Thursday, January 11, 2007

Not feelin' the love

I've made the decision to frog the Autumn Widdershins (the ones on the left). As you can see from the photo, they are much smaller and tighter than the Vine Lace Widdershins that have since been finished. I started them on 0 needles and they are taking FOREVER to make it to the gusset. Even if I somehow persevered and made it around the heel shaping, I'm not sure they'll even fit or if I'll like socks this tight.
Being the "never say die" kind of person I am, this is a milestone. In the past, when I've started a project, it eventually got finished or languished in my UFO pile forever. I've never had the courage to just rip something out. But Scout has inspired me and I'm taking the plunge. After all, the yarn is nice and I'd much rather start over with bigger needles and make something I really like and will finish than let this yarn hide in obscurity in the back of some dark, dingy stash closet until . . . well, who knows when.
To replace it on my Resolution 2007 UFO Must Finish List . . . HockeyBoy socks. I was cleaning out my Christmas knitting supplies (which was hidden under my bed - original, huh) and I found the socks I started for DS#1 way back before Christmas. Eureka! They count as a UFO, right? Of course, I had just finished the increases on the toes but they were still started. They are a variation on the Widdershins (duh) with a slip stitch pattern on the cuffs from Socks, Socks, Socks called "False Flame" in his team colors. He's excited and I'm feeling the love again. Now I just have to get up the courage to actually follow through and (gasp) frog the other socks.

1 comment:

Sheepish Annie said...

Frogging can be fun! Yes, it can also be heartbreaking, but when you are freeing up some yarn for a better project it is really quite liberating.