The Urban Dictionary describes frogged:
in knitting, a frog says "rip it rip it" and frogging refers to unraveling rows of knitted work due to an error found.
"When I realized that I had messed up my ribbing on that sweater, I frogged half of it to make it right."
I started these socks a week or so before Thanksgiving. I was in a fall colors mood and this seemed like the perfect yarn to fill my love of everything fall. It's Mountain Colors Beautiful Hand Painted Yarn in the Poppy Trail colorway. These iPhone photos do not show the true beauty of the colors.
I cast on the Tuscany pattern from the Toe Up 2 At a Time Socks book by Melissa Morgan Oakes. I hated the pointy toe, so frogged it and cast on a different toe, starting with 12 stitches instead of 8.
Things were going pretty good until I got to the heels. I still do not understand the wrapped stitches and then picking them up and knitting them, so I had to rip out the heel on the first sock and start the heel all over again.
Things were going great after that. I finished both heels and was starting the legs. Now the pattern does say this makes a tight leg, but I could not get it over my foot. That was my final blunder.
So last night I ripped out both socks. I felt sad for all the time I had spent on these socks, but also relieved that I could make the decision to not waste any more time on something that wasn't going to fit or turn out correctly.
Sometimes, you just have to admit defeat. This year I will be blogging the blunders with the triumphs.