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That bad boyfriend

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Have you ever had that boyfriend? You know the one - you have such a great time together and you can't wait to see him again, only you don't. He doesn't call. Then he does. You make plans. He's late. You're sure he's not coming, and if you do ever see him again you're going to slap him. No one treats you like that. Five minutes later he's at your door looking amazing. Just the sight of him, and your resolve crumbles. He gathers you close and kisses you hair - oh he's missed you, you're so beautiful, and damn if he doesn't smell so good. Yeah. There you go again. Just close your eyes and go with it.

That's how I felt when walked into the Malabrigo booth at TNNA. The yarn is so gorgeous. Rich intense colors and sumptuously hand. I know they don't deliver on time. I know they are always out of everything, but...OK, I am weak, and we placed an order. Everything is in stock, they said. We'll ship right away they said. That was May. Finally I get an email that yarn is on its way. I'm pretty torqued, but at least I'm not stood up.

The Mechita arrived Thursday. Honestly, I am weak in the knees. is even more beautiful than I remember. It's 420+ yards of hand-dyed merino single ply, and it is gorgeous. Is it everything I ordered? Of course not. Do they know when the rest will arrive? Not a clue. But these colors are here now, they won't be here long, and I don't know when they will be back. Choose your colors and figure out what to do with it later. It doesn't really matter - a few skeins of Mechita deserve a place in your stash. So if you want some, better drop everything and get in here.

I look forward to seeing you in the shop and around the table. You are always welcome here.


Back to 7 July 2015 Newsletter

Comments on this post (3)

  • Jul 10, 2015

    I’m so glad you liked it! I guess we’ve all been there. Cheryl, I look forward to seeing you in the shop! We have all manner of temptation for you. :)

    — Ellen

  • Jul 07, 2015

    Hilarious analogy! Though I am a novice knitter, I follow your posts and have visited the store once. This, however, is enough to make me fit in a trip later this week just to meet this guy! (And maybe even take a little of him home with me).

    — Cheryl

  • Jul 07, 2015

    You had me at “Hello.” :-)

    — Laura Wickstead

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