Once upon a time…

…there was an overconfident knitter.

She decided to knit a shawl for one of her closest friends.  This overconfident knitter thought that she would get this beauty off the needles within two weeks as that was how long it took her to knit the first one using the same pattern.

The overconfident knitter said to herself’ “Lifelines?  I don’t need no stinkin’ lifelines!”

So she knit on the shawl with complete abandon not even giving a lifeline another thought.

Alas, the overconfident knitter had to rip out or rather unknit not only two rows of lace knitting three times each but three rows of lace knitting three times each.

Three rows of 267 stitches three times each. (That’s only unknitting 2,403 stitches and reknitting 2,403 stitches.)

Did the overconfident knitter learn her lesson?  Oh yeah, but it took her nine times to finally figure it out!

Moral of the story: Use the freaking lifelines!!!!

Frogged

Frogged: ripping apart a knitted or crocheted item.  Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it…ribbit, ribbit, ribbit.

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I blogged about this papaya sweater way back in 2011.  Cute pattern but not for my body type.  I love the yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Papaya Heather.

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The frogged yarn might become this Shakespeare Cardigan.shakespeare_small2

 

The Vine-Lace vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald just didn’t do it for me.  Knit Picks Shine.  Nice soft yarn that doesn’t pill.  No plan for the yarn yet.

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Next up: the Hippy Chic Cardigan:  I loved this sweater (at the time) from Knit It! 2002 and couldn’t get gauge but I started knitting it way, way back before I started blogging. Disaster from the get-go.

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Quite frankly I don’t like it now.   It does have some waist shaping so it’s not a box and I like the collar.  I think it’s the way it fits the model that I don’t like now.  Never a fan of the Hi-Low look though I’m sure it’s not that style.  It just looks that way.  Red Heart Tweed in Charcoal.

frogged-003-1 frogged-003-2This is one way to add yarn to my stash without buying any.

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