Today I ordered some sock yarn from Germany.
At least, I think I did.
You see, I do not read or speak German, so I navigated my way through the website on the basis that "Hmmm that looks like a familiar word - I bet it means postcode" or "I would expect the Order Now button to be there, so I will just click it" .
So imagine my surprise when I clicked the final button "Fertig!" and still had not been asked to pay...
Checked a translation website and found this:
"Ich bin völlig fertig.": I am totally exhausted
I do hope that an invoice comes my way - the wool is lovely! and the conversion from Euros seemed very cheap.
It is an evenly self-striping "Missoni Color" - a double-knit weight that is a great combination of blues and greens - NOTHING like the offensive blue soup sock! I saw this yarn at "Web of Wool" last year but hesitated so long that they sold out.
Other news - Blue Moon is unable to accept my international payment for the Sock Club due to trouble with their new website. Is this an omen? Should I save my £s (or Euros) for local socky goodness? (Answer - "Probably".)
And I have been unable to calm my itchy fingers. Cinderella has a little sister. Her name is Cindy and she is a sock rather than a stocking. They are definitely siblings, but Cindy is more innocent. She likes a little bit of lace, but nothing provocative. Her take on herringbone is tweedier, more closely-woven than her big sister, and she would never, ever have her heel tattooed! Pictures will follow!