Friday, January 16, 2009
I will be buying more stitch markers........
(the picure is unrelated. Adrianne at 3 Bags Full's new permanent location is hiding from you all. She knew I'd post her on the blog. The new store is lovely and has all the charm and warmth of Lynnette's previous stores. Worth the wait, I'll say.)
I had another knitting mishap. I unknowingly dropped a few stitches in my purple raglan cardigan. Then I washed it on the very gentlest hand knit cycle in my washer. It now looks like it has been attacked by moths. It hasn't. The hard sad lesson for me here, is that I must use stitchmarkers even whenever there are more than two dozen stitches. It is my resolution. Buy real stitch markers and use them. It is now my knock around the cold house sweater, with a dark purple top underneath to hide the hideous holes. Karen of Musings sent me darling snowmen stitchmarkers.
Im going to get a tackle box and arrange all my soon to be new stitchmarkers in them. It is official, I now collect stitch markers. Where do you find nice big cute ones for your bigger size needle projects?
I think I'll go have some rum cake now, to help me get over this sweater lesson....and keep me warm in this old drafty house.
but first a poem
If you lose your stitches
they will drop like britches
and the sight you will behold
when you wash the knit in cold...
it will not be pretty
and you'll feel some real self pity
so the moral of this ditty
is not to drop those stitches
and to buy the stitch marker widgets!
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)