I started knitting my first semester of college, when I saw a senior girl working on a project in front of crackling fire in an old college dorm. We were surrounded by co-eds happily clicking their needles, and there was a mystical, time-honored tradition of old about the whole thing that reminded me of the 1900s instead of the 21st century. I immediately wanted to learn to knit as well, and after letting me play with her project for a bit, the senior girl instructed me to go out, buy my own materials, and she’d teach me how. My first scarf took two years to complete and is now a lap blanket in my parent’s house! Yes, I tend to go overboard.
The ability to tap into a modern, vibrant network of fellow enthusiasts around the world has helped my knitting talents grow and bloom, from experiments in dyeing yarn and designing original patterns to creating unique stitch markers and other notions for yarn and fiber lovers.
Interested in seeing what else is new? Visit my website at http://www.exchangingfire.com to see what I'm knitting today. Don't forget to sign up for the Exchanging Fire newsletter at http://eepurl.com/rZeg5 to stay in-the-know about the latest updates!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a writer, photographer, yarn enthusiast and all around crafty girl who thrills for thrifting, is a gifted gabber, and has a penchant for peddling - anything! Want to chat with me on Ravelry? Look me up - I'm LadyDanio!
Quality Control Inspector
Likes to sniff lanolin fumes and is mesmerized by yarn winding. Enjoys chasing shiny objects and being lavished with attention while reclining on handknits.
Accepted payment methods
- Money Order
When your order ships you will receive two emails - one from Etsy confirming shipment and another from me (Exchanging Fire) via Stamps.com with your shipment date and tracking number. Please check your spam filters if you have not received these important messages.
All items are shipped USPS First Class Mail and USPS First Class Mail International, and heavier items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Average shipping speeds vary from 3 to 7 days in the US, and international orders can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to arrive, according to the United States Postal Service.
Delivery confirmation is included for free with your order and is available for all US and Canadian addresses. Be aware that the postal service's tracking system may take 24 hours or more to update itself and that international shipping is not always trackable.
To add expedited shipping or shipping insurance to your order, simply use the dropdown menu in your cart to select the appropriate add-on. Insurance is available for both domestic and International buyers. It typically ranges from $2-5 USD for an order and can be selected at checkout.
Please make sure that your address is correct and up-to-date, as due to shipping liabilities, I can only ship to the verified address you have provided through Etsy and/or PayPal. If you need to change the address for any reason after placing your order, please let me know immediately and I will cancel the transaction and let you reorder using the updated address. If your order ships and is returned because you provided an incorrect shipping address, you will be responsible for the cost of re-shipping to the correct address.
If a package has been marked delivered by the post office, that is proof of delivery and it is considered delivered. If you did not receive your package, your next step will be to contact your local post office to declare it lost and request an investigation. For further help, please contact me directly.
If you need to combine shipping on separate orders placed around the same time I will do my best to honor your request, but be aware that it may not always be possible. During the Christmas season (from Black Friday through the New Year) I cannot combine orders due to the extremely high order volume. Thank you!
Returns and exchanges
To return items, ship the merchandise back within 14 days of receiving them in their original, saleable condition. Shipping charges for no-fault returns are non-refundable.
Mail returns to:
726 Shady Drive East
Mt Lebanon, PA 15228
If you need to exchange an item due to an error on my part (such as receiving the wrong quantity or a defective product) please send me a convo with your name, email address, product name(s), order date and information about the issue you are having. Once I either receive a photo of the problem or the item back in the mail and can verify the issue, I will replace the item at my expense and issue you a credit for the return shipping.
Cancellations and refunds may take up to 24 to 48 hours to process.
Frequently asked questions
Estimated shipping and handling times
Many of the items I create are handmade at the time of purchase, and the time it takes to put your order together can be anywhere from 3 to 7 business days (10 calendar days).
Don't know when your order is due to ship? Select "Purchases and Reviews" under the drop-down menu in the right hand corner of your screen. There you will see your order and if you click on "Receipt" you'll see the estimated date your order is due to ship.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them, especially during high ordering periods. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. See my shop policies for more details on shipping.
Repair and replacement of stitch markers
I'm happy to make free repairs to stitch markers that have fallen apart from being worked hard and well-loved. Just send me any damaged markers (don't forget the important pieces, like the beads because I'll need those!) and I'll restring, rehang, and make them as good as new. Then I'll send them back to you free of charge.
Information about miniskein sets
Miniskein sets are handmade at the time of your order. Multiple sets may be purchased - just message me if you'd like a larger quantity then what is currently available in the shop.
Pictures of the miniskein sets are a representation of what you could receive from my collection. For those miniskein lovers who'd like to see what some of the yarns they are purchasing look like, take a peek at the full skeins in my Mini Made Flickr photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/ladydanio/sets/72157628409098037/
Allergies and pets
Please note that my items come from a smoke-free, cat-friendly household. Though my cat does not play with my products (she is totally bored by the knitting process), be aware that a wisp of stray hair could make its way into your package.
Photographs and images
I describe and photograph my products as accurately as possible using a Panasonic DMC-LX7 camera with a Leica macro lens in natural lighting.
Due to variations between monitors, your personal monitor settings, minor variations of daylight, color filters, or the uniqueness of the products themselves, the items you receive may vary slightly from the photos you see.
Yes, I offer wholesale options for LYSs and yarn clubs. I currently have stockists across the US, Canada and in Europe. Please contact me for more information.