I thought I could call this project finished. After hand washing and tumble drying on low, I pulled my baby blanket out and the border looks like crap. I made the body with regular old baby acrylic in a "knit 3, slip 1" rib. It's so soft and squishy and wonderful. But my grand baby is a girl, so I wanted to make it feminine by adding a ruffle or scalloped border. Since it's white, I thought I'd see what I could find in a soft color and different texture. Browsing Michael's poorly stocked shelves I saw some beautiful Moda Dea Dream on clearance for $2.99. I bought 4 balls since I needed to double strand with it. This was Saturday. After playing with several different ideas, I decided on the standard crochet ruffle. It didn't take long to realize I was going to need more yarn. Sunday I went back and bought 2 more balls. Then would you believe with 2/3 of one side left I still ran out of yarn? So I went back today and bought 2 more balls. That's 8 balls at $3 = $24 ... for the border! I only spent $14 on the body! BUT it's for my first grand baby, so all is good. I wanted it special, ya know?
So I came home this afternoon and finished it. I was so excited to wash and dry it so I could take pics and call that particular project done. (I have so many more to get done before the shower on 4/25.) This stuff is nylon and acrylic - nothing special. I am going to have to rip the entire border out and start all over. There is no way I can give this to anyone. I haven't taken pics of it yet, but I plan to. No one could believe how bad this stuff looks. The body is wonderfully soft and washed and dried beautifully. It's going to take me way longer to rip out this ruffle than it did to put it in. You know how fuzzy stuff likes to tangle when you're trying to frog it. I just want to cry. I'm not, but I want to. I'm so frustrated and disappointed. I plan to write the company and let them know what this yarn did and that I will never buy it again. I have just been to sick tonight to deal with it and wanted to share with friends who would understand.