I pulled out my Rogue sweater for the first time in about two months or so. I am simply beside myself. Devastated.
I found a HOLE in the front of it and two more places where it’s about to wear through completely.
I have no idea what caused it. It looks like the yarn simply disintegrated in those spots. There are no signs of moths or other bugs that might have caused this. I could even reason that maybe something burned it, but it was tucked underneath things and you couldn’t see it where it was at all. I know it can be fixed, but I’m honestly not sure if I can fix it. This is my first sweater. I’m completely heart broken about it :o(
See for yourself:
I finished a pair of socks last Monday (Jan 14th), but I can’t even bring myself to blog about that right now. (Heck, it took enough energy to come home from work, find this awfulness, and then blog about it.)
I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today!
I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts.
In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there.
I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)
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oh no 😦 it looks a little like mice nibblings to me. that sucks so much.
That utterly and completely sucks.
Maybe this can help? http://www.knitty.com/issuespring06/FEATrepairs101.html
That article from Knitty looks really helpful. I have the left over yarn in my stash when you’re up to attempting the repair. Just let me know when you want me to bring it to you.