Daily Archives: October 17, 2007

Oh noes.

I ordered my Blogger Bingo buttons from Cafe Press over 2 weeks ago and they still haven’t gotten here. Frakkity frak, people, I hop a plane on Friday morning!*

Also, I have the ennui. The knitting ennui. I suppose this is understandable, given that I just finished a sweater. But oh, the knitting ennui is not what I want to have going into a Rhinebeck weekend.

But more sad than all of this…It is entirely possible that I have just ruined a perfectly good sweater.

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I washed my Twist cardi in the machine on delicate cycle, as I often do. In the past, this has worked out just fine. The trick on this occasion in particular is that a) it was a different machine than normal, and b) I used a different soap than I normally do.

Why oh why didn’t I wash it by hand? Why oh why didn’t I make the effort to find wherever the hell I put that bottle of Soak wool wash after the move? Why oh why did I use an oh-so-feltable yarn like Elann Highland Wool for this sweater in the first place? ::sob sob::

I’m attempting an aggressive wet-block, but really…this sweater will never be the same again.

The good news is that Bonne Marie has released an updated version of the pattern (with hood and everything), and that this one has indeed given me 2 years of wear, so if I re-knit it again that wouldn’t be the worst thing ever…But still. Ruining a sweater is not so much with the fun.

So in sum of my knitting life, as evidenced by my recent activity: insecure, lethargic, possibly no longer able to make things that fit, and not to be trusted around washing wool garments. I hope Rhinebeck will make me a smarter knitter again. One can only hope, right?

*And if anyone wanted to think good thoughts for me early Friday morning as I attempt to land in Montreal, go through US customs, and transfer me and my luggage to a different plane to NYC in 55 minutes or less, that’d be super super awesome.

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