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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What Once Was Cassidy

Apparently, frogging a sweater is a great activity for a Monday night. I sat down and just started frogging. The only ends I had actually woven in on the thing were in the sleeves - everything else was just dangling. When I started, I took a look at the back versus the fronts and sleeves and I could SEE the gauge difference. If I'd only double checked (they say you should double check your gauge several times throughout the entire knitting process) or compared pieces. Hopefully I will learn something from this (and if you're the type of knitter that can learn from other people's mistakes, feel free to take away your own little lesson here). I might have to wash the yarn before I reuse it, but for now it can have a little time out and we'll see how it looks when it's time to use it again.

I guess the most shocking thing for me through this whole experience is that I'm really not upset about having to frog. I'm not too thrilled about the wasted time, but hey, I was knitting all that time. I do like the design for Cassidy and I'd like to do it again someday, but not right now. I don't know, maybe I'm in shock, but I really feel OK about having to frog all that - hey, more yarn!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sympathize...I'm about to do the same thing. After nearly completing a beautiful cardigan, I noticed that I hadn't followed the pattern correctly and the left front didn't match the right front. It would be OK if each piece were knitted separately, but the fronts and back were all knitted in one piece! So it all has to go and be knitted again. At least my sleeves are done. But you can't wear something that doesn't fit, or has a major flaw...it has to be frogged!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

You are a brave knitter! I would have done the same thing. You could not have worn it -- and would not have wanted to wear it. The yarn will look gorgeous in another project.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you for not thinking of your time as wasted. You will get to knit that lovely yarn a second time! My friend's husband refers to what you did in fishing terms...he calls that "catch and release" knitting.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

a good friend of mine says that she doesn't feel she get's her monies worth out of the yarn, if she doesn't knit with it twice.

8:37 PM  

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