It's Contest Time!
I think it’s about time to have another contest. Anyone up for it? Here are the details:
The Prize: A felted bag kit. The kit includes the Fearless Fibers yarn required to make the bag pictured below, although the colorway for the prize will not be the one in the photo. The colorway will be Stormy Night, pictured below the photo of the bag. The yarn in the kit is 8 ounces (325 yards) of worsted weight Mohair/Wool and 2 ounces (125 yards) of Small Loopy Mohair Boucle. The kit also includes the pattern for the bag.
The Deadline: Entries must be submitted before midnight on Monday August 28th. If you have a blog of your own, submit your entry by posting it on your blog and then submitting a comment here with a link to your entry. If you do not have your own blog, submit your entry directly into the Comments of this posting. Be sure to include your e-mail address when submitting Comments, so that I can get in touch with the winner. The winner will be announced on Wednesday August 30th.
Entry Requirements: To enter, submit a brief description of the dumbest mistake you’ve ever made in a knitting project. Entries will be judged by a good friend of mine who is an avid and experienced knitter and who does not know any of my readers. The winner will be the entry that she judges to be the best all-round stupid mistake, considering both the depth of the stupidity and any extra considerations, such as the funniest or most unusual knitting mistake among the entries.
So come on folks – it’s time to fess up to those embarrassing boo-boos! To get the ball rolling, I’ll tell you about one of my own that comes to mind.
A year or so ago, I knit a summer sweater of cotton/rayon ribbon, slightly cropped for a just-to-the-waist length, in stockinet combined with a thick band of embossed seed stitch diamonds around the bodice, with a zip-front closure. Since this was a sweater of my own design, I had no pattern to help protect me from my own stupidity.
I knit the back first and then moved on to the front right-side and finished that. I then moved on to the front left-side. I got about halfway through before I realized that I was knitting another right-side instead of a left-side. Sigh. Frog. Frog. Sigh.
I began again with the front left-side, shaking my head and tut-tutting myself for my stupidity. This time, I completed the ENTIRE second front side before I realized that I had done it again! I then had two entirely completed right sides.
Yes, I’m an idiot.
Fess up! How dumb are you?