Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shit!!! I am going to be in sooooo much trouble. Hoping he won't notice. Yeah. What are the chances of that?? Tablecloth? Steak? Whiskey? Hooker twins? Load the table with crap from now on?

Fuckfuckfuck. Sooooooooo much trouble.


Blocked (obviously and distractedly so) and hemmed and tried on. Maybe even worth the sacrifice of the dining room table. All that's left are sleeves and the border around the front. And, as you can see, a little end weaving.


After a few alternate ideas, I went back to the hem at the bottom. It suits the shape of the sweater better than any of the other options, it adds a little flare, and it makes a nice transition out of the lace. So I'm hoping you don't mind a little seaming.




I'm also considering giving Debbie Bliss another chance in my future stash repetoire. My last few projects with her yarns were an experiment in knot hiding and pissed me off greatly, but this Rialto has been amazing. It's soft and springy, has a teeny sheen to it, and is amazing to work with. And although not exactly issue free, I'm willing to give on two weird bits in 7 skeins. At least for this stuff I am. Because I've tried it on -- and it's light and soooooft too.

Hoping to show you the whole thing in a day or so - :-)

Unless I'm sanding the table and refinishing. That could delay things.

22 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

it is lovely. now i need to hurry up and finish calvados so i can start on this one when it's available:)
kris

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Maybe you could 'decorate' the whole table with the iron and then people might think that is just how it looks :)

Anonymous said...

Hubby says: You are an idiot, but you still are cute.

For the record this is the second time you have burned the table with the iron.

I look forward to the bribes and don't be surprised when you get an Fing ironing board for Mother's day!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Ouch!

Mini said...

whoops.

Dan did that with hot baked potatoes.. the furniture guy fixed it lickety split!

Carol said...

Oh, crap. A bottle of something won't even cover that.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but a bottle could make you forget about it....

Sara Padrusch said...

Dude- that looks like something Lucy (I Love Lucy) would have done! Good luck sanding it down!

Batty said...

As someone who has accidentally ironed a table before, I feel your pain. Ooops.

But that's one awesome sweater. Love the stitch definition, and it's so smooth. I really like it, and pink is usually not my thing at all.

QuiltedSimple said...

oh my gosh. too funny - this is so something i would do:) i like the hooker twin bribe though steaks might be better:)
kris

chaos and love said...

just landed at your blog. thanks for making me laugh out loud, at work no less. :)

didyoumakethat said...

Oh dear. I feel your pain. We once had someone tip an iron over on the living room carpet of our rental house. That was not a good moment. Is it rescue-able? If it's any consolation, the cardigan is beautiful and I can't wait to knit it.

Turtle said...

love the knit goodie! Ouch on the table. You know, you could try and convince him of the rustic charm it adds to it. Or a table runner and lots of beer!

Kathleen said...

D'oh! IKEA has a cute little tabletop ironing board (now she tells me) to avoid future such disasters.

Patty said...

Yikes - at least it's perfect! The sweater is just lovely - can't wait to knit it too!

Norma said...

Oh MY GOD. Made me laugh. And your hubby sounds like a gem.

Debi1 said...

ooh I feel your pain, I did the same thing with our family room rug! I was ironing iron-on transfers onto my Brownie troop's banner(many years ago) and had protected the carpet under the banner, but just put the iron down for a second......duh. Fortunately I could just move a chair over a little to cover it up!

Kristen said...

The table now has provenance!

Renee said...

Crochette a doily, put a vase of flowers on it and poof - gone. Out of sight, out of mind (for mocking opportunities)!

Laurie said...

I am impressed that you posted the evidence.

The sweater looks worth it.

Thea F. said...

There's a furniture cleaner/polish called "Oz" that my mom brought up and removed a watermark from a glass that has been there for years. Use 4 "0" steel wool and a little bit of the polish and gently rub, then wipe with a soft cloth. Took a bit of elbow grease, but not as long as sanding & refinishing would.
http://woodworker.com/oz-polish-mssu-850-119.asp?utm_source=google&utm_medium=feed

Anonymous said...

thanks Thea! Hope you're doing well - haven't run into you in a bit :-)

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