frogging


Good-bye unwearable wrap!

Good-bye unwearable wrap!

I recently had my first journey into the land of frogging a project. When knitters  totally rip something out and start over we call it ‘frogging’.  You see, when you pull out a bunch of stitches, you  ‘rip-it, rip-it, rip-it’……get it?  We think we’re so clever!  There’s a difference between frogging and tinking.  Now tinking is when you just take out some stitches, usually in order to correct a mistake.  It doesn’t involve the whole project.  ‘Tinking’ is ‘knitting’ backwards……my, we are inventive with our jargon, aren’t we?!

 

Anyway, back to my project.  Last April I made a wonderful wrap to wear to a wedding out of a super cool yarn, Sea Silk.  I love that it has some seaweed in it!  The problem was that it wasn’t wonderful; it was a pain to wear.  It got caught on everything, it wouldn’t lay right, it was uncomfortable because it wouldn’t stay in place……let’s just say that yarn really did not want to be that wrap.  No, I don’t have conversations with my yarn but this one sent me a definite message!  After months of pondering what to do, I frogged it.  Oh my gosh that felt good!  I was giddy with the fact that I didn’t have to wear that wrap any more.  I grinned the whole time I was taking it apart!  It never occurred to me that frogging a project would feel so good!

 

I ended up making something that is so lovely I don’t want to take it off.  Now I have to buy more clothes to wear it with!  (Please let me know if that link doesn’t work.)

 

Here are photos of my Sea Silk’s journey from wrap to a big ball of yarn to the finished Typha Infinity Cowl.  It’s had a rough start in life but now it’s found a forever home! (learning to insert photos exactly where I want them is a challenge)

in progess

in progess    
hello gorgeous!

hello gorgeous!

 

lace pattern

lace pattern

 


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  1. Janet

    These pix don’t do it justice. It is such a lovely thing!

    Personally, I grieve when frogging, and sometimes a thing will sit here for months before I can finally end it’s life. I grieve and feel sadness for the thing that no longer can be – the death of a little dream.

    But, as with all things knitting, we are all different and that’s the fun of it!

    February 28th, 2014

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