‘The time has come’, Eskimimi said,
‘To think of other things:
Of hats and wool and stitch patterns
And whether you’ve actually checked the ball-band correctly to see if you have enough yarn to finish what you are knitting”.
Your Honour, ladies and gentlemen of the Jury, I admit that I have made a mistake. A stupid, basic, knitting noob mistake. I present to you exhibit A. The ball band from a skein of Rowan Pure Wool DK yarn. Please observe where it says there are 175m per ball:
Sorry? Let me check… Yes, your honour, you’re right. I don’t know why I thought that two was a seven. Yes, yes, each ball is 50m shorter than I had thought.
To further my case for the defence I would suggest that I was perhaps distracted into misreading the lenght length by the mis-spelling on the ball-band, which clearly draws the eye away from the numerical values. No, no, wait! I’m not guilty!
They say that there is no such thing as a victimless crime, and weeping in the stands we find the beautiful Golden Autumn hat, by the beautiful and talented Lucy Sweetland of A Black Pepper.
Yes, your honour, I am ready for my sentence.
A 2-4 day wait and a fine of £4.70, plus some possible inconsistencies in dye-lot? Community service to be performed at the Bay of E? Nooooooooo!