Sometimes the result is far better than expected. Sometimes the outcome is just as you imagined. And sometimes a project falls far, far short of the goal.
When the latter occurs, I'm learning to be more ruthless. Last fall, for example, I frogged this wonderfully soft Half-Braidy which I rarely wore ...
and repurposed the yarn into a snuggly, closer-fitting neckwarmer that saw near-daily use during the cold and endless winter.
For good measure, I frogged these mitts and reknit them as well.
In the hapless example below, the afghan strips were completed and ready for seaming before I finally accepted the fact blocking wasn't going to solve the fatal flaws.
The strips were frogged and the reclaimed yarn became Twegen Harvest ...
In other instances, projects have been frogged but the yarn has yet to find its cosmic purpose.
Nimbus cardigan? Frogged ...
Flair cardigan? Frogged ...
but the yarn is already being swatched again.
The swatches tell the real story.
Knitting offers many challenges and rewards. We strive to create what we've envisioned, perfect our skills and put great yarn to good use. The advantage with knitting unlike so many other facets of life is that when a project fails to meet our expectations, we have the opportunity to try, try again.
It's impossible to point to a particular date or specific project, but one thing is crystal clear: Somewhere in my knitting journey, I crossed an invisible line and moved from the "frog-free" zone to the "frog freely" zone.
I've become the Frog Princess and for now that's fine with me.
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