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Lady Eleanor, frogging vs UFOs

I picked up Lady Eleanor yesterday — I have 6 more tiers before I do the fringe. Getting there! I’m thinking of putting forth a concerted effort to get it done (GASP) over the next couple days.

I’ve decided to frog the Jaywalker sock I began — I made a couple obvious mistakes counting when setting up the pattern — and I think I’d like to try something that is a little more intricate (despite making counting mistakes on an easy pattern).

I find I’ve gotten rather ruthless frogging things recently. Better to frog than have a UFO making me feel guilty, I guess, especially if the UFO in question has totally lost its allure (or if I’ve made visible mistakes that I’d have to frog a bunch of knitting to correct, anyway).

And of course, instead of spending my time actually KNITTING, I spent 2-3 hours today going through my collection of Interweave Knits and making an Excel spreadsheet cataloging pattern type, name, fiber, my description & comments, issue, and page. (Someone on Knitter’s Review brought up the question of organizing their magazine collection so they wouldn’t have to spend hours looking for a pattern they sorta recalled. I replied, basically suggesting they do what I ended up doing today.)

5 comments… add one
  • Carrie K May 3, 2006, 3:04 pm

    Ruthless frogging is actually kind of fun. Who knew?

    How big is your collection of IK? The only reason I haven’t done that to my collection of mags yet is that I’m afraid a picture of the project would be a lot more helpful to identify the pattern than their name or my description.

  • Steph May 3, 2006, 4:43 pm

    From winter 99/00 til current….also Fall 97. Yep, pics would help, but I tried to get around that by color coding which patterns I *really* like, and doing semi-detailed comments.

  • Leslie Shelor May 9, 2006, 4:02 pm

    I admire your character for frogging; I tend to let things lay around until I can’t stand their very existance. Thanks for being a role model!

  • Carol May 11, 2006, 6:21 am

    What a great idea for a spreadsheet. Not that I need something else to eat into my knitting time, but wow. I’m always thinking “I know I saw a pattern for a ____ somewhere….”

  • Rebecca May 11, 2006, 5:27 pm

    Great idea!

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