It was at the beginning of the year, possibly February, that I decided I wanted to do the Durrow Shawl by Lucy Hague as a winter project. Lots of concentration needed and winter would be a good time to do it. On the same day, a yarn shop with whom I had dealt before announced that they were putting in an order for Malabrigo sock yarn the very yarn suggested in the pattern. So I put in an order and waited. And waited. I sent several emails which were not answered and finally I was told that Malabrigo takes orders and fills them as they have the yarn.
Nothing happened, no yarn , no news. Winter came and went and still no yarn. I had told the shop that this was a firm order so thought all would finally be well.
nvent and Chapel Wool in an old building in Rylstone, with wonderful yarns. I had dealt with them before and been impressed by their range and pleasant service. We had a lot of email and phone discussions and they sent me some ideas and suggestions. I made a choice and they sent it off. My son who now collects parcels for me at his work brought it down last night. I am thrilled with it. The colours are different to what I had ordered of the Malabrigo, but they are lovely. I think the third and fourth skeins should be swapped around. I did make a record of what I was ordering and how it corresponded with the original pattern but I did not look at it when I placed these on table.
Here is a link to this variety of yarn from the shop, Hand Maiden Merino Slim. An enormous range of colours can be seen from the dropdown box.
My original order? I had been hopeful for months and even after buying this new lot of yarn from Margot and Gemma, I would still have bought the other if it had arrived. I had said it was a firm order and I would have kept my word. That shop closed today.