Monday, July 27, 2020

Frogger

I keep talking about the project that I don't want to talk about, mostly because I'm not working on anything else at the moment. However, there are a couple projects currently in the planning and acquiring materials phase, so I'll have something more interesting soon. 

I am writing this post on Sunday afternoon. Last night, I had gotten to this point in the experiment...

This is upside down and inside out.

...when I realized that I'm not happy with it. I've been pushing through for a day or two, but last night I owned up to how much I'm forcing this. So, I'm going to frog it. 

Well, not the whole thing... 

I'm just going to frog it back to where I started the decreases. 


The plan is to rip back past where the "seams" start. It's hard to tell in the image, but they're really rather a mess. 


If I had done more planning, I might have figured out a way to knit that neater. This is why I don't design on the needles too much. I end up with things like this. 

Anyway, by the time you read this, that seam will be gone (or very nearly--it might take me a day or two to prep the frogging). 

I'm not a fan of grafting, but I think that will make this whole thing work better. And it'll give me another out if I happen to lose at this round of yarn chicken. (I've made a contingency plan.) 

Hopefully, the yarn I ordered for niece's birthday present (she finally told me what she wanted, and it's not in a color or fiber I have on hand) will have arrived, and I'll have pretty pictures of a tank top to show you.

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    1. With the frogging, not so much. I had another tangle...

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    1. A bit of a hiccup last night, but that was to be expected.

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  3. Hurts so much to frog, but it is for the best. Good luck.

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  4. It looks nice! I really love the yarn you're using. It looks soft and sparkly.

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  5. Wow a tank top! That will be interesting to see.

    Betty

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  6. Your niece is only lucky little girl.

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    1. She's no longer a little girl. She's 19 and has a job.

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  7. A tank top as a gift must make a nice change from toy themed crafting. I hope the frogging went as planned and you've been able to move forwards again.

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  8. It can be frustrating when things don’t go as planned but I know you will prevail and it will look great. Glad your niece figured out what she wants.

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    1. Me too. I figure at this point she's old enough to get back to me with her choice without me nagging her.

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  9. Oh I bet your niece will love that.

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    1. Hopefully. If she would only get back to me with her measurements...

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  10. Froggy went a courting and he did go, ah ha.... Did you ever sing that song when you were younger? I used to frog a lot when I knitted.

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