is to re-dye the green mitten colorway, which is the one that oversold. If you ordered this colorway after it sold out, expect an email from me asking if you’d like to substitute another colorway or wait for a re-dye.
The pattern is being tested in other yarns. It will be available separately at some point in the near future. I don’t know exactly when- 2 weeks or so, perhaps. I’ll keep everyone posted.
Thanks to all of you for your support and kind emails and interest in my yarn and patterns. I love you all to bits! I’m terribly sorry about the total mayhem yesterday. I’m going to work on making sure it never happens again.
ETA: You guys, no need to apologize! I’m the one who is sorry that I can’t make kits fast enough.