December 16, 2004

Lisa: Learning is hard.

I ruined my new sweater. Right before Thanksgiving, I got a gorgeous light pink lambswool sweater with a wide ribbed band at the bottom and a sort of open cowl neck with a pretty pointelle (?) pattern. The brand is I.N. San Francisco (so easy to search for on Google!) and I bought it at Dillards. I wore the sweater once and it was fabulous. Anyway, the tag said "hand wash cold, lay flat to dry," but for some reason I figured "machine wash warm, lay flat to dry" would be fine. I was wrong. The fibers have irreparably shrunk, and no amount of re-wetting and stretching will make a difference. Dillards won't exchange it because I don't have tags or a receipt (because I never anticipated returning such a perfect sweater), and besides, they are sold out of the pretty pink and only have a dirty-looking off-white left in stock. I can't find the sweater on the Dillards website, so I can't even order a new one and just chalk the cost up to experience. ARRGH! I just want my sweater back! I promise to follow the washing instructions next time!

Posted by lisa at December 16, 2004 11:14 PM

Have you tried eBay or CraigsList? I'm sure someone who has purchased this sweater would be willing to part with it at a profit.

I never machine wash any shirt on anything other than cold. Of course, I never hand wash either. ;)

Posted by: Gemini6Ice on December 17, 2004 09:52 AM

I tried eBay, with no luck. Maybe I'll give CraigsList a shot.

Posted by: lisa on December 17, 2004 12:05 PM

Good luck!

Posted by: Gemini6Ice on December 17, 2004 03:45 PM
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