No, not frustration. Like March Madness (remember our favorite team is out, but I am going with that theme) i.e. fixation, excitement, joy.
If you aren’t familiar with Mango here is the link. http://www.the-byrds-nest.com/2011/04/24/mango-the-giraffe If I was more familiar with WordPress, I’d have my pages grouped by theme, or include the link as a hyperlink so you could click on Mango. But we all know the adage about old dogs and new tricks. So, I press on. 😉
I wrote Mango’s creator with the handy e-mail addy on the pattern. The next morning in my inbox was a helpful response and a link. The link confirmed I was on track, so I improvised. My biggest problem was the introduction of the new colors. Not up the line. So I got that covered. But I have also gotten an e-mail with another suggestion which I will try for the arms. I have to say, this is the most help I have gotten with questions on a pattern purchased online. Prompt, helpful, and follow up. With an offer of additional help if I needed it. To me it was above and beyond and I am thankful. For the answers and the chance to try a new technique to see which works best for me.
My usual experience is a promise to answer, a promise of a link, etc. and then nothing. (Several times on Ravelry.) Or just no response at all. So long story short I will not hesitate to buy from this designer again.
Now for Mango’s due date. I am still getting along with my shrinking ball of OC on the leg. I expect to make it through one leg. I have more yarn being sent. I was going to drive to the store, but spring on the farm gets busy and so I asked them to mail it to me. Hopefully it will arrive and then I expect Mango to come together quickly. I am super excited and off to knit.
Hope your needles hold as much as excitement as mine.