Thursday, May 22, 2008

Karma-shmarma, this plain sucks

Look away if you have a weak stomach or are prone to fits of despondency.

Following is the physical manifestation of dismay, despair, & depression.


Spring 2008 176


This is three weeks of solid labor, nearly five inches of painstaking cables, knit on minuscule size 1.5 needles (that would be 2.5 millimeters) completely and utterly destroyed by an errant cup of tea that the wind overturned into my bag.


Spring 2008 177


All efforts at salvage were futile; the yarn is Knit Picks Bare Merino Wool, Silk Sock Yarn, made for custom dying & tea is a natural coloring agent. I considered dying all of it, but Chris wanted off-white hose & besides, any attempt would have ended up unevenly colored (yarn should be dyed before knitting just for this reason)

 Baring teeth

Yes, I cried.


Right after I cursed a blue streak.

Don't tell anyone 

Then I went to the movies, to forget my pain for a few brief hours.


Now, it just mocks me~ I originally got it to make the Candle Flame Shawl last summer, which I ended up frogging (just wasn’t working for me) & now this.


I am giving away the rest of the yarn~ I am not meant to use it.

Broken heart




Charity said...

Oh, Meg! I would have cried, too. In fact, I almost did, just looking at the photo. Best to put it completely out of mind, and move on to a new and much more exciting project for a bit, I think! :0)

Carrie said...

Oh man. I don't even know what to say. Soooo disappointing. Just keep on! Don't let this disappointment keep you from what you love to do!
God bless :)

suzee said...


I'm so sorry. That's a bad, bad thing that happened.

Amy said...

Oh, that is so sad. I'm sorry that happened. That must have been so hard after all your work. It was very beautiful.

Junie Moon said...

Oh my, what a terrible thing to have happened to your beautiful yarn and work. I am truly sorry this happened.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh dear Meg! That's a shame. It is truly a lovely bit of work.

I hope you will enjoy a nice weekend.

Take care.

Dory said...

Awww Meg. That just plain SUCKS. I'm so sorry. :o(

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

That really, really stinks--I would cry too.
Here's to better days ahead.


GardenGoose said...

aww now that stinks.
gee whiz.
and after all that effort too.
hey..thanks for stopping by..always enjoy your visits. hope you have a lovely weekend.

Shannon said...

OH Meg- I am so sorry. That's so sad!

Lisa said...

Meg, this is exactly something I would do ~ I believe I can feel a little of your pain right now. (The yarn did look gorgeous, by the way. you know. For as much as I know about yarn. ;))

Dianne said...

Meg, I am so sorry for your accidental mishap to your precious yarn and needle project. I would have cried and do all the things that you mentioned, too! I feel your pain.

This is my first time to your site and found you through the 50's Homemaker site. I like your site and am sure to return.

Thanks for sharing and I hope that you won't give up on the needlework just because of this one mishap.