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!!! 😀