This is a reminder to all the 2023 Mystery Blanket Club members that the launch of the club has been delayed until the 17th February due to the impact of the cyber incident at Royal Mail.
We sent an email about this to all of our members last week. If you have not seen this, please can you read this extract from the message we sent out as it contains important information about the launch and the change to the dates of the first two mail outs:
Due to the ongoing issues at Royal Mail with posting overseas mail we have made the decision to postpone the launch of the 2023 Mystery Blanket Club.
The Mystery Blanket is a global project and every year our aim is to have everyone starting to knit at the same time. So by moving the launch date back we hope that most if not every member will have their knitting kit.
Although Royal Mail are not planning any more postal strikes this month, there is uncertainty over what action they might take in the weeks after that. So all of our UK parcels will be posted in small batches week commencing 23rd January, beginning with the Special Deliveries.
This is the revised schedule for the ten mail outs:
MO1: Friday 17th February (launch date), three squares to knit
MO2: Friday 10th March, four squares to knit
MO3-MO10: 1st April and the the 1st of each month thereafter, four or five squares to knit.
Unfortunately we do not know when the issues at Royal Mail will be resolved and whether further delays will happen as a result. But regardless of that we will launch on the 17th February and keep everything crossed that we are all ready to make a start by then.
We apologise sincerely for this delay and assure you that we are keeping a close eye on the situation and doing all we can to get your parcels on their way to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and ask for your patience whilst this is being resolved.
I would like to add to this that printed patterns for the members who paid for them will be posted to the UK members week commencing 13th February. Printed patterns for the overseas members have been posted this week.