Complete and Utter Failure

Ever spend an entire day on one project, make a mistake, and realize that entire thing needs to be scrapped?  Yeah, that was my Sunday.

I was working on a piece of a baby sweater, and totally forgot to bind off on part of the sleeves for the one side.  It’s in yarn, too, that’s nearly impossible to take off what I had bound off and rip out.  As a result, an entire day’s work ended up in complete and utter failure.

Eh, at least I have enough yarn to start over and still complete the project.  And I did start over.

When I realized that what I had done couldn’t be saved, I actually laughed.  What else was I going to do?  A few years ago when I started knitting, I probably would have broke down into tears, but I probably still would have started again.

What have I learned between my knitting beginnings and now?  Failure is a part of the process.  It’s going to happen, you deal with it, and start over.  And make sure you pay extra special attention to the pattern this time.  Yes.

My advice to you?  Don’t let failure get you down.  As I said, it a part of what we do as crafters, and it’s going to happen.  Just start over and keep trying!

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I know I keep on going on and on about The Wrap Up, Lancaster! Project’s fundraising giveaway, The Big WUL Giveaway, but it does end at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, Eastern Standard Time. We will gladly ship certain items to winners located outside the Lancaster, PA, USA area, and there’s plenty of great stuff that we can do that with!

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Washcloth KAL/CAL: Week 3

It’s week 3 of the Washcloth KAL/CAL!  How are yours coming along?

I finished the washcloth above at the end of last week, and am weaving in the ends on another.  The washcloth featured here is actually being put to good use today.  I’m using it as a warm compress on my left eye.  I think I have pink eye.  Bleh.

The warm water on the cloth on my eye feels good, and is much better than using a paper towel which would be my next option if I didn’t have the washcloth.  I’m glad I do.

How are yours coming along?  Anyone out there knitting along with me?  I would love to see your work.  Let me know in the comments, or put post on the Facebook page.

Let’s move on to something else for the time being.

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The Big WUL Giveaway!

Recently, The Wrap, UP Lancaster! Project started a blog over at wrapuplancaster.org!  To celebrate and to raise some funds, we are having a fundraiser/giveaway.  Get all the cool details here on how to enter!

And….see our fabulous prizes you could win here and here!  Some of them are good only for the local Lancaster, PA area, but there are some great things that could be shipped just about anywhere, like yarn, t-shirts, and tote bags.  Enter!

Also, WUL founder, Angelia Reed, is being honored as the Emerald Foundation’s Hometown Hero tonight at this evening’s Lancaster Barnstormers game.  She is throwing out the first pitch!  Go, Angelia!

Check back here early next week for the details on how WUL’s big night at the ballgame went.  Woo hoo!  Go, ‘Stormers!