Probably a dozen or so years ago, I was doing some business with a company and I purchased a new product that they had been touting and bragging about. I had, what I felt like, was a major problem with a component and, since I never can keep my mouth shut at the appropriate time, late one night, I fired off an email to them and, after explaining the issues I was having, I said something like “This product gets an F- in my opinion!” I was aggravated because one of their big selling points just wasn’t working as it was intended and I felt that it should have been noticed and corrected before this item was sold and delivered.
They were very nice and professional . . way more so than I had been. They wrote me back something like “We would like to make this right. An F- is very hard to overcome.”
My response: Yes, I know. I have a son in high school. 🙂
Yesterday, I had to laugh at myself . . you know . . one of those times when you laugh to keep from crying. I’m trying so hard to seriously do some yarn stashbusting this year. One of the skeins I’m using in my fade sock project is Madelintosh’s Electric Rainbow on Twist Light. I love Twist Light and I’m totally smitten by the Electric Rainbow colorway.
It is the second from the right. For the longest time, it was on back order and then I finally got a skein but, for this project, I’m using a part of the skein, which means I no longer have a whole skein. Before I could think twice, I ordered a new skein because I didn’t want to be without a full skein.
Then it hit me . . I am such a total failure . . an F- . . at stashbusting. The whole purpose is to use what I have, and NOT replace it as soon as I use it. I think I understand now. I hope I’ll do better but it truly is hard to use some of these beloved yarns and not want to replace them immediately.
The first yarn I’m using in my fade sock is Western Sky’s Magnolia Sock in the “Royalty” color. I started knitting. I said “I love this yarn” and I looked to see if that color is still available. I was thinking about getting another skein! No! I cannot do that. Lucky for me, or for Vince’s budget, that color is no longer available.
The next color is a Cephalopod Skinny Bugga and that yarn is no longer available. The color is “Crown of Thorns Starfish”. Love the yarn. Love the color. Never to be available again.
If I’m going to grieve over every skein of yarn as I use it from my stash, this is going to be painful.
Yep . . an F- for Judy in the stashbusting efforts. I’m going to succeed. It may break my heart to use the yarn but I am going to win this battle . . some day!