Thursday, February 15, 2007

I've got good news and I've got bad news..

Bad news first.
The Forest Path Stole pattern I bought a month ago?

Seems I got a "special" copy. I got the one riddled with mistakes and clear as mud. Not only am I trying to attack lace AND entrelac..but I have to figure the pattern out as well? I don't think so.
I e-mailed with Debi tonight trying to figure out the discrepancies..but it is just a mess. I looked further on in the pattern and I noticed there were mistakes throughout the entire section I was working on.
I'm royally pissed. I can't believe a company/designer would send out a pattern full of mistakes. Maybe if it was brand new..but come on. This pattern was published in IK Summer 2003! You think they would have worked out the kinks by now.
(Obviously for those that have the magazine, they are worked out), but for me..and some of my fellow KALers I am sure..we get the added joy of trying to figure the damn thing out.
And because I am a bit obsessive and can't leave well enough alone, I have been trying to puzzle through this crap all night. Happy Valentine's B! =)
(He is sick, all he cares about is breathing right now. Poor baby.)
I have to blame it on the company that sent out this ridiculous excuse for a pattern. I have another pattern by this designer..the Faina scarf. Which I started today, but it was published by Fiber Trends and they always seem to do well with their patterns.
Yeah, maybe I am blowing this out of proportion. But DAMN! I have been so excited about this shawl, and was really looking forward to making it. And now, I don't know if that is going to happen. At least not until I get a corrected pattern (the magazine is sold out for that issue).

OK, well now for the good news.

This past week I got a lot of yummies in the mail.

The first to arrive was the sock yarn from The Heathen Housewife.

It's her own hand dyed and its incredibly soft. B loves it..I'm thinking he is hoping for some socks from this. We shall see. Thank you Shelly, and I am sure B thanks you too, since he will probably be the one who benifits from this lovely yarn. The dark choclate was SO yummy too, I must admit I did not share.

Then on the same day I received both of these lovely packages.

This first is from Lara. She was doing some destashing and I was happy to help her. You cant beat free! I only had to pay for shipping. Thanks again Lara!

This is 10 skeins of Filatura De Crossa Brilla. I am thinking of making the lace crocheted jacket from The Happy Hooker ( and also Stitch Diva) with this.

In fact, I am guessing that is what Lara planned on doing with it until she did not like the color (at least on her.)

Oh and last but not least:

The prize from Birdsong for winning the Hidcote KAL.

This ab-fab lace weight merino oro in a lovely light pink. I am not sure what it is going to grow up to be yet..but it's just delicious to know it is in my stash waiting for it's day. Thanks a million is beautiful! And that Mocha Bar. YUM! B says they sell these at his work. I think i see more of those bars in my near future!

I may not be able to tell you what I am going to use this for, but I can tell you what it WON'T be. The Forest Path Stole! =)

Oh man, that whole FPS thing is really bumming me out. I sure hope something gets figured out there. =(


Beth said...

Hey Melanie. I may have an extra magazine at my shop. I'll check for you tomorrow and get back to you.

Yarn It said...

You are right! I was going to make the lace jacket from The Happy Hooker! I love it. The color just didn't work for me. I have no doubt you will make something fabulous with it!