As planned, I called the yarn shop I bought the Great Adirondack Yarn Co product from in Cheyenne. The owner was very helpful though stumped in regards to what was happening to the yarn. For those of you who don't know what I'm blathering about, I had bought a 990yrd skein of Bamboo Fingering weight yarn that was a 4 ply 51% bamboo, 49% cotton yarn. It was literally disintegrating on the needles. See previous post for more details... Basically I was wondering if anyone else had such issues with it.
So, the shop owner Penny was as you would hope a shop owner to be. She offered to hold another skein for me to pickup on my way through to the retreat next week. I thanked her and told her I was also going to call the yarn company. Which I did.
Before I had gotten into the whole thing, she stopped me and informed me that last year they were asked to sample a new fabric softener for their products. After they had used it and sold much of their product they discovered that it was, her words, I swear, “Disintegrating organic fibers”. She pulled up when the yarn store had bought their product and confirmed this was an affected batch. Then offered me to mail her the skein and she would send me back a replacement skein.
Ahhh… I’m not crazy. I knit just fine. And after nearly a decade of knitting, I have not been doing it all wrong. And to boot, I had two positive interactions with vendors. That, with what has been happening locally, was a perfect beginning to my day. I just felt the need to comment on the silver lining to my dark little cloud over Damask. In fact, it blew that little storm eastward and left me with a sunny afternoon to walk the dogs on before I headed to work.