Friday, February 02, 2007

WIP Friday - 2 February

It doesn't seem like there has been a whole lot of "Work In Progress" this week.

Unless you count trying to break the world record for "Most Kleenexes Used In the Shortest Period of Time" as a WIP.
Which I don't.

Since last week, I have frogged* the sweater that was pictured, as well as two more.
I've toyed around with the idea of pullovers, cardigans, a felted cardigan to emulate the look of a boiled wool jacket, and come all the way back around to pullover.

I'm feeling strangely "Thomas Edison" about all this - I may not yet know how to knit the sweater that I want.

But I now know six ways in which not to do it.

Just so you don't think that all I did this week was sniffle and frog - let me proclaim that I did actually make something this week:


one. very. small. blue. felted. bead.


Isn't it cute?
(Seriously - tell me it's cute - it's the only tangible thing I've accomplished this week!
I mean, aside from the sniffling and frogging....)




*It just occurred to me that not everyone may be familiar with this "knitting" term. It's simply the unknitting of - or in my case the complete unraveling of - your work.
I'd heard this term for years, but never gave much thought to it. But then I learned that it's called "frogging" because what you have to do: Just "rip it! rip it!"

Knitters are a funny bunch....

12 comments:

autum said...

I was able to take from context what frogging meant but had no idea why that particular word was used. I assumed it was an acronym.
Yes your little ball is cute. In fact, I'm quite sure it is the cutest little teal ball ever. How big is it? Are you going to make more?

LLA said...

You can see just how wee bitty it is here.

capello said...

i really hope you are using the kleenex with lotion in them.

beki said...

Hmm, I've learned something new today. I never knew that's what frogging meant.
Your itty bitty ball is cute, and so very itty bitty.

laeroport said...

Your felted bead is so very cute. Hope you're feeling better - and have a good weekend.

Katkat said...

Thats the best felted bead I have ever seen!;0

MéLisa said...

Glad that you are feeling somewhat better & actually accomplished something! Lazy thing! ;)
Now tell me honestly what are your plans for your very tiny blue ball? It is super cute!

bekka said...

T totally cute bead!

3 to get ready said...

Good job on the bead! It's very, very cute. What are you going to do with it???

And don't stress out about the sweater. I'm sure you'll be suddenly inspired by something and whip it right up.

(P.S. - Thx for the etymology of 'frog' -- I learned something new today!)

Rohanknitter said...

Ahhh, very tiny indeed! But so cute!

Kelli said...

Sniffling and frogging is productive! I hope next week you are feeling better. :) And yes, that is a darn cute bead.

Debbie said...

I hear it is just as important to know what you don't want as it is to know what you do want.


Lovely bead.