Friday, March 26, 2010

Fiber Arts Friday - Frog it or Shelve it?

I have grown so frustrated with my Twitter Knit Along Shawl that I nearly frogged it on Saturday.

I had ripped it out to the life line two more times after my last post

I was only a few rows into the latest attempt at the lace and feeling cautiously good about it.  Then I knit two of the same rows in a row.  Well, I actually only knit about 25% of the second row, but insert profanity here!  I just about ripped out the entire thing.

I learned a long time ago, sunk costs are sunk.  They should not be weighted too heavily when deciding how or whether to move forward.  Fortunately, I've also learned not to make these sort of decisions when my blood pressure is elevated.  So I ripped it out to the life line and packed the shawl into it's project bag and prepared to work on something else.

I know.  I said I was going to finish it and wear it with pride.  I still may, but for now it's going on a shelf.

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WonderWhyGal said...

You did the right thing. When I was knitting my Clapotis, I took a month off. I came back at it with a fresh attitude and renewed energy.

Some very wise knitters have told me it's good to have multiple projects going. I think it's for this reason alone.

You will finish it when you are ready to.

DutchHollowAcres said...

I've so been there. Thankfully you had a stopping point to your ripping. I've gotten mad to the point I destroyed the whole project. Big mistake.