Wednesday, 11 July 2007

I Think I've Crashed.....



Allow me to start at the beginning (that's a very fine place to start....)






I ordered this - Aran Weight 100% Silk - Colourway - Vibrant - just look at those wonderful rich colours; a deep red, pale aqua, a little dark orange and maybe some grey/purple. Breathtaking.



I received this.....


Yes I know the photo is upside down but you can see what the colours are like can't you; Bright Orange, Fuschia Pink, Purple and Blue. That orange is scary. I rewound one skein to see if I could make it less scary....

Well that's a whole lot less scary now, in fact it looks great, I'm going to join the Tour De France KAL and knit a Skin of the Sea waistcoat - won't I be the bee's knees in it????

Last night at 10pm I finished the back of the waistcoat, I'd used less than one skein so I was feeling pretty damn smug. Not only was I going to finish way ahead of those pesky cyclists but I was even going to have enough yarn!!! THEN.... oh b*******ks (and lots of other words that are far too rude to type here) There was a mistake in my knitting.

Now really ladies, this mistake is huge, I mean HUGE and you can plainly see it on the last photo I posted - so why didn't any of you tell me before I carried on knitting?? Call yourselves knitters? Can't you see what I've done???? The knitting was banished to the back of the sofa for the rest of the night under the 'Sleep On It' rule of frogging decisions. When I saw it again this morning I just knew I couldn't live with the mistake - it has to be ripped, frogged, undone or whatever.

And another thing, I just can't wear these colours. I held it up against my face and against black and against white and I held it this way and that way but the bottom line is:- I just can't wear these colours - it needs to be more like the photo on the website, I just can't tolerate fuschia pink and orange.

So I've really crashed my bike - now the decision I have to make is this; Do I try to repair my Bike and get back on to finish the race (aka overdye the skeins to make something more acceptable) or do I Buy a new bike (aka start a new project for the KAL). What shall I do???

P.S. Yes it really has rained every day since the Tour started. So far 3 people (including you Meg!) are out of the running and there are still 31 of you still in the race. Keep checking the blog - the top post gets updated every day!!


3 comments:

thursday said...

Honestly, I was entranced by the vibrant colours! And I wouldn't wear those either (too bright for me) - but the yarn is *still* lovely.

I'm sorry you've fallen off the bike!

Meg said...

oh curses! I have to go back to yesterday's photo and look for a mistake...I honestly didn't see anything wrong in it before! And I guess if you can't wear the colour there's nothing that those of us who really like the colour can say to make you feel better with it, hey!
And double curses on that rain. I thought for sure I had a distinct 'feeling' about the number four...

Arja said...

can't find the mistake either. we're all too distracted by those vibrant colours. yum.

and I know it hurt, but you'll want to rip it if the mistake is really that huge. it's going to bother you forever.