Remember my hijinks with the Opal yarn that looked nothing like the sample photo supplied by Opal? I was discussing it in my September 6 blog entry. I offered the yarn to the first person was asked for it, so I sent it off to a good home. End of story?
Well, the retailer I bought the yarn from emailed me and offered to take it back after reading about it on my blog. Although I assured her that was not necessary, she contacted the U.S. Opal distributor who checked the photos on my blog and agreed the yarn was mis-labelled. Opal credited the retailer for the yarn, and the retailer in turn gave me a credit for the full price I paid for the yarn . . . even though I didn’t return it.
Really, I think this goes in the “above and beyond” category of excellent customer service. So Sheri, you and The Loopy Ewe can consider me a customer for life. Just sayin’.
Wow! Thank you so much to those of you who have purchased the Kimono Jacket! Looks like I’ll be able to make a nice charitable donation from the proceeds! And thank you to Christina and katomliz who asked questions about the fit and difficulty rating — I’ve added that information to the information page for the pattern.
It’s Still All About Lace
Brigitte asked me what kind of needles I use to knit lace.
I actually tried several needles when starting Wing-o’-the-Moth. I didn’t bother trying my Addi Turbos because I was pretty sure they’d be too blunt at the tip for easy lace knitting. I tried both bamboo and ebony, but they were both too “grabby” on the mohair, so I switched to an Inox grey, which was also too grabby. I ended up using an Inox Espress — which is a shiny metal needle. The mohair moves smoothly across the surface, and the tips are pointy enough.
I finished the Twin Leaf pattern and did the set-up rows for the edging pattern last night. I’ve started the edging pattern. So I am now hoping I’ll have a photo of the shawl blocking in Sunday’s post.
Lucy’s looking forward to lying on it while it is blocking.