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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Craft fail to sleeping bag

Have you ever made something that was terribly flawed but you couldn’t bear to throw it out?  

While I was pregnant with my first baby, I decided to knit a baby blanket.    I bought gobs of soft yellow yarn and proceeded to make a little blanket with the one stitch I know:  Pearl.    That’s it.  Pearl over and over and over.

I brought this project with me everywhere:  on the train ride to NYC to visit my sister, to work, on car trips, and to classes that had down time.   It was a major part of my pregnancy.   Every little stitch brought me closer to my due date…closer to holding my softly bundled baby.

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But, it didn’t turn out so great.   

Lopsided.  

11 holes where I dropped a stitch . 

ELEVEN! 

I hated it.  I hated it so much!  But I couldn’t bear to throw it away.  So many hours, so many skeins of yarn.

I never used it on my firstborn baby, or any of them, actually.  It moved from closet to closet and eventually landed in my fabric stash for a couple of years.   

 

It didn’t belong there either.  It needed a HOME or a quick toss in the garbage. 

 

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I fooled around with it, and realized that if I folded it up, like 8 times, it wasn’t quite so lopsided.    I sewed around the edges and VOILA!   It’s a doll sleeping bag.

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I know….. it’s a sad, sad story.

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Neabear said...

I have a crooked afghan too. Using scraps of yarn...crocheted though and not knitted...at least you found a way to use it!

~Linnea

 

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