Thursday, April 8, 2010

In Which We Learn........

She who is smug is about to get her arse kicked by a project.

In today's sad little tale, we begin with the Christmas quilt.  Finished, quilted, the binding on....all that was left was to wash the obligatory cat hair off of it and iron it.  Which is when we discovered:
a glass head pin that had been sewn INTO the quilt.  This picture was taken during the removal process--right before the small hole was created that allowed the head of the pin to make it out.

Chastened--and somewhat encouraged by having finished two more sets of pillowcases,
I thought I'd tackle the 5th and final set......and get a bit more creative.
which is when the embroidery machine decided to get a bit more creative as well.....
Yep--that's how the design came out.  Sometimes it is possible to bump the machine or do something that will affect the design, but this wasn't one of those times.  So, either the design is really poorly done (a strong possibility since it was a freebie) OR the embroidery machine decided I needed to be taken down a peg or two (frankly, also a possibility).  I haven't decided if I should just close my eyes & do the second one and hope for the best, or bag it and start over.  Since pillowcases come in pairs I might do a second one just for the heck of it and throw in a bonus set that WON'T make the poor kid think he has double vision, but I think the embroidery machine and I need a little time apart.....

To redeem myself, I did some knitting.....

or, a lot of knitting.  Remember this scarf?  I didn't either, to be honest, but in spite of a big snarl that came out of the center-pull ball (which I'm not ready to talk about), it is done.  I'd block it today, but at the rate things have been going, I'd probably felt it into a G-string for a Barbie.....