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  • I so feel your angst. I love that you shared it too!! The dog is going to love you forever! ❤️❤️

  • Oh dear! That is a sad story! Pretty nice for a dog sweater!

  • This happened to me once because my mom had the hot and cold inputs switched on her machine, so I completely empathize!

  • Knit happens

  • I did that with a lovely red cardigan…so sad.

  • Handbag. Someone needs a handbag.

  • My solution to an almost identical situation was to cut off the sleeves (haven’t decided what to use them for, but coffee cup sleeves are still a possibility) and put the remaining sweater on a hanger to use as a two-sided holder for my circulars. 16” and 24” on the front, longer ones on the back, from smallest at the top to largest at the bottom. Best storage I’ve ever and. Some day I may embroider the numbers, but for now masking tape is doing a fine job. Of course, if my cat would wear a sweater, it might have been a different story.

    • I meant “best storage I’ve ever had….

  • I remember my mother carefully washing a white baby garment she had knitted and scorching it by drying it by the fire. My booboo was washing all my baby woollen in the washing machine at the same time, not knowing that the temperature knob was broken….. they all felted and shrank. I felt like a criminal, all that work wasted.

  • Aaaack! sniff.

  • I’m so sorry this happened to you. I did this exact thing to my Am Kamin sweater. I mourned. Then I made a laptop sleeve and another sweater. Next time I went back to a top loader.

  • OMG I came on this site as an experienced crocheter looking into challenging my limited knitting skills. After reading this, terror has filled my heart although these type of issues come up in crochet, creating is less time consuming than Knitting. oh my heart does break for you.

  • Oh dear! How painful! And courageous!

    I had knitted a lace afghan of pure super soft wool years ago. Good intentions–my mom and sister threw it in the washing machine–well… you know it. That hurt so bad I just threw it away, it wasn’t even useful as a rag.

    This is my first visit to your site, golly, it is great! Thank you for it!!