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  • G42
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    thepatternslave the item listed for the Swift should be just a place holder for the product page, not the sum total of what would be offered for a pre-order
    if you haven't already, be sure to sign up for the email notification and keep an eye on the Forum and blog posts for news of if/when they do a pre-order

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  • thepatternslave
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    I see that the swift is listed on the website as in production. I'm sad to see that it's going to be grey with island halcyon. I hope that the preorder isn't limited to that. Grey and blue are nice, but for knitting I want color!

    seapine+solaris, red blend+wasabi (mars red would likely be better with the wasabi), nightwalk+solaris, aubergine+wasabi, deep blue+ultraviolet... and I want stuff sacks in all kinds of happy halcyon colors.

    (as long as I'm dreaming, I'd love a water bottle sleeve to hold a 24 oz water bottle upright like in the shop tote. knitting is thirsty work.)

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post

    This is a tough one! I get where you're coming from. If we make the handles longer, some folks may find they are too long and the bottom of their bag will hit the ground as they carry it in hand. The current length is meant to hit a sweet spot in which most folks in most situations find it to work over the shoulder or carried in-hand. We think that, more-or-less, we've hit that sweet spot, based on the feedback we've gathered over time. Will think on this more.
    I wasn't in the TB universe when the Swifts debuted... Was an optional shoulder/cross body strap ever considered?
    I love how the clips for the backpack straps on the Aeronauts hide in the seams...I get that the Swifts are totally different designs, but the idea of hidden clips to attach a strap is in the TB repertoire in a variety of ways (gatekeeper webbing, etc)... That would make cross body/shoulder carry over bulky clothing more feasible.
    Ya know, 'cause y'all have been tweaking and rereleasing designs with updates... And maybe Tom and Nik are bored and at loose ends... 🙄😆

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Aemilia57 View Post
    Would you all possibly consider making the handles of the Swift a bit longer? I find it hopeless to carry on my shoulder when wearing a coat, it's sort of an exercise in frustration and not a pleasant experience. I'm sure not everyone runs into this, but cold weather makes me abandon carrying this bag which I love.
    This is a tough one! I get where you're coming from. If we make the handles longer, some folks may find they are too long and the bottom of their bag will hit the ground as they carry it in hand. The current length is meant to hit a sweet spot in which most folks in most situations find it to work over the shoulder or carried in-hand. We think that, more-or-less, we've hit that sweet spot, based on the feedback we've gathered over time. Will think on this more.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by tankcommander1554 View Post
    Darcy is a Wilderness/coyote combo planned for the pilot in the future? I see if for the co-pilot on this re-stock, but didn't see that color on the pilot.
    We're actually going to offer Wilderness/Moab in the next batch of Pilots: folks were asking for that combo and some other more adventurous (more adventurous than Black/Moab!) color combinations, so there we go

    It looks like that Wilderness/Coyote Co-Pilot is from the low quantity restock, and isn't a color combo that's being offered right now or in the near future.

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  • Aemilia57
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    Would you all possibly consider making the handles of the Swift a bit longer? I find it hopeless to carry on my shoulder when wearing a coat, it's sort of an exercise in frustration and not a pleasant experience. I'm sure not everyone runs into this, but cold weather makes me abandon carrying this bag which I love.

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  • tankcommander1554
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    Darcy is a Wilderness/coyote combo planned for the pilot in the future? I see if for the co-pilot on this re-stock, but didn't see that color on the pilot.

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  • sboussios
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    Pop totes make excellent zip top knitting bags too

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  • latchford
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Part of it may be that it's difficult to improve on the Swift and Little Swift. And that led us to..... we are planning a Swift, Little Swift, Yarn Stuff Sack and Tool/Pen Wrap pre-order in early 2022. Date and many of the other details is TBD. I hope to share more on that pre-order soon, when it's all decided here amongst the crew!
    I'll definitely buy an Acuity Tool/Pen Wrap and an Acuity All Fabric Yarn Stuff if that's an option (which I really hope it'll be!)

    I would also love to buy a Synapse 19 or Synik 22 or Paradigm (or even a Smart Alec if it does return this year) in Black Halcyon/Acuity or Night Walk/Acuity. I'm pretty sad that Acuity has never been paired with BH/NW whereas debutant colours like Moab, Taiga and Solaris are paired with BH right off the bat and Moab will be paired with NW.

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  • teamZMO
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    I would also love to see large yarn stuff sacks as part of the preorder.

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by Wanderlust77 View Post

    Darcy Will there be Large Yarn Stuff Sacks in this preorder? How about the Knitting Tool Pouches?
    +1 to both!

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  • Wanderlust77
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    I'm sad to say that the update on the potential new knitting bag is that it's no longer
    Part of it may be that it's difficult to improve on the Swift and Little Swift. And that led us to..... we are planning a Swift, Little Swift, Yarn Stuff Sack and Tool/Pen Wrap pre-order in early 2022. Date and many of the other details is TBD. I hope to share more on that pre-order soon, when it's all decided here amongst the crew!
    Darcy Will there be Large Yarn Stuff Sacks in this preorder? How about the Knitting Tool Pouches?

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by thepatternslave View Post
    I heard a rumor that the swift and some of the knitting organizers like the yarn stuff sacks might be on pre-order at some point this year. Is this true?
    Originally posted by G42 View Post

    That's what we've been hearing... There is a new knitting bag in the works, which would probably get a pre-order, but no timing on it.... So the Swift and/or Little Swift may be a pre-order with the YSS sometime in 2022.
    There is a notification sign up on the Swift page
    Originally posted by melminimalist View Post
    I had a little swift and sold it, super regrets, lol. Can’t wait for preorder swift and stuff sacks.
    Originally posted by Ladyrixx View Post

    I'd love it if the tool organizers made a comeback. They were retired about the same time I got a job where I could afford them. (T_T)
    I'm sad to say that the update on the potential new knitting bag is that it's no longer in the works. We had some ideas, made them real, and they turned out not to be good ones. Happens more often than you'd think, except I usually don't spill the beans that early in the design process like I did this time (guess I got excited, lesson learned!) Some folks like these early details about designs and what's going on at the factory, and others understandably find it frustrating when the designs don't materialize... something I'm conscious of, but don't always get quite right, so apologies to the folks for whom this is less-than-great news.

    Part of it may be that it's difficult to improve on the Swift and Little Swift. And that led us to..... we are planning a Swift, Little Swift, Yarn Stuff Sack and Tool/Pen Wrap pre-order in early 2022. Date and many of the other details is TBD. I hope to share more on that pre-order soon, when it's all decided here amongst the crew!


    Originally posted by oncojeans View Post
    Dear D'Arcy et al. Please let me know if I'm wasting your time, but is there ANY possibility that your suppliers can manufacture more Nordic Halcyon? I know I have raised this issue before, but it seems to me that there is a lot of pent-up demand for this fabulous colour/fabric. I know that you have released new colours recently (Taiga, Sitka, Coyote etc), but for those of us who have an aversion to green, and lust after Nordic and other blues, is there any hope? I am one of your most loyal international customers.... Yours in fevered anticipation
    The way we work, and how creative and spontaneous we can be, there's always possibility unless there's some firm no-gos on the suppler side or on our side!

    At the same time, operating a "direct-to-the-customer" (as it's called) business that is also a sophisticated and complex manufacturing facility here in Seattle, and during the time of supplier-side delays and port slow-downs, means we must factor quite a lot into the decisions we make, even about colors.

    So, what we do in cases like this is pay attention, listen, log/note the request, keep it in mind, and see where it fits in (if it can) into the future, considering all of the complexities outlined above.

    That is a long way of saying: request noted, appreciated (I love Nordic personally), logged, and added to the various color requests that we will consider as part of our discussions around Halcyon colors in 2022.


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  • melminimalist
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    I had a little swift and sold it, super regrets, lol. Can’t wait for preorder swift and stuff sacks.

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  • etain
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    Yes please for a zipper topped knitting bag. I also have been using a zip top shop bag to keep curious small hands and paws out. Flat bottomed with sides that remain upright, not floppy so it's easy to access contents. A shoulder strap attachment option would be amazingly useful too.

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