I know I only started this blog, but it is possible that I have experienced the ultimate mishap in crafting. Well, let’s keep it to knitting: witness, the ultimate mishap in knitting!
I bought some nice Sugar ‘n Cream yarn and I knit something with it 3 or 4 times and ripped it out 3 or 4 times. It just looked ugly. I was using the recommended needles (7) and it kept looking loose. Of all the words I hate, “loose” is definitely one of them. Anyway, I had finally jumped shark on all the fancy patterns I had bought in this cute little book with house-stuffs (aprons, trivets, place mats) and was trying a booooooring little washcloth. I got halfway.
Then, I went to the park. This was last week, when Seattle experienced its first sunshine in decades weeks. (Yes, it’s July here, too.) I was sick to the gills with a (cough, cough) cold. But darned if I was going to miss that sun! I feared I was turning into the girl in the story about Venus who misses the one day of sunshine that comes every 500 years. So I tromped (uh, drove) down to the grassy “beach” by the sound with my buddy and laid out. And wouldn’t you know, I was attacked by the sneezes. I couldn’t stop. No tissues! No t-shirts! No nothing!
So, I sneezed into my knitting. And that was that.
I took it as a sign that Sugar ‘n Cream and I weren’t meant to be. “Maybe it’s that cheesy ‘n,” I told myself, “You’re just too cool.” But
tonight, after listening to 8 zillion crafty podcasts, I decided to try out the size 5 needles on this flipping sweet pattern (from Canada! So obviously better!) and wouldn’t you know, it worked. Which is lucky, because I bought about 5 balls of this stuff.
(For the record, I threw the other knitting away. That’s just disgusting.)
So it just goes to show, if at first you have to sneeze…ok, that’s enough.