Most knitter’s know the sound that ripping back stitches makes. Sometimes that sound makes you sick to your stomach as you are undoing so many hours of work, sometimes it is a freeing feeling, that you are being released from a burdensome project.
(Generally this activity is known as frogging, mostly because knitters are pun-ny and the rip-it, rip-it mantra is much like that of a frog.)
For me this time, it is a freeing sort of frogging. I cast on my Pseud0-lettuce socks at the beginning of the month with the intention of them being my May Socks. However, as the month wore on and I finished a pair of plain socks, a test knit lace cowl, two woven scarves, crocheted cowl, and spun two yarns and filled 5 bobbins with singles I started to get the feeling that I was intentinally ignoring these socks. It wasn’t that I wasn’t fibering (my new word for when I either knit, spin, crochet, or weave), I just wasn’t working on those, so maybe it wasn’t me, it was them. So last night I made the executive decision to frog.
Releasing myself from this project feels almost as good as getting my hair cut yesterday, there is something about starting fresh and with the new job on Monday (which I will have lunch breaks for knitting, unlike my last job), I’m feeling like it is time to free myself from unnecessary burdens.
P.S. If you want to watch the new pair from this yarn grow, they are going to be Leapfrog Socks (seems fitting considering how I came by the yarn for them).