Wednesday, September 17, 2014

100th post! Frogging Along....

Wow, I can't believe this is my 100th post! I have to thank all of you who follow my blog and post comments. I have a whole new set of blogger friends. Whoo-hoo!
I should be celebrating more, but instead I am frogging.....Ribbit, Ribbit.
So here I am happily knitting the Asher vest for my mom, when I see a spot that looks very flimsy about 10 rows back. I had not caught all of the yarn in the stitch and it was really only being held on by a thread. I realized this might break and unravel after wearing and washing so I frogged back to this stitch. I was going to just move on forward from there, but that little bobble I mentioned last week has been preying on my mind. I knew I would never be happy with the vest as long as it was there. Much more frogging ensued. Am I glad I did it though. It turns out that I must have stopped midway through one row and when I returned to knitting that row I turned it around and went back the other way without ever finishing the row. So one side of the vest was actually two rows longer than the other. I am sure that would have caused much grief later on.

I am now back to knitting again. I have almost knitted back to the place where I started frogging. Whew! 
I have been working on my Candy Corn Coasters also. 
You would think they would be finished by now, but I am in the middle of frogging the last one of these also. Somehow I managed to mess up the stitching on the back. The front looked fine, but one row was wrong on the back. This too would prey on my mind if I left it, so I am frogging.
I really don't think I will get much crafting done this week. Hubby and I are going to enjoy an extended visit from our son and daughter. Our son is doing graduate work at Stanford University, CA and we haven't seen him in five months. Our daughter will visit from Connecticut for a long weekend with us also. Heaven!

My reading will probably suffer also. I am still reading Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. This is an historical fiction novel. I am enjoying it, but I can't say I love it. The reading is a little dry and at times I feel like I am just reading a history textbook. I will finish it, but this certainly is not what I anticipated when I started this book. 

I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? I am also joining Tami for WIP Wednesday. Pop on over to their sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Frogging...can't say I wouldn't have done the same! I have friends who just plug along, but I am too much of a perfectionist whose mistakes would prey on my mind unless remedied! :) Have a wonderful Wednesday! xo Lisa :)

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

PS - happy 100th!! The blog community is amazing, isn't it? The friendships are sweet, the encouragement is too! I liken it to having many old-fashioned penpals. :)

karen said...

unknitting is the saddest knitting out there. Glad you caught the problem though and now you're good to go!

mamasmercantile said...

Happy 100th post. Having to undo knitting is such a shame but worth it in the end when you get the perfect garment. Its certainly looking good.

CathieJ said...

The blog community is wonderful. Yes it is just like having pen-pals!

momto5 said...

happy 100!! love the coasters. and i too had to frog this past week. ah well.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. I hate frogging. It is so difficult for me with knitting. I am glad I did though.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. There is an awful lot of frogging going around this week.

Elizabeth Benson said...

Ugh! Do I feel your pain with the frogging! Good for you for going back and fixing it, it's looking lovely!

Eileen said...

Oh dear, those crazy mistakes that we find and nag at our minds till they are corrected. I just did the same thing on a pair of socks, was at the heel and had frog back to the ribbing....so painful! But like you I will be happier with knitting mistake corrected.

kathy b said...

Happy happy 100th! post. Many many more. You are good to frog back, its so painful when that happens!

Shirley Ann Vels said...

Oh I hate having to frog a project Cathie, but it is always better in the long run. Rather correct the mistake than try to live with it.
I have posted a link to the dishcloth pattern on my blog that you wanted but thought I would leave it for you here too ;)

http://homespunliving.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/waffle-knit-dishcloth-pattern.html

I love your blogs banner - did you stitch that?

Mona said...

Congrats on 100! Keep waiting! I have the same interest as you and love to read an knit also! Have a great weekend.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on 100 posts. You'll hit a thousand faster than you think! :-)

Teresa in Music City said...

Cathie - I love your stitchery header! It just drew me in and welcomed me warmly first thing :) That's a beautiful color yarn you are knitting with - and I know you will be glad you went back and fixed the things that were bothering you. Now you can be carefree and happy about it!

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

Thanks for the dishcloth pattern link. Frogging is done and knitting is now well on its way! Yay!

CathieJ said...

Thank you Kathy.

CathieJ said...

I hate frogging, but I hate being unhappy with a project more.