That was close
On to my Close Call.
You may recall that I decided on the copper yarn for my Campanula and swatched it. You know what's coming, right? It was discontinued! Not just the color, mind you, but the yarn, too: Baby Georgia from Crystal Palace. But as Marina said, it's good to like colors in the orange range because, not only do they end up in the sale bin, but when yarn is discontinued and everyone else buys the purple, lilac, cream and pink, you can grab...
...the last 8 hanks of the copper! Woooooo! Hooooooooo!
And now I just need to find time to make it. Heh. This weekend would have been a good time (I actually got to relax and play!) except that I spent a lot of my knitting time doing geeky charty things with lace. I had a blast. I found this font from XRX (thank you David Xenakis, for including Macs!) and played with it. Knitting. Charts. Lace. Fonts. Spreadsheets. What could be better?!
And an update to the Situation: all is well. Really. Dr. Destructo wants you all to know that he still lives here and we still love him. But, as Alison and I discussed, we have this little saying in common: "It's a good thing you're so cute!" The cut yarn was removed from the cone, the ends put back together fairly well (if I do say so myself!) and the sample in question was completed and sent off. One of these days, you will even see it! Whew.