To frog or not to frog, that is the question

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?)

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One Comment on “To frog or not to frog, that is the question”

  1. If you frog you won’t know if you had enough to do 3 sets of stripes. Bwahahaha. If you don’t frog, you’ll find out that you *didn’t* have enough to do 3 sets.

    And of course, it will look best with 3 sets, but you won’t have enough yarn to do it…

    Geez I’m in a pessimistic mood! Don’t let it affect *your* knitting!


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