Monday, April 15, 2013

Frogging By Choice

As a knitter and crocheter, I have had plenty of experience frogging.  But I have never chosen to frog voluntarily.  I am currently making a baby afghan for a friend who is due in July.  I picked a simple pattern because I knew the warmer months are coming.  Basically, it's k10, p10 for ten rows, then p10, k10 for ten rows.  You end up with a basket-weave pattern.  It's easy and cute.  But I wasn't having any fun. It was more of a chore.  "I guess I should work on the blanket for D's baby."  So, today, I did something I have never done before.  I ripped it all out.  Granted, I had only done about 25 pattern rows, (plus ten rows of garter stitch border) but it is all gone.  When I had nothing but a pile of kinked yarn on the floor in front of me, I felt...happy. And...liberated.  I sat and looked at the yarn.  The Man asked if I was okay.  I have now started on a new pattern for D's afghan. A log cabin.  And I'm having FUN!
The moral to this story: Don't be afraid to frog if you're not happy with what you are doing!  Knitting and crocheting are supposed to be hobbies for me, not chores!