To frog or not to frog, that is the questionPosted: August 9, 2011
Yet again I am facing the prospect of running out of yarn before I finish my project.
Today the blame lies solely with me. (As it does always, but this is different. Sort of.) This is what happens when you are designing (*cough*) a pattern on your own and don’t do things like, well, have a clue 1. how much yarn you’re using or 2. how many stitches you have in a row. Not that the latter really matters if you haven’t measured your gauge. And why would you, if you’re knitting a shawl?
If you recall (ahem, if I’ve even told you), my shawl involves stripes: a garter ridge of huckleberry followed by 2 rows of brown in stockinette. The stripes themselves are in sets of 7, divided by a thicker patch of brown. I’m in the middle of the third set of stripes, having asked for aesthetic advice at the last knit night I went to–two sets of stripes or three? The verdict was three, so on I knit…and now I don’t think I have enough brown for what will be 12 rows (six in the stripes and then six as a patch before my edging).
AND I think that the three sets of stripes is a bit much (at least as the shawl is bunched up on the needles).
So what’s the problem?
WHAT IF I FROG AND IT TURNED OUT THAT I DID HAVE ENOUGH YARN?!?
WHAT IF I FROG AND IT WOULD HAVE LOOKED BETTER WITH ALL THREE SETS OF STRIPES?!
(And while I’m at it, what will I do with the extra brown yarn?)