Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Frogging

I do not like the boot socks I'm knitting for Joy #2. I can't remember ever chucking a whole project. However, the time is come to make peace with the fact that I don't like the boot socks. I've knit one and I just don't like it. Maybe it's the wool I'm using (Knit Picks Swish), it's very soft and squishy but is not giving me the kind of fabric I think boot socks should have. So I'm frogging it and now need to find something else.

I still like the idea of socks but I don't know if I can whip a pair out by V-Day. And because I don't stash, I'll have to make them using leftovers of what I do have. I like the idea of homemade V day presents but homemade for boys is hard.

Ah, what to do, what to do.

6 comments:

Wool Winder said...

It's better to rip out than knit with the wrong yarn. You'll find something better to use that yarn for. Sounds like you might be buying gifts this year, though.

Debbie said...

Doh! Sorry about your bootsocks...
hmmmm....I'm off to search raverlry for a quick project in that very same yarn....I message you if I find anything (although...I'm sure you've already done that...it just makes me feel like I'm helping)
:-)

Debbie said...

OK, so everything I've come up with...you've already made...(or something very similar) :-(

leah said...

Glad you frogged it! Otherwise you would always look at them and not be happy. What about mittens?

cinnamongirl93 said...

I have had to rip lots of stuff! I know it's difficult but in the end you won't regret your decision.
How about baking some yummy gifts this year? Cupcakes or cookies are always a hit with everyone....including me!!!
big grin

elizabeth said...

If there is no joy in the project it's time to let it go. I liked the idea about cookies/cupcakes as the gift as it's still homemade and everybody loves them!