Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Does Frogging Count as Progress?

Today, as I join up with Tami's Amis' WIP Wednesday and Ginny's Yarn-Along, I wonder: I frogged a whole border this weekend- does that mean I made progress on my project?

Story time!
Here you can see how ruffly and wide my border *was*
I'm working the Juliana Wrap for the June CAL at Crochet Shoulder Wrappers, as I mentioned previously. I was all set to finish the wrap for Friday, but that obviously didn't work out. I realized after I was nearly done with the border that I had worked too many stitches into the ch6 spaces at the end of the mesh, making the border REALLY long and quite ruffly. I persevered, convinced that I could finish it....

Until I was getting precariously close to the end of my 4th and last ball of yarn. I frogged back 2 or 3 rows... still not enough. Friday evening, I started working on a second Juliana, trying a different shape for the 1st section, even though I knew I should finish the pink one first. But the rows were still too long.

Saturday night I decided that I was going to run out of yarn. And I really wanted to make the tassels that were included in the Juliana pattern. So I ripped. And ripped. And got 2 balls of yarn out of that border. I took 2 rows of the mesh section out, and started the border section again. As of today, I only have a few rows left, and I haven't started the 4th ball yet.
The border is much smaller here, and the wrap lays flat.
I started working a second Juliana because I was attempting to make it narrower and more crescent shaped.

As you can see above, the first few rows are worked differently, making #2 nearly as long as #1, but quite a bit narrower. The yellow yarn is mostly the first section, with a row or 2 of mesh at the end. I will probably work one or 2 more rows of mesh before starting the border. The yarn, KnitPicks Telemark (I believe it's been discontinued), was a gift from my brother. He bought me 5 skeins, each a different color. I'm hoping that I will be able to finish without adding a 4th color.

That's all I have today! Stay tuned for both of these to be finished within the next week or so!


  1. I think lacy shawls are the finest things going! What better to keep the chill of in the evening or in an overly air conditioned building. It's a great pattern that I'm definitely checking out. I'll also be stopping by Rav's crochet shoulder wrapper group, it sounds right up my alley. And yes, frogging does count as progress - at least at my house!

  2. I printed this pattern and so want to start. Yours are looking lovely - sorry about the un- hooking.
    Like the multicoloured one and look forward to the finish.
    Enjoy hooking them up.


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