I received the following email from Lion Brand Yarn this afternoon:
"Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful effort with us. It is truly inspiring to see people from all over the world band together for this kind of charity effort.
To answer your questions, in the UK, our distributor is Banyan Tree Yarns:
We don't currently have a distributor specifically in Turkey; however, I believe Banyan Tree may ship throughout the EU (the site can show prices in euros), so it may be worth it to ask them. I know there are also distributors in Israel, but I don't have their information off-hand."
I'm not sure where she got Israel and it doesn't seem like she understood what the guy in the store mentioned yesterday. She did however leave another contact for international accounts. I'll contact him and see if I can get more info...
To be continued.
I went to the Lion Brand Studio to buy my yarn and mentioned that some guys in Turkey want to participate in making squares for the blanket, but they can't get that yarn over there. The irony is that Vanna's Choice is made in Turkey.
So, he's going to talk to someone in the company to see if he can find out which mill the yarn is made at and what other brand names it's sold under in Turkey. Hopefully I'll hear something today or tomorrow.
He also held onto the flier and will either post it and/or mention it at the next men's knitting night.