First the yarn. I've been lurking around the destash blog lately and seen quite a bit of yarn I'd like to own, but I've successfully convinced myself I can live without most of it, no matter how good the bargain.
and more yarn...
And a little more yarn..
And then, speaking of stores.... Some of you already know my saga with the Sublime Yarn. I knit Arwen and it came out great. Flattering, fits, all that. But I finished it up on Sunday and it already looks like something I've owned for a few years.
The light is better today to show you the fuzz and pills that I'm talking about. They began while I was still knitting - and keep in mind, I bought these skeins about a month ago and kept them in a plastic bag until using them. And I knit them inside, on a velour chair. You'd think I dragged the thing across a concrete sidewalk, or knit it on a playground of wood chips. Little white and gray fibers are popping up all over, and on the red, it really stands out.
Anyways, I wore it on Monday and although I love the sweater, am pretty disappointed in the yarn (did I already mention that???) So... not sure what might happen, I wore it over to Wild and Wooly, where I had bought it, to show them and see what they might have to say.
After all, $120 is a lot to spend, yes? So anyways, kudos to Wild and Wooly so far. I've gotten Jackie's ear and she's called the rep already. She's as dismayed as I am, and is trying to get the rep to come in and see how the yarn's worn. I am hoping to get my $120 back, and she's backing me up. I'll let you know what happens, but so far I'm very impressed at my LYS for standing behind their products and trying to help out a loyal customer....