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.
Have a great day!