*commits seppuku with dull knitting needles*

(I’m posting this here to link to my Ravelry page, otherwise it’s a locked LJ entry)

So there was this shawl that I was so proud of having finished. There was even a victory dance.


The finished project, laid out flat(ish).

Blocking yarn threaded through, before soaking in water.

The top edge is pinned already, looking nice and spiffy.

See? Isn’t it gorgeous?

Too bad there’s a BIG GIANT HOLE IN IT, about a third of the way up, that can’t be repaired without ripping the whole thing out.

Seriously, y’all, I cried. Buster can attest to that. Not even zombies going splat and ice cream could cheer me up. But I removed all the pins (I discovered the hole while pinning the last side, so there were a LOT of them) with Buster’s help, waited for it to dry, wiped away the tears, and RIPPED OUT TWO THIRDS OF THE PROJECT I’VE WORKED ON FOR THE LAST OH, SIX MONTHS OR SO.

You guys, IT WAS FINISHED. It was THREE INCHES FROM BEING BLOCKED. I swear I went over the whole thing and checked for dropped stitches and the like, and yet I still missed it.

*cries some more*


  1. Sit, Sit, Knit, Knit :: I didn’t even have to set it on fire!

    October 15, 2007 at 2:40 am

    […] casting on the first time. Finished on March 15. Blocked on March 18, got about 80% done blocking, discovered a big giant gaping hole from where I’d dropped a stitch about 1/3rd of the way from the beginning. Cried. […]

  2. karen

    August 24, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Wow. I feel for you. I just finished the sarcelle about a month or so ago. And I probably would have just given up if I had found a giant hole. That or tried desperately to ignore it. You are a more dedicated knitter than I. Your finished shawl looks amazing.

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