August 4, 2005

The Quest for the Discontinued Yarn

Back about three years ago, a friend commissioned me to make her some baby blankets. She settled on a nice ripple pattern, and I settled on the very soft and lovely to work with Caron Dazzleaire yarn. I ended up completing two versions of the blanket. The first, for a girl, was white, pink, purple, yellow, and green. The second, a boy one, was white with two different shades of blue. Oh, how I loved that boy blanket! (It was three months pregnant with Charlotte at the time and found myself longing to have my baby be a boy just so I could make him this afghan.) Well of course, I had a girl, and by the time I was pregnant with Joshua, I'd forgotten about the blanket. Then last week I was making some WUA squares and came across this yarn again. In all of my yarn snobbiness, I'd forgotten how nice this particular yarn was to work with. I immediately decided that Joshua really must have this baby blanket and looked online to figure out the colors I needed. Lo and behold, the yarn has been discountinued and nearly all traces of it have vanished from the face of the earth. I have a partial afghan I can scavage for some of the yarn, but now I'm scurrying around trying to dig up the rest of it. I need 3 more skeins of white, 2 or 3 of Sky Blue, and 4 or 5 of Celestial Blue. The last time I bought this yarn was two years ago, and I have no clue how long it's been discontinued. Does anyone have a guess as to any stores which may still have it in their clearance racks? Or, does anyone have some that they are willing to trade for? I have some Dazzleaire in the banana, lt pink, and mint green colors as well as most colors of Cotton Ease. If you know where to find this yarn, or would like to set up a trade, drop me an email at crsattic(at)tiffman(dot)com.

Posted by crsattic at 6:07 AM | 1 Comment

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