Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It Had to Get Ugly

Oh, Knitting Goddess, sacred ruler of my world, have I done something to offend thee? Have I not swatched faithfully? Have I not given due attention to needle size and stitch gauge? And if I have not always washed my swatches, have I not offered sincere penitence when my projects instantly doubled in size upon hitting water?

Surely my attention to detail must have been pleasing in your eyes: the care with which I have formed each stitch, tinking back to fix every error, every snagged ply? Surely you have noted the tiny needles, the cobweb weight, the endless yarnovers? Surely my devo
tion to you has not gone unnoticed?

Why, oh why have you forsaken me? Are you unaware of my distress? Of my weariness? Of my impending deadline? I beg of you, oh Knitting Goddess, help me in my hour of need!


I have 15 rows left to go on Icarus and 24 days to do them. No problem, right?

Does this #$%&!*% look like enough yarn for 15 more 500+ stitch rows?!

I didn't think so.

@#$!

20 comments:

Kim said...

Even if you offered up a human sacrifice to the Knitting Goddess, no way would that be enough yarn! That totally sucks!!! Hope you can get more yarn lightening fast!

knottykitty said...

$@#* is right! Can you get some more? I believe swatching is an evil lure designed to entice us into comfort so we can get a big drop kick at the end! I really hope you can get some more yarn! I'm keeping positive thoughts for you---you've picked a giant mountain to climb for that gift, that's for sure! That must be one knit-worthy friend! :)

Bea said...

Oh man that sucks! I had the same thing happen to me, except I had to buy a whole new ball of Kidsilk Haze to finish the bind off. I hope you find some yarn soon!

MelissaKnits said...

wow
the knitting goddess is totally crapping on your head. That just sucks.

The_Add_Knitter said...

WTF!!! Oh I am sorry about that stroke of bad luck. BTW, the Regia surf arrived today and I LOVE IT!! I has forgotten how much I wanted that when it first cam out, thank you!!

Angelika said...

Wow, I didn't know you could do drama. But seriously. This sucks.

Tammy said...

Oh dear.

Kristin said...

You have got to be joking?!?

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Oh my...yeah, you've been forsaken alright...Hope you get something sorted out.

sophanne said...

All I can assume is that you've been consorting with the devil. Maybe he's got some leftover yarn-

Senja said...

Bummer. Enough said:(

Sarah said...

Crap! But you usually manage to pull it all together so I am not worried. Still, crap!

Kenyetta said...

OMG!
What are you going to do?

Mother of Chaos said...

I'm sorry, I can't hear you, I've got my fingers in my ears...LA LA LA LA LA LAAAAAA!

(Seriously, that sucks. It is absolutely making me feel sick to my stomach. Hence my utter denial of the existence of the problem. What problem? I don't know, I forget...)

janet said...

How does this happen? Did some of the yarn leave with the furniture and the old knitting spot? Maybe it's hiding in the stash or in some recess of your knitting bag. I suggest the St. Anthony prayer but...
Judging from the responses I'm assuming that you can't just order more and have it sent express mail.

Sharon said...

Aw, rats!

If getting more yarn in time for the deadline isn't an option, look at it this way: shawlettes are the thing right now! Also, color changes can be serendipitous. (I had that happen with a lace blouson tank when I ran short of the yarn and more wasn't readily available. I switched to black and it actually worked.) Just wanted to put that out there.

trek said...

Wow, if David the Psalmist ever had to worry about competition, you would have been right up there!

Have you followed my current trials and tribulations in the Land of Lace? Of my shawl which was supposed to require 654 yards of yarn and which has sucked up three hankds of 375 yards each? Of the shawl which has no border? Of the yarn which I cannot locate?

Come visit me and we shall share our pain, misery, and stress,

-trek

Haley said...

my heart goes out to you. when do you have to have the Icarus finished by? wish I could help.

a friend to knit with said...

damn! i can't believe this!

Romi said...

Same thing happenend to me on Icarus.

Ayup.