About a year ago, my favorite tabi yarn supplier dried up and I had a mad scramble to find a new source. After that, I apparently learned my lesson and have spent a few hours each week keeping tabs on prices, shipping times, etc. I'm very glad I did because it was much less painful to lose a supplier when I had another two lined up and ready to go.
I originally ordered only three colors (green, blue, black), but I decided to rethink the colors with this second order and I have black, gray, olive, and a lovely, soft lilac on their way. I'm going to pay back twiddletoes for some of the lilac because I have a few women in my life who will love a pair of socks out of it over the holidays.
So we'll see how this goes. I've been itching to play with more alpaca, and the brick/rust red that I ordered retail just isn't doing it for me, for some reason. I'd like to have some blacks, grays, and greens ready for Father's Day.