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Old 05-04-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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When knitting a project has anyone else realized it won't be right and decided to frogg it? I mean late in the process, with the item almost done.
I am not that happy with the project I am knitting and am thinking of frogging it.
I just hate to trow hours of knitting away but the yarn is pricey to just not wear it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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I've frogged pretty late in the game if I wasn't happy with the way the project was going, but no one can beat my mom for tearing stuff apart. Her favorite knitting projects were intricate aran, icelandic, and fair isle sweaters, usually for my brother so they were pretty big (he was tall and broad shouldered). She would finish a sweater and then decide it wasn't "perfect" then ripped the whole thing apart and start all over again. Sometimes, she'd do it more than once. She was retired so if a sweater took 6 months, she didn't care as long as to her mind the finished project was flawless.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #3
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I knit about a foot of a baby blanket before realizing that I had made a major mistake in my first few rows. I was heartbroken, but knew if I didn't frog it all it'd look horrible. Sometimes its just better even though its tough to do. Good luck.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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If you don't like it or won't use it then frog it.

AmandaC knit the Starsky cardigan from Knitty; she even wore it but decided the fit wasn't right, so she frogged the entire thing.

It is better to reknit it or use the yarn for something else that you'll be happy with so you can truly enjoy your work.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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I made a skirt with malabrigo that just doesn't fit right so when I'm ready to knit something else with it I'm going to go a froggin. I mean I can't waste 3 and 1/2 skeins of Mmmmmmmmmm.

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Old 05-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #6
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Yeah, I recently frogged and almost done baby sweater. The yarn is crappy and it won't knit evenly. I kept thinking I could live with it, but I couldn't.

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Old 05-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #7
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I just frogged a shrug yesterday knit entirely in rib. I knew I was never going to wear it and wanted to double the yarn with another so I frogged away.

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Old 05-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #8
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I think I can claim the prize on this one! Around Thanksgiving I finally finished a sweater (seamed and everything) that I had started 12 years ago. When I went to try to wear it, I realized that it really came out too big. I guess I didn't know enough about gauge when I cast on! Anyhoo, I decided to frog the whole thing and reuse the yarn for something else. I knew I just wouldn't wear it the way it was and couldn't see wasting perfectly good yarn

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Old 05-04-2007, 04:58 PM   #9
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One of the things I really love about knitting is that if you don't like something you have made or it does not fit ... you can frog it and
TA DA ... instead of a UFO, you now have a skein (or 7) of yarn. A half made quilt just stays a half made quilt, a bit of really cute cross stitch .. is just that ... a bit... and don't even get me started about almost finished sewing projects ... Anything I am spending my time making, I am always enjoying the process ... so I don't mind frogging ... but I do mind the half done cross stitch birth announcement of my 24 year old son

AND .. no one will ever know we have ill fitting or un-finished projects ... when our kids have to "sort" all the things we have left them ....our fame will be our HUGE stashes of nice yarn balls ... hmmm ... wonder why great great great Grandma Debbie never kept the labels on all this wonderful yarn ... it has never even been used !

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Old 05-04-2007, 05:27 PM   #10
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I've been contemplating frogging an afghan I started a few months ago. I was so into it and really liked it, but the further I get, the more I don't like it. It's only about 9" x 45" but that's a lot of work. I haven't worked on it for a LONG time and just don't have an urge to. I never found a pattern that I fell in love with and just found one that would work for what I was wanting. Then I decided to stripe it and I made the stripes to small so I'm changing every 20 rows and it's just annoying. (I didn't buy enough of the 1st color- what was left on clearance- so I bought a 2nd color to stripe.)

As soon as I find a better pattern and get some more important things done, I'm goin' a froggin'! (That sounds like something little boys would LOVE to do....real frogs of course!)

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