it’s not me, it’s the yarn

Monday, July 25, 2005

How many times will I get to say this and it be true? Perhaps just this once… Wendy at Jo Sharp’s studio couldn’t get gauge either and when I returned the yarn to The Needle Nook they had found an odd ball from a previous dye lot which was visibly very different yarn (apart from the colour). I can’t tell you how happy it made me to know that it really was the yarn that was defective and not my knitting!

The Needle Nook had only a few balls in the non-defective dyelot so I was unable to exchange it on the spot but The Wool Inn back in Sydney have had a delivery (in a good dye lot) since I last asked them about this yarn and they are now holding 14 balls for me. I should be swatching again by the end of the week, so all is well that ends well.

I can’t recommend either of these yarn stores enough, both have great ranges, good prices and wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable owners and they both do mail order.


Comment by Rachael on 25/7/2005 @ 5:31 pm

I feel as though I have been holding my breath for this to all end up ok! phew! Isn’t it nice for it all to fall into place every now and then? I can’t wait until Rogue is all done, I’m sure all this will be forgotten once your wonderful garment is on your back! So what will you be knitting on the way home?

Comment by Donna on 25/7/2005 @ 7:40 pm

I love The Wool Inn. It’s the closest thing I have to a LYS, and Anita is always so nice!

Comment by jo on 25/7/2005 @ 10:33 pm

Weird!!! I guess JS will be doing a recall of a hell of a lot of yarn then! It would be nice if they sent you a batch of free yarn for your trouble…

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