Last week I decided to be the CEO of my own knitting. I discovered that I had several projects in the works that for one reason or another I just wasn’t going to finish. So, rippity-rip-rip I went! The first project I frogged was this:
The pattern is Something Silver by Veera Valimaki, and the yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed. The pattern and yarn gauges matched, but something just wasn’t right from the beginning. I also realized that my shoulders aren’t really broad enough to wear a cardigan with such a wide neck. I mean no offense to Veera–it’s a great pattern, but I don’t think it’s right for my shape. I’m considering using the yarn for Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman instead.
Moving right along, here is the next project that I frogged:
This was going to be the Cranberry Capelet by Thea Colman. It had already been hibernating awhile, and I finally decided to bite the bullet and rip it out. This time the pattern and yarn were a nice fit, but the color was too limiting for a garment that needs to coordinate with the tops in my wardrobe (the last time I checked, society frowns on people wearing nothing but capelets on their top halves). I’m thinking it would make a lovely felted bag, though.
The last thing I frogged was a top of my own design, and I don’t even have a picture of it to show you. The world is much better off without this sweater in it, or at least my world is, anyway. It really is a liberating feeling, this letting go of bad knits. My current knitting seems to be filled with so much more joy and light-heartedness. Committing myself to ripping was the hardest part, and I almost talked myself out of frogging the capelet. In the end, though, I’m glad I did!
How about you? Have you ever thrown in the towel on a particular project (or five)? Please share below!