Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Yarn Crisis!

It's official. I'm going to run out of Rowan 4-ply cotton in color 136. I called Knitting Arts yesterday and they are out. I called ImaginKnit and they don't carry that color. Luckily, I called Greenwich Yarns and they do carry it, but might not have the right dye lot. I will call back later to check. Fingers crossed, everyone!

Spinnity suggests a very good option, which is to do the sleeves in a contrasting color. I thought it might be quite cute to do cream sleeves and pockets and maybe stitch around the buttonholes in cream, too. I will not be discouraged!!

On a happier note, I just joined the Yarn of the Month club. Hey, why not? It sounds like a cool way to try new yarns on the new needles I got for Christmas from Spinnity. The January yarns look really nice, so I hope I'm not too late.


Christina said...

I'm sorry to hear about blue cardy. I think Spinnity's suggestion of doing the sleeves in a different color is a great idea. And cream sounds nice, as long as CNITU can keep it clean!

spinnity said...

Bye bye yarn! Hmm. Cream sleeves with blue cuffs might work.. or blue stripes right near the bottom edge, so you have a darker color right where kids drag their cuffs in stuff. Also, call Uncommon Threads in Los Altos to see if they have the right color -- they carry Rowan.

Yarn of the month looks like a total hoot. How fun to get to try a bunch of yarns out to see what you like. Can't wait to see them in person.

Wiz Knitter said...

Lucky me! Turns out Greenwich Yarn has the right color in the right dye lot -- can you believe it?! Trouble is, they're closed today, so I can't rush out and get it.