Monday, October 18, 2010

On being adaptable...

I'm getting good at it.  I mean, good at making lemonade from life's lemons, silk purses from sows ears....

Last week I accidentally ordered these lovely big, flat, shiny 57mm o-rings.....

...instead of these lovely, shiny, chunky 52mm o-ringsVoila! We now have a lovely (if slightly unexpected) new product!!

We also have the Olearia, which was to be my second attempt at making a sleeved knitted-in-the-round garment. I thought I had enough yarn, but I only have enough for the garment sans-sleeve.
I'm putting the call out for any local people who might be in the Lincraft city store*, to grab me a ball or two of this Lincraft brand Superwash 100% wool in the most indescribably middle-green you could imagine.  Lovely colour, but nothing like anything in nature (that I can think of).

*I made a special trip through peak-hour traffic today, to the Northland store, from whence the green yarn came (....and where a few weeks ago, it was on sale for 50% off and I walked past it, smugly thinking I had 4 balls of it already.  It now appears that I had 2 balls of it ...or I've lost 2...?). 

There is no more of this yarn in Northland, dammit.  It is highly likely that the wee girl will have yet another sleeveless cardi. I'm adaptable like that.

Edited to add: I don't even know the colour number, least of all the dye-lot, and understand the almost-helplessness of the cause... but I'm willing to leave it in the lap of the knitting gods to see if this Olearia ever has sleeves or if I will be making lots of small mis-matched green projects fom here-on (Superfrogs, perhaps...?).


We may also be adapting to new digs soon, all going well with lease contracts and whatnot.  Don't want to jinx myself with premature announcements and details, but I'd like to give you a bit of a heads-up that we'll be moving soon-ish.  Stay tuned.  If all goes to plan, it'll be FABULOUS!!!

8 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

HURRAY!

fingers crossed. very glad stuff going in a progesserly direction.

Can't help on the yarn sorry!

But.

Hurray!!!!

TammyJ said...

Nic do you still have the band with the dye lot info on it? I got caught out on my early forays back into knitting when I popped back into Lincraft and bought additional yarn in the same colour only to get it home and find it to be a slightly less intense version of the same colour.

Allison said...

What about Highpoint, Maribyrnong Lincraft? Have you called them to see if they have any yarny joy for you?

brissmith said...

Nicole I am going to the Brisbane City store today. If you can email me the dye number, colour etc so I can see if I can buy some there and mail them to you. If you can email me on ssmith_au@yahoo.com.au by lunchtime if you still need them. Susan :)

Handmade said...

Fabulous sounds fabulous - very exciting!!!

Fer said...

Tasmania lost all it's Lincraft stores a few years ago, otherwise I would love to help!

Good luck with the new digs too.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

I'll give the adelaide store a ring today Nikki and see what I can find.
Fingers crossed!

Amanda said...

Just got my 57mm flat rings and they are super sexy love them.