One of the benefits of spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on yarn at having a great relationship with your local yarn store is that they can help you solve knitting problems quickly and efficiently. I stopped in tonight to get worsted weight yarn for the new baby project – a hoodie that my brother and his girlfriend had picked out in addition to the cabled sweater that doesn’t come in a size small enough for a newborn. The hoodie is sized for newborn AND knitted in worsted weight yarn, making it the perfect fix for this little dilemma of mine. I picked out this fab blue color and bought three balls and ran out the door. I got home and got about three inches of the back done when my paranoid self I decided to double check the yarn requirements. Sure enough, I didn’t buy enough. Then I panicked thinking that I had purchased the last three balls. I called holly back and she assured me that there were two more bags of the stuff. I hung up and then Phil pointed out (he is sooo helpful) that I needed a couple of large stripes in the sweater to dress it up a bit. OK, maybe he was right, but really, I don’t need this extra crap right now. Trying to get a sweater done in a day!
So I called holly back again and this is where having a good relationship comes in…I asked her if she would take my credit card number, charge me for another ball and have her and the group of knitters sitting there decide what color would be best for stripes. I would drive by and grab the yarn since I had already put my PJs on for the night and had no desire to wander around Old Town in my PJs. (clearly getting dressed again wasn’t an option). So the group at Knit Happens last night selected this amazing brown color, which complements the blue so well. I doubt that I would have picked out the brown myself, so I am so glad that I wasn’t there to make the decision. It turned out much better this way.