However, today wasn't all bad- I got an exciting package! My order from Elann.com arrived! I can't wait to dive into all of the yarny goodness!
I was really impressed with the company. I placed my order Sunday evening, and it shipped out on Monday. It arrived in the mail today. That's really fast service! The shipping was a little expensive ($10.20), but that's because Elann is a Canadian company and that's international shipping. Their prices are so low that it's still cheaper to buy from them, even with the shipping.
I was also impressed by the packaging. The yarn was in a plastic bag to avoid water damage (you never know what can happen with the post office!) Everything arrived intact. It even arrived at the right address! (Companies seem to have a tendency to confuse my shipping and billing addresses).
I ordered the Elann Luna in Caramel. It's destined to be a Provence Broken Rib Tank. The Elann Esprit is in African Violet, and will be the Thira Halter. I think the sock yarn will be Spring Cable Socks. I've already swatched for the Provence (the swatch is drying- it shrank with washing, rather than grew- I couldn't believe it!). I need to decide whether to cast on for the socks or the tank first. Also, apparently my spell checker doesn't like the word "swatched." It is too a word!