I ordered some very hard to find sock yarn online yesterday and was beside myself that I'd found it. The yarn isn't obscure, it just has an unusual name for the color which places it in high demand. The name makes it a rare find in my local yarn stores. It sells out as soon as it hits the shelf. It's sort of like the Holy Grail without the Holy. I have one skein of this in a different type of yarn I'll use to make a hat and one skein in the stash for socks for moi. The skein I found on line will be for socks for someone else. It's the name, it's the name, it's all in the name. Here is email confirmation that my package should be on the way soon. Even if it's slow to reach me, I'm charmed by the message that Paradise Fibers sent today:
"This is a note to let you know your order is scheduled to ship out today! You should recieve a tracking number within 24hrs. You will be notified of delays such as product backorder, sheep stampede delay, or unruly Llama delays ASAP which are fortunately rare."
I'm smitten with this place already and it's my very first purchase from them.