Don’t ya just hate it! There are some really good yarns out there, and bam! All of a sudden they’re gone! First time this happened to me was years, and years, and years ago. There was a yarn similar to Bernat Baby Co-ordinates called Sweet Stripes. It had loooooooong color changes, and it came in white and purple, and white and blue, and white and yellow, and white and pink, and blue and green, and pink and purple. You get the idea. The long color runs make for wonderful fat stripes of color in hats and sweaters, and I really loved it. Then bam! All gone, not coming back. Buy, buy, buy, buy, as fast as you can. If you find it randomly on the shelf you buy it, because it’s not coming back!
Then it happened again a couple of years later with Wiggles yarn. This fun baby yarn with a thin thread spun in it, with a little blob wiggle of color on the thread. A friend spotted it again at Smiley’s Yarn Sales on the internet, and told everyone to get it while it lasted. I got a good deal of it, as I am sure other knitters did as well. Then when it got even more scarce some of us knitters started trading it. One lady needed more peach, and I had it in my stash, and traded it for some purples and blues that she had.
One discontinue that made me sad was Softee Chunkee yarn. It wasn’t so much discontinued, but changed to be just slightly more chunky, and they added new colors, and redid the whole line. Well, I’m sorry but the ~old~ Softee Chunkee was perfect for me to weave with, and the new one was too thick, so I had to skip nails on my loom with it. Fiddly!!! Then once again I spotted it at Smiley’s Yarn Sales online, and scooped the only four colors they had available! Praying that the image on there was going to be true, and it was going to be the old style! And it was! Yaaayy!
There have been a few other favorites discontinued over the last few years also. But this past week, knitters have learned that Bernat Jacquard’s baby yarns are being discontinued, and boy oh boy, has it been evaporating!!!! No, I have not found any yet. I have about four maybe five skeins of it in my stash though. Sad, that is the last of that pretty yarn. But maybe one day in the next few months it will be found on one of those bargain basement Internet sales places, and I’ll be able to scoop a bit more of it for a nice discount. *fingers crossed*