The other big Christmas present I've got on my list is the Sandpoint Pullover.
Unfortunately, I didn't have any suitable yarn in my stash. Mom had something that would work, but it wasn't superwash, and knowing the recipient, it really needs to be washable.
So, I hopped on Loveknitting.com to see what they had. I found some Regia 6 Ply Tweed at a reasonable price. I did the math with the yardage, and ordered enough yarn (plus one) and sat back to wait.
It arrived Friday. And as soon as I opened the package, I knew there was something wrong. The colour was lovely, the number of balls was right.... but I could tell just by looking at it that there wasn't enough yarn for an adult man's sweater.
I pulled a ball out of the bag, and immediately knew why.
You see, the website...
I've always had a good experience with Loveknitting.com, so I contacted them to see what they would do. They asked me to return it for refund, and offered 15% off my next order, though I'm not sure there will be one.... and the site (as of the writing of this) was still showing the wrong yardage, despite being several days after our correspondence. Hopefully they correct it soon.
And I'm back to hunting for a reasonably priced, washable yarn that will arrive in enough time for me to knit it!