This was my beautiful first and only finished crocheted blanket. The Bullseye pattern was super fun to do and I loved the finished product. In my earlier post about it I talked about the need to block it.
” It has not been blocked and desperately needs to be, but I’m showing it (and using it!) anyway.”
I also talked about the need to be able to wash it…
“I used Cascade 220 Superwash Wool because it will be used and I really wanted to be able to wash and dry it easily. It is an affordable version of wool so that also helped. I haven’t actually washed it yet so we will see…”
This is what I said when I pulled it from the washer.
Well I now know this:
1. The gentle cycle is not actually GENTLE
2. Cascade 220 Superwash yarn is not actually WASHABLE
3. I STINK at tying in the ends!
There were about 5 squares that survived, but they have their tails coming out.
I’m heartbroken that my Bullseye blanket has fallen apart. At this point I don’t think I can revive it. I may try to convert the surviving squares into pillow cushions so they don’t go to waste. The only thing I think I could or should have done differently is to leave much longer tails for weaving in and/or tie tighter knots. Well, that and to NEVER PUT ANYTHING I CROCHET INTO A WASHING MACHINE!
I’ll survive this little setback, but I admit it’s quite a blow to my ego. Life is like that, right? This isn’t world hunger, poverty, disease, etc. It is art, and art is a learning process! I will pick myself up, dust myself off and NOT start all over again.
Have you had any crafting disasters?
Did you start again?
Did you learn something from the experience?
I’m leaving you with a smile and the reality that life in blogland is not always pretty! Here IS a pretty picture until next time.