Sunday, December 07, 2014
The case of Hungry Vacuum and my Knitted Shawl
The project/shawl was laying on the footstool where I had been sitting the evening before. Yarn was dangling down which I didn't see as I was vacuuming. Sadly, the vacuum did snare it. Tried quickly to get the thing turned off, but ...the yarn including needle (the bent black lovely Knit Picks Wooden needles) included. Had to cut the yarn close to the sweeper to free my shawl...thankfully the shawl itself didn't get sucked in, but the needle did. The needle also shattered...errrrrrrr, really liked those needles, so am now using a back up pair with a shorter cord. After unwinding all the yarn the hungry vacuum had eaten, I resumed cleaning......though not happily.
The shawl pattern calls for 2 skeins, but I've purchased a 3rd, as I'm concerned it's not going to be long enough. Currently fairly close to the end of the 2nd skein.