You can’t always get what you want (sing it with me…), you can’t always get what you want, you can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometimes…you just might find…you’ll get what you need!!!
This was my theme song on Saturday. We headed out to go shopping for Arlis (about an hour and a half away) and working to a deadline, my knitting was with me. But as I got started I discovered that the short circular just wasn’t going to work and I needed DPNs. How hard could it possibly be to find US#7 DPNs? Even though I do not prefer to purchase knitting supplies at a chain craft store, desperate times call for desperate measures. My local knitters have often told me that Michael’s has a HORRIBLE supply of needles, but I generally try not be negative and have never looked closely enough to really evaluate — maybe it was just our local store. Ah…but no…of the THREE, yes count’em, three Michaels we visited they only carried Clover DPNs in US#8 and US#10.5 and Boye DPNs in US#3 and US#6. No more, no less; how ridiculous is that?!?! So then we went to find a JoAnn’s and I am happy to report that they have a much more reasonable selection.
So the moral of the story is: “In desperate times go to JoAnn’s because Michaels is uselss”.