Well, maybe for someof us! (Myself not included in that group!)
Yes, I was rather surprised myself. I really think the knitting craze has hit hard here in the western suburbs of Chicago, and they just had to meet demand. As for the cotton: I can't believe how addictive dish clothes have become for me! When I did my first one, I was basically doing it to just learn how to do a certain stitch, but after I washed it up and saw how nicely it turned out, I was hooked! I'm thinking a set of placemats for our new kitchen table might be nice, too.
I love the feel of the microfiber! I almost bought some of that for this sweater I'm making instead of the cotton, but since I've never done anything like this before, I decided I should probably stick with the plan.
Thanks ... it's definitely going to be a stretch, and hopefully not a waste of perfectly good yarn. <sigh> I tried to start it last night, but was having a hard time getting started with the Intarsia joins. You cast on the side color, then the main, then the side again, and when it came time to join the two colors together, my stitches got all stretched out and messy. Plus, I somehow managed to increase a stitch somewhere. I still can't figure out how that happened unless perhaps I stitched into one of the purls in the wrong place. Of course, it was after midnight, and that might also have had something to do with it. :doh: