View Full Version : So frusterated!!!

03-09-2010, 04:07 PM
Ok, so I picked my afgan back up after I posted here about ripping it over and over again. Got the border (first 8 rows) done and put in a lifeline. Thought I was soooo smart! Well, I messed up on row 11... looks like a dropped stitch to my unschooled eye.. like a "run" in the fabric. So i watched the video of how to fix that a dozen times and tried it and STILL don't think i'm doing it right.

So I got all emotional and started crying and ripped it to the lifeline. Got to row 12 and same thing! So I just pulled the whole thing apart!! Threw it in a corner and declaring I didn't really want to make it to begin with!!!

**Side note: My doggie is super sick and may not make it. Waiting on a call from the vet so i'm sure that had a lot to do with the crying spell.***

03-09-2010, 05:02 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I hope he is able to pull through.

Like you said, your mind may not have been in knitting, and it is completely understandable as to why. Leave the project for a while and maybe you will regain interest to try again.

Hang in there! :hug:

Jan in CA
03-09-2010, 05:14 PM
Oh I'm sorry about your dog! That's really hard to deal with. :hug:

As for the project - why don't you work on something else for awhile. Knit on something that is easy and quick like a hat or dishcloths or whatever. Always good to have projects like that for times like this. :thumbsup:

03-09-2010, 05:41 PM
I totally understand and have been there more than once myself. Put it aside for now. I have different projects for different moods. As a dog person I understand. Hope he's OK.

03-09-2010, 05:58 PM
So sorry to hear about your dog. I agree that you should just put the afghan aside for now....maybe make something really small if you do feel like knitting, just until you get your 'knit-legs' back again. :heart:

03-09-2010, 09:32 PM
My german shepherd is 13yo. She is in pretty good health for her age. But I know she only has a few more years. My heart goes out to you. I hope your dog is okay.

I'm one of those people who doesn't wait patiently when I'm stressed. I need something to keep me distracted & blow off that extra energy. So I pace, or clean, or exercise. Or work on some pattern complicated enough that I have to pay attention & it gives me something to do with my hands. Even if I rip the whole thing out later. It helps me pass the time.

03-10-2010, 03:17 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I know I'd be in too bad of a state worrying about mine that I doubt even knitting squares would calm me down or look good for the effort.

Put the blanket aside until later. Concentrate on you, your family and your cherished pet.

03-10-2010, 09:19 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your precious doggie. I hope you get good news from the vet. I've been there too and understand how you feel. Crying is perfectly understandable. I agree, do something simple so you can occupy your hands and don't have to worry about ruining a big project. I'm sure you'll want to pick it up later. Hugs to you..

03-10-2010, 11:56 AM
Dogs are truely family. Best Friends! *hugs*

I once had my dog swallow an entire pack of my beading needles. I totally understand the anxiety!

She was fine in the end....It was me who was beside myself!