Monday, February 25, 2008

cpy rocks!

back in november, i finished knitting a pair of socks with maizy. i already had a pair in the panda wool, some panda cotton stashed, and wanted to try out the newest maizy with cornfiber.

after a few wearings and washings, the socks began to show some premature wear. it appeared that the cornfiber had worn away, leaving the thin strands of nylon. not good !

i contacted the folks at crystal palace, and they were quick to get back to me with this concern. they requested me to ship my socks off to california so they could examine them and figure out why the yarn wasn't behaving. i actually found my yarn label, and slipped it around one of the socks.

for anyone who wonders, i had used 'nut brown' in lot A.

as they continue examining my socks, they sent me some other sock yarns and a set of dpns to keep me in socken heaven bliss ....

compliments of cpy

i had a choice of yarns and colors, and decided to go with some nice solids for knitting textured stitch patterns. i also got a set of their 6" bamboo dpns in 2.25mm, which happens to be my favorite dpns on the market.

i hope that whatever the problem is/was the with maizy, that it is/was limited to the batch i had. i like the fiber very much ... and loved the fabric it made.

in the meantime, i am knitting socken mates ! or at least, i am trying to. i finished a koigu monkey socken this morning, and am knitting on a panda wool socken too. i may start another orphan.

i don't have pictures for the current stuff as i'm catskill, ny, visiting my boys of variegated. i'm getting all that i wanted ... quality chill time with friends, excellent food, SNOW, and i saw a bald eagle my first morning. stuart made a snow angel too ... but, those pictures will come later.


Stacey said...

wow. that was great of them. a company that really cares about their product!!!

peaknits said...

What a great thing that Crystal Palace has going on - awesome customer service (and some of the best dpn's ever!) Nice rich colors too!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Oh wow, that's some great customer service. And you get new yarn to play with. Too cool. I can't wait to see what you knit up. :)

sweetfigs said...

Too bad about your socken, but hurray for CPY's customer service.

Variegated sounds pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Snow, good friends, good food, *fresh* socken yarn...nothing could be sweeter.Perhaps, same time next year?