There’s no way I will run out of yarn . . not in 2011, not in 2015, not in this lifetime . . probably. But, there’s some amount of panic that set in when Vince and I had this conversation over the phone last week:
Me: Honey, I think I’m going to need to order some yarn on August 1 for the Camp Loopy Project and it probably will not get shipped from them to me til August 3 or 4 because they get really swamped when they announce the new project on the 1st.
Me: And, it usually takes a week for the yarn to get to me.
Me: And, we’re leaving on August 11 and I’m afraid the yarn will arrive after we’ve left.
Vince: Can’t you have it shipped to Texas?
Me: Where? We don’t have an address.
Vince: Send it to my office.
Then there was a long silence and Vince was saying “Judy? Judy? Are you still there?”
I was thinking . . how horrible would it be for every yarn purchase I make to have to be sent to Vince’s office? I know . . it’s just temporary but even temporary could be a problem.
I immediately ordered some yarn — just to be sure I have plenty. You know . . it’s the same as buying fabric. A knitter cannot have too much yarn just like a quilter cannot have too much fabric . . unless she’s moving!
The top row was sale yarn. Lorna’s Laces used to be put up on smaller skeins and it took 2 skeins for one pair of socks but they switched to putting it up in larger skeins so that one skein will make a pair of socks. Eat, Sleep, Knit had the smaller skeins on sale so I couldn’t pass that up. Justified purchase!
How can you order yarn without ordering a bit of Madelinetosh? Impossible! The bottom row is all Madelinetosh. Everything is Tosh Merino Light except the orange and that’s sock yarn.
The next package of yarn I order will be for my August Camp Loopy Project and it will be shipped to Vince’s office. Wish me luck with that!