You quilters think shopping for fabric is a job . . try buying sock yarn! Yesterday, for a brief moment (very brief!), I thought to myself . . I’m giving up ever trying to buy yarn again! Do you remember how much I went through to get the infamous Wollmeise yarn? Tha was not even one week ago.
The other much desired, hard to find, stay up all night stalking The Loopy Ewe‘s site, sit by the computer all day and still miss out yarn is something called Bugga Sock by The Sanguine Gryphon. What is it about something you can’t get that makes you want to walk across hot coals (or sit and hit F5 all day) just to get it?
I was sewing . . minding my own business. Time to stop sewing, go upstairs and get the pita bread rolled out for lunch. Stopped by the computer, clicked on The Loopy Ewe’s “what’s new” button and what do you think was new? Bugga Sock! My heart was pounding. My hands were shaking (not really but it adds to the drama!). I quickly put four or five skeins in my cart. I hit “check out” and then decided to see if there was another color I might want. Oh, no! Something terrible happened. Every sock knitter in the world had heard that The Loopy Ewe had Bugga and we crashed the website. Nothing was happening. No one was getting Bugga. F5! F5! Refresh! Nothing!
I was kicking my butt for not checking out when I had the chance. Did I say I’ve never even seen this yarn so I have no idea why everyone across the globe is trying to get it before I get mine. I came upstairs, I called them. No, they couldn’t take an order on the phone because they had no idea what had already gone through and if they even had any left! Rolled out a pita pocket. Hit F5. Nothing. Rolled out another pita pocket. Hit F5. Nothing.
Finally, it came back up and I was able to checkout.
And, look at Little Loopy right there in the middle of the yarn! I’m betting he’d love to meet my chickens! 🙂
Do you think I should have to go through all that trouble just to get sock yarn? I guess if I want the same thing every other knitter seems to want .. yes, I do have to go through all that trouble. 🙂 The yarn is 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere (yes! Cashmere!) and 10% nylon.
You don’t even want to hear about the escapade to get yarn directly from Wollmeise in Germany when she updated her webpage at 1:10 a.m. The good news is . . I have closed my ears and no one is talking me into buying any more yarn for a very long time!