Yesterday morning, while still in bed, barely daylight, waiting for Vince to wake up, I grabbed the tablet and started reading Ravelry. There was an early morning post on several groups about discontinued colors for Madelinetosh yarn. Well over 100 colors . . gone! Many of them are amazingly popular colors. There was quite an uproar in the knitting community. After an hour or so, there began to be lists of new yarns that would be replacing the discontinued yarns and everyone seemed to calm down a bit. When Vince woke up, I said “You’re not going to believe this but Madelinetosh is discontinuing Tart! And Antique Lace! And Liquid Gold! And worst of all . . Grasshopper!”
Vince must have noticed the desperation in my eyes and he said “Why don’t you order 6 skeins each of Tart and Grasshopper? That can be your birthday present!” He’s heard me talk about both Tart and Grasshopper for years and years.
It isn’t like I need yarn. We all know that. I have a ton of Madelinetosh yarn. I put the Tart and Grasshopper in my cart. I hesitated and the Tart disappeared . . someone else wanted it and was decisive. Then I told Vince “I’m not ordering it. I don’t need any yarn.”
I believe he was thinking of calling the doctor. Something terrible must be wrong with me but no . . I just don’t need any yarn. I truly want to use what I have and stop adding to the clutter.
So . . no Madelinetosh discontinued yarn is coming to live at our house.