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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dreaming about the Feeding Frenzy

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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Jean said...

Maverick! Breaking out of the mold (it does come in handy to blame it on the flu) I'm sure you'll find a recipient who would gladly receive one of your beautiful knits, sometimes knitting with colors we don't normally work with stimulates creativity. Invites a new way of looking at hings.

Jean said...

Oops! In my enthusiasm about the yarn, I forgot to wish you to get well very soon so that we can see some more of your beautiful creations (selfish reader that I am). Take Gentle care of yourself, lots of chicken soup...

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh me too. I have been sick all of November, well since surgery anyway. I am almost feeling normal today.

I KNOW you'll make something wonderful with your new color finds. One day I will be able to shop again... I love buying new yarn.

Here is a prayer form me to you that you will feel 100% by the time you read this.

Radu Butarascu said...

Don't you just love when things just "land" in your shopping cart? In my case, it seems to happen mostly in the electronics department. Some sort of conspiracy I wager. :)


junior_goddess said...

Shopping delirium. Fabulous.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Mmmm. Italian Plum. Delicious.

Feel better!

Debbie said...

I hope you feel better soon! Whatever you say I will swear as the truth and nothing but the truth. I hope the delirium ends soon!

TracyKM said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I know what it's like to be sick with a mystery illness and have kid(s) to look after!
Amazing you can order yarn from an Ipod! I really like the blues one. I actually like marled and tweedy yarns, gives a bit of colour interest without having to choose separate colours, LOL.
Here's a question for you---do you think guys, in general, would prefer fingerless gloves, or traditional mittens? I want to knit something for a gift exchange, and we have to bring one guy gift and one girl gift per couple....