Filed under: the Captains Cabin | Tags: cardie, finished, knitting, wine, wool
“Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.”
So this weekend – I was other people.
My husband decided to resolve the issue of the cardie by putting it on a 60 degree wash. It now looks like this.
T o be fair it is lovely – if tiny – and I just don’t happen to have a small child who will fit into it!
Things that you can learn from this.
- Always wash / block your swatch ( I know – I was proud I’d even done one… it’s just not enough)
- Be kind to other people. Huffing about the fact that someone else put something in the washer that you were going to anyway, and then it shrinking will not help matters (in fact you may end up with a very bruised and possibly broken toe from huffing about right into the fire pit in the garden in just your flip flops)
- People WILL laugh – despite your mournful expression on showing a shrunken item of misfortune – so you’re just going to have to man up
- When people try to put item on to see how small it really is…. they are just doing this to laugh even more – not because they genuinely think said item will fit
- You should hurry up and knit something else – then you can forget about the tragedy which was six months knitting
- If you are going to embark on a risky endeavour… wine should be taken prior to the embarkation (or in this case taking said item out of the washer)
As they say – deep breaths – pink in, butterflies out…..
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