Not a good word. Makes me do crazy things. Take, for example, Colgate toothpaste. The original Cavity Protection Gel. Not the white. Not the gazillion stupid new flavors they’ve introduced recently. The Original Gel.
It’s impossible to find anymore. I.m.p.o.s.s.i.b.l.e. Targhey doesn’t carry it. Safeway doesn’t either. Rite Aid had a few – and I bought them all. Yes, all of them. Oh yeah, I can hear you now. You sound just like my husband. “What is wrong with you? You’re hording toothpaste!”
Yes. I hoard.
I’ve even sent an email to the geniuses at Colgate to find out WTF is up with my favorite toothpaste. I’ll let you know what they say. (I know, you’ll be checking back DAILY to hear the final word…)
So what does ANY OF THIS have to do with knitting? I’ll tell you.
It’s a great Hasana shawl using Berroco’s Nimbus yarn. One of the free patterns available from their website.
Ah. But read the fine print:
“Please note that this pattern specifies yarn(s) which have been discontinued by Berroco.”
DISCONTINUED. Warning. It’s discontinued. Nimbus is its name. I must find it! I must have it!
Ebay to the rescue. And a yarn seller named Toadal Discount Yarn. She’s selling 83 skeins of this limited stuff. (Well, make that 77.)
Soon, I will make myself a Hasana shawl. Because I need it. Yes, I do. Really. And I’ll wear it while smiling and showing off my pearly white teeth. Newly brushed with Colgate’s Cavity Protection Gel. Because I am a hoarder.