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UnexpectedYarns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I apologize for any inconvenience. My shop will be closed just for a few days, in protest of new Etsy policies and higher seller costs.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I apologize for any inconvenience. My shop will be closed just for a few days, in protest of new Etsy policies and higher seller costs.


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About UnexpectedYarns

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On Etsy since 2008

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Shop members

  • Nikki


    Lifelong artist, fiber artist, knitter/knitwear designer, licensed tattoo artist/body piercing technician, and OTR trucker. I raised my own 7 kids, a big ol' Amstaff dog, a dozen cats, and many chickens. Married my lover & trucking partner, Wolf.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2022
If you are looking at handmade items to buy because you love someone and want them to have something unique, or because you appreciate handicraft, or because you love the arts, or because you want beautifully crafted items, or because you want to support those of us on the outer fringes, I love you. Thank you from the bottom of my off-the-beaten-path heart. And my many children thank you also, for rescuing them from being buried under zealous spurts of mom's creativity.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Soft Items (yarn, knitted things, handbags, etc) are not eligible for damage return. I do my best to describe the item as accurately as I can, including any flaws or weakness it may have. Please ask any questions you may have first, before buying! If you truly have a problem with a soft item, that you cannot work around, please make contact with me about a price refund.

Anything breakable must have postal insurance. Returned items must be in original, resalable condition.

I refund purchase price but not shipping (either way)!
I accept paypal, money orders, cashier's checks, and secret transmissions from your bank account on a small tropical island. Payment is due within 3 days from Paypal, within 1 week if mailed. Convo me if there is going to be a delay (life happens, I know :D).
Last International ship date for Christmas: Dec. 10
Last US ship date for Christmas: Dec. 19!

Whenever possible, I also "recycle" shipping envelopes and packing materials. Rest assured though, that your item will come prettily wrapped!

I ship on Tuesday and Friday, by the most cost effective method. Still usually this is USPS 1st class parcel. I only use Priority when it is the cheapest method or if requested.

For Internation Customs purposes, I mark packages Sample or Gift and worth less than $20. Please let me know if you want it marked otherwise.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome... convo me!