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ArtLady1981
06-19-2013, 05:31 PM
I pledge to myself not to knit the Back of a cardigan, then stop and knit a Wedding Shawl, then a lacy scarf...then pick up the cardigan and start knitting the Fronts.

Clueless. Mind not fresh. Mind sidelined somewhere! :wall:

I've now frogged portions of the Right Front twice...and the last time...I had the entire Right Front done...and realized I hadn't matched the Back to the Front from hem to armhole bindoffs. Gah! My Right Front was missing 8 rows.

Frog, frog, frog...and much agitation. :eyes:

Back to the drawing board. New notes, new perspectives in the light of another day.

salmonmac
06-19-2013, 06:04 PM
I only wish I could say, "Gee, I've never done that!"
So frustrating and it only seems to occur with complicated patterns where each row is an achievement. You have my sympathy and I'll be happy to sign on to your pledge.

justplaincharlotte
06-20-2013, 08:55 PM
Oh my ArtLady... I'd be beside myself. :hug:

I'm taking your pledge as of now with a sweater I've worked on off & on since first casting on months ago (more off than on, having allowed myself to get distracted with other small projects).

No new projects until I finish the sweater, lest I find myself in the same boat.
I may well be holding my own frogging festival soon. :frog:

Ingrid
06-20-2013, 08:57 PM
I should pledge to remember what size needles I used on the partially finished sweaters and blankets I've knit. :doh:And what pattern I was using.

Maybe I need a bit more organization?:teehee:

Marg1e
06-20-2013, 09:14 PM
You mod.s are hilarious! :-)
I'm only just at the position of finding myself in that danger: in the middle of knitting up my latest moebius - using de-knitted wool from my Enormous Garment - I received my latest order from Bendigo Woollen Mills, and the yarn (http://www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au/products.php?cat=93) is so tempting!!! Finding it v. difficult to resist the tempation to start on my cardy (http://www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au/product.php?id=1083) (am knitting it in the colour called 'shell').
Now: if I were to start on it, and then my longer cables arrived and I went back to the moebius ... I'd be ruing it too, wouldn't I?
;)

Antares
06-21-2013, 07:53 AM
I suppose I could promise not to get distracted during the middle of garments, but it wouldn't do me any good. Besides knitting, there are way too many other things going on in my life. That's why it took me several years to complete a short-sleeved top-down raglan!!! And all the intervening little (or big) projects don't help. So I either have to keep good notes (which I sometimes do) or muddle through it when the time comes to pick it back up again.

Consequently, say "Hidy" to the froggies for me, ArtLady. I'll be visiting them again very soon!

dturner
06-21-2013, 10:43 PM
I know what you mean. I started this Sipalu bag a couple of years ago. I recently decided to pick it back up. After finishing about ten rounds of the second panel, I realized that my gauge had changed in the past two years. Apparently my knitting was much tighter then. I think I was using the same size needles. :?? I thought about just leaving it, but I think I'll frog it. It's a beautiful pattern, and I want the finished project to be nice. Maybe I can drop down one needle size to compensate for the change in gauge?

salmonmac
06-22-2013, 05:35 AM
Oh, don't frog that gorgeous bag! It's wonderful, certainly worth adjusting the needle size and re-trying. I'd love to see this finished.

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Ingrid
06-22-2013, 07:07 AM
I know what you mean. I started this Sipalu bag a couple of years ago. I recently decided to pick it back up. After finishing about ten rounds of the second panel, I realized that my gauge had changed in the past two years. Apparently my knitting was much tighter then. I think I was using the same size needles. :?? I thought about just leaving it, but I think I'll frog it. It's a beautiful pattern, and I want the finished project to be nice. Maybe I can drop down one needle size to compensate for the change in gauge?

That is to gorgeous to frog. The stranded section will naturally be tighter than straight knitting. Unless the looser panel bothers you or will affect the project, you could just keep on. It doesn't have to fit. Or just use a smaller needle if you're concerned.

GrumpyGramma
06-22-2013, 01:35 PM
If I ever, ever can knit something that lovely anybody who uses the word frog while looking at it is doomed! I'll let real frogs loose in their bedroom or something similarly dire. Yeah, I agree with salmonmac and Ingrid, do not frog!

That is an amazing example of knitting IMO and should be honored by making the rest of the project work with it.

dturner
06-22-2013, 11:11 PM
Oh, dear, I didn't make that very clear. Thanks for all your kind comments. I'm not planning on frogging the whole project. I'm very pleased with the front and side panels. I completed all of that work a couple of years ago--maybe longer. Anyway, when I returned to the project and started the second (back) panel, I discovered that my knitting tension had changed. I have completed only about 10 rounds on the second panel. I was thinking that maybe I could frog those 10 rounds, and maybe switch to a smaller needle. Maybe that would compensate for the change in my knitting tension? What do you think? I agree with ArtLady. Setting a project aside for a long time causes a lot of headaches when you finally return to it! LOL

salmonmac
06-23-2013, 07:15 AM
Oh, whew. Yes, definitely go with a change in needle size. You could test it out but probably one size smaller will do it. The bag is so lovely and the knitting so well done. Can't wait to see this one complete.