Remember my wonderful thrummed mittens I made from a kit many years ago? I loved them. They were so soft and warm. Every time I put them on they made me happy. Well.......
This is what they look like now. The Mister thought it was a good idea to toss them in the wash with the rest of my clothes yesterday.
This is what the warm fluffy insides used to look like. Sigh..........to say I cried about it was an understatement. I bawled like a baby-for hours. The Mister felt terrible but I couldn't help it. It was like losing a friend. Two friends to be exact.
That wasn't all. He also tossed in a pair of my socks.
Happily I got those stretched back out. They are crispy now but wearable.
I have no idea why he suddenly took it upon himself to do my laundry in the first place but it sure taught me not to lay my woolly things anywhere near my laundry basket. I have a bad habit of laying my outerwear on top until I put it away. I should have known better because this isn't the first time he's done this. See that sweater? That's my very first colorwork project from back in the 80's. It was made with acrylic since that's all you could get at department stores in those days. He threw it in the wash which was fine but the dryer melted it. It now has the texture of a pot scrubber. I still have it. It does make a good snow sweater as it's practically waterproof.