UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

February 22, 2009

new yarn, no pictures

Filed under: yarn — UndyedYarnpire @ 1:14 am

I got my yarn from SimplySocksYarn.com (I keep forgetting the “yarn”  part.) I like the colors of what I got and I think the prices were good. I got nice service.

There was a problem with my order, a particular colorway was not available. That is the kind of problem where bad service is readily apparent, a place with poor service would email the customer and be outraged that the order has problems and demand that the customer pick something different. That was a polar opposite from what happened. I got a polite and apologetic email saying I could pick another color, wait more than 4 weeks, or have that item removed from my order. There was a specific link given to the page with the available colors. Since I had a second choice, I told them what I wanted and it shipped the same day!

The reason it took this long to get my yarn is related to mail service. My new postal carrier does not leave packages. I missed my delivery and that caused my yarn to be held hostage for 2 days! 

I got free shipping, but I felt really guilty about it. I only bought $85 of stuff and it cost them $12 to send it. 

Anyway. pictures later. perhaps much later.


  1. Also, apparently, one fewer “s” for the URL: simplysockyarn.com. Thanks for the vendor rec.

    Comment by skg046 — February 22, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

    • I, er, find it with Google every time. :-) Thanks for specifying.

      There are a number of places selling sock yarn online, I considered buying from Colorsong because they have free shipping with no minimums. There were a lot of recommendations for Jimmy Beans Wool and The Loopy Ewe too.

      It was the Nyoni (the non-superwash Sokomo) deal that pushed me into ordering.

      Comment by UndyedYarnpire — February 22, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

  2. p.s. I can un-recommend Crystal Palace Panda Cotton if you’re concerned about ply. It’s four-ply, and unless I am doing something terribly wrong, it unplies itself a bit as one knits.

    I have the toe and 2 cm of the foot of a sock, now, but haven’t added it to Ravelry or taken a picture because I added a prior project too soon to Ravelry and wished I hadn’t. :P

    Comment by skg046 — February 22, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    • That is unfortunate. I have some of that Panda Cotton…. I have had that unplying problem with yarns before, especially while doing long-tail cast-on.

      The Knitpicks Imagination yarn completely separated and I had to let go and retwist the tail end to finish casting on (though that was for the baby sweater, a lot more stitches). But I really like the socks I made from that.

      Sometimes it helps if you knit from the other end, but if it is yarn that comes in hanks that you wind yourself, you do not want to use the non-center-pull end.

      As for adding projects to Ravelry… there is a lot of incentive for waiting until a project is completed before posting, just based on what I see in the RSS feeds from my friends.

      Comment by UndyedYarnpire — February 22, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

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