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I started a Ravelry group: Hall of Shame

Yep, like I'm not busy enough. I have a bunch of things I made but never wear, and I was betting that other people did too, so I started this humor group. I've posted a couple of embarrassing projects, and started a few topics. Hope it will take off and be fun. Or it could totally fall flat on its face. No banner or icon yet cuz I don't know 'bout that stuff. Looking for moderators, too.

EDIT 11/7: The comm is on Ravelry.com, not on my blog, just in case ya weren't clear!

Here's the description:

Expose embarassing projects, disasters & secrets...and have a giggle.

Friend, are you ashamed or embarrassed of:

  • a project that you made, thinking it was awesome at the time, but are now too embarassed to show/wear in public?
  • a yarn in your stash or your yarn stash?
  • a project that went awry?
  • a book or pattern in your collection?
  • an enormous ufo pile?
  • anything related to fiber!

Purge yourself of the shame! Share photos of your shameful items, tell us your sob stories, educate others with the hard won bitter lessons you have learned, and hopefully, cheer up and have a good laugh. Feel free to share links to You Knit What?- type patterns as well!

Potential examples: mismatched items (like two left mittens), accidental shrinking, knitting in an inappropriate situation, wrong color/gauge/size/yarn, pattern/chart error and misreading, running out of yarn, dyeing mishaps, frogging disasters, love of fun fur, my dog ate my yarn.


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Nov. 7th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
Worst Quilt In The World Contest
As a crocheter and quilter, I applaud your effort to bring some perspective to projects that got out of hand.

For a quilting version of this, check out Ami Simms' book _How NOT To Make A Prize-Winning Quilt_ ( http://www.mallerypress.com/amisbooks.html ) and her web site's The Worst Quilt In The World Contest™ ( http://www.mallerypress.com/worquilworco.html ).
Nov. 8th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: Worst Quilt In The World Contest
Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the links, too. I knew there were books out there for knitters, like those by the Yarn Harlot, but not quilters, too! Disaster can happen anywhere. Too bad there isn't quilters insurance...The community is at Ravelry.com -- so come visit if you're there!
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