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Not feeling very crafty 
15th-Mar-2009 08:08 pm
T-Shirt

On Thursday I ran out of the yarn I was using for a project -- I had thought I had more than plenty, but I was wrong. Since then, I've been to nearly countless stores in 2 different states -- and indeed today spent several hours driving to every near-local store I could think of, even the unlikely ones. And searching for stores I thought existed that didn't (anymore?). During a small break when I was home, I went to eBay and found what I thought might be the right stuff -- there were 4 skeins left -- but they described it with a word I didn't remember being part of the description for my yarn, so I didn't buy it. I ran out to a few more places. At 7:03 I pulled up at the Jo-Ann's, which closed at 7. Came home. The eBay was sold out. Most of the Google hits take me to a Jo-Ann site, which no longer has that color. And of course the first Google hit is that one eBay auction. Taunting me.

I hate shopping. Especially when it's unsuccessful.
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16th-Mar-2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
What's the yarn? If you're not on the knitlist, you should be because they're great about hunting up things like this. How much do you need?
16th-Mar-2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
1 more skein should more than do it; I'm on the border.

Lion Brand, Baby Soft, color Baby Green, which is the same color as Pastel Green (which I'm thinking, all else failing, I can just use for the border) except it's got the satin-looking strip running through it. The references I saw (and the eBay) refer to it as Pompadour, although I don't remember that being on the label.

If I can get out at a semi-reasonable time today, I'll cross my fingers & scoot by the Jo-Ann that defeated me yesterday.

How much traffic shows up on knitlist? I suppose if it comes in digest form I can handle one more e-mail a day. (Took 2 days off last week, and had 910 unread messages this morning...)
16th-Mar-2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
A lot of traffic on the knitlist, I have a no mail option set, but questions like this get answered and you can ask a question and read it online without reading the 500 other posts.

WalMart has Lion Brand yarns in baby colors. I'll check when I go up tomorrow, if you like.
16th-Mar-2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I appreciate you checking if you'll be there already.

(FWIW, Wal*Mart is one of the stores I've visited in 2 different states.)
16th-Mar-2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Is there a dye lot?
16th-Mar-2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
I do not believe so.
20th-Mar-2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
I just found a sale on eBay and picked up a couple.

Thanks.
16th-Mar-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
The "pompadour" refers to that white twist running through it.

Seems it's a color Lion discontinued :(.
16th-Mar-2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'd gathered that (after investigating and seeing pictures of the pink and blue -- and thinking that they really looked _just_ like what I had, except for the color) -- which is when I went back to eBay. Good to get confirmation, though -- so next time I'll just jump.
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