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16 Mar '17

To frog or not to frog... that is a very good question.

Posted by Julia Wardell in Knitting

To frog or not to frog is always a question I ask myself. First you need to understand that I have only been knitting since 2012 and my idea of frogging means taking everything back to the beginning. Like to the very beginning and starting completely over. And yes I know what "life lines" are and no I have no desire to use them. Even though they could save me from a lot of heart ache. Its just the idea of stringing this long piece of what ever through a bunch of stitches seems like it would take longer than just frogging back and starting over. I know this completely makes no sense at all. And... I am totally ok with that.

But there are times when it is completely warranted to frog all the way back to the beginning. Case in point- I started to make a Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer (who is a completely lovely and sweet person btw) and I thought I had the perfect colors picked out.

I decided to use my new Spirit Warrior color along with Gray Pearl and would use some Pow as a pop of color at the end. Looks great together- right? WRONG!

As you can see when I began the project that gray was washing the beautiful Spirit Warrior color so in this case I completely frogged and decided to go with a different contrasting color. This is totally ok- I learned a while back that if you don;t like something you don;t need to continue to knit with it.

So, to really help the blues and pinks pop I decided it would be better to go with a darker color so I added some Midnight into the mix. Still gonna keep the Pow because its Pow and purple neon- who doesn't love purple neon? And voila- perfection!

I am really in love with the direction that this shrug is going in regards to color and I am very excited to keep knitting this. I can't wait for it to be done!

 


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