Thursday, October 4, 2007

Little Knits to the Rescue!

Immediately after my unfortunate discovery that running out of yarn for Icarus was imminent, I went online to Little Knits, which provided me with the original yarn for the project. I was relieved to see that the right color was available and immediately ordered another skein (for 14 lousy rows--I squeezed one more row out of the yarn I had left). With only three weeks left to finish, time is--shall we say--of the essence, so I added a note explaining the situation and expressing my desperation. This was after 5 pm. 45 minutes later, I checked my email and found a message from Sue, the owner of Little Knits, who has been of so much help to me in the past. She just wanted to let me know that she had already sent my order out to UPS and that I would have it no later than Friday. This was Tuesday evening, and no, I didn't pay for express shipping! As usual, Little Knits came through for me with flying colors. With a little luck and some help from UPS, I should be back on track in no time.

Thanks, Sue!

[Oh, and, um, just in case you were wondering how I dealt with the obvious emotional trauma of running out of yarn, there will be several large boxes of yarn arriving on my doorstep shortly. And maybe some books. Whoops.]

15 comments:

Patty said...

I LOVE the way you deal with emotional trauma!

The new knitting digs look fantastic by the way.

Kristin said...

Well of course you had to do a little retail yarn therapy. As far as I can tell there was no other way.
Yeah Sue!!!

janet said...

It's always better to order more, you get a better price that way!

sophanne said...

what a relief- soon there will be power knitting

Suzanne said...

Little Knits is great. I've ordered from them before and they've got some great prices! Great customer service too. Glad to hear you were able to get enough to finish!

Retail therapy does do wonders, doesn't it?

Tammy said...

Hooray! Coping skills are very important.. I can't wait to see your medicine.

knottykitty said...

Yeah for retail therapy! :)

trek said...

You definitely need a little fiber replenishment therapy after that sort of trauma!

a friend to knit with said...

yay!
totally giggling.............can't wait to see what you purchased!
hey, a girl has to do what a girl has to do!

Karen said...

Phew! I'm so glad you were able to find more of the same yarn.

Angelika said...

Talk about online order therapy. Can't wait to see your remedy. Good luck with the rest of the shawl.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Little Knits rocks, I love that site!

Kim said...

After such stress, some consolation yarn/books are certainly in order. Three cheers for Little Knits!

Haley said...

yay, little knits! glad to hear your good news.

Sarah said...

I love to get packages!