New Scales!

A post of limited interest to knitters today but great interest to me!

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I have new postal scales!

Since starting the business I have been weighing things on my trusty kitchen scales.  However I decided it was about time I invested in some new digital scales.

This is mainly because I am trying to make my postal charges for mail order sales as economical as possible.  The Royal Mail was always my first choice – easy to use and the lady in the post office is very nice.  But since Royal Mail have increased their prices, they are just too expensive.

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The scales have  standy up bit to stop tubes rolling off, not that I have any tubes at the moment, and I can weigh in different units.

I am trying different couriers so I need to be able to weigh parcels accurately.  I’m still working on how to send parcels in an affordable way to places other than the UK – if any of you have any ideas, do let me know!

 

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About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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