What feeding frenzy? The one at Elann, of course! The Needful Yarns Filtes King Australian Merino that was offered this morning at 9AM.
One thing I hadn't mention in my recent posts is that I have been sick much of November. It all seemed to unfold in slow motion really, starting at the beginning of the month with persistent aches on my left side. Then whammo, a week before Thanksgiving I was hit with what was clearly a cold. Boo! I was starting to feel a little better on Thanksgiving -- well enough to cook dinner -- and thought I was on the road to recovery on Friday. Then Saturday rolled around and I woke up feeling worse. Sunday, not better. Monday, a little better. Tuesday, worse.
Anyhow, when I saw the Australian Merino in my snips, I decided it wasn't really for me. It had a sort of marled look that wasn't really my thing. I prefer solids. But if I had to choose colors I liked, they would have been Blackberry, Italian Plum, Night Sky, Flannel, Vesuvius, and maybe Bella Notte. But I had no plans to buy. There was no need to force myself out of bed before 9 AM on Tuesday. And as I discovered on Tuesday morning, it would not have happened anyhow because I was lying in bed, asleep, too sick to get up.
But I did dream about joining in the feeding frenzy that was bound to happen at 9AM. In my mild flu induced delirium, I dreamt of participating in the feeding frenzy from my iPod! Yes, trying to add yarn on that itty bitty screen. It was a slow and frustrating endeavor. But I somehow managed to add the colors I liked, got to checkout and watched as the balls jumped out of my shopping cart. In the end, I got nothing. Nada. Zilch.
So I slept through the 9AM feeding frenzy, and didn't roll out of bed until just before noon. Had some chicken noodle soup. Took my meds. Crawled back into bed.
Then I reached over for my little iPod to check something and take a quick peek. I was surprised to find that the Australian Merino yarn was not sold out! There were 6 colors left: Italian Plum, Bella Notte, Saffron Medley, Black Forest, Stratus Blue, and Matterhorn.
I wasn't interested in Matterhorn. I was indifferent to Black Forest. Saffron Medley is far from any color I would normally gravitate towards.
I'm not sure what happened. Somehow a "few" balls of Italian Plum, Bella Notte, and Stratus Blue found their way into my shopping cart, along with a "few" balls of Elann Baby Cashmere in Tapestry Blue and Claret. I'm thinking the Claret might be as close as I can get to matching the red Regina Scarf I made my MIL for Christmas. It's interesting how I can remember all 16 digits of my credit card. ;-) In a few minutes it was a done deal.
I don't know what came over me because within an hour I went back to pick up the Saffron Medley and Black Forest! Must have been a side effect of my flu induced delirium.... yeah, that's it!
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008