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Looking for my shop and listed items? Click this link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitwit4ever

I grew up in a household where knitting and sewing were commonplace, so learned early the satisfaction of making things. As an adult, I've perfected my knitting skills over many years, making lots of gifts for many people. At some point, though, one is gifted-out, and the yen to create with yarn continues...so a small business is born. I've been selling my creations locally for almost 20 years and continue to do orders and occasional craft shows in my area.

The most satisfying aspect for me is the "engineering" involved in creating or modifying a pattern and building a successful garment. Of course, that is also the most challenging and frustrating part...

NOTE to MICHIGAN…

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  • Joined November 16, 2006

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About

Looking for my shop and listed items? Click this link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitwit4ever

I grew up in a household where knitting and sewing were commonplace, so learned early the satisfaction of making things. As an adult, I've perfected my knitting skills over many years, making lots of gifts for many people. At some point, though, one is gifted-out, and the yen to create with yarn continues...so a small business is born. I've been selling my creations locally for almost 20 years and continue to do orders and occasional craft shows in my area.

The most satisfying aspect for me is the "engineering" involved in creating or modifying a pattern and building a successful garment. Of course, that is also the most challenging and frustrating part...

NOTE to MICHIGAN BUYERS:
Michigan requires sales tax (6%) to be levied on the total of item and shipping/handling charges. For Etsy purchases, it will be added automatically.

NOTE to INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
I do not and cannot collect any customs charges when sending packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of import/delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations and are your responsibility. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. This calculator may also be helpful to estimate potential charges for imports: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/ I will ship internationally only by USPS to avoid large brokerage charges on the receiving end, and will mark packages properly for purchased merchandise. Delays at import Customs are not uncommon and I have no control over any resulting inconvenience from them. I can estimate usual transit time and projected arrival date for you but will not guarantee package arrival by a particular date because I cannot control the shipping conditions after it leaves my workshop. UK customers are particularly likely to incur charges; this link may be helpful to explain them: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm#5

Layaway purchases: For most items priced at $50 and above, I will arrange a layaway for you if you require it. Generally, I will expect an initial payment of $25 (non-refundable except for product defect), with installment amounts and timing to be agreed upon by convo before purchase. Terms will be worked out individually and the item will be held for shipment until payment is completed (or until layaway is abandoned).

See Policies section on item "Shipping and Policies" tab for complete policies.

Shipping: For domestic shipping, I use First Class or Priority Mail, with insurance when required; for larger/heavier items (e.g. afghans), occasionally FedEx or UPS is a better value. For international shipments, the equivalents are FCPIS and PMI, with insurance when required. For insurance, I will be using Shipsurance, a third party insurer. I try to reflect actual, uninflated costs in my shipment pricing. If you need a faster service or something special in shipment, please contact me, preferably before you buy, so adjustments can be made to meet your needs. Not all international destinations can be listed individually, so I've listed Canada and a maximum "Everywhere Else" price. Please contact me for pricing if you want a quote for your specific country. Excess shipping charges can be refunded through PayPal or Direct Checkout if you use those methods of payment. If you pay via PayPal and your confirmed PayPal address does not match your Etsy address on the order, I will attempt to contact you by convo and/or e-mail to confirm your preferred shipping address. I will delay shipment until a response is received or ship to the confirmed P/P address if I receive no response from you. Please save us both trouble and make sure your addresses match, add a gift address or tell me if you need shipping to a different address as a gift! I make every effort to pack and ship items in secure containers, and I require insurance for items that are of higher value or that I could not replace/duplicate. I use delivery confirmation for US shipments which will show that the package has been delivered. If the USPS system indicates delivery to the correct address, I am comfortable that my responsibility has been fulfilled though I'm sorry if you have difficulty locating the package. Usually such packages are located, sometimes at a nearby house, complex manager's office or at the local P.O. waiting for pick-up. I will gladly assist you in inquiries, but local searching is most effective. For insured packages, I can initiate a trace/claim. (For packages that I have not indicated require insurance, you may request that I add shipping insurance if you feel that is necessary for your protection. Please do this by convo before purchase so I can edit the listing to reflect the change and reserve the item for you.) We can also file a mail theft report if you believe it has been stolen after delivery. Replacement/refund is the final resort if significant time has elapsed and if other attempts to locate the package have not been successful.

Custom Orders: These can arranged in several ways. 1) You may purchase a Made-To-Order listing from my shop, usually paying in full at time of purchase and providing required information in order notes or by convo to me. Sometimes a deposit/later balance payment can be arranged. Many of these listings provide the possibility of a gift announcement sent to you or to your recipient. 2) A more individual/unique/complex project may be arranged between us through the convo system. After significant discussion of specifics, I will write a reserved custom listing for you to purchase. Larger items may provide a deposit option, usually 50% upfront. Deposit on custom orders are non-refundable.

Return Policy:
In short, if it is my mistake, I pay return shipping.
Your mistake or changed mind, you the buyer pays return shipping.
And every policy needs room for odd circumstances and exceptions.
(See STORE POLICIES SECTION on item Shipping and Policies" Tab for further details, including EU buyers notes.)

If you have a question or concern regarding these store policies, please ask before you buy. My aim is to turn my "browsers" into happy customers and my feedback indicates that. Good communication is usually the key to transactions pleasing all parties involved.

Respectfully yours,
Allyn

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