Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Bad Day In Crochet-land

Tuesday was Donut Day – the day before Ash Wednesday. I know that it’s actually Fasnacht Day and that there are very special donuts made for the occasion by bakeries, but I went the cheap route and bought a dozen Dunkin Donuts for the office. I also splurged on a large white chocolate latte.

I had my little round ripple with me to work on at lunch, and when I got out of the car at work – disaster! Trying to juggle my purse, my crochet bag, my coffee and the donuts and trying to lock the car, I managed to nearly drop the donuts, spill my coffee all over the crochet bag and drop my car keys. When I got inside to my cubicle, I saw that my little afghan had coffee stains on it. The coffee also found its way inside the bagged white and lavender yarns. I am heartsick. I crocheted with it a bit at lunch time anyway, even though the yarn was getting stiff to work with where it was coffee-soaked. If I finish this little afghan, does anyone think the coffee will wash out? If not, I guess I’ll continue to add rounds to it and use it on a bed or something. Any recommendations on what may remove the coffee when I’m ready to wash it? I can probably finish off what I have done so far, wash, and start adding rounds again to it. I’d appreciate your input.

In the meantime, I’ve gone back to my Sweetheart Ripple afghan – this has been a long time in the works. I want desperately to finish it because this is a keeper. I usually give away my afghans, but not this one. It’s a single crochet afghan, so I don’t get too many rows worked in a single hour at work.

Please say a prayer for me now and then. I look back at all the items I’ve had so much fun making over the years and I feel like a big part of me is missing right now. The giraffe blanket for my little punkin, the crocheted chimp, endless afghans, Christmas ornaments, dinosaurs for my boys – I felt proud to start out with a skein of yarn and end up with these finished items. My heart just isn’t in it lately. The more I dwell on it, the worse I feel. I should be working some crochet now while watching TV, but I can hardly keep my eyes open.

By the way – for Lent I’m giving up exercise and healthy eating – anyone with me?


  1. Oh Jeannie.. I'm so sorry to hear about the coffee spill all over your crochet like that.. That had to be upsetting. I never was a pro at removing stains, but I did look up and website for you, and maybe, HOPEFULLY one of these methods from this site might help...

    As for Donut Day, I'm just sorry I missed it! Where was I??!! I definitely would have been up for celebrating THAT!

    Hope the stain suggestions help, but if they don't, then I would take it to a dry cleaner. They might be able to help one way or another. ((hugs)) ~tina

  2. I'll say a prayer for you, Jeannie. I hope you start feeling better, really really soon!


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