I have several problem or gag knits that I am going to frog. Frogging is when you rip out stitches, usually starting over again. It is called a frog because you have to “rip it.”
While I have been cleaning out my Box of Despair I have come across a few of these items.
This one has fond memories for me but I knew when I was making it that I would take it apart and make something different.
This is the costume I wore for my last show with Plaskool Cherry Pop in Bushwick. Our costumes had to be made of bright neon colors. I found this ridicu-fab yarn at my local yarn shop, The Yarn Co. in NYC. Please note that I only made one cut in that yarn to end the ball. I couldn’t figure out how to successfully incorporate a little ball of yarn into the costume and look cool opposed to a hot mess.
|Ah, the big sweater. This one, I created for Halloween ’05 or ’06. It’s an oversized sweater ’80s style. I made myself crazy trying to finish it in time though we had no plans to go trick-or-treating nor to go to a party.|
I had some leftover yarn from a blanket I made for a college friend and I decided to buy some pink to throw in the mix.
I like pink. Duh.
This is also another project I knew I wouldn’t keep this way when I made it. I kept all the yarn intact.
This is a cable and rib sweater vest I started. I don’t know where the rest of the yarn is. I think I used part of it to make a double-breasted coat for Turtle when he was a baby. Anyhow, it’s gone, too.
I forgot what round was the cable round and I don’t care to figure it out.
I’ve lost weight since then
I forgot to use smaller needles for the bottom
|Here, we have the beginning of a mohair shawl. I’m really not that far so frogging and recreating is not a big deal.|
|Here we have a sneak peek at the border of The Evil Blanket. I am no longer interested in this rather simple lace imitation. Unfortunately, one piece is attached already. Too bad it’s gotta go.
|A piece of the EB border. I thought I’d make the border separately and sew it on later. Great plan, idiot.|
Mostly, I’m tired of seeing this stuff around. I’ve moved with all of this stuff in tow and I’m over it. I don’t want to see my adventures in failure anymore. So rather than complain, I’m saying, “Goodbye,” to these former projects and “Hellooooo, Nurse,” to all the new ones I’ll create.