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A Whole Lotta Cotton

Cones of Dishcloth Cotton
Cones of Dishcloth Cotton
A funny thing happened to me last week. Actually, it started a couple of weeks ago, but I’m only just now getting the chance to talk about it. I was reading the blog The Magpie Knitter a few weeks back, and it was there that I learned that Pisgah Dyeworks is being sold to a Canadian company, and they were liquidating a lot of their product. I wanted to be sure I had some of my favorite colors in my stash, because I’m frankly still a little confused about what’s going to happen to the famous “Peaches n Creme” yarn in the end.

I ordered 5 cones. I know, it’s a lot, but I couldn’t help myself. Two were a rainbow colorway, and the other three were one each of a bright, solid color that would coordinate well with the rainbow yarn. I don’t make lots of dishcloths, but I am fond of the famous Ballband Dishcloth pattern, made famous in Mason-Dixon Knitting, especially when it’s done in bright colors. So, I wanted to be set for life on making a bunch.

So, I placed my order on the night before Valentine’s Day, already excited and anxious for my yarn to arrive. And I waited. And waited. Two weeks passed, and still no yarn. Then, I got a phone call from the yarn company. They had a strange question for me: why had I returned the yarn to them, and what did I want them to do with it, since there was no note in the box? Huh? I told them that I never received the yarn in the first place and was still eagerly awaiting its arrival. I guess UPS says they damaged the box and sent it back, though the folks at the yarn place inspected the yarn and said it was fine. So, I said, please send it! And they did.

The very next day, which was a Wednesday, my box of yarn arrived. I thought this was really fast, but maybe someone was making it up to me since the shipment had gotten screwed up. Later that evening, I got an email notification from UPS that my box of yarn would arrive on Friday.

Again, huh? I figured it must just be some administrative snafu and I shrugged it off. But then Friday rolled around, and whoa, there it was. A second box of yarn, with a complete duplicate shipment. I called the folks at Pisgah and said that I hadn’t paid for that much yarn but would be happy to do so (at this point, easier than sending it back, plus I’m sure I could find something to do with it). They thanked me for being honest but invited me to keep the yarn. So now, I have not 5 cones, but 10. Is that crazy, or what? I guess I’ll probably be making ballband dishcloths for the next 5 years.

The shawl project is going really well. I’m about done with my first skein of yarn and will be adding the second one in the next day or so. I’ll try to post an updated photo this weekend.

Finally, what do you think of my new blog background image? It’s busy, I know… but I’ll keep it there for a little while. I’m itching to do a whole blog/site overhaul. and I’m busily trying to decide what I’m going to do with it. Stay tuned on that one… it’s probably a long way off.

Happy knitting! I’m going to go knock out another row before bed. Ciao!

One response to “A Whole Lotta Cotton”

  1. Jen Avatar

    Fortunately, there’s never been a mix-up like that with one of my orders, since most have involved more than 15 cones. On second thought, I *wish* I’d had a mix-up like that! 🙂 Although, let’s been honest…I have *more* than enough Peaches & Creme now!

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