well travelled yarn

Many of you will be familiar with Sundara Yarn.  Sundara is one of the high-profile indie dyers, with a very loyal following.   Whilst the yarn is much more easily available these days, purchasing a skein or two wasn’t always so simple.  Last year saw frenzied updates on her website, some announced, some spontaneous.  Thousands of knitters across the interwebs would madly refresh their screens in order to snap up the yarn which would literally be sold within a few seconds.  After much stalking, I finally snaffled a skein of silk yarn for myself in July, and I was thrilled to bits.  Success!

Sadly though, the yarn went missing in transit.  Sundara was brilliant, and I received a full refund.  Even so, I felt terribly guilty, and I didn’t want Sundara to lose money, or to think that I was being a bit dodgy.  I kept an eye on the website, but really dark colours in silk yarn are hard to come by.

A few days before Christmas, I received an email from Sundara that my yarn had turned up back at the post office, after five months in the wilderness!  It finally reached me a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t be happier:

Yarn: Sundara Silk Lace

Colourway: Earthly Pleasures (Limited Edition of only 3 skeins).  A beautiful mix of browns with bronze highlights.

I’d love to know where this yarn went to, and how far it must have gone between the US and UK during its six months travelling.  I’ll have to find the perfect pattern for this beauty.


One thought on “well travelled yarn

  1. Wow, that is great customer care! I love indie designers and/or sellers who really take that little extra effort which makes all the difference. And the color is beautiful – can’t wait to see what you make with it!


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