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January 4, 2011


I spent some quality time with my nostepinne yesterday. I frogged my owlie sweater last year and the yarn has been sitting in a giant center-pull ball at the top of my shelf ever since. I was paranoid about the wool losing its elasticity so after deciding on a movie, Legends of the Fall, I put my nostepinne to work! I got 8 yarn cakes from it…but they’re all different sizes. Odd.

A few days ago I frogged my summerflies shawl/scarf/bib/utter crap. People liked it but I didn’t, no biggie.

Oy. And then my Bird of Passage. When I did it the first time ’round I did the backwards loop cast on incorrectly (but it’s so easy, right?). I told myself  f#$% it, just keep going. I set it aside for a few weeks and when I came back to it a few days ago decided to just start over from the beginning. As soon as three rows were pulled out I regretted it…but it was too late for me to stop.

It didn’t help that my Mom saw the pile of yarn the next day and asked me what the hell I was thinking. I just hung my head in shame.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2011 12:58 am

    Oooh but I loved your Owls! How come you decided to rip? That said, I understand when something just doesn’t work for you, even though everyone else claims it looks perfect – I had a big ripping session this summer and felt so good afterwards!

    • January 4, 2011 1:36 am

      Thanks! You can’t really tell in the photos but it was way too long. I also had to pull the sweater down to my thighs to get rid of the poofiness at the upper back (increases were at the lower back). When I do decide to give it another go the increases will be moved to the sides and I’ll shorten it a few inches. I felt pretty good after all that ripping too 🙂

  2. January 4, 2011 12:08 pm

    I admire your ability to frog FOs. I tend to just shove them in a corner and forget about them if I don’t frog them within the first 24 hours after finishing knitting. I move on to new stuff quickly and I just want to be done with whatever I was working on.

  3. January 5, 2011 4:58 pm

    Sometimes frogging is fun, but after the third time it’s just frustrating. I subscribed to your blog, I love your knitting projects, especially that cowl you posted on the 31st. 🙂

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