Tuesday, June 12, 2007

To frog or not to frog?

Side one of the Green Market Bag knit up very fast. Guess what- its lace, and it looks odd and misshapen. I am told it will soften and steam well with washing/blocking. It knit up so fast I did not have time to notice it also came out much bigger than the dimensions in the pattern. Does it matter? Its a market bag.
But there is more-
I should have knit it in the round, as Nicole pointed out to me at WWKIP day in NYC. Also, I am thinking- I want to add a bottom, like this one.
Next time or should I frog this, start fresh, with a bottom and sides, with a smaller size needle?
going green- market bag

11 comments:

kathryn said...

Hmmm is it so big that the fabric is too loose for your bag? Will you like it when its finished or just wish it had its base and was tighter? It looks nice in the photo but if you won't be happy with it - frog it.

Annelie said...

I also think it looks nice in the photo but I have realized when I'm not happy about how my knits turns out I don't use them. Will you? To frog or not to frog... that's the question...

Nora said...

I agree with Kathryn and Annelie - no point finishing something if the love's not there... To the frog-pond my friend! x

Estella said...

I'd frog it...it is always so painful to do but then when you rework it and it looks right, you feel so much better. Love the colors. If you want another base for inspiration, check out the Sophie bag...it is a great base and easy to work.

http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/sophie.htm

nicolina said...

Yes, frog. No use in knitting something you don't like and won't use. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out for when I make my wonderful green bag!

sarah said...

Like the others I've learned that if I'm not happy with something it's better to start again. If you persevere you'll have that nasty niggling doubt every time you pick it up, with no chance of the "Wow, I really like it!".

I find it's easier if someone else frogs it and I just wind the yarn, though.

NIna said...

Ooohh... Well, I am sure it will look great whan you have started using it. But who am I to give advice on frogging - I have done a bit of that lately myself... :-)

Better to spend the time and loving the outcome?

gail said...

Frog if it will bug you everytime you use it. Don't frog if you can live with it, as is or in an amended form. I would not frog, add a base of some heavy fabric, and knit another. You can never have too many shopping bags!

tiennie said...

Will you use it? Frog it if you won't!

Knitting Ewe said...

Didn't you say at WWKIPD that you were going to sew a lining? If so then it doesn't matter. If not, I say frog, it will only strech more and more over time.

KnitNana said...

I'll go along with the frogpond recommendations - if you're unhappy it's worth starting over fresh!
(((hugs)))