Oye … see what had happened was ….
I needed to make my friend a gift and I know she loves hand-made soap. I know some knitters find making dish-cloths and face-cloths useless, but what’s a better combo as great gift for a handmade soap lover than some handmade soap (made by my co-worker) and face-cloths made with love? But that’s a story for later …
Like I said … what had happened was … I had some yarn, that felt like cotton, stored in my cotton stash. It looked like a duck, felt like a duck so I took it for a duck. 🙄
And so I started … and it was amazing! I was clucking along, her initial started to emerge
And I was happy.
On and on I went, but my excitement started to get a little niggling doubt. The more I knit, the less cotton-like my mystery wool felt. Aye vey! But like a true trooper … upward and onward I said!!!!
Finally it was done and looking nice … but not feeling so nice, but again … upward and onward I said!!!! I actually had the nerve to block it!!! Oye!!!
Ain’t it pretty?!!!!
It even behaved for the photo-shoot! 🙄
Then what did that mystery yarn turned out to be? SUPERWASH MERINO!!!!!! I found the yarn band tucked waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back of my yarn storage unit! I just can’t explain why I didn’t stop when the yarn started not to feel like cotton. I just don’t know why! Call it a rookie mistake! Call it intentional ignoring! I don’t know what it was …
Certainly NOT what I want anyone to use on their face!!!! So whomp, whomp .. 😦
The gift that never was is either going to be a dusting cloth or just kept as a lesson learned.
So there you have it … the story of the gift that never made it!
Sorry B … 😦 At least she got the soap!!! 😀
- Pattern: Knitted B Dishcloth
- Designer: Rhonda White
- Yarn Used: Mystery yarn that turned out to be Nashua Superwash Merino 🙄
- Modifications: None
- Rating: Easy. Beginner skill level.
- Additional Comments: Will make again.
The pillow or framing idea isn’t bad at all. Depending on the size, I think a couple squares sewed together would make cute accent pillows.
I wish I saved the picture, but that reminds me of a baby blanket I made a couple years ago for my cousin as a baby shower gift with a similar raised pattern.
I’m going to finish my other initial then frame them in my craft space.
I think that it turned out great despite it being a bit wooly. Maybe you could turn it into a cute little pillow by knitting a back side for it or combining it with a pretty fabric. I love the picture frame idea too.
That’s the part that got to me. I think it turned out great too … maybe that’s the real reason I didn’t stop when I realised it may not be cotton! I wanted to see what the end result is!
Right now, my plan is to do my other initial since my last name begins with B then frame it using some Anthropologie inspiration. 😀
I like both Ideas, and I think B, might, too. It looks really nice, whatever you do with it.
Thanks Lissabeth, I have some ideas about what I can do. I just have to make sure I execute them so I can get the best result and potentially a new gift for either me or her. 😉
You should sew it around a bar of soap and after time it will turn into a felted soap block, sure the B won’t show up but it will still have a use :] But it looks great! Guess we both had an off week for finished objects.
This certainly was that kind of week! But onward and upward!!!!!!! 😀 LOLOL! We will not be defeated!
That is too bad! But it looks so lovely, you simply must frame it or something!
You know what … that’s not a bad idea. You reminded me of something I saw at Anthropologie! I think I might just do that!