Wednesday, October 14, 2009

'Cause Vezzini told me to

"When the job went wrong he went back to the beginning." And oh, did these go wrong.
Yarn Ramen
That pile of blue on the left is the train wreck that was
Raspy. I figured I'd wear it around the house, but it turns out I didn't want to be seen in it - even by me. It's been sitting in the closet unworn, preeeeetty much since that FO post. Sure, I could've tossed it in the donate pile, but that would've been easy! ;) Besides, I like the idea of a casual denim raglan, and am too cheap, too broke, focusing on reusing materials to save the world. So, I frogged the whole damn thing. We'll see if it can be re-knit into something wearable after a nice soak.

That pile of yellow on the right is Cotton Ease, from a giant summer FAIL at something similar to a short-sleeved February Lady Sweater. Turns out garter stitch + square neckline + weez = desire for that memory-wiping wand from Men in Black.

Looks like Ramen, don't it? Add some egg to that, and it'd be a meal!


Blogger Renee said...

Good for you! I'm a frogging weenie. I let things marinade until dusty in the back of the closet instead of frogging them.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Kaye said...

I hate frogging too. I have no patience for it...and therefore my yarn ends up as a bunch of knotted ramen!

3:17 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Mmmm, yarn ramen!

Seriously, though, I admire you for ripping out completed projects. I think there's only one sweater I've finished that I never wear, but I feel like I can't rip it out because it was my first adult sweater ever. Too much sentimentality attached to it. Although there is a lot of yarn in that sweater. Maybe one day I'll be as brave as you.

4:22 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

i have a whole pile of FOs waiting to be ripped out. the problem is that even if i do frog them, i'll probably just make them into something else that seemed like a good idea at the time but that i don't really need.

i'm thinking about bringing a big garbage bag full of accessories and just letting my friends pick and choose. for some reason they keep complaining that they are cold...

6:48 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

here's to frogging- may that yarn turn into better knits in the future!!

- Julie

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

I hope you find something you like better for both yarns - and good for you for frogging! No point in keeping sweaters you won't wear...

6:11 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

sigh..yeah, sometimes you just gotta frog. They'll find a new life :)

7:02 PM  
Blogger Jacey said...

I'm actually about to embrace the same mentality. I'm frogging my Ms. Marigold today, as someone is interested in purchasing the yarn on Ravelry. It's annoying, but you've inspired me to suck it up.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Batty said...


Ahem. Yeah. Hufflepuff Ramen, in black and yellow. Not salvageable? No way. Like Vizzini says -- Inconceivable!
But this time, for real.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

It hurts to frog, but then it's nice that it is possible. I like the denim yarn!

4:56 PM  

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