Remember when I put out this pattern a little while back?
Shortly after it started shipping out – this was brought to our attention.
So did you know that a Bong was a quilting tool?
I didn’t either. In fact, I was devastated for at least two whole days after seeing this. The last thing I EVER want in any of my patterns is an error, even though it can happen so easily and does periodically. I even went so far as to have the bag tested by lots of quilters. At the last minute, I added the Heat ‘n’ “Bong” light to the pattern. I didn’t notice it and the spell checker agreed that the word was spelled right.
We have since pulled the pattern and reprinted a corrected version, even though everybody would be able to make and complete their bag – there wasn’t actually a mistake in the construction and I’m sure no one would try to line their pockets with a bong. I have coped with my devastation and moved on. I can even laugh about it now, though it is still embarrassing. I just hope that the 800 or so of you who got the initial copies will have a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. Does anyone else think this is funny, or are you offended? I’m just curious . . . Anyways, I thought you might enjoy another story about the perils of pattern designing.
Now, moving on. I finished the sweater I blogged about a while back. I first saw the sweater in the movie “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. I loved the sweater and watched the movie over and over, just to see it. I was grateful to later find the pattern on Ravelry – It’s called the Fireside Sweater by Amber Alison.
(By the way, you can see I’m changing the fireplace design from my last post – I’ll share more on this when I get my center piece done)
If you don’t recognize the sweater, it was white in the movie. White is totally not a practical color for me. The combination of my clumsiness and my love of coffee and Diet Coke means that I don’t wear white. I chose this blue –
I just love the cable detail in this sweater – even on the back and sleeves.
The pattern requires a heavier yarn, so this is a really warm sweater. Because I live in MN, I will put it to good use. However, it weighs like 5 pounds, so I won’t be wearing it to the doctor’s office or any other place that requires your weight to enter!
I’m off to teach for the weekend, so I better wrap this up and finish packing. Have a great weekend!