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DD's very first pair of longies arrived today, the ones I was wanting her to wear for Christmas. I didn't realized that they wouldn't be washed or lanolized, so I first washed them in Euclan. When I was done, I noticed a hole in the back of them! I feel like crying. I was so excited about these. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I'm not really looking for a response or advice. I just needed to get that off my chest, as I'm sure that if I called DH at work, he would just be like, "So she'll wear different pants. What does it matter?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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I'm sorry.<br><br>
But I'm confused too. When you mean a hole in the back, do you mean that you somehow made a hole by washing them? It's hard for me to imagine that washing could have produced a hole, unless you snagged them on the faucet or something. Or do you mean that they came with a hole, which also confuses me, because that would be pretty hard for a reasonably skilled knitter not to notice.<br><br>
But no matter how the hole was made, I'm sure the WAHM will fix it for you. Just ask.<br><br>
Sorry, I think I just gave you "advice" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> always feel free to ignore<br><br>
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Well, I was wrong; the hole is on the front. It's about halfway down the rise and off to one side of center. And, it's not a snag hole. It looks like two rows of stitches "separated." (Pardon the use of what I'm sure are wrong knitting terms. I know nothing about knitting.) When I look inside the longies, there are two long pieces of yarn that appear to have gone separated somehow when I was washing them. I'm not worried about the WAHM fixing them. I was just really looking forward to DD wearing them this weekend. Thanks for the hugs. I knew you guys would understand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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so it looks like 2 pieces came undone, which means it could have been where the break of the yarn was woven in or there was a knot where it was tied and when you washed them it got loose and let loose.<br>
so there are 2 ends of the yarn sticking out in the inside? how long are they?
 

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aw, how sad... is the hole really noticable? can she wear then with a longer shirt?? but i guess if she wares them there is chance that they will snag or come undone more... how they will work soon!!
 

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nak now<br><br>
Every time you ask a question, I go look and realize that what I 1st said wasn't quite right. Do you knit? Any way, it's just one 6" piece of yarn, not two, but it's frayed thin right in the middle (at the 3" point). So, one end of this piece of yarn is attached to the longies on one side of the hole, and the other end is attached on the other side of the hole.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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ETA: I swear I didn't scrub or wring them. I just swooshed and squeezed.
 

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Sounds to me like the WAHM forgot to weave in the ends. This occurs when you add a new ball of yarn or sometimes you have to cut the yarn due to a knot or other "imperfection" in the yarn. Try pulling the 2 strings tight & see if the hold closes up any. If you had a yarn needle (tapestry needle) you could just weave in the ends over the hole to close it up. (that is if you are really wanting her to wear them tomorrow)<br><br>
HTH!
 

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yes Im a knitter, LOL, so are a few other moms that replied.<br>
Id really like to see a pic to evaluate it better... you may be able to fix it yourself if you have a needle
 

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Is there a knitting store in your area, maybe they could do a quick repair. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I bought a pair of soaker shorts last summer with a problem just like the one you described. Not being a knitter I never managed to fix it. I did ask MIL to help, but she did not really make it much better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 
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