Friday, January 5, 2007

Yarn Pr0n 2007

I'm very pleased to kick off yarn pr0n in 2007 with this beauty.

Would you like a closer look?

This is Hill Country Yarns Merino Silk in the Indian Summer colorway. It's a 50% wool/50% silk blend, advertised as comparable to Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb (although never having fondled the latter, I can't attest to that). This yarn is quite yummy, though. I purchased it in order to finally knit the amazingly beautiful Clapotis - I'm so excited! But I have a few other projects in the works that I feel I must finish before I can cast on for the Clap (as I've seen it lovingly referenced). Ah, it's just motivation for me to get some projects finished.

I ordered this yarn through a website called Discount Yarn Sale - anyone else order through this site? If so, what are your experiences? I actually tried ordering yarn from them some time ago, but I found the customer service to be somewhat lacking. Although the site had said 2-3 weeks to ship the yarn I had ordered, 2 months later I had heard nothing. So I e-mailed customer service to find out what was up and was told that the yarn was backordered. They couldn't have told me that when I ordered?!? And 2 months later they still didn't have it? I was so annoyed I just canceled the order. I was wary of ordering from them again, but since this yarn is just for a project for me, I figured it didn't matter if it took a while. That said, the site said 1 week to ship, and it took them over a month to actually ship it to me. Frustrating. I definitely would not order from this site for a project with a deadline.

But let's not end this post with a note of frustration. The yarn is here, and it is lovely, and I'm so looking forward to working with it. I never thought I'd so looking forward to having the clap. :)


KnitMongrel said...

Hey - that's so funny about Discount Yarn... mine came quickly with no problems, but I ordered 20 skeins so maybe they just like the people who spend too much money. :) I'm dying to knit another Clap since mine has mysteriously disappeared (I'm SO depressed about that)... wanna have a knit along? Let me know when you're thinking about casting on, and I'll see if I can find some yarn to make myself Clap #2! Hope you had a great New Years... see you soon!

Joe said...
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Jessica said...

um, wow. How did that guy find your blog? Creepy.

Anyways, I love that yarn. It should make a shiny clap! It is definately an Indian Summer color. I love yarns that remind you of places.