Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saved by Cordova
So I'm cruising along, very pleased with myself for how well the shaping of Sleeve #2 is matching #1, one more pattern repeat to go and then--uh oh. The last ball of eesit is getting very very lean. It will finish out the sleeve, but there's still the center and neck edging to go. No way will it be enough. Rats. I look up the web site where I got the Shetland yarn. They don't have the eesit color any more. Double rats. I go to SimplyShetland.net to look for other suppliers. None in Washington, Oregon, or the California places I checked. None with eesit, that is. I googled the yarn and came up with a place in Ottawa, Canada that had it, but that seemed like a lot of trouble and shipping delay just for a crummy ball of yarn. Triple rats.
Back to Simply Shetland. I'll start with the Alaska stockists and work my way outward. In Alaska the first choice is Inua Wool in Fairbanks. They've got a new store location (remember when it used to be in the owner's house out in the woods?), but no eesit. Next stop, the Net Loft in Cordova. Gloryowski, they've got it! They always have the natural shades, the lady said. And, being Alaskans, they understand needing to have stuff sent to you, so they promised to pop my two balls (I know it's a bit late, but why not have some insurance anyway) in an envelope which will not only take a buck or two for first class postage and the whole deal will be on its way to me tomorrow.
So Thank You Net Loft, thank you Cordova, and if any of you Dear Readers are ever in bind for some Shetland yarn, look no further than beautiful Cordova. In fact, check out the shop in their blog. Cool, isn't it? Next time you're in Cordova, make time for a 1-shop yarn crawl!
P.S. In case you're wondering why I'm not fussed about dye lot numbers, I don't think it will show if I start the new yarn on the edging section.