The Knitting Sailor


Small child required
July 24, 2012, 6:17 pm
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“Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.”

Zig Ziglar, Author

 

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.

 

If I just pop it on I’m sure it will stretch

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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Look closely – she is smiling in the photo!!!!

Comment by Michael Fleming

I practise what I preach – and I think you will agree I was in full ‘man up’ mode…..

Comment by knittingsailor

Sell it on e-bay – some little girl would love a warm felted jacket… perhaps leave doing it until the autumn, though.

Comment by The Snail of Happiness

OUCH on all counts. But thanks for the laugh? ;)

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