Think Before You Frog
Or maybe I should Title this:
Make Some Lemonade From Those Lemons!
About 10 months ago, I started a project for a friend of mine who was pregnant. This was intended to be a snuggle sack, but progress on the project was slow and at some point I discovered I had made a mistake. Now I don’t even remember what the mistake was! I think I increased too many times, or too far apart so in order to fix it, I would have had to rip back really far. Instead of doing that, I considered this a “frogged” project without the whole ripping out part and let it sit on a shelf in a bag since then.
I’m not quite sure when but at some point over the past week I had the idea of turning this old, unwanted project into a new and desirable FO. After a few minutes of trying to think how I could turn it into something useful, I had the idea of seaming the unfinished ends, turning it upside down, and adding a drawstring to make it into a little project bag. So I used the kitchener stitch method and seamed the live stitches together
Once I got that done and added the draw string, it was feeling just a little bit boring, so I thought it would be super cute to embroider something on the front. I actually haven’t ever embroidered on knitting before. I guess I just never had the project for it, but let me tell you — this won’t be the last time. It was SO fun and I love the end result.
I chose an anchor to embroider and I used this free chart available on Ravelry and this really quick YouTube video were all I needed. Oh yeah, and a little bit of yarn. I used some left over Nice & Knit Worsted in the Anchor colorway. The original pattern was knit in Nice & Knit DK in Driftwood.
I keep calling this a project bag, but I can think of about 10 different uses that I think would all be pretty great but the important lesson here — think twice before you rip out your stitches. Maybe there’s an unintended project you can get out of a frogged project.