I kept checking my calendar, knowing that they would ship this week! Yeah!!! I ordered four (I needed one for myself.)Then this morning I received the email from Amazon. Hello from Amazon.com. We wanted to let you know that there is a delay with some items in the order you placed. Hello?!?!? How can they be backordered . . .they took more orders than for the books then they ordered themselves? How did this simple mathematical problem arise exactly. What happened to quality control people? Could you not had let me know this a couple of months ago?
Whatever . . .so my second email from Amazon: Items not yet shipped: Delivery estimate: May 25, 2007 - May 29, 2007 ; four of: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting Sold by: Amazon.com Merry Christmas Girls!
But wait, there is more. I read Steph's blog. She has been obsessing about the book release and tour. My comment as follows on her blog . . . Grief and Despair . . . Amazon has apparently more orders than it has books . . . delivery not anticipated until late May. Good for you (this totally rocks for you)! Bad for me. She responded to me in one word . . "Seriously?" (BTW I almost fell over when I saw the email in my inbox from the Harlot).
So what is the moral of this story 1) "Try not to get to clever with gifts for knitters, the Knitting Godess will smack you down." 2) "Never underestimate the buying power of knitters."