So yesterday was my birthday and Daughter and I had plans to meet at our favorite Christmas nursery for an afternoon of ornament shopping. The day before I had carefully unpacked and washed Lofoten to wear and when I went to try it on.....IT HAD A HOLE IN IT right in the front. I've only wore it once since I finished it last year so it was a big surprise of the VERY unpleasant variety.
It didn't look like bug damage to me. It seems that one strand of the Wool of the Andes had just drifted apart-a problem I've been having more and more with my beloved Knit Picks yarn. I've had it happen a couple of times with the Advent sweaters. I didn't have any more of the Bramble Heather to do a proper darning so I just sewed it up on the back with some gray thread making sure I caught the open loops where the strand broke. I tied off that broken strand the best I could.
Now my beautiful Lofoten has a belly button but as Arne and Carlos always say...only God is perfect so having a flaw in your knitting is not only acceptable-in some cultures it's required.