Over the last few weeks I’ve been studying the WooCommerce systems that this website uses so that I can work on making the ordering process more straightforward for folk shopping here. Until this weekend I’ve exclusively run the Ravelry basket here, with print products only available offsite, or via a Paypal button. However, I’ve now set up the WooCommerce basket as well, initially just for print books, though I intend eventually to also make my PDF patterns and ebooks available via the WooCommerce basket. That way there’ll be just one basket for everything I sell. That’s a big step for me, as it will involve registering for VAT. Gulp!

The lovely folk who run Ravelry very generously make code available for integrating Ravelry with other shopping carts. This means that my web developer will be able to set things up here so that all folk buying my digital patterns and books via the WooCommerce basket can add them to their Ravelry library during checkout. Awesome!

If you look at the Tup Knits and Stranded Knits pages you’ll see that print copies are currently ‘out of stock’. That’s because these books are now all set up ready for purchase from this site, so that once I’ve heard from the print company that things are ready there too it will only take moments for me to switch on sales. I know a lot of you are waiting for that!

Meanwhile, I will be publishing the ‘Silver Stream’ socks pattern with a special discount for folk who subscribe to my newsletter. These socks were originally in The Knitter magazine, but we’ve recently revised the pattern and included some great photos by my designer friend Woollywormhead:

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If click on the books menu you’ll see how the non-Ravelry basket works.

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