(Again I apologize because you can't tell progress here but WHOO BOY is there progress.)
I repeat. THERE IS NO COLOR (never mind dye lots) LEFT.
This. Is. So. Bad.
Baby is due on May 15. I really want to finish this project before the baby comes out. (For a friend, in case that sentence isn't clear...) And so- I am humbly begging any of my CALGARY area readers (and hell- ANY OF MY READERS WHO LIVE IN A TOWN WITH A LOCAL YARN SHOP) help me get 2 more balls of this yarn!!! In fact- to further incentivize you.... whomever helps me locate this yarn (preferably in the same dye-lot) I will knit you a pair of fancy pants mittens this summer. You can pick the pattern/colors or leave any of those decisions to me. Just help me finish this project.
Here is a pic of the ball band- GO FORTH AND HELP ME FIND IT.
(No need to check Pudding yarns, they are sadly sold out!)
I'm trying to stay positive that I can locate 2 more balls of this stuff- and look for a silver lining. Silver lining is that I can no longer put off the mystery project for Stampede and I'm planning to cast it on this afternoon. (yay- vague pictures coming!) The thumb still isn't finalized completely, but I figured I'd start on the cuff since it usually acts like a guage swatch anyways and starting isn't a bad thing.
I do plan on searching Ravelry stashes (and god I know how some people hate that, but desperate times call for desperate measures) and seeing if any online retailers have the dye lot. But if you find yourself in a yarn shop sometime in the next few days can you stop and check this for me?
I'm going to try and not freak out over this. Really. I am going to do it. But I cannot promise I will succeed.
My delightful MiL immediately sprung into action and sent me a link to the Jimmy Beans Wool website that did carry the color. A quick email inquiry (that was answered QUITE PROMPTLY, might I add), and they have the dye lot!!! I. AM. SAVED! I'm still on hold until the delivery shows up- I ordered 3 balls just to be safe. I AM SO RELIEVED!