This is a plea for help. And if you can help, I swear — cross my heart and hope to die — I’ll be your best friend forever.
I need this pattern. [GOT IT!]
When I first saw it on Nikki Gabriel’s blog in February, I went immediately into overdrive trying to get ahold of it. (It reminded me a little of those amazing Stella McCartney pieces, plus I’m cuckoo for construction.) (And sure, I could probably work it out for myself, but I’m lucky to have ten minutes to knit these days — I don’t want to spend it doing calculations someone else has already done.) Gabriel’s post mentioned Australian Country Spinners and linked to their site, where images of this Cleckheaton magazine cover (booklet?) appeared. It clicked through to a page showing other Cleckheaton publications but, at the time, not this one, and where none of them were for sale regardless. I found a contact form and asked if there was any way to purchase a copy to be sent to California. There came a response, which was unexpected, but it was a dead end. “The chain store selling the publication” doesn’t sell overseas. No indication even what said chain store was called. So I convinced myself to give up. I figured, you know, other things would catch my eye and I’d forget all about it. And that might have happened — in a world without Pinterest. Alas, the tease keeps crossing my digital path.
And so here we are. Me asking you whether anyone among you happens to be Down Under and has a way of getting their hands on this pattern and a willingness to send it to me. I will happily pay the cover price and postage. If there’s some simple and obvious way for me to get it myself that I have somehow overlooked in my fervor, please don’t hesitate to point it out! We can be best friends either way.
UPDATE: All the retailers I contacted are sold out of the pattern, but there’s a message from Nikki Gabriel, copied into the comments below, saying that she’ll be adding it to her online shop “very soon” and to watch her blog for the announcement. Thanks, Trisha! And thanks to everyone who chimed in below — you guys are awesome.