Monday, April 30, 2018

Mail Call Monday - Emergency Yarn

Welcome to another edition of Mail Call Monday!!  This is just a quick post to tell you about a special member of Ravelry.

The backstory:

I'm knitting my first sweater.  While working on the sleeves, I realized that I'm not going to have enough yarn to finish them.

The urgent plea:

Please forgive the intrusion, but I was hoping that you might reconsider that small bit of Malabrigo 807 Cote’ de Azure you have listed as “not for sale or trade.” I’m knitting my first sweater and the gauge ate up more of the yarn than expected. I was hoping to knit the sleeves in the same color as the body. That’s where YOU come in. :o))
Is there a chance you are willing to part with it?
Thank you for your consideration!

The response:

Of course you can have it. It’s only 15 grams. I can ship it out ASAP. Just send me your address. I’ll let you know how much the shipping is.

The yarn:

Malabrigo 807 Cote' de Azure - A deep, dark blue verging on indigo.

The receipt:

This package was mailed out of the goodness of her heart:

She even placed the yarn in a special needs baggie to protect it:

Here's what was inside:

I'm REALLY hoping it's enough to finish the sleeves of my Hoodie Shawl Cardigan, shown below... not QUITE long enough:

Thank you, again, Becky.  I'm not sure how far 15 grams of Malabrigo Sock will go, but I'm hoping it will make my sleeves a bit longer before I have to resort to striping like the hood and shawl portions of the sweater.

If I'm lucky, no striping will be required!

Until next time...
Mmm... Malabrigo!!!


  1. People like Becky are what make the Revelry community so wonderful. (And, mmm, Malabrigo!) Good luck finishing your sleeve!

  2. That was so nice of her! I hope you have enough now. ~Jeanne

  3. Nice! Can't wait to see that sleeve all finished and being modeled!!

  4. Good luck finishing your sweater!

  5. Crafty people are the best people :)

  6. Hope there is enough there, it's a gorgeous color.


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