To FROG or not to FROG, that is the question


I started making this sweet sweater, which should be so easy, from a pattern I got through fabulousyarn.com, but it has grown out of proportion and methinks I should have swatched. I am the sort of person who learns my lesson usually only firsthand and out of painful outcomes. So . . . sigh . . . maybe I should frog it, swatch it, recalculate it, and give it another go?

Second problem. Even if I don't frog it, I am desperately scraping up balls of GGH Goa off the internet, as it seems to be a yarn that is rare or discontinued. At least in the baby pink shade. So maybe by trying again, I would get a result that is really a baby's size (she will be six months when I think she'll need a sweater in California, this fall), not this grotesque, misshapen 18 month size it has become.

I am talking myself into starting over. That feels great. If you have other thoughts, though, lay them on me, and I'll wait until tomorrow before I do anything drastic.

Here's something funny I read recently:

You know you are living in 2007 when . . .

1 . You accidentally enter your PIN number on the microwave. (Too bad money doesn't come out!)

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years. Ditto Yahtzee and the dice.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you. At home, you email family members even though they too are at home!

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. You walk up to your front door and realize you are holding out your car’s key fob to unlock the door.

8. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

9. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. When you get up in the morning, you go online to read the news instead of getting the paper that’s out on the front walk.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : ^)

12. You know the meaning of at least three of the following: IMHO, LMAO, BTW, TMI, BFF, effing, and CU. You use at least one of them in emails to friends.

13. When a cellphone starts ringing in a store, you automatically reach for yours, even though you know your ringtone is different.

14. You use the term IM as a verb. Ditto the word “text.”

14. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

15. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

5 comments:

Bells said...

Yep. I would frog. Then swatch. You won't regret it!

http://staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for being frank, Helen. I am leaning in that direction. Just looking at the photo makes me feel like it's just a lost cause as is. :^)

Sue H said...

When all else fails, swatch. I too am not a swatcher, but I'm learning.

About the only one I couldn't relate to in that list was #4, all the rest I totally resemble. lol

Amanda said...

Sorry to read about your sweater. As much as it pains me, I think you're going to have to frog it.

http://staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

That rrrrripping sound you hear is my baby sweater back to square one. 8^)