Last summer, I saw and fell in love with the Arne and Carlos self-patterning yarn from Regia. The price was jut a bit out of my reach, especially with shipping added in. But earlier this month I found it advertised for 30% off. That was a do-able splurge.
The yarn doesn't look too pretty in the skein, but just look what it's supposed to do when it's knitted up!
I've been buying yarn and fabric online for more than fifteen years now and this was the most trouble I've ever had with an order. My usual assumption is that if I order yarn before a trip it will probably be waiting for me when we get home, or at least well on its way.
This time, when I got the "your order has shipped" email, it only listed two of the three yarns --- let's call those A and B. They'd billed me for all three and there was no explanation of what had happened with the yarn C. When I contacted the company to ask about it, they said they'd investigate and reship the original order (which wasn't even supposed to have arrived yet.) I got a shipment notice telling me that they'd shipped yarn B and C, immediately followed by an email telling me that yarn C was no longer available and I wouldn't be receiving it. Are you as confused as I am at this point?
After a couple of weeks of waiting and wondering, I did finally receive all of the yarn I'd ordered (along with duplicate skeins of yarn B.) After all of the stress, I'm wondering if I really wanted it badly enough to justify the stress.
Ever have a supply order that went so wrong it took all of the joy out of the project?
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 5 1/2 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 13 1/4 yards (+2 sheets)
Net added for 2016: 7 3/4 yards
Yarn used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn used year to Date: 4450 yards
Yarn added this Week: 1840 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 7366 yards
Net added for 2016: 2916 yards
This post is linked to Patchwork Times.