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Friday, June 13, 2008

When It Rains, It Pours

My original yardage estimates for MOROCCAN DAYS/ARABIAN NIGHTS were too low.

I weighed the leftovers to determine how much yarn I had used. I should have weighed the finished piece. Kim is always nothing but generous, in life as in yardage, and I must have underestimated the size of the skein I was working from,

I now weigh skeins upon receipt to ensure this does not happen again. It was a beginners mistake, due to my inexperience.


I BEG YOUR FORGIVENESS AND WILL DO WHATEVER IS IN MY POWER TO MAKE THIS RIGHT.

11 comments:

Cheryl, the jungian Knitter said...

Oh Susan, I am so sorry.

La Cabeza Grande said...

You are talented and much loved. And last I checked, you are also human. Hugs.

punkin said...

Your designs are exceptional. I look forward to more.

dropstitchknitter said...

The first thing I thought when I read this is - people make mistakes. You are so talented and obviously care very much that those who see your designs are happy with them.

Elysbeth said...

Oh honey, ouch!

It never would have occurred to me that a skein would be a different size. Is it knitter gauge striking? I was in a KAL recently where about 30 people of 270 ran short of a limited dyed yarn, and when they checked - not on gauge.

Carissa said...

Don't you worry for one moment! mistakes happen and I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! please keep creating :)

Katherine said...

You are not out of business. Breathe. You will be ok. Your pattern will be ok. And you are loved and appreciated!!!!

GailR said...

Don't worry so much! People make mistakes all the time. Usually my first mistake of the day is looking in the mirror.

Skeins of yarn vary widely. I've seldom had one skein measure or weigh exactly what the label said it did.

That said, please, please, please keep designing. Take a few deep breaths, a sip or two of your beverage of choice, and enjoy the weekend. Monday will be available to handle the problems.

kibbles said...

Out of business?? Are you kidding? Your designs are beautiful! I purchased AK kit and will be ordering from you and Kim again!

Please don't let this little set back make you despair. We are all human, and last time I checked, none of us are perfect.

Spindle Imp said...

Stop beating yourself up....can't you see how much you have inspired us all?

Caroline M said...

Did anyone die? No, so it's fixeable. It's knitting not brain surgery and slip ups don't kill. Go take a walk in the garden and breath deeply - it is not the end of the world although it may feel like it at the moment.