The Upside of Frogging

It was time to take stock of my knits in progress. Some things had been languishing a bit too long. I had two shawl’s on the needles that had not been touched in months. One was a mystery shawl that was halfway done. Upon viewing the completed shawl I decided that I did not want to devote anymore time to that. It went to the frog pond. I felt no pain or sadness over this. I think I’ve matured as a knitter because frogging used to make me sad. I also had Haruni on the needles and although I like the pattern, the yarn and my gauge weren’t working together. Upon closer inspection of the shawl it looks like that time I accidentally attacked it with the vacuum had split the yarn, so that made the decision easier. Now on to the upside of frogging:

1. The yarn can be used for something new and exciting

2. New projects can be cast on without guilt.

After seeing  beautiful Tanis Fiber Arts yarn at AmphibiaKnits  it reminded me of my own stash of Tanis.  I knew I wanted to knit with Iris so I wound it up quickly.

IMG_4770 IMG_4774Isn’t she pretty?

I was thinking about making socks for someone else, but Iris is too special to give away. I’m not ashamed of my selfish knitting. I’m thinking I will do a simple slip stitch pattern of my own creation. Not following a pattern is not something I do. This should be interesting!

3 thoughts on “The Upside of Frogging

  1. Good call on winding the Iris! Isn’t it the most amazing colourway? I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I share your love of Tanis.

    And BTW, I LOVE the yarn caddies your DH made for you for Christmas. Those are an absolutely genius gift, and they’re hand-made, AND you think of him every time you use them. Triple score.

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