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Old 06-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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I pledge...
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!

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.

Back to the drawing board. New notes, new perspectives in the light of another day.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Oh my ArtLady... I'd be beside myself.

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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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I should pledge to remember what size needles I used on the partially finished sweaters and blankets I've knit. And what pattern I was using.

Maybe I need a bit more organization?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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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 is so tempting!!! Finding it v. difficult to resist the tempation to start on my cardy (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?
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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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!
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:35 AM   #8
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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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Originally Posted by dturner View Post
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.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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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.
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