So, with the stole out of the way, I’ve been able to work on a few other things. I’ve got half a pair of my newest design finished – I know it’s really hard to see in the photo – but this has a very pretty Indian design worked into it – inspired by a gorgeous dupatta that I own. The Posh Yarns “Lei” – a silk / bamboo / wool, is really nice to work with, lots of body and sheen.
I’m in the home stretch with my Cozy V-Neck (from Stephanie Japel’s “Fitted Knits”), it’s worked up very pretty in Elann’s Uros Aran.
The Strawberry Cheesecake scarf is back on the bus for my commute project, but managing the two different skeins is kind of a pain – specially when the bus is packed!
I am over the moon to have found out that I made it into Round Three of Scout’s Swag Club – third times a charm :)! And also, into the Hello Kitty kit from Wool Girl – yay!
So, I still have not heard from HipKnits about my cashmere order. I really don’t know what to think about a Seller who thinks that it’s allright to completely ignore a customer. Rather like adding insult to injury don’t you think? And that would be $120.00 dollars of injury. I’m wondering too, what shop can afford to just blow someone off like that? Or perhaps I’m too “small potatoes” sale-wise to matter? I guess I’ve got used to the fabulous customer service at places like Wool Girl, Scout, The Loopy Ewe, Posh Yarns, Elann…. Of course, when I order something from them – they actually SEND it! I did make a formal complaint to Paypal, and received an acknowledgment, but I’m still more upset that, after being as patient and polite as I have been, that there has been zero communication from HipKnits – it’s shabby and rude. I guess at the moment, the only satisfaction I have is to know that there are other places to spend my hard earned yarn dollars, places where my business is valued.
Speaking of places you should buy yarn – I have been holding out on the Yarn Pr0n, so here are some of my goodies from the last few months: