Mental health break

I'm working on a sweater. I just cut the steeks and bound off the shoulders. I knit up the neck band and was not happy with it, so I frogged it back and redid it. Read the preceeding sentence three times. I am on my fourth attempt. I feel a duct tape moment coming on.


gardenguy42's picture

Oh Albert, I am SO with you. And I can't wait to see your new sweater, duct tape or no. Your sweaters are divine. And I know you'll pick the perfect collar....

Yesterday, in the midst of a terrible cold and strong medicine (bad combo for knitting lace!) I started a lace shawl (ugh) for a friend who has begged me for one for years. The yarn is pretty and was on clearance but lace weight is not my favorite. I made a swatch first to learn the very complicated pattern. Check. Everything fine there.

I got about 6 inches done and found a mistake, frogged it back, fixed it, started again. Knit another 3 or 4 inches and had dropped a YO, frogged it out, fixed it, started over. After 5 froggings I finally unraveled the damn thing and started crocheting a shawl instead.

I'm too much of a perfectionist so I gave up on this old Danish lace pattern (for now). Of course I also downloaded Stephanie Pearl McPhee's "Snowdrop Shawl" pattern to try instead.... Sigh.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

albert's picture

I think we need a 12 step program to kick the frog.

BuduR's picture

or at the very least a good aim.
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kiwiknitter's picture


Knit like the wind!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

scottly's picture

I've been on a frogging kick myself - maybe its the moon phase.

I wish I were knitting now.