Oh Bleeding Yarn!

Dear Eyes Wide Open,

You sure opened my eyes.  I was so excited to make you – I loved the openness of the fabric, and the idea of pairing it with a camisole or over my leotards this summer.  I was excited to use up so much yarn, and how quickly, too!  I really enjoyed everything about making you.

And then I found the pattern error.  And, it wasn’t a clear pattern error where I understood a simple miscount.  This would dictate the plunge of the neckline.  And I messaged the designer, and haven’t heard back from her.  I know this isn’t your fault.  These things happen.  And seeing as I am the second person ever to attempt your construction, I kind of figured there would be some sort of issue.  I can deal with a pattern error.

But then! I decided to block the pieces I have so far – the sleeves and the back.  And…well…. How could you?


I realize part of this is my error in yarn choice, but I did not anticipate the amount of bleeding that would take place when you were submerged.  When I first pulled out of the bath and gave you a towel stomp, the white had flecks of hideous denim blue throughout.  I thought I could rinse it out, so I plunged you in the water again.  This time, the white turned entirely dusty pale blue.


I would almost be ok with this, except the white at the shoulders is still splotchy.

Combine this with the pattern error, and the temptation to put you in the corner is, well, overwhelming.  I loved you, I don’t understand how you could betray me this way.   I wanted so much to be wrapped up in your fibers, to welcome summer together.  And now…I would look like blue spat up on me.  And how can I trust that your delicate dye won’t rub off on the layers underneath?

I’ve been searching for an answer, and trying to understand what your motivation could be.  But I’m completely in the dark.

Please, open my eyes.

Sincerely yours,



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Stitch Boom Bang
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 16:19:04

    Ugh! this makes me sick…Betrayal!!


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