Thursday, August 31, 2006

You frogged what?

I heard of the phenomenon and perhaps you did to - people who can successfully frog anything. Frogging, for all of you non-knitters, is a term used for ripping out (get it - it sounds like ribbit, ribbit as you are ripping... nevermind). I was reminded of my frogging disaster when I saw these pretty pictures on Heidi's blog over at Fiber and Photography of "liberated" yarn all from a rescued sweater she purchased at a thrift store. She frogged it all and is eagerly searching for more old sweaters now.

We all have had to frog our work whether it was a row, a few rows or even an entire project to start again (lace and mohair seem to go together with that problem) but, it is with our own knitting! Furthermore, if you've worked on the dang thing long enough, you get a feel for the temperament of the yarn and you can just about remember each time you split a strand when you SSK'ed (slip, slip knit) and those stitches won't come out without some coaxing. Boucle is also a %$#@# (rhymes with stitch) to frog, note the example below -

I got so mad, that I just started cutting. Now I'm at a loss with what to do with it. I can't seem to find the blog where there's a picture of a foiled project in the trash! Yites!. I'm thinking of yard art, notice how my former shawl sits amidst the bougainvillea -

4 comments:

sturdygirl said...

the second pic kinda makes your shawl look like a hydrangea. maybe it's happier in the garden after all! ;)

and those patterns on the spot? wow. i'd love to see the mistress at work!

Deborah said...

I love hydrangeas, I have too many, they are responsible for my high water bills.

I've tried disguising my disaster frogged shawl as 'intentionally frayed' ala a picture I saw in one of Vogue Knits, but people just looked at me the way dogs do when they are confused...

Patricia said...

Well, it makes for a great picture!

Heidi said...

I agree, it's very pretty right where it is...it definitely looks like art!