Saturday, December 1, 2007

It is complete...

And I am going to go cry now. I wish I had taken before pictures, it was beautiful. Gorgeous, soft, even stitches, just a few ruffly edges. I thought, no big, it's made from 100% wool yarn, I'll block it to get the edges flat. Biggest mistake ever. Getting maried at 17 to the biggest ass-wipe in the world was a good idea in comparison.

It is now all stretched out, completely lost it's shape and, the kicker, it stinks. Horribly. Like one of those non-shaving hair removal products bad, Veet or Nair I think it's called. It's RANK.

My darling husband, being the ever so NOT understanding gentleman that he is, scolded me for about 5 minutes on how unbelievably emotional I was acting over something so trivial. I think he lost a few fingers in the act, but he helped me squish it back into a remotely similar shape, we sprayed it thoroughly with Fabreeze and threw a towel over it to dry.

I am HOPING and praying that when it is dry, it will once again resemble the blanket I loved before blocking.


~Melissa~ said...

Oh no! I hope that after it dries things improve. I think it still looks nice in the picture!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Tell you dh you are woman & therefore you are SUPPOSE to be emotional to make up for men's lack of emotions!

It is beautiful & probably NOT an easy task, so I can totally understand being devastated! I hope you can find a way to fix it.

futuregirl said...

Ack! I hope it ends up OK. :(

Knitted Gems said...

First of all, I think it looks great. Nobody is going to know (except us fellow blog readers) what it was supposed to look like.

Second, wash it again to get rid of the smell. Try using hair shampoo and conditioner to extract some of the oils, which is probably what is causing the smell. The conditioner will help to make it softer.

Third, don't block it this time. Just lay if flat to dry, but don't fiddle with it. It should naturally revert to the way it was when you loved it.

Finally, good luck! Let us know how it goes.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the comments/suggestions peeps. :) i'm glad that there's other people out there that "get it."