Friday, January 2, 2009

Sometimes you just have to admit it didn't work.

Longer term readers might remember this little number from last summer.


It is the Ballet Camisole from the now defunct Magknits, knit in perfectly good Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton. I really didn't enjoy this knit even whilst I was doing it. There were endless rows of stockingette and the yarn wasn't behaving very well. When it was finished (ie after I conned Sam into doing the crochet edgings) it didn't fit well and was just wrong. The fabric didn't work and the thing grew about seventeen sizes in the wash.

Today I bit the bullet.....

There were sacrifices......


The top just couldn't be saved. Okay someone with patience might have saved it, but for me it was a goner.

But......
I did save a touch over 300g of usable yarn. Now I am not sure what I will do with said yarn (and might I add if someone had use for it I could be persuaded to send it on to you) but I feel liberated now that is back in balls and I am free of the pink horror.

Sometimes my friends, you just have to admit that it didn't work.

3 comments:

Dyelicious Hand Dyed Yarns said...

Ahh...I'm sure you feel much better! :) Washcloths? Lots of washcloths?

Sam said...

RIP Ballet. I have about the same amount here of the same yarn and presumably the same dyelot.. hmmm

Kris said...

I like the presto chango kel did in JS if you know anyone having a baby

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KelK/presto-chango

or even a set with a hat, oh this is so cute!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/RhymesWithStitch/miss-dashwood