Monday, February 24, 2014

Olympic Fails

 I don't blame the pup for hiding.

 She knew that something terrible was about to happen.

 We were watching ladies figure skating on Thursday and I was sewing together her latest sweater.

 Only this time there was a problem.

 My doggie Olympic project was a real mess. The neck and the armholes were completely out of whack.

 It wasn't any problem to cut it apart and re-sew it but for some reason, I re-sewed it sideways.  Double fail. The slip stitch rib is supposed to go across the dog not down her back.

There was no way out of this. I had to cut it apart again and re-sew it for the third time.

 Happily, I had it all back together before the closing ceremony. It's not a prefect fit but it works under her new harness to keep her from pulling out of it.

I also failed to finish at least one of my Selbu mittens but I don't consider this a real fail. It may not be done but it has given me my confidence back. I am looking at stranded mittens now with a brand new attitude.

 I did have a major spinning fail when for some reason I can't explain, I plied a good bit of the yellow in the wrong direction resulting in this mass of nasty twist. I can only blame it on hockey-and that's all I'm saying about that. I now have a lot less yellow but it could have been worse. I could have been up 2-0 with only 3 minutes to go and.......well. you know.

I don't know about you but this Monday morning seems awful sad without all the fuss and bother from Sochi. It's going to be a long four years.


  1. Don't think of it as four years - before you know it it'll be 2016 and the summer olympics will be here :)

  2. Ah, the defeats and victories of a fiber athlete!!! You are coming along with your goals...onward no matter what!

  3. I think I miss the coverage this morning too! The rest of my week is very busy though and I don't think I'd get much TV time anyhow….so I guess its ok in my world that they are over.
    Your pup cracks me up

  4. That colour looks pretty darn good on pup!