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Itsabtme
07-14-2007, 12:22 PM
Ok, I know that this is just knitting newbie blathering, but I really am excited and needed tell someone!

I'm working on my first project, a practice scarf. I tried a new stich that obviously I'm not quite ready for :whoosh:, because somehow I dropped 4 stitches along the way. This is my 4th start on the project, I was starting to feel like the queen of frogging..:frog: I wasn't about to start all over AGAIN. So, as scary as it was, I frogged everything back to the last set of stiches that I had mastered and I was able to pick up all of my stitches again:yay:

I'm back at it now, although, I AM supposed to be cleaning house right now. Have you ever gone to put something away, only to find something else that distracts you and sends you in another direction and before you know it, your sitting in front of the computer knitting and reading at KH? Please say yes, I'd hate to think that I'm alone in this:rollseyes:

Have a Great Day guys!!

;)j

marykz
07-14-2007, 12:35 PM
I Totally get it- you will find, I bet, that lots of people here at K H feel the same way!!! I love to ditch my chores and knit or cruise KH for more ideas.

and good for you for conquering that pattern. keep at it and I'm looking forward to seeing the FO!

losnana
07-14-2007, 12:48 PM
I'm back at it now, although, I AM supposed to be cleaning house right now. Have you ever gone to put something away, only to find something else that distracts you and sends you in another direction and before you know it, your sitting in front of the computer knitting and reading at KH? Please say yes, I'd hate to think that I'm alone in this:rollseyes:

Have a Great Day guys!!

;)j

Yes, yes, yes. You're NOT alone!!!

Knitting_Guy
07-14-2007, 01:04 PM
Yep, been there done that. It is great when you finally pull that off for the first time. Good job.

Trust me, I doubt that anyone who knits has never had to frog a project multiple times.

feministmama
07-14-2007, 01:05 PM
Oh I feel your pain. Good recovery!! Welcome to the world of knit addiction :hug:

debinoz
07-14-2007, 01:13 PM
Cleaning?? What's that??

Itsabtme
07-14-2007, 01:15 PM
I Totally get it- you will find, I bet, that lots of people here at K H feel the same way!!! I love to ditch my chores and knit or cruise KH for more ideas.

and good for you for conquering that pattern. keep at it and I'm looking forward to seeing the FO!


Thanks. I don't know about sharing the FO....:aww: Its pretty scary looking already. I know everyone has to start somewhere, but I'm afraid y'all might hurt yourselves laughing at this one.:roflhard:

VictoiseC
07-14-2007, 01:53 PM
[quote=IHave you ever gone to put something away, only to find something else that distracts you and sends you in another direction and before you know it, your sitting in front of the computer knitting and reading at KH? Please say yes, I'd hate to think that I'm alone in this:rollseyes:

Have a Great Day guys!!

;)j[/quote]


:roflhard:Thats so funny coz that's what I'm doing right now!

Congrats on picking up those stitches, that can be difficult at first. Requires patience, determination and being slightly relaxed I've found. Good luck on your scarf!!!!

samm
07-14-2007, 03:41 PM
Every knitter is a newbie at some point! And I bet most of us have made odd items. I know I have! :lol: And learning to correct mistakes and pick up frogged stitches means you are becoming an expert!!! Knit on! And do let us see the FO. We'll all be pleased for you, I promise! samm who is an oldie, but still has to frog and still makes odd things sometimes.......

KnittingNat
07-14-2007, 04:12 PM
We all do the "ribbit, ribbit" thing and we all try to knit as much time as possible... Right now i'm putting off sleeping just to check out KH and knit a little...It's an addiction. My DH knew that before me :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:.

Itsabtme
07-14-2007, 08:37 PM
Thanks for the encouragement everyone!! :muah:

I'll post the FO, but it will probably be next year sometime, at the rate I'm going!:nails:

Thanks again!!
;)j

knottyknitter
07-15-2007, 05:06 AM
You are not alone, I ditch chores to knit and read KH. Congrats on the success of frogging back to your dropped stitch and picking them back up. We have all been there.

cftwo
07-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Have you ever gone to put something away, only to find something else that distracts you and sends you in another direction and before you know it, your sitting in front of the computer knitting and reading at KH? Please say yes, I'd hate to think that I'm alone in this:rollseyes:
;)j

Are you kidding? Of course this happens!! A lot. I end up telling myself that knitting (or other distracting activities) can be my reward for vacuuming or doing the dishes or ... So I'll knit a while and then do dishes. Then knit a while and then declutter. Then knit a while and...

G J
07-15-2007, 12:12 PM
It's a good thing I like to knit, cuz I frog all the time! The first poncho I made, I started and restarted 16 times!!! :frog:Good thing the yarn was forgiving! It turned out so nice, though, that I got orders for 3 of them and was able to increase my stash!

It's still kind of a joke around here when I start a new project. "Is it the first start or the __#?" Go figure.

AS for chores...On Saturdays, I do the work first. The rest of the week, well, it's whatever gets my attention first!:roflhard:

MerigoldinWA
07-15-2007, 02:25 PM
I know how you feel. Doing something you didn't think (know) you could do is thrilling. Makes you feel smart. We come across this all the time in knitting, even experienced knitters. I think that is one of its appeals. Endorphins!!

And the other part. I think many of us are like that. Although I keep hearing about organized, disciplined knitters. ?? I don't relate to that very well. LOL

Rhea
07-15-2007, 10:19 PM
I've been knitting for three years and i still get panicky when picking up stitches. Right now I am hanging around KH to AVOID knitting actually. I am making a bunch of gryffindor scarves for my friends and myself for the book opening on Friday, I am so tired of scarves >_<

Anyway, welcome to the dark side.