If you’ve ever been disappointed by an online order when it arrives at your door, you can rest assured you didn’t get it quite as wrong as Dan Sheehan.
After developing jumper envy looking at Chris Evans’ character in new mystery movie Knives Out (please see above), Dan decided to add a similar woolly sweater to his own wardrobe.
Looking around online, he came across what looked like the ideal knitwear on a foreign website at a very reasonable price and added it to his basket.
It’s only when the package landed on his doorstep that his glaring error was exposed.
Dan hadn’t ordered the woolly sweater as it appeared, but instead had purchased a large quantity of wool, requiring some serious knitting skills to assemble the flat-pack jumper himself.
Bravely owning up to his slight mistake on Twitter , Dan posted a photo of a dozen balls of wool with the caption: “Losing my mind because I ordered what I thought was a very affordable wool sweater (like Chris Evans in Knives Out obviously) from a Norwegian website and what I got was the raw materials necessary to create said sweater myself.”
The post has racked up more than 140,000 likes, as Dan took 100 per cent of the responsibility for the mix up, saying the ‘wool is very nice and I will be gifting it to friends who knit for years to come’.
Dan later added: “An extra wrinkle on this whole thing is that it’s a farm I worked at briefly in 2016 so some of these sheep are my friends” – before posting a picture of one his woolly mates, saying “Cannot let this hero be shaved for no reason”.
Others were loving his epic mistake, as one replied: “Careful. This is how they get you. It’s a gateway craft.
“Oh it starts out innocent. A hat here, a scarf there. Next thing you know you’ve sold all your drugs to afford enough skeins to make full winter outfits for your future great grandkids.”
Another said: “They Ikea-d your sweater oh my god.”
A third asked: “Did you miss the ‘Some assembly required’ fine print?”
And one kind stranger even offered to help Dan put the whole episode behind him, writing: “Ah Christ, just send it all here I’ll knit your damn sweater.”