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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:

Something Silver

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:

Cranberry

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!