I gave them a ring last Thursday and had a wonderful conversation with Rob, who was uncommonly friendly despite the fact that before he picked up the phone, he didn't know me from Adam's off ox. I didn't find out till later that they were headed out of town; he took a lot more time with me than he had to. But most amazing of all, my yarn arrived the following Monday. It could have arrived Saturday, that is, a day and a half after I'd ordered it, if the postal service hadn't been marking our national mourning in its own way. This blows my mind. I got six skeins of Noro's Shinano, colorway 10, on sale, nice price, with which I am making a poncho. We're not ready for prime time yet, but -- oddly enough -- when I called them, Rob was writing his post (June 10) about the Sophie he made in this colorway and felted, so you can see it on his blog. The bag is just cute, cute, cute.
I hereby resolve to place lots more orders with them. You know they're having a sale on the yarns they (used to) get from KFI, right? They also just got some Phildar stuff.
The Kate Sweater's back is finished, and its front is coming along. I'm taking it to KIP tonight -- come as you are!