The Gift That Never Was!

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!!!  😀

Project Details

  • 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.

11 thoughts on “The Gift That Never Was!

  1. creative urbanista October 18, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    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.

    • Nicky October 21, 2012 / 4:34 pm

      I’m going to finish my other initial then frame them in my craft space.

  2. autumngeisha September 30, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    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.

    • Nicky October 1, 2012 / 3:19 pm

      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. 😀

  3. mlissabeth September 29, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    I like both Ideas, and I think B, might, too. It looks really nice, whatever you do with it.

    • Nicky September 29, 2012 / 5:26 pm

      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. 😉

  4. mistymtndesigns September 28, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    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.

    • Nicky September 29, 2012 / 10:51 am

      This certainly was that kind of week! But onward and upward!!!!!!! 😀 LOLOL! We will not be defeated!

  5. coricutecore September 28, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    That is too bad! But it looks so lovely, you simply must frame it or something!

    • Nicky September 29, 2012 / 10:48 am

      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!

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