The week started out wondering what my future would be. And then yesterday happened. And then today happened.
Yesterday I ordered more yarn. Forty five cones, to be exact, including 15 cones of the Phydlbitz Sock base, and then 6 cones each of five other yarn bases.
What I did not get was more Primo Lace. I like to order cones in multiples of three (my skein-winder for pulling hanks from cones does three at a time), but they only showed 2 in stock. I emailed my supplier today to see when they’d be getting more of the Primo Yarn base in stock. I was told they will not be ordering any more at all, BUT she did have 1 cone held back for knitting samples and offered it to me, along with the last 2 in regular stock.
So I’ll be getting three cones of Primo Lace. I don’t know if she’d begun using that last one because what she billed me for is less than the normal size cone. No matter — I’ll be starting with three cones and if one comes up short, well then that’s how the cookie crumbles. And actually, I have a tiny remnant cone of Primo Lace with just a few hank’s worth of yardage left on, so this plus whatever her remnant cone turns out to be, I may still have 3 cones to work with. Unless I am mistaken, there should be 45-50 hanks of Primo Lace to be dyed in the next couple of months.
The point is, this will be the last of the Primo Lace they sell, and I AM GETTING IT, AND I AM GETTING IT FOR YOU!! How cool is that!!??
I will, of course, being dyeing the Primo in regular rotation with the other yarns, but since it has become a “precious commodity” in limited supply, if you know you want some, feel free to make a custom order request.
I discovered the recent batches of Phydlbitz Sock base are a little less than what they used to be, so I may end up having to make joins now and then in order to get maximum use from the cones, even though I don’t like doing that.
Also, yesterday, I somehow managed to get my ducks in a row to get my Medicare Advantage plan into place, so as of November 1 I will actually have access to health care again. Woo-hooo! Several have expressed concern on this score, and I appreciate that. I’m not relishing it, of course, because I already know I’m overdue for another colonoscopy, and I suspect other things will need to be brought up to date. Whooppeeee! But even so, access to health care is better than not having access, so I’ll take what I can get. The one disappointment is that while this Medicare Advantage plan has ridiculously low co-pays for primary doctor visits and drugs, it does not include dental (she said they may have dental next year). I have several thousand dollars worth of dental that needs to be done. Maybe I should go for a cleaning and get an estimate on what needs doing and then get a GoFundMe to get my mouth fixed….? We’ll see.
This afternoon I pull 24 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock to be dyed tomorrow, so that’s a good thing.
So, all in all, it’s turned out to be a good week overall and Knitivity will be moving forward. If the morning works out well, I should be able to show some yarn tomorrow afternoon. We’ll see what the weather is like.