Monday, October 27, 2008

Rare


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.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Is this the same place we voted for awhile back? The cool place that raises their own sheep? Looks exciting.

Rudee said...

No, I don't think so. But thanks for reminding me, I should go back to see if that woman won the computer.

Winifred said...

I love their sense of humour. Just hope their insurance covers them for Acts of God and they don't have a plague of moths.

flydragon said...

Even tho I don't knit, I'm almost tempted to order something just to get an email from them:)

Rudee said...

Brenda, I checked, and MV Fiber farm had the most votes and won that tech makeover:

http://marthasvineyardfiberfarm.com/

I'm looking into buying a share or two of their crop. This way, I would get wool I'm likely to forget about until it was delivered. It would be like Christmas. I'm trying to figure out how much wool I'd get for a share which is $100.

Brenda said...

Okay. I am going to go back and check it out. Thanks!

Brenda said...

Oh my God!! I love their header. That white dog is so pretty. I bookmarked them and the one you just ordered from. I have to get better at my knitting to justify buying such beautiful yarn though.
I may blog about my mess I made on Maddie's sweater. I am not too proud to show my messes..about knitting that is. Ha!

Sandy said...

That is beautiful yarn. I'm listening to Yo Yo right now. THey have a great sound. I could really clean my house fast with this on.