Oh dear, insufficient wool.

I posted previously about how I bought wool in Yarragon on my return home from Melbourne.  I have been slowly knitting the project mentioned, I am not enjoying the chunky wool, but last night I discovered that I have insufficient wool.

You can see that I am on the collar and there is not much further to go.  I checked on the internet to see if the woolshop had a website but unfortunately no.  I had no phone number either and all I could find was a Gumtree listing for the sale of the shop due to family issues.

I tried Ravelry to see if someone had a ball of this particular wool in their stash, for sale,  but again I was out of luck.  My last resort was to visit the wonderful little shop in Lakes Entrance, Stitches ‘n’ Things.  Karen was able to help me out by giving me the phone number of the Stockist for Katia yarns, Texyarns.

I rang them and was able to procure a ball of the said wool.  How lucky is that?  It won’t be the same dyelot but at least the vest will get finished.  Thank you Karen.

My next project

On my return trip from Melbourne I stopped off in Yarragon.

It is the ideal place to stop on the way back as it is about half way, at least it seems half way.  There is a lovely shop there called Wardrobe in the Lane.  I always like to check it out as the lady has some beautiful items in the shop.  I bought a lovely top and resisted the temptation to buy a new jumper.

There is also a haberdashery/wool shop which has moved out of the lane and into the main street.  I popped in there as I can’t resist a wool shop particularly when there is a sale on. 🙂

I bought some wool and a pattern.  The wool/acrylic is a navy blue.  I usually buy pure wool so this is a step from the usual.  It will be interesting to see how it knits up.

It is really chunky yarn so it shouldn’t take too long to knit.