Archive for August, 2009


resisting the frog

August 14, 2009

After the great workshop (awful classroom) with Jared Flood, I think I got scared of my cardigan, so it’s been hibernating since, I couldn’t even look at it as I thought I might have to rip it out and start again. The other week I got brave, pulled it out the bag and got dad to try it on and I do think it’s going to be ok! 😀 I haven’t knitted any of it since though, for 3 reasons:

  1. I haven’t knitted much (1 pair of socks, 1 sock knitted and frogged) at all this summer and knitting was beginning to become the big elephant in the corner.
  2. I need to wind a skein of yarn into a ball
  3. I thought my pattern notes were in my weekend bag in the loft. Turns out they’re still at my parents.

The elephant has been conquered. I have knitted a pair of fingerless mitts, which I am now however tempted to rip out as the yarn would work for a hat I’ve seen and love (I have a small stash) I am desperately trying to resist frogging them. The fact they don’t have a thumb gusset is making this weakening my resistance :S

I shall wind some wool today/tomorrow in anticipation of my pattern notes arriving soon.  Maybe I should spend some money on some yarn too to prevent the frogging urge further-although still tempted to reknit the mitts with a thumb gusset-much much more user friendly.