View Full Version : One would think I loved the pond....

10-08-2006, 06:33 PM
Yep, seems as though I frog as much as I knit! Many, many things end up in the frog pond...what's up with that :shrug: ?! Have I not knit before?! Have I lost all ability to control my tension :shrug: What is going on with me these days :shrug:
The answer...beats me :pout:
Anyway, I've had this lovely http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Yarn%20Porn%20and%20Other%20Goodies/th_DSCN1727.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Yarn%20Porn%20and%20Other%20Goodies/DSCN1727.jpg) for some time...it's Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, a yummy cotton/wool blend! The reason for ordering this yarn was for a top for my sister. I had to finish other projects, then find just the right top for her...I found it, Rusted Root (http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/3289215) and I cast on a few days ago....I was trying to knit loosely (don't really know why, just giving it a try) and I wasn't having a lot of fun. A few minutes ago RR looked like http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/WIPs/th_IMG_0469_1_1.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/WIPs/IMG_0469_1_1.jpg) with a wonky st I had completely missed http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/WIPs/th_rustedrootwip_2_1.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/WIPs/rustedrootwip_2_1.jpg) and I just didn't like the look of my knitting...so Rusted Root now looks like http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Yarn%20Porn%20and%20Other%20Goodies/th_IMG_0476_1_1.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/Yarn%20Porn%20and%20Other%20Goodies/IMG_0476_1_1.jpg)
I do so hope that I will have a nicely knitted, ressurected RR in a few days :wink:

10-09-2006, 04:34 AM
Becka - I know why it happened. The yarn enjoyed being knit BY YOU so much, it tricked you into doing it again! :hug:

10-09-2006, 12:14 PM
LOL, you are too sweet Amy :wink:

Jan in CA
10-09-2006, 12:56 PM
That is a gorgeous sweater and I don't see any wonky stitches! :heart:

10-09-2006, 01:15 PM
Sometimes frogging can be a great stress reliever, dontcha think?

10-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Amy said The yarn enjoyed being knit BY YOU so much, it tricked you into doing it again!

:rofl: :rofl:

10-09-2006, 10:02 PM
Aww, good for you for showing it who's boss! Dangit, if those stitches don't want to behave, you TELL them to behave. ;)

Hope the second time around goes by quickly for you.

10-10-2006, 01:22 PM
Thanks, guys, this time around is going much better! I had hoped to have it done for her by this Sunday, but I don't know yet if that's gonna happen...I've not knit much on it since I frogged.

10-10-2006, 05:48 PM
I think some people hate how much I am always on here asking advice about adjusting patterns for gauge. But if I can't get the gauge or tension I'm supposed to have, I just adjust the pattern to fit mine. I can knit MY WAY all day long. But if I am trying to hard to "get gauge", it never ends up the way I started.

Oh yeah, and yarn and needles. Sometimes the yarn I pick for things just doesn't work. But again, that's me.

Keep at it, you will bend that yarn to your iron will yet!

10-10-2006, 05:58 PM
LOL, you are too funny! I have done just that, too...bent the yarn to my will :wink: ....my snug knitting style is what it is, I am not now and never will be a loose knitter. I'm not a tight knitter like I was when I first began knitting, but loose...that just ain't happenin' :wink:

Mama Bear
10-12-2006, 07:16 PM
An older woman in our stitching group used to teach knitting a fair amount. She said they called her "Bess the Ripper" because when someone made a mistake and asked if it would matter if they left it, should would tell them, rip it out! Rip it out! You won't be happy later if you leave it :rofl:

Sorry you had to spend time in the frog pond. Too bad our ponds aren't closer or we could have visited while sitting in the ponds, seems I have been there more lately than not.

Mama Bear

10-14-2006, 05:11 PM
LOL, sounds to me like "Bess the Ripper" knew exactly what she was talking about :wink:
I am much happier with Rusted Root since I started over!