Friday, for my Toronto trip, I wore Shalom. It received many compliments. S&P liked it. Arachknit liked it. Store clerks and family members liked it.
Riding high on compliments and not one to ignore a good thing, I wore it all day Saturday too. But by the end of that second day, I thought it a bit odorous. And so, threw it into the
dirty- clothes section of my suitcase. Once home I threw it into the laundry bag.
Monday morning I was up early and at the laundry. But as I said in my Monday email to S&P, "I am tired and fuzzy."
You might ask, if I was tired and fuzzy, why was I up early. Well, Mondays in the fall, I participate in a Church group that sews hats for the homeless. I head out the door, with my sewing machine for an 8:30am start. So laundry was underway very early.
Next you might ask, if I was tired and fuzzy and had a busy day, why I didn't leave the laundry for Fred. His day was empty. Some of you might think it because Fred and the laundry have issues. But that wasn't it at all. The issues have been remedied with this sign
"My My", those that know me well are probably thinking. That's a considerable amount of caring and compassion. Hats for the homeless and no laundry for Fred. Apparently way too much compassion for my tired and fuzzy brain.
I saw Shalom in the pile. "Acrylic in here" said my tired and fuzzy brain. Into the machine. And that cold water habit of mine? For some reason!!! - tired and fuzzy, I guess - I abandoned it.
Sadly, Shalom is no more. It felted. 67%wool, 33% acrylic, Vienna yarn, warm water and it felted. Good to know if you want to make slippers. I can still get it on but I look as if I have outgrown it. The vibrancy of the colours is no more, and it is very fuzzy. Like my brain on Monday morning.
Oh no!! It was so gorgeous. I'm glad to have had the chance to see it, and at least you wore it well and it went out in a blaze of glory, after having collected kudos all weekend. :)
"Out in a blaze of glory"...what a good point of view to try to adopt on this sad, sad event. I'm also very glad to have had a chance to see it - it was cool and hip and those colours were fabulous. :(
There is some good and some bad in this! The bad is that your nice top is no more, the good is that you now have a legit reason to knit some more!!! Enjoy!!
Double recipe Spiced Ginger Mounds
1 ½ c shortening (350 g) (not butter!!!)
2 cups sugar
½ cup molasses
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Cloves
2 tsp Ginger
½ tsp Salt
Mix all together, shape into small balls (I make larger ones) and roll in sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheet
325 F for 12 minutes (don’t let them bake too much longer they get harder and I like them soft)
Hubby does not like sugar around the cookies, so I make half with and half without.
Oh no! After all that glory, to have it come to such a terrible end. Whhaaaaaa!!!!!
I'm dying to know Fred's reaction.
oh noes! That's heartbreaking. I prescribe chocolate. Immediately!
Ohhh, you're right - that is heartbreaking...now Fred might be posting instructions for you on the machines :)
Brenda, thanks so much for offering to pick up that yarn for me; if all goes well I should have some arrive by post tomorrow.
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