Wednesday, December 31, 2014

EU VAT Changes in 2015

EU VAT Changes
There are major changes in EU VAT taxes that will impact downloadable patterns beginning on January 1, 2015. If you aren’t in an EU country, this will not impact you.
If you are in an EU country, when you buy one of my patterns, you will be directed to a UK site called LoveKnitting, who will handle the VAT payment. You’ll still get the pattern in your Rav library.

If for some reason, you don't want to go through just contact me at bcastiel(at)yahoo(dot)com and we'll work something out.

If you have any problems or questions please contact me. Thanks!

I've been busy completing some projects for a new magazine, called I Love Knitting.
I can't show them here, but they include 3 shawls in 3 different shapes, and a hounds-tooth patterned handbag.  They turned out great and I'm very excited about them.

New Yarn
I received some lovely yarn from the Three Irish Girls for a new project. It's Springvale Worsted in 100% merino. Aren't the colors great?
These are such a pleasure to work with.

Some other new yarn that came to me recently comes from Outlaw Yarns in New Zealand.

There is Bohemia Sport / 5 ply, 45% Alpaca, 45% Polwarth Wool, 10% Possum; 
 and  Vanitas DK, DK / 8 ply, 90% Alpaca, 10% Merino.
Bohemia Sport

They are both super-soft and I can't wait to cast on with them!

I hope you are also looking forward to some fun projects in the new year!