MONTEREY - March **PREORDER**
This month's colorway inspiration is
the humpback whale!
These massive creatures the size of buses are known for launching their bodies completely out of the water. They migrate thousands of miles every year, and pass through Monterey with their calves on their way to the warm Costa Rican waters in the winter. Their knobby and colorful markings make them easy to identify as individuals that can be tracked throughout their lifetimes.
Humpback whales were hunted to near extinction before a 1966 hunting moratorium, and have since made great strides in recovery. Today they are threatened by entanglement from fishing gear and ship strikes; both can be fatal. Ocean noise from ships, sonar and drilling can cause whales to be driven away from their habitats and can sometimes even to drive some to strand on beaches. NOAA's goal is to help them recover to 60% of their original population size before the days of commercial hunting. Wonderful laws and regulations are being managed to help protect these amazing creatures!
You can support the whales by supporting a marine sanctuary and a slew of other things.
Photo credit: Vivek Kumar (above)
& Jorge Vasconez (main image)
How it Works
A new monthly release on your terms! Preorder is open until the 15th of each month. Preorder pricing is 10% off our standard retail price. We choose an inspiration photo, and you choose one of our available yarn bases... or get a sock kit! And unlike a yarn club, you can preorder more than one skein!
We dye your yarn, then post the new colorway before it ships. If you don't love it, exchange your preorder for store credit before it even ships out!
More happiness- zero waste!
Here's the preorder schedule:
- Preorder available until the 15th of each month.
- Colorway created and photo posted by the 21st of month.
- Preorders ship by end of month.
Please know the colorway will be an interpretation of the photo, and not color-matched!
We use minimal packaging, and 100% recycled & biodegradable mailers, in an ongoing effort to reduce waste and single-use plastic.
Processing time! For in-stock items, we'll get your order in the mail within 3 business days.
Shipping time! At checkout, choose between: USPS first class shipping (2-5 days) & USPS priority mail (1-3 days)
Shipping Cost is based on weight and is calculated at checkout.
Canada: Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel.
We want you to be happy! Maybe the color isn't the perfect match for your project, or it's just not what you envisioned. Return your purchase for any reason within 2 weeks. Items must be unused, in the original packaging, and in the same condition you received them.
Contact us and we'll email you a return shipping label free of charge! Once we receive your items in original unused condition, we will refund your purchase less the original shipping and handling charge. In other words, we pay the return shipping, while you pay the original shipping.
Color accuracy! Please know we do our best to accurately represent colors both with photos and written descriptions. Colorways may vary by dye lot due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, and also due to your screen display settings.