I’m knitting a summer tank sweater and I bought a couple more balls of yarn than the max the pattern called for. I’m not even done with the back yet and I’m nearly out of yarn. I’m using the yarn called for in the size ball called for, just in another color. I’ve never seen another pattern this far off the mark, but, it’s a free pattern… you get what you pay for, right?
Anyhoo, I got to the online site I originally bought the yarn for as Patons is not widely distributed in my small burg. They no longer offer that shade… I thought, oh, it’s out of stock, then I remembered that when something is out of stock, you can put it on a reminder list and it shows as out of stock, this Indigo is not even there on the page any longer.
So, being the intrepid little hunter that I am, I find another US distributor and figure I will just order it there… at 3 times the price I paid at the other place. Uh no, I will gladly start over in another color before I pay more for the yarn than I would have paid for someone else to make the sweater for me. If the original store has the color and it’s just a web page snafu, even if I buy the same amount as I did the first time, I will still have paid less for ALL of the yarn than the second store wants to charge me for enough balls just to finish my project. That’s insane.
So I emailed customer service to inquire after this color and I hope to God it was some weird confluence of internet events. I’ve already had to listen to the spousal unit enough over the hanks of red alpaca I accidentally ordered too much of. For this I’ll actually have to listen to him talk about work or something as horrible.