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What Happened with the Rug, Part II

30 May 2007
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and another green!
Originally uploaded by ciaobellabella

Read Part I.

I went to Springwater Fiber to ask for help. Asking for help is not really a high priority for me; indeed, not asking for help is the priority most days. But I really want to have a finished object that works. And that doesn’t often happen. Perhaps over the weekend I will write some posts on the Polar Blue Sweater and the other blue sweater.

At any rate, I went to Springwater.

To be perfectly honest, it wasn’t that simple. I generally find knitting stores to be intimidating, and I went to both Springwater and Knit Happens and ‘browsed,’ hoping for someone to read my mind and insist on helping me. At Knit Happens I ran into a stitch ‘n’ bitch and wandered around the outskirts of the table, looking at the yarn, knowing I wouldn’t buy anything. On my first trip to Springwater, I did the same.

By my second trip, though, I was desperate. I told the nice lady, in very punchy tones, that I was working on a rug so ugly that I was too ashamed to bring it into the store. “It’s horrible!” I said. “Seriously.” After the requisite arguments, she had me pull out the colors I was using, and by the way she looked at me I knew she had found her way to believing me.

She suggested I add some light green, or some dark green, or use gray as the neutral instead of the cream. With the exuberance that got me into this mess in the first place, I decided to do all three. Will it work? Only time will tell.

Next up: Photos of the rug, pre-felting.

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