Sunday, July 11, 2010

Accidental Felt Incident

I must preface this post by telling you that my tea leaves sweater project was my first adventure in knitting with wool yarn. Yup, I called it an adventure.

I finally finished my tea leaves sweater last week. Started in March, finished in July. That's record time for me, especially for such a large project. Especially considering I've had other things on the needles for awhile.

As a comparison, I once took 4 years to finish this simple cross-stitch pattern.

Back to my story... I was so excited to finish the sweater, I couldn't wait to wash and block it. So I did. And I did it totally wrong. Somehow. I'm not going to go into that. I will, however, share with you some before and after pictures, so that you can share in my sorrows.



There were many tears over this mishap. Many. But I decided that I wasn't going to let the mysteries of wool overcome my superior intellect. Nope, not me. I bought more yarn so that I can begin this project again.

But this time, I bought superwash wool.

I will succeed.


  1. Sad day, Bethy. Is it super small now? Perhaps it would be the perfect size for a little kid or baby?

  2. Aww B that sweater you worked so hard on! I am sorry hun! But good for you not giving up and keep going and trying again. =) I love you and you inspire me.