Monday, August 17, 2009

Dadgum, Rafflesnaklefritz

"A tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."
That's one of my favourite movie quotes, and quite fitting considering the language I uttered today. The horrible has happened.....

I ran out of yarn!

Just typing those words has me on the verge of another outburst. My pattern called for 1100yds. I had 1400yds. I heard tales that this book was very much off the mark when it came to yardage needed for their patterns, but with a 300yd buffer I thought I'd be safe.

Apparently not.

It's not like I can pop out to my local to get another ball. I ordered this online from Germany, because it is the only place that carried the colourway I wanted. Hopefully the dye lot will be the same, not that it's a bit concern because unless there is a HUGE difference it should be unnoticeable.
I'm just so pissed.
The last time I ordered from them, it only took 6 days for the yarn to arrive. Not bad at all as far as I was concerned. The real burn this time is that I expect the yarn will arrive next Monday. Only I won't be here. grrrrrr I'll be in Montreal on a mini vacation. I had such great plans of knitting on my shawl on the train and with a bit of luck it would be finished by the time I got home.
I'm going to go cast on a pair of socks.
~Daughter #1


Knitman said...

I'd want to hunt the pattern writer down and slap them silly with wet yarn....

Susan said...

I would have thought you would have been "safe" too. How aggrivating! Glad to hear you are going to *the city* though.