Wednesday, December 9, 2009

a small hurdle

The emergency Christmas sweater is chugging along - front and back now done, sleeves and finishing left to do. When I bought the yarn Saturday Nina only had six balls in stock. No problem, she assured me, she'd get more on Tuesday. And then Tuesday rolls around and there's not a single ball of this dyelot available from the distributor or on the shelves of any yarn store in Toronto. "Have I started it?" Nina asks. "Can I wait until January next year for the remaining yarn?" she wonders.

Oh, this sweater is more than started, and, no, waiting until January is not an option. Thanks to Ravelry I was able to find more in a yarn shop a few cities away - near my brother's new home. Guess we'll be visiting them this weekend! Back to the second Popsicle sock in the interim.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's frustrating... but at least you found some!

One pair of Hands said...

Oh no! Hope you find enough to finish the job. Would a toning solid colour with stripes of the original fix it for the sleeves?