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Old 01-23-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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First major frogging (a grumble thread)
OK, so it happened. I had to frog my latest project...completely. That's what I get for being cocky about it in the "first sweater" thread where I talked about currently knitting a vest and how easy it is.

Well, it WAS easy. But I didn't listen to that little voice that's been nagging at me since I was about a third of the way through...that little voice that was whispering "it's going to be too small". I got completely done except for sewing the shoulder seams together. I pinned them together and tried it on. Not a pretty sight I'm afraid.

So I've started all over and am now back on row 8. Sigh.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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I feel for you. The most I've ever had to frog was a bootie, so nothing near as long as a vest, but the feeling is awful isn't it.

This one will go much better though - just think what it'll feel like once its done!

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:49 AM   #4
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i had to do the same with the tie-front cardigan (vogue, holiday issue) i'm making. i was nearly finished with the frosted flowers pattern, and realized i missed a series of purl stitchs on a few rows. it looked goofy, so i frogged the whole darn thing. i'm on row 5 now... but the way i see it, when it's finally completed, i'll be happier with a (hopefully) PERFECT cardigan...( )
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I had the same problem with the first vest I made out of my mother's (read teacher's) supervision. I didn't use a pattern, and hadn't heard of (or possibly I had but it went in one ear and out the other) gauge swatches. I didn't frog it though. I knitted up a couple of long strips about two inches wide, which I sewed on as side panels. This did make it better (and actually looked ok), but still too tight for me, so I ended up giving it to one of my cousins, who's tiny.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:54 PM   #6
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Oh, I am sorry! I just frogged 1/2 a had when I realized I had dropped a stitch right after the ribbing. No wonder my cable looked so wonky! I couldnt figure out how to pick it up when it was part of a cable so I just ripped the whole thing out. Too bad, but not as much work as you did!
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:12 PM   #7
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Well, good for you starting it over anyhow, that's determination!
I'm knitting now about 3 years (knitted many years ago but simple stuff) and I'm finding so many projects I have to rip... never the whole thing yet but major work. I'm doing my first skirt right now and I totally messed up on the increase row but I'm thinking I might like the way it's turning out and NOT FROG IT! A lot of stitches to frog. oh well, it's amazing how much you learn with each project!
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:24 PM   #8
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Well, if I would like the yarn less I probably would have just sewn it up and given it away. But the yarn is gorgeous and nice to work with too.

It's # 106 (hope the picture isn't too big)



The photo really doesn't do this yarn justice. It will look so good over a black blouse and jeans. It needs to be something sweaterish and since I don't have enough for anything with sleeves, it will turn into a vest even if it kills me!
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oh wow, that is so gorgeous!
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:31 PM   #10
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Personally, I think a little frogging is good for the soul.

I just frogged a scarf I was working on with this gorgeous Manos yarn.

The yarn is just too pretty for a half decent scarf (my tension was inconsistent and so the edges aren't straight.

Ok, started again and it is looking much better!

I know I'm scattered when I have to frog and it forces me to focus!

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