Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Disaster Averted

Thanks to friend and blog reader, Carol S., I've located two more balls of the Baby Ull in my dyelot.

Dyelots
I have to admit, this is the third time that I've needed more yarn from a specific dyelot. The first time I asked the KnitList, and they came through with what I needed.

The last two, folks here on the blog had what I needed.

I'm starting to think that this idea of scarcity of dyelots is a plot by the yarn companies to make you buy tons of yarn "just in case". I mean, how many balls of Baby Ull in my color and dyelot are still roaming around the world as we speak?

Kudos To Rosie's Yarn Cellar
The folks at Rosie's Yarn Cellar in Philadelphia were the ones that had my yarn.


Since I couldn't justify a credit card order of under $20, I figured I should take advantage of the fact that they carry all the colors of Manos del Uruguay, so I had them pick out six random color hanks of that as well.

I'm a little hung over this morning from the splurge, but it was worth it.

Victoria and Albert Museum Mention
I've never been to the V&A Museum, but most knitter/fiber freaks, such as myself, acknowledge that the V&A is the top promoter of fiber arts as far as museums go.

Their web site has selected a handful of knitting blogs in their "Links" section, which shows even more the high level of taste they have in knitting blogs.

Check it out.

V&A Museum Web Links

Readers' Comments/Questions
Thanks for all the suggestions on the baby blanket. You folks are a wealth of imaginative ideas.

Thanks also to Liza...we're glad she's back and as feisty as ever. I know most of the readers here have never met her, but I've known Liza as far back as my Tomato Factory days, when she was repping for Rowan, and everyone I know holds her in the highest esteem. Thanks for information on Manos, I will not be fooled again.

Thanks also to Alison for defending designer rights on the KnitList. As she mentioned, someone wrote in to the KnitList to ask if anyone could recognize the stitch pattern for my Communion Shawl so she could make something else with the pattern stitch. I imagine if the ethically-challenged KnitLister had put in a little effort, she would have found my blog entry that states where I got the stitch pattern.

Fortunately, the controversy has resulted in more sales of my patterns at the Knitting Vault

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