2 October 2006

Note to self

It is not advisable to gloat.gloat.gloat when you pick up a divine dove-grey laceweight pure cashmere cardigan at the op shop. For a song.

Because there’s this thing called karma. It gets you when you are feeling smug and greedy and gloaty.

And you might just come home from work and find that your husband has put said cardigan through the washing machine.

30 comments:

sherry said...

OH NO! NO! Not the washing machine!!! Cashmere?? Sigh.

Em said...

Oh no.no.no. No the cashmere!

(Although I'm impressed your husband uses the washing machine - mine doesn't even know how to operate it.)

Mary said...

No, no, no. I'm feeling your pain.

jorth said...

Look on the bright side - a small child might now be the proud owner of a felted cashmere cardi?

Nah, I didn't fall for it either. Bummer!

h&b said...

Which is why i'm the only one I trust to do things around here.

Sorry to hear of your impeding divorce ;)

Jo said...

And was there some part of the conversation that revolved around the concept of your husband saying that that is why he never does anything around the house because you always tell him he does it wrong?

daysgoby said...

Poor hubby! But where will he live?

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Oh no. Please see my blog profile description for proof of my pre-existing empathy.

blackbird said...

ack.
wee felted mittens for you.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh oh!

craftydabbler said...

I'm started to cringe as soon as I begain your post. I am so sorry.

xmasberry said...

sometimes i wish karma would take her time with the whole retribution thing. Couldn't she have waited for a merino?

Apron Thrift Girl said...

This was such a painful post to read. But I can't even begin to count the number of wool items that dh has "helped" me with by washing. Worse items were the children' expensive wool tights from germany. Ug..

carolyn said...

oh no!

Sharon said...

Were they the rumblings I felt all the way over here in Box Hill Pea?

meggie said...

NO NO!

I want to know why some BASTARDS never seem to get their Karma in this life???

Besides I am sure you never did something to warrant that ruination.

shula said...

The Lord giveth...

and the Lord taketh away.

Rework it. Make it into something else.

Like a teddy.

I'm sure it still feels good.

Even if it is probably about 6 inches wide.

Martina said...

ACKK!

Iona said...

Oh, the pain! My husband learned very early in our relationship to never wash anything that looked remotely handmade. It took him a little while longer to be more discerning when clearing the kitchen and throwing out the rubbish. Apparently that stockpot full of carefully tended fish stock looked like dishwater.

Joke said...

[Col. Kurtz voice]

The horror...the horror.

-J.

kt said...

(said in best Canadian intonation)

sorry.

Eclair said...

Is he going to replace it? This is your Window of Guilt opportunity!

Christabel said...

Awww.
Sincerest commiserations.

shellyC said...

It is not a good idea to tell the lady behind the counter at the Op shop that you ARE going to felt the two pure wool jumpers for $3 you are purchasing - AND think she would be happy about it!!!

danielle said...

That really hurt to read this morning. I am so sorry. I particularly liked Daysgoby's question about hubby's new housing arrangement, but I think my husband would feel so bad about how badly I'd feel that I'd have to forgive him somehow.

BabelBabe said...

oh. my. god.

use the bus, suse.

oh, i HURT just reading that post.

Ann said...

That hurts my stomach and heart just to think about it.
I'm so sorry.

--erica said...

so so sorry for your loss.

JANNIKINZ said...

Ouch! what a shame

Sarah Louise said...

ack.