…or alternatively….when red wine happens to knitted projects….
So let me set the stage…Saturday night I was home. I didn’t sleep well the night before – stressed out about resigning…I was so tired on Saturday that I didn’t even going to my knitting group. Stayed home and napped and vegged around. And we decided to make Japanese Beef Curry for dinner (one of our favorite dinners!). Made that, and sat down with my bowl to eat and watch a movie (terrible, by the way)….reached for the remote…hit the full glass of wine….ugh. All over the floor, the furniture….MY KNITTING BASKET! It is a testament to my distress that I didn’t take pictures – but it was all over the beaded sock. We were running around like crazy trying to get it out before it stained things. Cieara ran with the sock to the sink to run it under water. It didn’t really come out…so she got some spot remover from upstairs. I read the back…good – said it worked on red wine. I sprayed, rinsed, sprayed, rinse…and then Cieara said “hey, that’s not wool is it?”. Sigh….not safe for wool. Great. Sigh.
Well, here it is…can you tell?
Please say you don’t see the stains and light spots…or if you can…I’m really ok with you lying about it. Because I had a half inch to go until the toe – and then I was sending them to Dan’s girlfriend (Carrie if you are reading this – you don’t see the spots either!). I keep on showing them to people and they don’t really see anything – the yarn is actually a tiny bit varigated with light and darker sports (see? I can be totally self-deluding!).
Anyway, it took a while to dry – and for fun I started rummaging around in the stash and saw Jitterbug I bought on a yarn crawl….and one thing led to another and the next thing you know I had a pair of anklets on the needles for Cieara. I can’t believe how fast they are knitting up – and this yarn – gorgeous! I wish I had realized how much yardage is in a skein when I bought it – not enough for a pair of socks – but I love the colors so maybe I’ll buy some (when I’m buying yarn again, of course!)
So I resigned today – and now I feel better – no stress at all. I’ll have a lot to do in the next two weeks, but it is a much different feeling knowing that its 9 days until I don’t work there (not that I’m counting or anything of course!).
Have a good week – and stay away from the red wine!