Everyone knows about the Madelinetosh sale, right? Just in case – Madelinetosh is one of my favorite yarns. Towards the end of September, they announced a “final” 40% off sale but no other explanation. Many of us bought a good bit of yarn because 40% off is amazing. Within a couple of days, that went to 70% off and then many of us cashed in all the retirement funds and bought more yarn. Lots more yarn. Then, towards the middle of October, Jimmy Beans Wool, another good yarn company, announced they had bought Madelinetosh.
During the sale, pretty much every knitter was going nuts buying yarn. One day, they sold over 20,000 skeins . . in one day! That all has to be hand dyed! And, they didn’t have enough inventory to cover the orders so yarn had to be ordered before they could ever dye it.
My second order was placed September 25 and I still don’t have it!
A lot of people got angry that they had paid for yarn and didn’t have it and Madelinetosh was totally silent about what was going on, when we might receive our orders. Some began to panic and cancelled their orders and got refunds. I can understand that it was kinda scary, especially if you’d gone out on a limb, spent more than you should have, the credit card came in and had to be paid and you hadn’t heard a word about your yarn. Yes, I understand that very well! 🙂
I just love this Mac & Cheese color! I ordered a couple of skeins of it on Tosh Merino Light and I ordered enough to make a sweater in DK High Twist.
High Twist was one of the first yarns we began hearing was out of stock. Since we weren’t hearing from Madelinetosh, what was happening was . . someone would call to ask about a specific base, and Madelinetosh would say something like . . we’ll have more in three weeks, or we’re out and can’t get more. Then someone would tell someone else and by the time it got to me, I wasn’t sure what was going on. I wasn’t concerned about any yarn I had ordered but I really wanted to make a sweater out of the Mac & Cheese.
Yesterday I got notice that my Mac & Cheese yarns have been shipped. I can stop worrying! 🙂
Someone asked me what I’m going to make with it. I’m not sure who thinks knitters need to know what they’re going to make just because they buy yarn! Right? Quilters? You know you do the same thing with fabric!
I’m surprised how excited I am to know I’m actually getting that Mac & Cheese yarn.