Thursday, March 19, 2009

Frogged

Do you remember this knit? I blogged more about it here.

Well, I frogged it. This was a bit heart breaking for me. I loved this sweater. The thing is, it just grew and grew. I wore it three times, and the final time I wore it, I could not even take a step without it falling off my shoulders. I worked so hard on this. There was no way I was just going to let it sit in my closet.
When I first told my sister what I was going to do, she gasped. A big one. After I tried it on for her, she agreed right away, it was too big. Beyond repair really.



Saturday night after the kids were in bed, Frank and I sat down with a big plate of nachos and a bag of cadbury mini eggs (um, yum) and began ripping.
I cast on for this that very same night. Isn't it to die for? I always love to see what Hilary is knitting.




So here it is so far. Keep your fingers crossed for me, K?
P.S. I will knit another Drop Collar Cardi...someday. I think next time in green!

34 comments:

Steph said...

Lessons in letting go - they're everywhere! I've had one myself today. I'm glad you've found peace with this one. :-)

angie said...

Good luck.

I don't think I'd have it in me to frog that. I can't wait to see the new end result!

MichelleB said...

The sweater pattern that you're knitting is GORGEOUS. And I'm sure will look fabulous on you. And I love LOVE that orange yarn that you're using. I think it was a wonderful decision to frog the old sweater and make this new one.

QuiltedSimple said...

I think it would kill me to rip something apart, but if you aren't going to wear it, why waste the yarn, right? Can't wait to see the new one completed!
Kris

Java Mama said...

The new sweater is great! Can't wait to see yours. BTW - any tips on storing yarn? I am getting to the point that I actually have a stash (!!!) and am trying to figure out how to store it. I consider this a good problem to have. :-)

FinnyKnits said...

Oh my friend, you are a brave one. I still have my hourglass sweater sitting in the yarn bin waiting for me to have the courage to frog it. So much work! So too big. Sad.

Anyway, that new sweater looks beautiful, so good luck!

Nature Knitting said...

Oh how sad! I absolutely loved it, it was THIS project that caught my eye on flickr. Your new project is absolutely amazing! Good luck!

beki said...

Oh well. I need to do some frogging myself - maybe this weekend I'll pour a glass of wine and get busy. I knit my sweater long enough ago to no longer be attached to it.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

The new sweater is worth frogging the old one for; especially if the old one grew. And hey, look at the bright side: at least it was the sweater that grew and not you. lol! I love the color. Any shade of orange is a fave of mine.

Renee said...

Oh, that's a bummer.
Good for you for frogging and reusing the gorgeous yarn though!!!
I can't wait to see it as it's next FO.

melissa s. said...

that yarn is too beautiful to not be worn. good call and love the new pattern!

craftoholic said...

Yay for frogging knits that don't work! I think the yarn will be perfect for that beautiful Drops jacket.

lucky knitter said...

Oh, that was such a beautiful sweater. I'm sorry it didn't work out, but your new sweater is going to look great. It's funny because I thought of you when I saw Hilary's version of the sweater. :)

dig this chick said...

holy shit! I never knew about the term frogging but it seems painful...although good on ya in realizing what needed to go. And, the sweater you cast on for is gorgeous!

Hilary said...

I gasped too when I realized what was coming!! But if it wasn't fitting right (HATE when yarn grows like that), there was nothing else to be done. The top-down Drops jacket will look amazing in that yarn (and on you!) -- I can't wait to see more.

And thanks so much for the shout-out -- I always love to see what you're knitting, too! :)

sulu-design said...

Oh, it was so beautiful from behind, but if it was too big, it was too big. Good for you for jumping in and frogging it - best to move on to a new pattern with that pretty yarn.

3 M's said...

I was afraid it was this sweater- when you posted a while ago about a sweater you had to frog. It was so beautifully done. . .

The new pattern you are going to make yourself is stunning- I'm sure you'll love it MORE than this one ;)

The Wooly Wumpus said...

So sorry to see the Drop Collar Cardigan go!! But excited to see what it will become in it's incarnation!!

Rene' Sharp said...

I can just imagine you wanting to knit that sweater, I saw it on the Yarniard's blog yesterday, and also thought it was gorgeous. Can't wait to see how your finished item looks. Good luck!

Susan said...

So sad! I can't frog my own stuff, so I have my roommate do it for me. lol. Still, why keep something that is no longer wearable?

Jelly Wares said...

Oh you poor thing... :( But if it doesn't fit no use it sitting in a cupboard not being used, right??? I love the new project and can't wait to see it finished..

Take Care
Jodie :)

nova said...

It is so frustrating when yarn does not cooperate with pattern. I hope the next knit works better. The sweater was a lovely one, but the next one will be even better.

Amy said...

Just found your blog. You make the most beautiful items! Great taste! I really don't know how you find the time to make so many things being a mom of 3! I have 3 small ones, and I find myself challenged to make hardly anything these days.

Rachel Bingham said...

OMG! That sweater is amazing!

Shorty said...

I left you an award on my blog...

Stephanie said...

So "frogged" means to take apart? Wow. Hard as it must be, how cool to have something entirely new out of something no longer worn. Can't wait to see the end result. How very "green" of you (recycling of course)!

sauvageblue said...

Love it and the color...
I know froggin' is painful been there!
Love reading your blog.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

oh brave you....

APA said...

Your new knit in that gorgeous rust orange yarn will be just as fabulous as the drop collar cardi and will fit you well this time, for sure! Thankfully creative art soothes the soul, however one project may not have turned out as well as hoped. Have fun!

P.S., And I wanted to let you know I made the enchildada casserole you posted a while back for dinner when my niece came to visit this late week. She loved it, I loved it and when the hubby got home from a business trip, he loved it as a leftover. DELISH! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. :)

periwinkle said...

what a pity, but better to re-use than go to waste
lisa x

Jessica said...

My fingers are crossed...that yarn is too lovely to sit unworn. I'm excited to see it's second life.

tiennie said...

Oh no! But I'm sure the new sweater is going to be beautiful!

Tif said...

What a bummer!!! But, I bet the next one made from this yarn will be just what you wished for.

I'm sure it was tough frogging it...hugs!!

kim said...

Oh, that is a shame because it really was beautiful. But if you can turn it into another beauty, then it's all good.