Monday, August 20, 2007
On the left Wooly Wonka Fibers Merino Laceweight in Northern Lights; on the right, the same in Buckwheat Honey.
These were both purchased to make KnitSpot Anne's Bee Stoles/Shawls. I think the Northern Lights will become a Honeybee Stole as a Christmas present for someone who likes blue. The Buckwheat Honey is for me, but I'm not sure if I'll make the stole or the Bee Fields Shawl.
I have to tell y'all about the great customer service from Anne at Wooly Wonka. I originally ordered the Buckwheat Honey Shawl Kit. When the stole pattern came out, I decided I liked it better, so I ordered an additional skein of Buckwheat Honey yarn, since the shawl takes more yarn, plus the Northern Lights yarn. (I ordered the stole pattern directly from the other Anne, at KnitSpot.)
When Wooly Wonka received my second order, Anne emailed me, worried that I hadn't ordered enough yarn for either of the Bee Shawls, since, I suspect, that's what most of the orders for Buckwheat Honey Laceweight are for. I explained that it was just to supplement the previous order. She offered to send me one big skein of Buckwheat Honey, so there would be fewer ends and the dye-lots would match, if I just sent the original order back. She also sent the Northern Lights in one big skein. Isn't that nice? And isn't that a great reason to order from a smaller company that actually looks at the orders as they come in?
What's funny is that my first order came after we had agreed to do this, and I realized that I had ordered the wrong color in my original order -- I had ordered Tupelo Gold instead of Buckwheat Honey! So this really all worked out really well!
So -- there are my future knitting plans. In the meantime, I'm still working on Hidcote. I also pulled out the Flared Lace Smoke Ring, since I really need to get it finished before the weather gets cool.