I’m sick about it, but I didn’t feel I had a choice. I frogged Cozy. Again. One row shy of where I was when I frogged the first time.
The problem was that after all the tinking and counting and re-tinking and trying to figure out exactly where I’d messed up and exactly what to do about it, I became paralyzed. I haven’t picked Cozy up since Tuesday of last week because I knew when I did I’d have all this figuring and tinking to do, and I was afraid I’d just mess things up more and make myself more frustrated. I’m sure I could’ve eventually rectified things. Maybe it was just a matter of unraveling a couple more rows. But the fact that I was paralyzed by the situation meant that that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon.
So I bit the bullet and frogged. I know that means I basically lost the time I already put in (again) but it will save me time in the long-run since now I’m pretty sure I’ll actually start working on it again.
So my Summer of Selfish Knitting has been somewhat derailed. June did produce one thing for me – the little felted/non-felted purse. Well, that and the dress, but that wasn’t selfish knitting, and I’m not going to call this the Summer of Selfish Sewing because I have high hopes of cranking out some toddler clothes at some point. And a purse and headband for my niece, whose birthday was a week-and-a-half ago, so obviously I’m way behind on that. But I digress. I have a list of time-intensive me-projects I really want to have completed by the end of summer, starting with Cozy. I’m way off-schedule (though it was a ridiculously ambitious schedule, and schedule is actually a pretty loose term for me anyway). The last few days I’ve just been cranking along on the Never Ending Baby Blanket for Baby J, who is due 2 weeks from tomorrow. Once I get it done, I swear this will then be the Summer of Selfish Knitting for real! (Okay, okay, I do still need to seam two @#@$%^ dinosaurs and I do want to make a little kimono sweater and cap for a friend’s baby due in September, and another friend did ask me in April to make her a pair of socks, but other than all that. Summer of Selfish Knitting. I swear it.)