Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Where is my @*&%^$ yarn?

** WARNING ** KnitPicks rant to follow. Please skip to the end if you only want sweetness.

Serioulsy, KnitPicks, I love you and all, but a girl needs to be able to check the status of her yarn package. Telling me it has "shipped" is absolutely no frigging help at all. I want to know whether it is currently in Nashua and will be here tomorrow, or in Columbus, Ohio and won't get here till Friday.

I know, in the big picture a day or two doesn't really matter, but when the mail truck drives up, I get a little heart flip waiting to see if there will be a nice large white package of new yarn shoved mercilessly into that tiny receptacle. Not offering a means to track that much-anticipated package shows me that you really don't care too much about the people buying your product. That and the fact that you aren't selling your 1-3 needles in anything bigger than 32" length really burns me. But, since you still offer the best price for good quality yarn, I'll overlook these customer disservices.

Okay, on to the promised sweetness:

The Pea Pod Sweater is done.*

*I still need to sew on the buttons, I only placed them on the band for the purpose of photo taking.

The leaf edging really makes this sweater look nice.

Pattern: Pea Pod Baby Set, by Kate Gilbert - free on Interweave's website
Started: October 9
Finished: October 23

This sweet little sweater is for the second son of a co-worker and friend of my husband, due in January. I will be making a pair of booties in the same yarn soon.


Anonymous Gina House said...

THAT is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! You are such a wonderful knitter! I understand totally about not knowing where yarn is...I mean, it's an important thing! Jeez....hope it gets to you soon!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

What a nice job you did on that sweater - it's beautiful!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Nichole said...

The Pea Pod sweater came out amazing! Its on my long (LONG) "to knit list," but I don't have a specific intended target, so I probably won't get to it for awhile. I second your comment on the tracking too - with it so readily available through Fed Ex, UPS and USPS (though I must admit the USPS tracking is hit or miss - half those idiots along the way never scan it in!), it should be automatic!

9:37 AM  
Anonymous jaime said...

What a BEAUTIFUL sweater! Very lovely.

And I understand about wanting to track your yarn shipment. That is VERY important!!

9:42 AM  
Blogger yarnophiliac said...

Beautiful job oon the sweater! Your choice of te siple wooden buttons is great, too. They don't detract from the sweater detail, but still add a little something-something. What yarn did you use anyway? Hope your yarn comes today!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Mea said...

It really looks nice. I've started this sweater a number of times now. I still haven't gotten any further than the band (followed by swearing and ripping). Chart reading is new to me so I must be messing it up somewhere. I'm inspired by your lovely pics to try again.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Lora said...

I love your pea pod sweater! It was even prettier to hold in person. OH so soft! Lucky baby.
Hope your yarn comes soon! I had a blast today with you and Gina and the children! Thanks for inviting us!

3:54 PM  

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