19 November 2007

The Only Reason This Is Even Remotely Funny

I admit it. I fucked up. Somewhere along the line, I made a colossal math booboo and didn't buy enough yarn for the cardigan I'm (finally) knitting myself after all these years of knitting stuff for other people. No problem, right? Just pop into my beloved Twist in New Hope and ask the lovely Mrs. Debby Brady to please please pretty please stop laughing at me long enough to check with her stockist to see if there's more of this yummy yarn. I really only need about two skeins' worth, because I'm partway up the sleeves, which are the last things you do.

Well, after in fact enduring a whole lot of jokes from Debby and Steve about "Sleeves--make two!" and how I'm going to have to give this sweater to the guy from The Fugitive, she did just that. I got a phone message this afternoon that says the stockist doesn't have any either, and when she does, it will be a different dye lot. This, of course, means that when it arrives, there's a pretty good chance it will be an entirely different colour. Not what you're really looking for in a project you hope to wear in public. So this means that unless by some miracle one of the two other yarn stores in a gajillion-mile radius happens to have some Rowan #536 in dye lot 2616 languishing about the store waiting for me, my best bet is the internet.

Here's where it gets funny, if only just. It was only by visiting Rowan's company site that I discovered just what it is I've been knitting. This lovely, yummy, tweed-flecked rust colour, so innocuously labeled "#536" on the label? Is named "torrid." And I need two balls of it.

Try typing that into a search engine.

3 comments:

deirdre said...

Because I'm just now beginning to knit, because my first project is a simple scarf, because I'm terribly attached to the outcome of this piece of knitting, I sympathize completely.

Because it sounds like something I would do I hope you find more yarn.

Because the last paragraph is priceless I'm laughing out loud.

Anonymous said...

Did I know that you knit? How could I NOT know that?!?

It's Lysa, bipolarbear, something sparkly…only Blogger makes my name into "blog."

Anonymous said...

N.B. Check out these two eBay auctions for some Torrid Balls!!!

http://tinyurl.com/27op3g

xoxo,

Lysa