Lesson Learned Over and Over and Over and Over……

Number One in my compendium of Rules for Knitting is now official:

#1.  Stop, Look, and Listen to Your Gut

I finished two washcloths that I intended to give to my nephew and his wife along with a cake of Wool Fat Soap from Churchmouse Yarns and Tea as a thank you for a recent favor. My nephew is an Admiral in the US Navy, so I thought appropriate designs would be a Navy eagle in white and a Navy anchor in blue. I found patterns on Ravelry and decided to use Cascade Yarns Luna for the washcloths.

The Navy Eagle in white knit up quickly with a nice subtle image of the eagle —

Navy Eagle Washcloth
Navy Eagle Washcloth

After several brief looks and a suspicion that RS and WS may be reversed in the Navy Anchor washcloth, but no detailed follow up, this is what I discovered AFTER IT WAS BLOCKED and PINNED!!

Navy Anchor Washcloth
Navy Anchor Washcloth

Do you see it? About 1/3 of the way up it went from stockinette to seed stitch! How the hell did that happen?? And to add insult to injury, it doesn’t even look like a friggin’ anchor!

Off to the yarn shop to buy another skein of blue Luna. Hmmm…. can you frog and reuse cotton yarn AFTER blocking???


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