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Old 12-14-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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I've been knitting for an hour,
but I've made ZERO progress in this never-ending scarf I'm making for my son (who's very anxious to get it). Every row I've knit, I've had to frog. Seriously, I'm no farther along now than when I started an hour (or more) ago.

So I'm taking a break...
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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Been there done that. But you will get somewhere pretty soon.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #3
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Yup, I've been there done that too. Don't give up. Believe it or not, you're learning through all of this frogging.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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what pattern did U use?
maybe we can help
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Do you have another project you can work on for awhile? I usually keep two or three projects going, with at least one of them being really simple, so when the other project(s) are making me want to stab myself with my own double-points, I can work on the easier one for awhile. Sometimes, just putting the one that's giving you trouble down for awhile makes it easier when you get back to it. But at any rate, I feel your pain.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:45 PM   #6
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I'm new to knitting. What does it mean to "frog"?
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:49 PM   #7
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I'm new to knitting. What does it mean to "frog"?
Hi!

When you've got a lot of stitches to pull out, you slip the piece off the needles and "rip it, rip it, rip it"! That's where the term "froging" comes from.

Tinking, on the other hand, is "knit" spelled backwards and that's when you "un-knit" a row or part of a row backwards without pulling the stitches off the needle.

Might as well learn these important terms right off!

Have fun!

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:18 PM   #8
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but I've made ZERO progress in this never-ending scarf I'm making for my son (who's very anxious to get it). Every row I've knit, I've had to frog. Seriously, I'm no farther along now than when I started an hour (or more) ago.

So I'm taking a break...
This is the reason I haven't done many scarves. They are just too long and boring!
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:54 PM   #9
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When I make scarves, I generally make them in a lacy or interesting pattern (like entrelac or a mobius) or on large needles.
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Do you have another project you can work on for awhile? I usually keep two or three projects going, with at least one of them being really simple, so when the other project(s) are making me want to stab myself with my own double-points, I can work on the easier one for awhile. Sometimes, just putting the one that's giving you trouble down for awhile makes it easier when you get back to it. But at any rate, I feel your pain.
Yep, I second this. Put it down and work on something else, or go do something else in the house. Take your mind off that frog.
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