Thursday, December 17, 2009

The sound of one heart breaking...

I finished the third afghan last night. This evening I threw all three in the wash to soften them up a bit. When I pulled them out of the dryer I was happy with how soft and cozy they are.

And then I saw this:
Heart break

and my heart nearly stopped.

I used the "magic circle" method of starting each square. It held really well for all of the squares except the ones that were started with the pink yarn. It's shiny and slippery and ... all 40 squares that were started with this yarn have come apart at the center. I have started repairing them by running a piece of yarn through with a blunt needle and knotting it really tightly but it's taking a long time. I have repaired 8 or 9 of them in the last hour...

I see my niece and nephews tomorrow.

I might not see them again before Christmas.

This is the only present I have for my niece.

I have to be at work tomorrow.

I want to cry a little.. :(

I'm exhausted and going to bed now and will just have to find the time to fix it and get it to her before they leave the city on Sunday.


  1. That is sóó NOT funny... I feel sorry for you... The colours look wonderfull and I know you are gonna make it in time! Best wishes

  2. Oh, dear! The one good thing about all of this is that you washed it and found out about this before your niece did! Very good forethought. You should be giving yourself a pat on the back. :) And you can do it in time! You're brilliant like that!

  3. Heart breaking! At least it happened for you and not to your niece. It is time consuming to fix but I'm sure you can finish it in time. It is beautiful and she will love it!

  4. Oh, no! But at least you found it in time. Did you manage to fix it?

  5. OH NO! What a total bummer. Not that it's the same thing, but I've had a few bummers myself... this evening I lost a double-batch of white fudge along with the glass mixing bowl all over my kitchen floor... and I was awfully tempted to start bawling after standing over the stove stirring it for so long. Boo hoo. Tis the season for catastrophes, I'm afraid. :(


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