I was going to tell you how wonderfully productive I've been with my knitting.
Well, Pride goeth before a fall and all that.
Once upon a time I hand dyed some yarn with Kool-Aid, and started a shawl with it. I called the colorway Berries n' Cream. And the shawl I've named the Berry Camo Shawl, since that's what it was knitting up to look like.
I've been working on this plain shawl off and on for about two years now. It's usually stashed in my knitting bag and I use it as "conversation knitting" since it doesn't require any brain work.
Well yesterday I very proudly cast it off, and about an hour ago I put it in the soak bucket.
I pulled it out, squished out the water, and laid it on the blocking board to start the process of pinning it out. And then I gasped.
Can you see the problem? Here, let me help.
A GIANT HOLE.
I wanted to cry. I still feel like crying. Literally years of work, shot to heck. (Ok, it would have taken me way less than two years, had I actually stuck to it.)
I have no idea how it happened. I don't know if the yarn broke from stretching, or if it got snagged on something, or what.
I don't think I'm going to try to fix it. I think it would distort the fabric to much. So now it's hanging up to dry and I'll *sigh* rip the whole thing out. I love the yarn, so I think I will splice it at the break and reknit the shawl.
Man. Here I was all proud that I had another thing done.
I did finish a Pointed Garter Scarf, though.
Hope your knitting is better than mine,