Out of the Ashes…

…of Helena:

Baby Beret...

On Thursday night, I finally had enough.  I had made it through the body and almost ran out of yarn.  I had evaluated and decided to use leftover sock yarn to do a garter stitch edge on the skirt of the sweater and managed to save enough yarn to do sleeves.  I made it through the sleeves, picked up the button band and made it through three rows before I noticed the puckering and general unhappiness.

Baby Beret

I snapped.  RR watched me throw it across the room, looked at me and said, “so…not liking the sweater?”

The man definitely has a firm grasp of the obvious.

So I ripped it.  With gusto.  Then I knit a cute little beret and am happy.  Baby’s mom is happy, baby will be happy and that’s all that matters.  ;o)

So…riddle me this: why do I keep finding myself staring at the leftover yarn cake and contemplating how well wool will burn?  It might be time for a ritual cleansing… ;o)

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16 thoughts on “Out of the Ashes…

  1. It’s gorgeous! I think it’s the perfect solution, and that instead of burning said wool (that I dyed and would be sad to see go up in flames) maybe you could knit matching mittens? Is there enough? If there isn’t, I’ll understand if you grab the matches. :P

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  2. Anne says:

    Instead of burning the yarn, why not have a ritual cleansing? You could spritz it with lavender water, pile it next to a lit candle and ask the universe what it wants to be and leave it for a bit.

    I had a teacher in grad school (airy-fairy grad school) who used to pray to Asphalta, the Goddess of Parking and taught us the song she made up and it worked! Consistently! When I lived in SAN FRANCISCO!! Maybe we need to find a Goddess who helps divine the true purpose of a given yarn…

  3. Adorable beret! I agree with Tina about possible matching mittens or maybe some booties. It’s too pretty to burn (and I don’t think wool burns really well anyway and I’m sure if it does, it would smell terrible!)

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  4. Adorable beret! Believe me, you’ll feel better if you burn the yarn (or jsut put it in the goodwill bin if you can’t bring yourself to butn it). I know from experience that yarn burns good!

  5. Burn wool? Noooooooooooooooooooooo…… put it into a time out. Pop it into a ziploc and throw it back into the stash. Eventually it will learn it’s lesson. Sometimes it takes a couple of time outs, I have found……

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