I did it! I actually FROGGED the whole thing!

Hm, yes unfortunately you did read correctly! Despite my good intentions and your encouragements and advice, I still went ahead and frogged my mitten!

Are you ready? Take a deep breath because it is not pretty

www.knittinginfrance.com   Yikes, the needles are gone!  www.knittinginfrance.com  And here it is, almost totally gone!

So WHAT happened?? Well 2 things actually. 1) I’m stubborn and there just was something that bothered me about the mitten so far. I don’t know exactly what but it just did not feel quite like I wanted it to. And 2) I did actually take the mitten and knit a few more rounds last night and as I was about to call it a night, I tried it on and it felt too big. I’m tall and usually do all my knitting in L but this was too big and I was afraid that if I continued it would not only be too large but too long as well. So I just felt like it was ALL wrong so….I’m sorry for disappointing you but I think the mittens will be all the better for this. I’m convinced that my 2nd try will be THE good one!

I’ll be going to Iceland to visit my mom and family in a few days and the trip from Normandy, France is very long so I’m planning all the knitting I need to take with me both for the actual trip and for the time I’m there. I’m going to do the mittens and hopefully I’ll be able to progress nicely and then I need something that demands less concentration so either socks or the entrelac scarf/stole I showed you the other day. Or maybe all 3! I’m just totally unable to JUST knit 1 thing at a time. I need to have a variety of projects going at the same time and I knit each one in different circumstances. I have the easy peasy for work – when work is slow I can knit between phone calls, I have one medium knit for the tv/evening knits – something interesting without requiring total concentration and then one more intricate knit that I will do when I have the time to just be by myself and knit for a little while and concentrate totally on what I’m doing.

Is this crazy? A sign of my total and utter “obsession” for knitting? My hubby thinks so but I just think this is normal and even vital to my mental health:)

If you share the same “condition” or not, do share with the rest of us by leaving a comment 🙂

6 thoughts on “I did it! I actually FROGGED the whole thing!

  1. I usually knit one project at a time but by the end I am totally bored! I think I may need to try your way…exciting! Can’t wait to see your mittens completed. Safe travels


  2. I’m really glad you went with your gut and did what you believe is best! Your 2nd try will be fabulous!
    And you are not crazy! I am the same way! I have to have at least one easy and one “hard” knitting project going at the same time because otherwise I find myself in a circumstance where either I can’t knit because I would have to concentrate and there’s too much going on around me, or I’m bored with the knitting because nothing’s going on around me and it’s an easy project that doesn’t need concentration! Multiple projects are a must in my life too! 😊

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  3. Oh no. But I know the feeling, its either right, or we fix it. 🙂
    Your trip to Iceland sounds fabulous! Enjoy, and also enjoy the projects.
    Lol. That is indeed very interesting. I knit in pretty much the same way. Always more than one project going, as it very much depends on time available, and time of day, or what I am doing while knitting. The knitting also sometimes alternative with crochet or sewing or embroidery. 🙂

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