For those without a knitting vocabulary... frogging is the act of ripping out one's knitting. The term comes from the sound made by frogs - "rip it, rip it." The first time I heard it was some time in the 1990s on the original KnitList.
I was going to make a hooded scarf, but I cast on more stitches than the pattern suggested because I was afraid it wouldn't be wide enough. After using up most of the skein, I decided it would be too dense and too short and too wide. So, I frogged it and rewound the skein, without breaking the yarn which I am very pleased about.
What is it with this "afraid it wouldn't be ... enough" syndrome? All I can figure was I didn't get enough of whatever during my childhood, because it's a constant fear of mine and it causes all kinds of problems. Like extra pounds, failed knitting projects, a bloated yarn stash, a fat knitting book and magazine library, etc.
The next project for this yarn is going to be a slouchy kind of tam. It should look good.
But not everything has been a failure. I did crochet eleven bookmarks. They just about killed my shoulder, so I'm off the crochet for a while. The next step is to spray them with starch and iron them into stiffness.
These are for a Chico Friends of the Library Fundraiser. I plan to mount each one on a piece of paper and wrap them in clear cellophane-like wrapping.
That's about all I've been doing in the world of fiber. Most of my time lately has been involved in helping to create a cookbook as a fundraiser for the CFOL. I said, "Of course, putting the cookbook in PDF format is no problem." I didn't know what I was getting into, and now I have spent two weeks creating the book in MS Word (not the best publishing tool, but it's what I have).
Now, back to my knitting.