|crystal teardrop beads|
I came home and sewed them on in time to wear the shawl to my knitting group meeting that night.
And as I walked through the kitchen on my way out the door to go knitting, my husband asked me to hand him the salt shaker. I reached over the stove to grab the salt and...
The shawl threw itself off my neck and into a pot of spaghetti sauce.
Yes, a full, giant, 20 quart kettle full of bubbling spaghetti sauce.
Holy ^%%$%^&E%%^ Hell!
You have never heard such curse words before! Words spewed from my lips that I didn't even know I knew!
I grabbed it out of the sauce pot and attempted to toss it in the sink but as luck would have it, it hit the floor instead. The dog immediately began licking it.
I was so upset I just walked away. I left my brand new, just finished alpaca, merino and silk, just washed and blocked, just went the trouble to buy and sew beads on shawl laying on the floor and I went to knitting group.
I assumed the dog would eat the entire thing and it would be out of sight, out of mind by the time I arrived home.
It wasn't. A dear family member had shoved it over into the corner with their foot however. Very kind of them, right? At least the dog was helpful in cleaning up where the sauce had smeared across the floor.
Thinking it would be in 1,000 pieces from the dog chewing it, I picked it up to throw it in the trash.... But it was still in one piece! It was a little hard to tell because of the amount of sauce that was still stuck to it and beginning to harden but... It looked okay. It had a reddish/orange tint to it and there were still chunks of tomato stuck to it, but the fabric looked to be still in once piece.
I filled the sink with water, tossed the shawl in and went to bed.
The next morning, I rinsed the shawl out a few times, let it soak once more in soapy water, re-blocked it and Voila!
|A log cabin miracle|
You'd never know it ever took a spaghetti sauce bath!
It's a log cabin miracle!
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