.. by the Ghost of Christmas Presents and the Fool, who just called from Knitche.
After consulting with the woman behind the counter and studying the various skeins of yarn, he called to report that the two of them have found a good match for my unfinished project.
Then we had this conversation.
FOOL: Wow. Did you know Noro is selling sock yarn now?
ME: I'd heard that.
FOOL: It's very pretty. The colors are great.
FOOL: It's a little scratchy, 70 percent wool, it says.
ME: OK, husband-of-a-knitter-in-a-yarn-store-before-Christmas, I have to go now.