After packing up and giving a parcel for someone who's just had a baby girl, I just went to bed and first thing next morning, someone had bought the same shoes off the internet! They wanted a pair the same colour. Not only did I not have shoes, I didn't have any of the right yarn.
There were several frantic phone calls to local stockists, and every one of them had other colours, just not the colour I needed. Finally, I hit the jackpot. I found a shop that had some, so jumping in the car, I battled through the road works, drove to the shop, bought the wool, came back home following a diversion route due to a burst water main, battled through the roadworks again before arriving back home to sit down and made another pair.
It didn't take too long and hopefully, everyone is happy. Now, I really must remember to update everything immediately, it's not safe to go to bed until it's done.