Sometimes, knitting goes wrong. It just can’t be helped. You think the yarn and the pattern are going to get along. It will be a well thought out arranged marriage. You have planned the celebration, invited the guests and thought about where the happy couple will reside.
And then things just go kaflooey and you have to take a step back and rethink the arrangement.
Maybe it is just me, you think. Maybe I am not trying hard enough. Maybe I am not putting in the effort.
But at some point you just have to say, “Oh forget this! I am sending you back to the frog pond!”
Back to the frog pond you ask?
You KNOW…..”rippit, rippit, rippit…..”
Like a FROG……
Come ON people. Get with the program. Learn the knitting lingo. They are going to be teaching it in school pretty soon I am sure.
I have to confess that I really hate to send things back to the frog pond. I see it as a failure on my part. The inability to get something right and perfect the first time around. It makes my blood pressure go up and that is sort of why I knit…to keep the BP down.
But, sometimes, it just cannot be helped. The time comes when you have to bite the bullet, pull out the needles and rewind.
That time came last week with not one but two projects. Two projects that I had put a bunch of hours into but that were just not working.
This pair of socks.
Oh one of the best inventions known to knitters…..the ball winder. Thank you Knit Picks.
Ahhhhhhhh, ready for a new project or two. In fact, I have already cast on for a sweater with the blue. And with the Araucania….
Socks! “My Life in Zigs and Zags”.
We are all happy now. The yarn and patterns seem to be getting along. A huge sigh of relief can be given.
Now back to knitting.