In Milwaukee, I have a yarn shop. The ladies there are nice and tolerate my eccentricities. When I was there two weeks ago, I was telling them I wanted to get some laceweight yarn. I looked at what they had out, but nothing was really doing it for me. I sort of new that I wanted *ahem* bubblegum pink variegated yarn. We'll ignore the obvious lapse of taste in color.
Anyway, the ladies busted out the colors they planned on putting out for fall of the Malabrigo Laceweight yarn. And they had exactly what I wanted and only 5 hanks of it. At 470 yards a hank, I decided only to get 3.
Today, I found out that none of my yarn stores in the Twin Cities are stocking this stuff yet. The Yarnery ordered some. Double Ewe probably isn't stocking it, even though they carry the worsted weight Malabrigo. I also checked the websites of a couple of other shops and no one seems to have it yet.
So now the urge to make something in bubblegum pink laceweight before anyone else can even buy it is overwhelming. Project-stoppingly overwhelming.
Edit: I'm 6993 in the ravelry queue. At this rate, I'll have arthritis by the time I have access.