Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A real head scratcher...

Before Ruby was born, I made her a knitted Christmas stocking. Not just any stocking, one that matched mine and the hubby's. I picked out the yarn, I made it before she was born so that I had plenty of time to get it done. I finished it. It looked great. Then, like the good knitter I long to be, I blocked it.

And then something odd happened. It got spots all over it. Little pink spots.

Was it mold?

 Was a weird color transfer from the gray yarn to the cream yarn?

Seriously, what the $#%& was it?

Nothing got it out. Nothing. I know because I tried it all.

So here I was. New mom. Exhausted mom. All my knitting & planning gone. So what's one to do when one is obsessed with having a finished perfect Christmas stocking for baby's first Christmas. A Christmas, mind you that baby won't even remember? Well, what all good knitters do around the holidays: I stayed up way to freakin' late and knit another damn stocking.

And I loved it.

And I'm pretty sure Ruby did too!

BTW...if you have any ideas what the hell happened to stocking No. 1, please let me know!

(This photo was taken w/ my cell. I can't figure out how to turn it the right way, but you get the idea....she loved the stocking! Or thought it was something that she could fit into.)


Heather Jane said...

How bizarre!! I know not what happened, but I bet you could just over-dye the whole thing pink and call it good in case you ever need another stocking...ahem. You know, a few years from now. I hope someone solves the mystery!! (maybe it was paint by numbers yarn, lol!)

IdahoGirls said...

Ruby did it to her own stocking I am sure of it! Children will always do things to create more work for you. On the bright side, the newer sock is even cuter so there you go! Problem solved (I am more experienced in this area so just believe me on this one)!