Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Kindness of Strangers

No whining in this post, I promise! I have a yarn savior, and she rocks! After my near-meltdown over running out of yarn for my Tomtens and then discovering the yarn I needed had been discontinued and sold out since I had bought some a week earlier, I posted a comment on Cara's blog making reference to my woeful situation. Next thing I know, Blog Angel Megan, having read my whiny comment on Cara's blog, packed up and sent me 3 hanks of the yarn I needed - gratis! She even went to the trouble to frog a scarf to get 2 of the hanks for me. How freakin' cool is that?!


KnitPicks Sierra, in Pool
(I know the picture doesn't do the color justice, but I was entranced by the late winter late afternoon light)

I'm starting to believe in yarn karma. Several weeks ago, I sent HamaLee a ball of Malabrigo. Then within the last week, I received 3 skeins of sock yarn from Dave and 3 balls of Sierra from Megan. If I got a sixfold karmic return on my yarn gift, I wonder what kind of yarn karma Dave and Megan are about to receive?

I think those 3 balls of Pool have me set for the blue portions of my Tomtens. That just left me needing some more Lettuce to do the green portions. Solution? You guessed it....



I'm going to frog and harvest from the first sweater I ever made.
My Old Man was never completely comfortable with the fit - he didn't feel it was as flattering as he would like, and therefore it has not gotten all that much wear. At first I felt sentimental about the possibility of frogging my first sweater, but now I think it feels right. In fact, it feels very resourceful and Zimmermanesque to be reusing yarn in such a way.

I haven't yet faced the frogging (of the sweater above or the ill-fated Tomten) b/c I took on a very small interim project. But right now I'm feeling the bloggerly, knitterly love. So all of you who were kept awake at nights wondering what I was going to do to solve my terrible Tomten troubles, can rest easy. ;)

Oh, but when it comes to yarn karma? Sean has us all beat, for sure.

4 comments:

Luisa Perkins said...

LOVE that yarn karma. You go on those Tomtens, girl!

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

How cool is that?! Knitters are wonderful people and this fact is reinforced on a regular basis!

Dave said...

Yippee!! Tomtems be rescued!!

Megan said...

I'm glad the yarn got to you safely (and quickly)! I hope everything goes smoothly for the Tomtens now.